Then the LORD said to Moshe, "Go in to Par`oh, and tell him, 'This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: "Let my people go, that they may serve me.
For if you refuse to let them go, and hold them still,
behold, the hand of the LORD is on your cattle which are in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks with a very grievous pestilence.
The LORD will make a distinction between the cattle of Yisra'el and the cattle of Mitzrayim; and there shall nothing die of all that belongs to the children of Yisra'el."'"
The LORD appointed a set time, saying, "Tomorrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land."
The LORD did that thing on the next day; and all the cattle of Mitzrayim died, but of the cattle of the children of Yisra'el, not one died.
Par`oh sent, and, behold, there was not so much as one of the cattle of the Yisra'elites dead. But the heart of Par`oh was stubborn, and he didn't let the people go.
The LORD said to Moshe and to Aharon, "Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moshe sprinkle it toward the sky in the sight of Par`oh.
It shall become small dust over all the land of Mitzrayim, and shall be a boil breaking forth with boils on man and on animal, throughout all the land of Mitzrayim."
They took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Par`oh; and Moshe sprinkled it up toward the sky; and it became a boil breaking forth with boils on man and on animal.
The magicians couldn't stand before Moshe because of the boils; for the boils were on the magicians, and on all the Mitzrim.
The LORD hardened the heart of Par`oh, and he didn't listen to them, as the LORD had spoken to Moshe.
The LORD said to Moshe, "Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Par`oh, and tell him, 'This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: "Let my people go, that they may serve me.
For this time I will send all my plagues against your heart, against your officials, and against your people; that you may know that there is none like me in all the eretz.
For now I would have put forth my hand, and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the eretz;
but indeed for this cause I have made you stand: to show you my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the eretz;
as you still exalt yourself against my people, that you won't let them go.
Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as has not been in Mitzrayim since the day it was founded even until now.
Now therefore command that all of your cattle and all that you have in the field be brought into shelter. Every man and animal that is found in the field, and isn't brought home, the hail shall come down on them, and they shall die."'"
Those who feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Par`oh made their servants and their cattle flee into the houses.
Whoever didn't regard the word of the LORD left his servants and his cattle in the field.
The LORD said to Moshe, "Stretch forth your hand toward the sky, that there may be hail in all the land of Mitzrayim, on man, and on animal, and on every herb of the field, throughout the land of Mitzrayim."
Moshe stretched forth his rod toward the heavens, and the LORD sent thunder, hail, and lightning flashed down to the eretz. The LORD rained hail on the land of Mitzrayim.
So there was very severe hail, and lightning mixed with the hail, such as had not been in all the land of Mitzrayim since it became a nation.
The hail struck throughout all the land of Mitzrayim all that was in the field, both man and animal; and the hail struck every herb of the field, and broke every tree of the field.
Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Yisra'el were, there was no hail.
Par`oh sent, and called for Moshe and Aharon, and said to them, "I have sinned this time. The LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.
Pray to the LORD; for there has been enough of mighty thunderings and hail. I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer."
Moshe said to him, "As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands to the LORD. The thunders shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that you may know that the eretz is the LORD's.
But as for you and your servants, I know that you don't yet fear the LORD God."
The flax and the barley were struck, for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was in bloom.
But the wheat and the spelt were not struck, for they had not grown up.
Moshe went out of the city from Par`oh, and spread abroad his hands to the LORD; and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured on the eretz.
When Par`oh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants.
The heart of Par`oh was hardened, and he didn't let the children of Yisra'el go, just as the LORD had spoken through Moshe.