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and upon thy servants, and upon be hail in all the land of Egypt, thy people; that thou mayest upon man, [ and upon beast, and know that there is none like me in upon every herb of the field, all the earth.

throughout the land of Egypt. 15 For now I will stretch out 23 And Moses stretched forth my hand, that I may smite thee his rod toward heaven, and the and thy people with pestilence; Lord sent thunder and hail, and and thou shalt be cut off from the the fire ran along upon the ground; earth.

and the LORD rained hail upon the 16 And in very deed for this

land of Egypt. cause have I raised * thee up, for 24 So there was hail, and fire to shew in thee my power; and mingled with the hail very grievthat my name may be declared ous, such as there was none like throughout all the earth.

it in all the land of Egypt, since 17 As yet exaltest thou 'thyself it became a nation, against my people, that thou wilt 25 And the hail smote throughnot let them go.

out all the land of Egypt, all that 18 Behold, to-morrow about was in the field, both man and this time, I will cause it to rain a beast: and the hail smote every very grievous hail, such as hath herb of the field, and brake every not been in Egypt, since the founda- tree of the field. tion thereof, ş even until now. 26 Only in the land of Goshen, 19 Send therefore now, and

where the children of Israel were, gather thy cattle, and all that was there no hail. thou hast in the field : for upon 27 And Pharaoh sent, and every man and beast which shall called "for Moses and Aaron, and be found in the field, and shall said unto them, I have sinned not be brought home, the hail this time: the LORD is righteous, shall come down upon them, and and I and my people are wicked. they shall die.

28 Intreat the LORD (for it is 20 He that feared the word of enough) that there be no more the LORD among the servants of mighty thunderings ** and hail; $$ Pharaoh, made his servants and and I will let you go, and ye

shall his cattle flee into the houses. stay no longer.

21 And he that regarded not I 29 And Moses said unto him, the word of the Lord, left his As soon as I am gone out of the servants and his cattle in the field. city, 11 I will spread abroad my

22 | And the LORD said unto hands unto the LORD: and the Moses, Stretch forth thine hand thunder shall cease, neither shall toward heaven, I that there may there be any more hail; that thou

* Heb. Made thee stand. $ Since it became a nation, as mentioned in verse 24, and which must greatly have increased the miracle, and have struck a greater terror since it seldom rained in that country, as hath been attested by divers eye witnesses.

Heb. Set not his heart unto. That is, towards the atmosphere.

Upon those men that presumed to continue in the field after this admonition, ** In Hebrew, oba ngp Voices of God. In the Caldee, “ Thunders of cursing." Thunder is frequently denominated the voice of God, as appears from Psalm xxix, &c.

$$ Let it be enough, let God content himself with the punishment he bath already inflicted on me, as I now confess my sin, and acknowledge his Omnipotence, and promise amendment. +: From this it appears, that it was not proper to intreat the Lord in the city.

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וּבַעֲבָדֶיךָ וּבְעמָּךְ בַּעֲבוּר תֵּדַע כִּי אֵין כָּמֹנִי בְּכָל־ הָאָרֶץ: 15 כִּי עַתָּה שָׁלַחְתִּי אֶת־יָדִי וָאָךְ אוֹתְךָ וְאֶת־ עַמְךְ בַּדָּבֶר וַתִּכָּחֵךְ מִן־הָאָרֶץ: 16 וְאוּלָם בַּעֲבוּר זאת

הֶעָמַדְתִּיךְ בַּעֲבוּר הַרְאֹתְךְ אֶת־כּחִי וּלְמַעַן סַפַּר שְׁמִי שביעי בְּכָל־הָאָרֶץ : 17 שְׂרְךָ מִסְתּוֹלֵל בְּעַמִּי לְבִלְתִּי שַׁלְחָם :

18 הִנְנִי מַמְטִיר כָּעֵת מָחָר בָּרָד כָּבֵד מְאֹד אֲשֶׁר לֹא־ הָיָה כָמֹהוּ בְּמִצְרַיִם לְמִן־הַיּוֹם הִסְדָה וְעַד־עָתָּה: 19 וְעַתָּה שְׁלַח הָעַן אֶת־מִקְנְךָ וְאֵת כָּל־אֲשֶׁר לִךְ בַּשָּׂדֶה כָּל־הָאָדָם וְהַבְּהֵמָה אֲשֶׁר־יִמָּצֵא בָשָׂדֶה וְלֹא יֵאָסֵף הַבַּיְתָה וְיָרֶד עֲלֵהֶם הַבָּרֶד וָמֵתוּ: 20 הַיַּרְא אֶת־ דְבַר יְהוָה מֵעַבְדֵי פַרְעָה הֵנִיס אֶת-עֲבָדָיו וְאֶת־מִקְנֵהוּ אֶל־הַבָּתִּים: 21 וַאֲשֶׁר לֹא־שָׁם לִבּוֹ אֶל־דְבַר יְהוָה וַיַּעַר אֶת-עֲבָדָיו וְאֶת־מִקְנֵהוּ בַּשָּׂדֶה : ב וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-משֶׁה נְטֵה אֶת־יָדְךָ עַל־הַשָּׁמַיִם וִיהִי בָרָד בְּכָל־אֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם עַל־הָאָדֶם וְעַל־הַבְּהֵמָה וְעַל כָּל־יַעֲשֶׂב הַשָּׂדֶה בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם: 23 וַיֵּט מֹשֶׁה אֶת־־מַטֵהוּ עַל־הַשָּׁמַיִם וַיהוָה נָתַןקלת וּבָרָד וַתִּהֲלַךְ אֵשׁ אֶרְצָה וַיַּמְטֵר יְהוָה בָּרָד עַל־אֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם: 24 וַיְהִי בָרָד וְאֵשׁ מִתְלַקְחַת בְּתוֹךְ הַבָּרָד כָּבֵד מְאֹד אֲשֶׁר לֹא הָיָה כָמֹהוּ בְּכָל־אֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם מֵאָז הָיְתָה לְגְוֹי : 25 וַיִּךְ הַבָּרָד בְּכָל־אֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם אֵת כָּל־אֲשֶׁר בַּשָּׂדֶה מֵאָדָם וְעַרְ־בְּהֵמָה וְאֵת כָּל-עֲשֶׂב הַשָּׂדֶה הִכָּה הַבָּרָד וְאֶת־

כעֵץ הַשָּׂדֶה שְׁבֵּר: 26 רַק בְּאֶרֶץ מֹשֶׁן אֲשֶׁר־שָׁם בְּנִי יִשְׂרָאֵל לֹא הָיָה בָּרֶד: 27 וַיִּשְׁלַח פַּרְעֹה וַיִּקְרָא לְמשֶׁה

אַהֲרֹן וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם חָטָאתִי הַפַּעַם יְהוָה הַצַדִיק וַאֲנִי וְעַמִּי הֶרְשָׁעִים: 28 הַעְתִּירוּ אֶל יְהוָה וְלֵב מָהִיה קלְת אֱלֹהִים וּבָרֶד וַאֲשַׁלְחָה אֶתְכֶם וְלֹא תְסִפוּן לָעַמְד : 29 וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו משֶׁה בְּצֵאתִי אֶת־הָעִיר אֶפְרְשׂ אֶת־ כַּפַּי אֶל־יְהוָה הַקלות יֶחְדָּלוּן וְהַבָּרָד לְא יִהְיֶה־־עוֹד




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31 And the LORD did according hold, there was not one of the to the word of Moses; and he cattle of the Israelites dead. || And removed the swarms of flies from the heart of Pharaoh was hardenPharaoh, from his servants, and ed, and he did not let the people from his people: there remained go. not one.

8 And the LORD said unto 32 | And Pharaoh hardened Moses, and unto Aaron, Take to his heart at this time also, neither you handfuls of ashes of the furwould he let the people go. nace, and let Moses sprinkle it I CHAP. IX.

towards the heaven in the sight 1 The murrain of beasts. 8 The

of Pharaoh. plague of boils and blains. 22 9 And it shall become small The plague of hail.

dust in all the land of Egypt, and Then the Lord said unto Moses, blains, upon man, and upon beast


shall be a boil breaking forth with Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, throughout all the land of Egypt. Thus saith the LORD God of the 10 And they took ashes of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that furnace, and stood before Pharaoh, they may serve me.

and Moses sprinkled it up toward 2 For if thou refuse to let them heaven: and it became a boil go, and wilt hold them still, breaking forth with blains, 'upon

3 Bebold, the hand of the LORD man, and upon beast. is upon thy cattle which is in the 11 And the magicians could not field, upon the horses, upon the stand before Moses, because of asses, upon the camels, upon the the boil: for the boil was upon oxen, and upon the sheep: there the magicians and upon all the shall be a very grievous murrain. * Egyptians,

4 And the LORD shall sever 12 And the LORD hardened the between the cattle of Israel, and heart of Pharaoh and he hearkened the cattle of Egypt: and there not unto them; as the LORD had shall nothing die of all that is the spoken unto Moses. children's of Israel.

13 | And the LORD said unto 5 And the LORD appointed a Mosès, Rise up early in the mornset time, saying, To-morrow the ing, and stand before Pharaoh, LORD shall do this thing in the and say unto him, Thus saith the land. $

LORD God of the Hebrews, Let 6 And the LORD did that thing my people go, that they may on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died : but of the cattle of 14 For I will at this time send the children of Israel died not one. all my plagues upon thine heart,

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&c." $ I his was, that Pharaoh might not say that it was an accident, for which reason God appointed a set time.

(To enquire) is understood. il By which we are informed, that notwithstanding he saw this great miracle, yet did he harden his heart, and would not let the people go.

Heb. Fling, cast, more properly should be rendered scattered, as in Ezekiel, chap. x. ver. .. As for sprinkle, it belongs, I think, more properly to liquids.

Ver. 15, and 16, should be rendered thus :" For, I could now stretch forth my hand, and smite " thee and thy people with pestilence, so that thou shouldst have been cut off from the earth. But “ truly for this reason have suffered thec to stand, that I might shew thee my power, &c." ! have no need to say any thing concerning my emendations; the context will sufficiently shew the necessity of their being understood as I have rendered them.

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