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°.”
 ILit made heavy IILit put IIILit in his midst aEx 4:21; 7:13; Jsh 11:20; Jn 12:40; Ro 9:18
 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°.
 a1K 21:29; 2Ch 34:27; Jm 4:10; 1P 5:6 bEx 4:23
 aJol 1:4; 2:25
 ILit were aEx 8:3, 21
 ILit know aEx 7:5; 8:19; 12:33 bEx 23:33; Jsh 23:13; 1S 18:21; Ec 7:26
 ILit Who and who are aEx 8:8 bEx 8:25
 ILit have a feast aEx 12:37, 38 bEx 10:26
 ILit when I IILit before your face
 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°.
 aEx 7:19 bEx 10:5, 15
 ILit carried aPs 78:46; 105:34
 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
 aEx 10:5; Ps 105:34f
 aEx 8:8 bEx 9:27
 aEx 8:8, 28; 9:28; 1K 13:6
 aEx 8:30
 ILit Sea of Reeds
 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°!”
 aEx 9:22 bDt 28:29
 aPs 105:28; Rv 16:10
 aEx 8:22
 aEx 8:8, 25 bEx 10:10
 ILit give into our hand IILit make
 aEx 10:9
 ILit made strong aEx 4:21; 10:20; 14:4, 8
 ILit Take heed to yourself aEx 10:11
 aEx 11:8; He 11:27
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God threateneth to send locusts.
1 ¶ And the LORDº saidºª unto² Moses,º Go¹ª in² unto² Pharaoh:º for² I² have hardenedºª² his heart,º and the heartº of his servants,º that² I might shewºª these² my signsº beforeº him: 2 And that² thou mayest tellºª in the earsº of thy son,º and of thy son'sº son,º² what things² I have wroughtºª in Egypt,º and my signsº which² I have doneºª among them; that ye may knowºª how that² I² [am] the LORD.º 3 And Mosesº and Aaronº came inºª unto² Pharaoh,º and saidºª unto² him, Thus² saithºª the LORDº Godº of the Hebrews,º How longº² wilt thou refuseºª to humble¹ª thyself² beforeº² me? let my peopleº go,ºª that they may serveºª me. 4 Else,º if² thou² refuseº to let² my peopleº go,ºª behold,² to morrowº will I bringºª the locustsº into thy coast:º 5 And they shall coverºª² the faceº of the earth,º that one cannot² be ableºª to seeºª² the earth:º and they shall eatºª² the residueº of that which is escaped,º which remainethºª unto you from² the hail,º and shall eatºª² every² treeº which growethºª for you out of² the field:º 6 And they shall fillºª thy houses,º and the housesº of all² thy servants,º and the housesº of all² the Egyptians;º which² neither² thy fathers,º nor thy fathers'º fathersº have seen,ºª since the dayº² that they were² upon² the earthº unto² this² day.º And he turnedºª himself, and went outºª from²² Pharaoh.º
 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.
 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.
 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.
 Ex 8:10, 23; 9:5, 18; 11:4; Pv 30:27; Jol 1:4; 2:2, 25; Rv 9:3.
 Ex 9:32; 10:15; Jol 1:4; 2:25.
 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'sº servantsº saidºª unto² him, How long²² shall this man² be² a snareº unto us? let² the men¹² go,ºª that they may serveºª² the LORDº their God:º knowestºª thou not yetº that² Egyptº is destroyed?ºª 8 And² Mosesº and Aaronº were brought againºª unto² Pharaoh:º and he saidºª unto² them, Go,¹ª² serveºª² the LORDº your God:º [but] whoº [are] they that shall go?ºª 9 And Mosesº said,ºª We will go¹ª² with our youngº and with our old,º with our sonsº and with our daughters,º with our flocksº and with our herdsº will we go;¹ª² for² we [must hold] a feastº unto the LORD.º 10 And he saidºª unto² them, Let the LORDº be² so² with² you, as² I will let you go,ºª and your little ones:º lookºª [to it]; for² evilº [is] beforeº² you. 11 Not² so:² go¹ª² now² ye [that are] men,º and serveºª² the LORD;º for² that ye² did desire.ºª And they were driven outºª from²² Pharaoh'sº presence.º
 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.
 Ex 10:16, 24; 12:31.
 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.
 Ex 12:30; 13:21; 2Ch 32:15; Lm 3:37.
 Ex 5:4; 10:28; Ps 52:3; 119:69.
The plague of the locusts.
12 ¶ And the LORDº saidºª unto² Moses,º Stretch outºª thine handº over² the landº of Egyptº for the locusts,º that they may come upºª upon² the landº of Egypt,º and eatºª² every² herbº of the land,º [even]² all² that² the hailº hath left.ºª 13 And Mosesº stretched forthºª² his rodº over² the landº of Egypt,º and the LORDº broughtºª an eastº windº upon the landº all² that² day,º and all² [that] night;º [and] when it was² morning,º the eastº windº broughtºª² the locusts.º 14 And the locustsº went upºª over² all² the landº of Egypt,º and restedºª in all² the coastsº of Egypt:º veryº grievousº [were they]; beforeº them there were² no² suchº locustsº as they, neither² afterº them shall be² such.² 15 For they coveredºª² the faceº of the whole² earth,º so that the landº was darkened;ºª and they did eatºª² every² herbº of the land,º and all² the fruitº of the treesº which² the hailº had left:ºª and there remainedºª not² any² green thingº in the trees,º or in the herbsº of the field,º through all² the landº of Egypt.º
 Ex 7:19; 10:4.
 Gn 41:6; Ex 14:21; Ps 78:26; 107:25; 148:8; Jna 1:4; 4:8; Mt 8:27.
 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.
 Ex 10:5; Ps 78:46; 105:35; Jol 1:6; 2:1, 25.
Pharaoh sueth Moses.
16 ¶ Then Pharaohº calledºª for Mosesº and Aaronº in haste;ºª and he said,ºª I have sinnedºª against the LORDº your God,º and against you. 17 Now² therefore forgive,ºª I pray thee,² my sinº only² this once,º and intreatºª the LORDº your God,º that he may take awayºª from²² me this²² deathº only.² 18 And he went outºª from²² Pharaoh,º and intreatedºª² the LORD.º 19 And the LORDº turnedºª a mightyº strongº westº wind,º which took awayºª² the locusts,º and castºª them into the Redº sea;º there remainedºª not² oneº locustº in all² the coastsº of Egypt.º 20 But the LORDº hardenedºª² Pharaoh'sº heart,º so that he would not² let² the childrenº of Israelº go.ºª
 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.
 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.
 Ex 8:9, 28, 30; Mt 5:44; Lk 6:28.
 Ex 10:13; 13:18; 15:4; Jol 2:20; He 11:29.
 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 LORDº saidºª unto² Moses,º Stretch outºª thine handº toward² heaven,º that there may be² darknessº over² the landº of Egypt,º even darknessº [which] may be felt.ºª 22 And Mosesº stretched forthºª² his handº toward² heaven;º and there was² a thickº darknessº in all² the landº of Egyptº threeº days:º 23 They sawºª not² oneº² another,º neither² roseºª anyº from his place²² for threeº days:º but all² the childrenº of Israelº had² lightº in their dwellings.º
 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.
 Ex 20:21; Dt 4:11; 5:22; Ps 105:28; Jol 2:2, 31; Am 4:13; Rv 16:10.
 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 Pharaohº calledºª unto² Moses,º and said,ºª Go¹ª² ye, serveºª² the LORD;º only² let your flocksº and your herdsº be stayed:ºª let your little onesº also² go¹ª² with² you. 25 And Mosesº said,ºª Thou² must giveºª usº also² sacrificesº and burnt offerings,º that we may sacrificeºª unto the LORDº our God.º 26 Our cattleº also² shall go¹ª² with² us; there shall not² an hoofº be left behind;ºª for² thereof² must we takeºª to serveºª² the LORDº our God;º and we² knowºª not² with what² we must serveºª² the LORD,º until² we comeºª thither.²
 Gn 34:23; Ex 8:28; 9:28; 10:8, 10.
 Ex 29:1; 36:1; Lv 9:22; 16:9.
 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 LORDº hardenedºª² Pharaoh'sº heart,º and he wouldºª not² let them go.ºª 28 And Pharaohº saidºª unto him, Get¹ª² thee from²² me, take heedºª to thyself, seeºª my faceº no² more;ºª for² in [that] dayº thou seestºª my faceº thou shalt die.ºª 29 And Mosesº said,ºª Thou hast spokenºª well,º I will seeºª thy faceº againºª no² more.²
 Ex 4:21; 10:1, 20; 14:4, 8; Rv 9:20; 16:10.
 Ex 10:11; 2Ch 16:10; 25:16; Am 7:13.
 Ex 11:4; 12:30; He 11:27.
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