THE SECOND BOOK OF MOSES CALLED
Part 1 (Chapters 1-20)
1:1: Now these are the names of the children of
Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came
1:2: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
1:3: Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
1:4: Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
1:5: And all the souls that came out of the loins
of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.
1:6: And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and
all that generation.
1:7: And the children of Israel were fruitful,
and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding
mighty; and the land was filled with them.
1:8: Now there arose up a new king over Egypt,
which knew not Joseph.
1:9: And he said unto his people, Behold, the
people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
1:10: Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest
they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out
any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us,
and so get them up out of the land.
1:11: Therefore they did set over them taskmasters
to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh
treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
1:12: But the more they afflicted them, the more
they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the
children of Israel.
1:13: And the Egyptians made the children of Israel
to serve with rigour:
1:14: And they made their lives bitter with hard
bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service
in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve,
was with rigour.
1:15: And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew
midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name
of the other Puah:
1:16: And he said, When ye do the office of a
midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if
it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter,
then she shall live.
1:17: But the midwives feared God, and did not
as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children
1:18: And the king of Egypt called for the midwives,
and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved
the men children alive?
1:19: And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because
the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively,
and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
1:20: Therefore God dealt well with the midwives:
and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
1:21: And it came to pass, because the midwives
feared God, that he made them houses.
1:22: And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying,
Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every
daughter ye shall save alive.
2:1: And there went a man of the house of Levi,
and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
2:2: And the woman conceived, and bare a son:
and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three
2:3: And when she could not longer hide him, she
took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and
with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the
flags by the river's brink.
2:4: And his sister stood afar off, to wit what
would be done to him.
2:5: And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to
wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the
river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent
her maid to fetch it.
2:6: And when she had opened it, she saw the child:
and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and
said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.
2:7: Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter,
Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that
she may nurse the child for thee?
2:8: And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go.
And the maid went and called the child's mother.
2:9: And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take
this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy
wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
2:10: And the child grew, and she brought him
unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called
his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.
2:11: And it came to pass in those days, when
Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked
on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew,
one of his brethren.
2:12: And he looked this way and that way, and
when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid
him in the sand.
2:13: And when he went out the second day, behold,
two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that
did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?
2:14: And he said, Who made thee a prince and
a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst
the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is
2:15: Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought
to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt
in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.
2:16: Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters:
and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water
their father's flock.
2:17: And the shepherds came and drove them away:
but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
2:18: And when they came to Reuel their father,
he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day?
2:19: And they said, An Egyptian delivered us
out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for
us, and watered the flock.
2:20: And he said unto his daughters, And where
is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he
may eat bread.
2:21: And Moses was content to dwell with the
man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
2:22: And she bare him a son, and he called his
name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange
2:23: And it came to pass in process of time,
that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed
by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up
unto God by reason of the bondage.
2:24: And God heard their groaning, and God remembered
his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
2:25: And God looked upon the children of Israel,
and God had respect unto them.
3:1: Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father
in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside
of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
3:2: And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him
in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked,
and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
3:3: And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and
see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
3:4: And when the LORD saw that he turned aside
to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and
said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
3:5: And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off
thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest
is holy ground.
3:6: Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father,
the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And
Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
3:7: And the LORD said, I have surely seen the
affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their
cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
3:8: And I am come down to deliver them out of
the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land
unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and
honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and
the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
3:9: Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children
of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression
wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
3:10: Come now therefore, and I will send thee
unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children
of Israel out of Egypt.
3:11: And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that
I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children
of Israel out of Egypt?
3:12: And he said, Certainly I will be with thee;
and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When
thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve
God upon this mountain.
3:13: And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I
come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The
God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say
to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
3:14: And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM:
and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel,
I AM hath sent me unto you.
3:15: And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt
thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers,
the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath
sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial
unto all generations.
3:16: Go, and gather the elders of Israel together,
and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham,
of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely
visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:
3:17: And I have said, I will bring you up out
of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and
the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites,
and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.
3:18: And they shall hearken to thy voice: and
thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king
of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews
hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days'
journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD
3:19: And I am sure that the king of Egypt will
not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.
3:20: And I will stretch out my hand, and smite
Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof:
and after that he will let you go.
3:21: And I will give this people favour in the
sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when
ye go, ye shall not go empty:
3:22: But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour,
and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and
jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons,
and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.
4:1: And Moses answered and said, But, behold,
they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they
will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.
4:2: And the LORD said unto him, What is that
in thine hand? And he said, A rod.
4:3: And he said, Cast it on the ground. And
he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled
from before it.
4:4: And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine
hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and
caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
4:5: That they may believe that the LORD God of
their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God
of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.
4:6: And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put
now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom:
and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.
4:7: And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom
again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked
it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other
4:8: And it shall come to pass, if they will not
believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign,
that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.
4:9: And it shall come to pass, if they will not
believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice,
that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon
the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river
shall become blood upon the dry land.
4:10: And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord,
I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken
unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
4:11: And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made
man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing,
or the blind? have not I the LORD?
4:12: Now therefore go, and I will be with thy
mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.
4:13: And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee,
by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.
4:14: And the anger of the LORD was kindled against
Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know
that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to
meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.
4:15: And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words
in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth,
and will teach you what ye shall do.
4:16: And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people:
and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth,
and thou shalt be to him instead of God.
4:17: And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand,
wherewith thou shalt do signs.
4:18: And Moses went and returned to Jethro his
father in law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and
return unto my brethren which are in Egypt, and see whether they
be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.
4:19: And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian,
Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy
4:20: And Moses took his wife and his sons, and
set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and
Moses took the rod of God in his hand.
4:21: And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou
goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders
before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden
his heart, that he shall not let the people go.
4:22: And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith
the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
4:23: And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that
he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will
slay thy son, even thy firstborn.
4:24: And it came to pass by the way in the inn,
that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.
4:25: Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut
off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said,
Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.
4:26: So he let him go: then she said, A bloody
husband thou art, because of the circumcision.
4:27: And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the
wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount
of God, and kissed him.
4:28: And Moses told Aaron all the words of the
LORD who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded
4:29: And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together
all the elders of the children of Israel:
4:30: And Aaron spake all the words which the
LORD had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of
4:31: And the people believed: and when they heard
that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he
had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads
5:1: And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and
told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people
go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.
5:2: And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I
should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD,
neither will I let Israel go.
5:3: And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath
met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into
the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall
upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.
5:4: And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore
do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works? get
you unto your burdens.
5:5: And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the
land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.
5:6: And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters
of the people, and their officers, saying,
5:7: Ye shall no more give the people straw to
make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.
5:8: And the tale of the bricks, which they did
make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish
ought thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let
us go and sacrifice to our God.
5:9: Let there more work be laid upon the men,
that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words.
5:10: And the taskmasters of the people went out,
and their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus
saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.
5:11: Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it:
yet not ought of your work shall be diminished.
5:12: So the people were scattered abroad throughout
all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.
5:13: And the taskmasters hasted them, saying,
Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw.
5:14: And the officers of the children of Israel,
which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and
demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making
brick both yesterday and to day, as heretofore?
5:15: Then the officers of the children of Israel
came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus
with thy servants?
5:16: There is no straw given unto thy servants,
and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, thy servants are
beaten; but the fault is in thine own people.
5:17: But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore
ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the LORD.
5:18: Go therefore now, and work; for there shall
no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.
5:19: And the officers of the children of Israel
did see that they were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall
not minish ought from your bricks of your daily task.
5:20: And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood
in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:
5:21: And they said unto them, The LORD look upon
you, and judge; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred
in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put
a sword in their hand to slay us.
5:22: And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said,
Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why
is it that thou hast sent me?
5:23: For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in
thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou
delivered thy people at all.
6:1: Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt
thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall
he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out
of his land.
6:2: And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him,
I am the LORD:
6:3: And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac,
and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH
was I not known to them.
6:4: And I have also established my covenant with
them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage,
wherein they were strangers.
6:5: And I have also heard the groaning of the
children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I
have remembered my covenant.
6:6: Wherefore say unto the children of Israel,
I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens
of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and
I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:
6:7: And I will take you to me for a people, and
I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your
God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
6:8: And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning
the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to
Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.
6:9: And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel:
but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for
6:10: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
6:11: Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt,
that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.
6:12: And Moses spake before the LORD, saying,
Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how
then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?
6:13: And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron,
and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh
king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land
6:14: These be the heads of their fathers' houses:
The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu,
Hezron, and Carmi: these be the families of Reuben.
6:15: And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin,
and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish
woman: these are the families of Simeon.
6:16: And these are the names of the sons of Levi
according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari:
and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven
6:17: The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according
to their families.
6:18: And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar,
and Hebron, and Uzziel: and the years of the life of Kohath were
an hundred thirty and three years.
6:19: And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi:
these are the families of Levi according to their generations.
6:20: And Amram took him Jochebed his father's
sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years
of the life of Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years.
6:21: And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg,
6:22: And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and Elzaphan,
6:23: And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of
Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab,
and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
6:24: And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah,
and Abiasaph: these are the families of the Korhites.
6:25: And Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of
the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these
are the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their
6:26: These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom
the LORD said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land
of Egypt according to their armies.
6:27: These are they which spake to Pharaoh king
of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these
are that Moses and Aaron.
6:28: And it came to pass on the day when the
LORD spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt,
6:29: That the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
I am the LORD: speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that
I say unto thee.
6:30: And Moses said before the LORD, Behold,
I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto
7:1: And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have
made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy
7:2: Thou shalt speak all that I command thee:
and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the
children of Israel out of his land.
7:3: And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply
my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.
7:4: But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that
I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and
my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by
7:5: And the Egyptians shall know that I am the
LORD, when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out
the children of Israel from among them.
7:6: And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded
them, so did they.
7:7: And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron
fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh.
7:8: And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron,
7:9: When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying,
Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy
rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.
7:10: And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh,
and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down
his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became
7:11: Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and
the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like
manner with their enchantments.
7:12: For they cast down every man his rod, and
they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
7:13: And he hardened Pharaoh's heart, that he
hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
7:14: And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh's
heart is hardened, he refuseth to let the people go.
7:15: Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo,
he goeth out unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's
brink against he come; and the rod which was turned to a serpent
shalt thou take in thine hand.
7:16: And thou shalt say unto him, The LORD God
of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go,
that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto
thou wouldest not hear.
7:17: Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt
know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that
is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they
shall be turned to blood.
7:18: And the fish that is in the river shall
die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe
to drink of the water of the river.
7:19: And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto
Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters
of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their
ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become
blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of
Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.
7:20: And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD
commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that
were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of
his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned
7:21: And the fish that was in the river died;
and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the
water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land
7:22: And the magicians of Egypt did so with their
enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did he
hearken unto them; as the LORD had said.
7:23: And Pharaoh turned and went into his house,
neither did he set his heart to this also.
7:24: And all the Egyptians digged round about
the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of the
water of the river.
7:25: And seven days were fulfilled, after that
the LORD had smitten the river.
8:1: And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh,
and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that
they may serve me.
8:2: And if thou refuse to let them go, behold,
I will smite all thy borders with frogs:
8:3: And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly,
which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber,
and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon
thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs:
8:4: And the frogs shall come up both on thee,
and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants.
8:5: And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron,
Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the
rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the
land of Egypt.
8:6: And Aaron stretched out his hand over the
waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of
8:7: And the magicians did so with their enchantments,
and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
8:8: Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron,
and said, Intreat the LORD, that he may take away the frogs from
me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they
may do sacrifice unto the LORD.
8:9: And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me:
when shall I intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy
people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they
may remain in the river only?
8:10: And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be
it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is
none like unto the LORD our God.
8:11: And the frogs shall depart from thee, and
from thy houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they
shall remain in the river only.
8:12: And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh:
and Moses cried unto the LORD because of the frogs which he had
brought against Pharaoh.
8:13: And the LORD did according to the word of
Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages,
and out of the fields.
8:14: And they gathered them together upon heaps:
and the land stank.
8:15: But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite,
he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD
8:16: And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron,
Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may
become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
8:17: And they did so; for Aaron stretched out
his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it
became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became
lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
8:18: And the magicians did so with their enchantments
to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon
man, and upon beast.
8:19: Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This
is the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he
hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
8:20: And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early
in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth
to the water; and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people
go, that they may serve me.
8:21: Else, if thou wilt not let my people go,
behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants,
and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the
Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground
whereon they are.
8:22: And I will sever in that day the land of
Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall
be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the
midst of the earth.
8:23: And I will put a division between my people
and thy people: to morrow shall this sign be.
8:24: And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous
swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants'
houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted
by reason of the swarm of flies.
8:25: And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron,
and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land.
8:26: And Moses said, It is not meet so to do;
for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to the
LORD our God: lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians
before their eyes, and will they not stone us?
8:27: We will go three days' journey into the
wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as he shall command
8:28: And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that
ye may sacrifice to the LORD your God in the wilderness; only
ye shall not go very far away: intreat for me.
8:29: And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee,
and I will intreat the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart
from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, to morrow:
but let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the
people go to sacrifice to the LORD.
8:30: And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and intreated
8:31: And the LORD did according to the word of
Moses; and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his
servants, and from his people; there remained not one.
8:32: And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time
also, neither would he let the people go.
9:1: Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto
Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews,
Let my people go, that they may serve me.
9:2: For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt
hold them still,
9:3: Behold, the hand of the LORD is 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 very grievous murrain.
9:4: And the LORD shall sever between the cattle
of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die
of all that is the children's of Israel.
9:5: And the LORD appointed a set time, saying,
To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land.
9:6: And the LORD did that thing on the morrow,
and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children
of Israel died not one.
9:7: And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was
not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of
Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.
9:8: And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron,
Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle
it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.
9:9: 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.
9:10: And they took ashes of the furnace, and
stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven;
and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and
9:11: And the magicians could not stand before
Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians,
and upon all the Egyptians.
9:12: And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh,
and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.
9:13: And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early
in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus
saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they
may serve me.
9:14: For I will at this time send 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.
9:15: 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.
9:16: And in very deed 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.
9:17: As yet exaltest thou thyself against my
people, that thou wilt not let them go?
9:18: Behold, to morrow about this time I will
cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in
Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.
9:19: 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 brought home,
the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die.
9:20: He that feared the word of the LORD among
the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee
into the houses:
9:21: And he that regarded not the word of the
LORD left his servants and his cattle in the field.
9:22: And the LORD said 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.
9:23: And Moses stretched forth his rod toward
heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along
upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
9:24: So there was hail, and fire mingled with
the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all
the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
9:25: And the hail smote throughout all the land
of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the
hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the
9:26: Only in the land of Goshen, where the children
of Israel were, was there no hail.
9:27: And Pharaoh sent, 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.
9:28: Intreat the LORD (for it is enough) that
there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you
go, and ye shall stay no longer.
9:29: And Moses said 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.
9:30: But as for thee and thy servants, I know
that ye will not yet fear the LORD God.
9:31: And the flax and the barley was smitten:
for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.
9:32: But the wheat and the rie were not smitten:
for they were not grown up.
9:33: And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh,
and spread abroad his hands unto the LORD: and the thunders and
hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth.
9:34: And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the
hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened
his heart, he and his servants.
9:35: And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither
would he let the children of Israel go; as the LORD had spoken
10:1: 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:
10:2: 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.
10:3: 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.
10:4: Else, if thou refuse to let my people go,
behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast:
10:5: 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
10:6: 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.
10:7: 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
10:8: 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?
10:9: 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.
10:10: 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.
10:11: Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve
the LORD; for that ye did desire. And they were driven out from
10:12: 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.
10:13: 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.
10:14: 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.
10:15: 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.
10:16: Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron
in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God,
and against you.
10:17: 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.
10:18: And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated
10:19: 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.
10:20: But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart,
so that he would not let the children of Israel go.
10:21: 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.
10:22: And Moses stretched forth his hand toward
heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt
10:23: 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.
10:24: 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.
10:25: And Moses said, Thou must give us also
sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the
LORD our God.
10:26: 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.
10:27: But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart,
and he would not let them go.
10:28: 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.
10:29: And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well,
I will see thy face again no more.
11:1: And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I
bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards
he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely
thrust you out hence altogether.
11:2: Speak now in the ears of the people, and
let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her
neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.
11:3: And the LORD gave the people favour in the
sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great
in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and
in the sight of the people.
11:4: And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About
midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:
11:5: And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt
shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his
throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind
the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
11:6: And there shall be a great cry throughout
all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall
be like it any more.
11:7: But against any of the children of Israel
shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye
may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians
11:8: And all these thy servants shall come down
unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out,
and all the people that follow thee: and after that I will go
out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.
11:9: And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall
not hearken unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the
land of Egypt.
11:10: And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders
before Pharaoh: and the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that
he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.
12:1: And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron
in the land of Egypt, saying,
12:2: This month shall be unto you the beginning
of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
12:3: Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel,
saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them
every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb
for an house:
12:4: And if the household be too little for the
lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according
to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating
shall make your count for the lamb.
12:5: Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male
of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from
12:6: And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth
day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation
of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
12:7: And they shall take of the blood, and strike
it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses,
wherein they shall eat it.
12:8: And they shall eat the flesh in that night,
roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they
shall eat it.
12:9: Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with
water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the
12:10: And ye shall let nothing of it remain until
the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning
ye shall burn with fire.
12:11: And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins
girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand;
and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD's passover.
12:12: For I will pass through the land of Egypt
this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt,
both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute
judgment: I am the LORD.
12:13: And the blood shall be to you for a token
upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will
pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy
you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
12:14: And this day shall be unto you for a memorial;
and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations;
ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
12:15: Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread;
even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses:
for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the
seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
12:16: And in the first day there shall be an
holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy
convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save
that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.
12:17: And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened
bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out
of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your
generations by an ordinance for ever.
12:18: In the first month, on the fourteenth day
of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the
one and twentieth day of the month at even.
12:19: Seven days shall there be no leaven found
in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even
that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether
he be a stranger, or born in the land.
12:20: Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your
habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.
12:21: Then Moses called for all the elders of
Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according
to your families, and kill the passover.
12:22: And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and
dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel
and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and
none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
12:23: For the LORD will pass through to smite
the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and
on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will
not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite
12:24: And ye shall observe this thing for an
ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.
12:25: And it shall come to pass, when ye be come
to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he hath
promised, that ye shall keep this service.
12:26: And it shall come to pass, when your children
shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?
12:27: That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice
of the LORD's passover, who passed over the houses of the children
of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered
our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
12:28: And the children of Israel went away, and
did as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
12:29: And it came to pass, that at midnight the
LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn
of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive
that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
12:30: And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and
all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great
cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one
12:31: And he called for Moses and Aaron by night,
and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both
ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have
12:32: Also take your flocks and your herds, as
ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also.
12:33: And the Egyptians were urgent upon the
people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for
they said, We be all dead men.
12:34: And the people took their dough before
it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their
clothes upon their shoulders.
12:35: And the children of Israel did according
to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels
of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:
12:36: And the LORD gave the people favour in
the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things
as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.
12:37: And the children of Israel journeyed from
Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were
men, beside children.
12:38: And a mixed multitude went up also with
them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.
12:39: And they baked unleavened cakes of the
dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened;
because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither
had they prepared for themselves any victual.
12:40: Now the sojourning of the children of Israel,
who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
12:41: And it came to pass at the end of the four
hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass,
that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
12:42: It is a night to be much observed unto
the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is
that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel
in their generations.
12:43: And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron,
This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger
12:44: But every man's servant that is bought
for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.
12:45: A foreigner and an hired servant shall
not eat thereof.
12:46: In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt
not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither
shall ye break a bone thereof.
12:47: All the congregation of Israel shall keep
12:48: And when a stranger shall sojourn with
thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males
be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he
shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised
person shall eat thereof.
12:49: One law shall be to him that is homeborn,
and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
12:50: Thus did all the children of Israel; as
the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
12:51: And it came to pass the selfsame day, that
the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt
by their armies.
13:1: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
13:2: Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever
openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and
of beast: it is mine.
13:3: And Moses said unto the people, Remember
this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of
bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from
this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.
13:4: This day came ye out in the month Abib.
13:5: And it shall be when the LORD shall bring
thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the
Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto
thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey,
that thou shalt keep this service in this month.
13:6: Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread,
and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD.
13:7: Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days;
and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall
there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.
13:8: And thou shalt shew thy son in that day,
saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me
when I came forth out of Egypt.
13:9: And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon
thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD's
law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD
brought thee out of Egypt.
13:10: Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance
in his season from year to year.
13:11: And it shall be when the LORD shall bring
thee into the land of the Canaanites, as he sware unto thee and
to thy fathers, and shall give it thee,
13:12: That thou shalt set apart unto the LORD
all that openeth the matrix, and every firstling that cometh of
a beast which thou hast; the males shall be the LORD's.
13:13: And every firstling of an ass thou shalt
redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou
shalt break his neck: and all the firstborn of man among thy children
shalt thou redeem.
13:14: And it shall be when thy son asketh thee
in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say unto
him, By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from
the house of bondage:
13:15: And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would
hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the
land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of
beast: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the
matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.
13:16: And it shall be for a token upon thine
hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for by strength of
hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt.
13:17: And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let
the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land
of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest
peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return
13:18: But God led the people about, through the
way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel
went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.
13:19: And Moses took the bones of Joseph with
him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying,
God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away
hence with you.
13:20: And they took their journey from Succoth,
and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.
13:21: And the LORD went before them by day in
a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar
of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
13:22: He took not away the pillar of the cloud
by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
14:1: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
14:2: Speak unto the children of Israel, that
they turn and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the
sea, over against Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the
14:3: For Pharaoh will say of the children of
Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut
14:4: And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that
he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh,
and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the
LORD. And they did so.
14:5: And it was told the king of Egypt that the
people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was
turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this,
that we have let Israel go from serving us?
14:6: And he made ready his chariot, and took
his people with him:
14:7: And he took six hundred chosen chariots,
and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of
14:8: And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh
king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and
the children of Israel went out with an high hand.
14:9: But the Egyptians pursued after them, all
the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his
army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth,
14:10: And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children
of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched
after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel
cried out unto the LORD.
14:11: And they said unto Moses, Because there
were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the
wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry
us forth out of Egypt?
14:12: Is not this the word that we did tell thee
in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians?
For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that
we should die in the wilderness.
14:13: And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye
not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he
will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to
day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
14:14: The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall
hold your peace.
14:15: And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore
criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that
they go forward:
14:16: But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out
thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel
shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
14:17: And I, behold, I will harden the hearts
of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me
honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots,
and upon his horsemen.
14:18: And the Egyptians shall know that I am
the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his
chariots, and upon his horsemen.
14:19: And the angel of God, which went before
the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar
of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
14:20: And it came between the camp of the Egyptians
and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them,
but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not
near the other all the night.
14:21: And Moses stretched out his hand over the
sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind
all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were
14:22: And the children of Israel went into the
midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall
unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
14:23: And the Egyptians pursued, and went in
after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses,
his chariots, and his horsemen.
14:24: And it came to pass, that in the morning
watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the
pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the
14:25: And took off their chariot wheels, that
they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee
from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against
14:26: And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out
thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the
Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
14:27: And Moses stretched forth his hand over
the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning
appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew
the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
14:28: And the waters returned, and covered the
chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came
into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of
14:29: But the children of Israel walked upon
dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto
them on their right hand, and on their left.
14:30: Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out
of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead
upon the sea shore.
14:31: And Israel saw that great work which the
LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and
believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.
15:1: Then sang Moses and the children of Israel
this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the
LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider
hath he thrown into the sea.
15:2: The LORD is my strength and song, and he
is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an
habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.
15:3: The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his
15:4: Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he
cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the
15:5: The depths have covered them: they sank
into the bottom as a stone.
15:6: Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious
in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
15:7: And in the greatness of thine excellency
thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest
forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
15:8: And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters
were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and
the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
15:9: The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake,
I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them;
I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
15:10: Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea
covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
15:11: Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the
gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises,
15:12: Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the
earth swallowed them.
15:13: Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people
which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength
unto thy holy habitation.
15:14: The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow
shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
15:15: Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed;
the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all
the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
15:16: Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by
the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone;
till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over,
which thou hast purchased.
15:17: Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them
in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which
thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord,
which thy hands have established.
15:18: The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.
15:19: For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his
chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought
again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel
went on dry land in the midst of the sea.
15:20: And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of
Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out
after her with timbrels and with dances.
15:21: And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the
LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider
hath he thrown into the sea.
15:22: So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea,
and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three
days in the wilderness, and found no water.
15:23: And when they came to Marah, they could
not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore
the name of it was called Marah.
15:24: And the people murmured against Moses,
saying, What shall we drink?
15:25: And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD
shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the
waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an
ordinance, and there he proved them,
15:26: And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken
to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right
in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep
all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee,
which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that
15:27: And they came to Elim, where were twelve
wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped
there by the waters.
16:1: And they took their journey from Elim, and
all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness
of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day
of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
16:2: And the whole congregation of the children
of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
16:3: And the children of Israel said unto them,
Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of
Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread
to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness,
to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
16:4: Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I
will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out
and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether
they will walk in my law, or no.
16:5: And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth
day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall
be twice as much as they gather daily.
16:6: And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children
of Israel, At even, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought
you out from the land of Egypt:
16:7: And in the morning, then ye shall see the
glory of the LORD; for that he heareth your murmurings against
the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?
16:8: And Moses said, This shall be, when the
LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning
bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which
ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not
against us, but against the LORD.
16:9: And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all
the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the
LORD: for he hath heard your murmurings.
16:10: And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto
the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked
toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared
in the cloud.
16:11: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
16:12: I have heard the murmurings of the children
of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh,
and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall
know that I am the LORD your God.
16:13: And it came to pass, that at even the quails
came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay
round about the host.
16:14: And when the dew that lay was gone up,
behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round
thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
16:15: And when the children of Israel saw it,
they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what
it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the
LORD hath given you to eat.
16:16: This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded,
Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every
man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man
for them which are in his tents.
16:17: And the children of Israel did so, and
gathered, some more, some less.
16:18: And when they did mete it with an omer,
he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little
had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
16:19: And Moses said, Let no man leave of it
till the morning.
16:20: Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto
Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred
worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
16:21: And they gathered it every morning, every
man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
16:22: And it came to pass, that on the sixth
day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man:
and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
16:23: And he said unto them, This is that which
the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath
unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe
that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for
you to be kept until the morning.
16:24: And they laid it up till the morning, as
Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
16:25: And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to
day is a sabbath unto the LORD: to day ye shall not find it in
16:26: Six days ye shall gather it; but on the
seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.
16:27: And it came to pass, that there went out
some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they
16:28: And the LORD said unto Moses, How long
refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
16:29: See, for that the LORD hath given you the
sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of
two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of
his place on the seventh day.
16:30: So the people rested on the seventh day.
16:31: And the house of Israel called the name
thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the
taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
16:32: And Moses said, This is the thing which
the LORD commandeth, Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations;
that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness,
when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.
16:33: And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot,
and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the
LORD, to be kept for your generations.
16:34: As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid
it up before the Testimony, to be kept.
16:35: And the children of Israel did eat manna
forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat
manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.
16:36: Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.
17:1: And all the congregation of the children
of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys,
according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim:
and there was no water for the people to drink.
17:2: Wherefore the people did chide with Moses,
and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto
them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?
17:3: And the people thirsted there for water;
and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is
this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and
our children and our cattle with thirst?
17:4: And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What
shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.
17:5: And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before
the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy
rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and
17:6: Behold, I will stand before thee there upon
the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall
come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did
so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
17:7: And he called the name of the place Massah,
and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel,
and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us,
17:8: Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel
17:9: And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out
men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on
the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.
17:10: So Joshua did as Moses had said to him,
and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the
top of the hill.
17:11: And it came to pass, when Moses held up
his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand,
17:12: But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took
a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and
Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other
on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down
of the sun.
17:13: And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people
with the edge of the sword.
17:14: And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this
for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua:
for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under
17:15: And Moses built an altar, and called the
name of it Jehovah-nissi:
17:16: For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn
that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.
18:1: When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses'
father in law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for
Israel his people, and that the LORD had brought Israel out of
18:2: Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, took
Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,
18:3: And her two sons; of which the name of the
one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange
18:4: And the name of the other was Eliezer; for
the God of my father, said he, was mine help, and delivered me
from the sword of Pharaoh:
18:5: And Jethro, Moses' father in law, came with
his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he
encamped at the mount of God:
18:6: And he said unto Moses, I thy father in
law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with
18:7: And Moses went out to meet his father in
law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other
of their welfare; and they came into the tent.
18:8: And Moses told his father in law all that
the LORD had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's
sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way,
and how the LORD delivered them.
18:9: And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness
which the LORD had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of
the hand of the Egyptians.
18:10: And Jethro said, Blessed be the LORD, who
hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of
the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under
the hand of the Egyptians.
18:11: Now I know that the LORD is greater than
all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above
18:12: And Jethro, Moses' father in law, took
a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all
the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father in law before
18:13: And it came to pass on the morrow, that
Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from
the morning unto the evening.
18:14: And when Moses' father in law saw all that
he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest
to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people
stand by thee from morning unto even?
18:15: And Moses said unto his father in law,
Because the people come unto me to enquire of God:
18:16: When they have a matter, they come unto
me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know
the statutes of God, and his laws.
18:17: And Moses' father in law said unto him,
The thing that thou doest is not good.
18:18: Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou,
and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy
for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.
18:19: Hearken now unto my voice, I will give
thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people
to Godward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:
18:20: And thou shalt teach them ordinances and
laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and
the work that they must do.
18:21: Moreover thou shalt provide out of all
the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness;
and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers
of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
18:22: And let them judge the people at all seasons:
and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto
thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be
easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.
18:23: If thou shalt do this thing, and God command
thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people
shall also go to their place in peace.
18:24: So Moses hearkened to the voice of his
father in law, and did all that he had said.
18:25: And Moses chose able men out of all Israel,
and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers
of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
18:26: And they judged the people at all seasons:
the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter
they judged themselves.
18:27: And Moses let his father in law depart;
and he went his way into his own land.
19:1: In the third month, when the children of
Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day
came they into the wilderness of Sinai.
19:2: For they were departed from Rephidim, and
were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness;
and there Israel camped before the mount.
19:3: And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD
called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say
to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;
19:4: Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians,
and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.
19:5: Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice
indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure
unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
19:6: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests,
and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak
unto the children of Israel.
19:7: And Moses came and called for the elders
of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which
the LORD commanded him.
19:8: And all the people answered together, and
said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned
the words of the people unto the LORD.
19:9: And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come
unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak
with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words
of the people unto the LORD.
19:10: And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the
people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash
19:11: And be ready against the third day: for
the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the
people upon mount Sinai.
19:12: And thou shalt set bounds unto the people
round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up
into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth
the mount shall be surely put to death:
19:13: There shall not an hand touch it, but he
shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or
man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall
come up to the mount.
19:14: And Moses went down from the mount unto
the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.
19:15: And he said unto the people, Be ready against
the third day: come not at your wives.
19:16: And it came to pass on the third day in
the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick
cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud;
so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
19:17: And Moses brought forth the people out
of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part
of the mount.
19:18: And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke,
because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof
ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked
19:19: And when the voice of the trumpet sounded
long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered
him by a voice.
19:20: And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai,
on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top
of the mount; and Moses went up.
19:21: And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down,
charge the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze,
and many of them perish.
19:22: And let the priests also, which come near
to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon
19:23: And Moses said unto the LORD, The people
cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying,
Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.
19:24: And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee
down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let
not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the
LORD, lest he break forth upon them.
19:25: So Moses went down unto the people, and
spake unto them.
20:1: And God spake all these words, saying,
20:2: I am the LORD thy God, which have brought
thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
20:3: Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
20:4: Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven
image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or
that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the
20:5: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them,
nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting
the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and
fourth generation of them that hate me;
20:6: And shewing mercy unto thousands of them
that love me, and keep my commandments.
20:7: Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD
thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that
taketh his name in vain.
20:8: Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
20:9: Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy
20:10: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the
LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy
son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor
thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
20:11: For in six days the LORD made heaven and
earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh
day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed
20:12: Honour thy father and thy mother: that
thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth
20:13: Thou shalt not kill.
20:14: Thou shalt not commit adultery.
20:15: Thou shalt not steal.
20:16: Thou shalt not bear false witness against
20:17: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house,
thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant,
nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that
is thy neighbour's.
20:18: And all the people saw the thunderings,
and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain
smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar
20:19: And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with
us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
20:20: And Moses said unto the people, Fear not:
for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before
your faces, that ye sin not.
20:21: And the people stood afar off, and Moses
drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
20:22: And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou
shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have
talked with you from heaven.
20:23: Ye shall not make with me gods of silver,
neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
20:24: An altar of earth thou shalt make unto
me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace
offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record
my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
20:25: And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone,
thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy
tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
20:26: Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto
mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.