NASB — Exodus 10 — KJV

The Plague of Locusts

1 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for aI have Ihardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may IIperform these signs of Mine IIIamong them, 2 and athat you may tell in the Ihearing of your son, and of your grandson, how I made a mockery of the Egyptians and how I IIperformed My signs among them, bthat you may know that I am the LORD.”

[1] ILit made heavy IILit put IIILit in his midst aEx 4:21; 7:13; Jsh 11:20; Jn 12:40; Ro 9:18
[2] ILit ears IILit put aEx 12:26, 27; 13:8, 14, 15; Dt 4:9; Ps 44:1; 78:5; Jol 1:3 bEx 7:5, 17

3 ¶ Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, “Thus says the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, ‘How long will you refuse to ahumble yourself before Me? bLet My people go, that they may serve Me. 4 For if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory. 5 They shall cover the surface of the land, so that no one will be able to see the land. aThey will also eat the rest of what has escaped—what is left to you from the hail—and they will eat every tree which sprouts for you out of the field. 6 Then ayour houses shall be filled and the houses of all your servants and the houses of all the Egyptians, [something] which neither your fathers nor your grandfathers have seen, from the day that they Icame upon the earth until this day.’” And he turned and went out from Pharaoh. 7 aPharaoh’s servants said to him, “How long will this man be ba snare to us? Let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God. Do you not Irealize that Egypt is destroyed?” 8 So Moses and Aaron awere brought back to Pharaoh, and he said to them, “bGo, serve the LORD your God! IWho are the ones that are going?” 9 Moses said, “aWe shall go with our young and our old; with our sons and our daughters, bwith our flocks and our herds we shall go, for we Imust hold a feast to the LORD.” 10 Then he said to them, “Thus may the LORD be with you, Iif ever I let you and your little ones go! Take heed, for evil is IIin your mind. 11 Not so! Go now, the men [among you], and serve the LORD, for Ithat is what you desire.” So athey were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.

[3] a1K 21:29; 2Ch 34:27; Jm 4:10; 1P 5:6 bEx 4:23
[5] aJol 1:4; 2:25
[6] ILit were aEx 8:3, 21
[7] ILit know aEx 7:5; 8:19; 12:33 bEx 23:33; Jsh 23:13; 1S 18:21; Ec 7:26
[8] ILit Who and who are aEx 8:8 bEx 8:25
[9] ILit have a feast aEx 12:37, 38 bEx 10:26
[10] ILit when I IILit before your face
[11] ILit you desire it aEx 10:28

12 ¶ Then the LORD said to Moses, “aStretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt and beat every plant of the land, [even] all that the hail has left.” 13 So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD directed an east wind on the land all that day and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind Ibrought the alocusts. 14 aThe locusts came up over all the land of Egypt and settled in all the territory of Egypt; [they were] very Inumerous. There had never been so [many] IIlocusts, nor would there be so [many] IIIagain. 15 For they covered the surface of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they aate every plant of the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Thus nothing green was left on tree or plant of the field through all the land of Egypt. 16 Then Pharaoh hurriedly acalled for Moses and Aaron, and he said, “bI have sinned against the LORD your God and against you. 17 Now therefore, please forgive my sin only this once, and amake supplication to the LORD your God, that He would only remove this death from me.” 18 aHe went out from Pharaoh and made supplication to the LORD. 19 So the LORD shifted [the wind] to a very strong west wind which took up the locusts and drove them into the IRed Sea; not one locust was left in all the territory of Egypt. 20 But athe LORD Ihardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the sons of Israel go.

[12] aEx 7:19 bEx 10:5, 15
[13] ILit carried aPs 78:46; 105:34
[14] ILit heavy IILit locusts like them before them IIILit after them aDt 28:38; Ps 78:46; 105:34; Jol 1:4, 7; 2:1-11; Rv 9:3
[15] aEx 10:5; Ps 105:34f
[16] aEx 8:8 bEx 9:27
[17] aEx 8:8, 28; 9:28; 1K 13:6
[18] aEx 8:30
[19] ILit Sea of Reeds
[20] ILit made strong aEx 4:21; 11:10

Darkness over the Land

21 ¶ Then the LORD said to Moses, “aStretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even a darkness bwhich may be felt.” 22 So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and there was athick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days. 23 They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days, abut all the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings. 24 Then Pharaoh acalled to Moses, and said, “Go, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be detained. Even byour little ones may go with you.” 25 But Moses said, “You must also Ilet us have sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may IIsacrifice [them] to the LORD our God. 26 aTherefore, our livestock too shall go with us; not a hoof shall be left behind, for we shall take some of them to serve the LORD our God. And until we arrive there, we ourselves do not know with what we shall serve the LORD.” 27 But athe LORD Ihardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he was not willing to let them go. 28 Then Pharaoh said to him, “aGet away from me! IBeware, do not see my face again, for in the day you see my face you shall die!” 29 Moses said, “You are right; aI shall never see your face again!”

[21] aEx 9:22 bDt 28:29
[22] aPs 105:28; Rv 16:10
[23] aEx 8:22
[24] aEx 8:8, 25 bEx 10:10
[25] ILit give into our hand IILit make
[26] aEx 10:9
[27] ILit made strong aEx 4:21; 10:20; 14:4, 8
[28] ILit Take heed to yourself aEx 10:11
[29] aEx 11:8; He 11:27


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God threateneth to send locusts.

1 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs before him: 2 And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I [am] the LORD. 3 And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me. 4 Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast: 5 And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for you out of the field: 6 And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh.

[1] Ex 3:20; 4:21; 7:4, 13; 9:16, 27, 34; 14:17; 15:14; Jsh 2:9; 4:23; 1S 4:8; Ps 7:11; Ro 9:17.
[2] Ex 7:17; 13:8, 14; Dt 4:9; 6:20; Ps 44:1; 58:11; 71:18; 78:5; Ezk 20:26, 28; Jol 1:3; Ep 6:4.
[3] Ex 9:17; 16:28; Nu 14:27; 1K 18:21; 21:29; 2Ch 7:14; 33:12, 19; 34:27; Jb 42:6; Pv 1:22, 24; 18:12; Is 1:5; 2:11; Jr 13:10, 18; Ezk 5:6; Ro 2:4; He 12:25; Jm 4:10; 1P 5:6.
[4] Ex 8:10, 23; 9:5, 18; 11:4; Pv 30:27; Jol 1:4; 2:2, 25; Rv 9:3.
[5] Ex 9:32; 10:15; Jol 1:4; 2:25.
[6] Ex 8:3, 21; 9:24; 10:11, 14; 11:6, 8; Jol 2:2; He 11:27.

Pharaoh, moved by his servants, inclineth to let the Israelites go.

7 And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed? 8 And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto them, Go, serve the LORD your God: [but] who [are] they that shall go? 9 And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we [must hold] a feast unto the LORD. 10 And he said unto them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look [to it]; for evil [is] before you. 11 Not so: go now ye [that are] men, and serve the LORD; for that ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.

[7] Ex 10:3; 23:33; Jsh 23:13; 1S 18:21; Ps 107:34; Pv 29:6; Ec 7:26; Is 14:20; 51:9; Jr 48:4; 51:8; Zp 1:18; 1Co 7:35.
[8] Ex 10:16, 24; 12:31.
[9] Gn 50:8; Ex 3:18; 5:1, 3; 8:25; 13:6; Nu 29:12; Dt 31:12; Jsh 24:15; Ps 148:12; Pv 3:9; Ec 12:1; 1Co 5:7; Ep 6:4.
[10] Ex 12:30; 13:21; 2Ch 32:15; Lm 3:37.
[11] Ex 5:4; 10:28; Ps 52:3; 119:69.

The plague of the locusts.

12 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, [even] all that the hail hath left. 13 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all [that] night; [and] when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. 14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous [were they]; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. 15 For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.

[12] Ex 7:19; 10:4.
[13] Gn 41:6; Ex 14:21; Ps 78:26; 107:25; 148:8; Jna 1:4; 4:8; Mt 8:27.
[14] Ex 10:5, 6; 11:6; Dt 28:42; 1K 8:37; Ps 78:46; 105:34; Jol 1:2; 2:2; Rv 9:3.
[15] Ex 10:5; Ps 78:46; 105:35; Jol 1:6; 2:1, 25.

Pharaoh sueth Moses.

16 ¶ Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you. 17 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only. 18 And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD. 19 And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt. 20 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go.

[16] Ex 9:27; Nu 21:7; 22:34; 1S 15:24, 30; 26:21; 2S 19:20; Jb 34:31; Pv 28:13; Mt 27:4.
[17] Ex 8:8; 9:28; 1S 15:25; 1K 13:6; 2K 4:40; Is 26:16; Ac 8:24; Ro 15:30; 2Co 1:10.
[18] Ex 8:9, 28, 30; Mt 5:44; Lk 6:28.
[19] Ex 10:13; 13:18; 15:4; Jol 2:20; He 11:29.
[20] Ex 4:21; 7:13; 9:12; 11:10; Dt 2:30; Is 6:9; Jn 12:39; Ro 9:18; 2Th 2:11.

The plague of darkness.

21 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness [which] may be felt. 22 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: 23 They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

[21] Ex 9:22; Ps 35:6; 78:49; 105:28; Pv 4:19; Ec 2:14; 6:4; Is 8:21; Mt 27:45; Mk 15:33; Lk 23:44; 2P 2:4, 17; Jde 1:6, 13; Rv 16:10.
[22] Ex 20:21; Dt 4:11; 5:22; Ps 105:28; Jol 2:2, 31; Am 4:13; Rv 16:10.
[23] Ex 8:22; 9:4, 26; 14:20; Jsh 24:7; Is 42:16; 60:1; 65:13; Mal 3:18; Col 1:13; 1P 2:9.

Pharaoh sueth again unto Moses,

24 ¶ And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little ones also go with you. 25 And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God. 26 Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the LORD our God; and we know not with what we must serve the LORD, until we come thither.

[24] Gn 34:23; Ex 8:28; 9:28; 10:8, 10.
[25] Ex 29:1; 36:1; Lv 9:22; 16:9.
[26] Ex 12:32; Pv 3:9; Is 23:18; 60:5; Ho 5:6; Zc 14:20; Ac 2:44; 2Co 8:5; He 11:8.

but yet is hardened.

27 ¶ But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not let them go. 28 And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in [that] day thou seest my face thou shalt die. 29 And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy face again no more.

[27] Ex 4:21; 10:1, 20; 14:4, 8; Rv 9:20; 16:10.
[28] Ex 10:11; 2Ch 16:10; 25:16; Am 7:13.
[29] Ex 11:4; 12:30; He 11:27.


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