Then the LORDsaid unto Moses,Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the LORDGod of the Hebrews, Let my peoplego, that they may serve me.
For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still,
Behold, the hand of the LORDis upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a verygrievousmurrain.
And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothingdie of all that is the children's of Israel.
And the LORDappointed a set time,saying, To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land.
And the LORDdid that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egyptdied: but of the cattle of the children of Israeldied not one.
And Pharaohsent, and, behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelitesdead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the peoplego.
And the LORDsaid unto Moses and unto Aaron,Take to you handfulsofashes of the furnace, and let Mosessprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.
And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.
And they tookashes of the furnace, and stoodbeforePharaoh; and Mosessprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.
And the magicianscould not standbeforeMosesbecause of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.
And the LORDhardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.
And the LORDsaid unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and standbeforePharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORDGod of the Hebrews, Let my peoplego, that they may serve me.
For I will at this timesend all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth.
For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth.
And in verydeed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them go?
Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a verygrievoushail, such as hath not been in Egyptsince the foundation* thereof even until now.
Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be broughthome, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die.
He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattleflee into the houses:
And he that regarded[a]* not the word of the LORDleft his servants and his cattle in the field.
And the LORDsaid unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.
And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORDsentthunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORDrainedhail upon the land of Egypt.
So there was hail, and fire*mingled with the hail,verygrievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
And the hailsmote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hailsmote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field.
Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.
And Pharaohsent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.
Intreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty[b]thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer.
And Mosessaid unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the LORD'S.
But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear* the LORDGod.
And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.
But the wheat and the rie were not smitten: for they were not grown up.
And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the LORD: and the thunders and hailceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth.
And when Pharaohsaw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants.
And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israelgo; as the LORD had spokenbyMoses.[c]