Exodus chapter 9

The fifth plague: LIVESTOCK. The sixth plague: FESTERING BOILS. The seventh plague: THUNDER AND HAIL.

 


 

PLAGUE #5. LIVESTOCK

 

VERSE 1. Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh, and tell him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, that they may serve me.

This is what the LORD … says. This is exactly what a prophet does.

 

VERSE 2. For if you refuse to let them go, and hold them still,

 

VERSE 3. behold, the LORD’s hand is on your livestock 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’s hand is on your livestock. All the livestock of the Egypt will die.

This will be devastating.

 

VERSE 4. The LORD will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt; and nothing shall die of all that belongs to the children of Israel.” ’ ”

nothing shall die of … the children of Israel. But the livestock of the Hebrew people will be spared.

 

VERSE 5. The LORD appointed a set time, saying, “Tomorrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land.”

Tomorrow the LORD shall do this thing. This prophecy is very specific.

In our day, some Christians say they are prophets. They deliver a prophecy. It might sound important. But they provide no specifics:

  • No exact date when it will occur.
  • No exact details on what will occur.

If Moses were simply making up the things he says, nothing would happen the next day. He would be proven false.

 

VERSE 6. The LORD did that thing on the next day; and all the livestock of Egypt died, but of the livestock of the children of Israel, not one died.

The LORD did that thing on the next day. Moses was not making this up:

  • It happened.
  • It happened exactly when Moses said.
  • It happened exactly how Moses said.

 

VERSE 7. Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not so much as one of the livestock of the Israelites dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was stubborn, and he didn’t let the people go.

The LORD God said he would harden Pharaoh’s heart. What does this mean? Read more »

 

PLAGUE #6. FESTERING BOILS

 

VERSE 8. The LORD said to Moses and to Aaron, “Take handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the sky in the sight of Pharaoh.

 

VERSE 9. It shall become small dust over all the land of Egypt, and shall be boils and blisters breaking out on man and on animal, throughout all the land of Egypt.”

boils and blisters breaking out on man. This plague will afflict humans directly. The amount of human suffering will be unimaginable.

and on animal. This plague will afflict animals as well. As with humans, the amount of suffering will be unimaginable.

 

VERSE 10. They took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward the sky; and it became boils and blisters breaking out on man and on animal.

 

VERSE 11. The magicians couldn’t stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boils were on the magicians and on all the Egyptians.

The magicians couldn’t stand before Moses. In the case of the earlier plagues, the magicians were able to produce similar effects.

But now, they are completely out of their league. Not only are they unable to imitate the plague, but now they can’t even stand upright.

 

VERSE 12. The LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he didn’t listen to them, as the LORD had spoken to Moses.

The LORD God said he would harden Pharaoh’s heart. What does this mean? Read more »

 

PLAGUE #7. THUNDER AND HAIL

 

VERSE 13. The LORD said to Moses, “Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and tell him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, that they may serve me.

 

VERSE 14. 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 no one like me in all the earth.

 

VERSE 15. For now I would have stretched out my hand, and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the earth;

 

VERSE 16. 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 earth,

 

VERSE 17. because you still exalt yourself against my people, that you won’t let them go.

 

VERSE 18. Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as has not been in Egypt since the day it was founded even until now.

 

VERSE 19. Now therefore command that all of your livestock and all that you have in the field be brought into shelter. The hail will come down on every man and animal that is found in the field, and isn’t brought home, and they will die.” ’ ”

the hail shall come down on them, and they shall die. The hail will be so severe that it will kill everyone it strikes.

 

VERSE 20. Those who feared the LORD’s word among the servants of Pharaoh made their servants and their livestock flee into the houses.

 

VERSE 21. Whoever didn’t respect the LORD’s word left his servants and his livestock in the field.

 

VERSE 22. The LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, on man, and on animal, and on every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.”

 

VERSE 23. Moses stretched out his rod toward the heavens, and the LORD sent thunder and hail; and lightning flashed down to the earth. The LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt.

 

VERSE 24. So there was very severe hail, and lightning mixed with the hail, such as had not been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.

 

VERSE 25. The hail struck throughout all the land of Egypt 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.

 

VERSE 26. Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, there was no hail.

 

VERSE 27. Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “I have sinned this time. The LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.

 

VERSE 28. 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.”

 

VERSE 29. Moses said to him, “As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will spread out my hands to the LORD. The thunders shall cease, and there will not be any more hail; that you may know that the earth is the LORD’s.

 

VERSE 30. But as for you and your servants, I know that you don’t yet fear the LORD God.”

 

VERSE 31. The flax and the barley were struck, for the barley had ripened and the flax was blooming.

 

VERSE 32. But the wheat and the spelt were not struck, for they had not grown up.

 

VERSE 33. Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread out his hands to the LORD; and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured on the earth.

 

VERSE 34. When Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders had ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants.

The LORD God said he would harden Pharaoh’s heart. What does this mean? Read more »

 

VERSE 35. The heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he didn’t let the children of Israel go, just as the LORD had spoken through Moses.

The LORD God said he would harden Pharaoh’s heart. What does this mean? Read more »

 


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