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Thursday, May 31, 2018

JEHOVAH'S Ten Plagues On Egypt Start




Exodus 7:1-25 NIV








1Then The LORD Said To Moses,




“See, I have made you like GOD to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will 

be your prophet. 



2You are to say Everything I Command you, and your brother Aaron is to 

tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his country. 



3But I WILL Harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I Multiply MSigns 

and Wonders in Egypt, 



4he will not listen to you. Then I WILL Lay MHand on Egypt and with 

Mighty Acts of Judgment I WILL Bring out MDivisions, MY people the 

Israelites.



5And the Egyptians will know that I AM The LORD When I Stretch 

Out MHand against Egypt and Bring the Israelites out of it.”



6Moses and Aaron did Just As The LORD Commanded them. 7Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh.













Aaron’s Staff Becomes a Snake





8The LORD Said To Moses and Aaron, 9“When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Perform a miracle,’ then say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh,’ and it will become a snake.”








10So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did Just As The LORD Commanded. Aaron threw his staff down in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and it became a snake. 



11Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts: 12 Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs. 








13Yet Pharaoh’s heart became hard and he would not listen to them, just as The LORD Had Said.










The Plague of Blood








14Then The LORD Said To Moses,



“Pharaoh’s heart is unyielding; he refuses to let the people go. 15Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he goes out to the river. Confront him on the bank of the Nile, and take in your hand the staff that was changed into a snake. 16Then say to him, ‘The LORD, The GOD of the Hebrews, Has Sent me to say to you: Let MY People Go, so that they may worship ME in the wilderness. But until now you have not listened. 17This Is What The LORD Says: By this you will know that I AM The LORD: With the staff that is in my hand I will strike the water of the Nile, and it will be changed into blood. 18The fish in the Nile will die, and the river will stink; the Egyptians will not be able to drink its water.’ ”



19The LORD Said To Moses,



“Tell Aaron, ‘Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt—over the streams and canals, over the ponds and all the reservoirs—and they will turn to blood.’ Blood will be everywhere in Egypt, even in vesselsa of wood and stone.”








20Moses and Aaron did Just As The LORD Had Commanded. He raised his staff in the presence of Pharaoh and his officials and struck the water of the Nile, and all the water was changed into blood. 








21The fish in the Nile died, and the river smelled so bad that the Egyptians could not drink its water. Blood was everywhere in Egypt.








22But the Egyptian magicians did the same things by their secret arts, and Pharaoh’s heart became hard; he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, Just As The LORD Had Said. 23Instead, he turned and went into his palace, and did not take even this to heart. 24And all the Egyptians dug along the Nile to get drinking water, because they could not drink the water of the river.








The Plague of Frogs






25Seven days passed after The LORD Struck the Nile.












Exodus 8:1-32 NIV







1Then The LORD Said to Moses, 


“Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what The LORD Says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me. 2If you refuse to let them go, I will send a plague of frogs on your whole country. 3The Nile will teem with frogs. They will come up into your palace and your bedroom and onto your bed, into the houses of your officials and on your people, and into your ovens and kneading troughs. 4The frogs will come up on you and your people and all your officials.’ ”


5Then The LORD Said to Moses, 


“Tell Aaron, ‘Stretch out your hand with your staff over the streams and canals and ponds, and make frogs come up on the land of Egypt.’ ”


6So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land. 7But the magicians did the same things by their secret arts; they also made frogs come up on the land of Egypt.







8Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Pray to The LORD To Take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will let your people go to offer sacrifices to The LORD.”


9Moses said to Pharaoh, “I leave to you the honor of setting the time for me to pray for you and your officials and your people that you and your houses may be rid of the frogs, except for those that remain in the Nile.”


10“Tomorrow,” Pharaoh said.
Moses replied, “It will be as you say, so that you may know there is no one like The LORD our GOD. 11The frogs will leave you and your houses, your officials and your people; they will remain only in the Nile.”


12After Moses and Aaron left Pharaoh, Moses cried out to the Lord about the frogs he had brought on Pharaoh.13And The LORD did what Moses asked. The frogs died in the houses, in the courtyards and in the fields. 14They were piled into heaps, and the land reeked of them. 15But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as The LORD Had Said.
The Plague of Gnats


16Then The LORD Said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the ground,’ and throughout the land of Egypt the dust will become gnats.” 17They did this, and when Aaron stretched out his hand with the staff and struck the dust of the ground, gnats came on people and animals. All the dust throughout the land of Egypt became gnats. 18But when the magicians tried to produce gnats by their secret arts, they could not.


Since the gnats were on people and animals everywhere, 19the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is The Finger of GOD.” But Pharaoh’s heart was hard and he would not listen, just as The LORD Had Said.








The Plague of Flies






20Then The LORD Said to Moses, 
“Get up early in the morning and confront Pharaoh as he goes to the river and say to him, ‘This is what The LORD Says: Let MY People go, so that they may worship ME. 21If you do not let MY People go, I Will Send swarms of flies on you and your officials, on your people and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians will be full of flies; even the ground will be covered with them.


22“ ‘But on that day I will deal differently with the land of Goshen, where my people live; no swarms of flies will be there, so that you will know that I, The LORD, Am in this land. 23I Will Make a distinction a between MY People and your people. This sign will occur tomorrow.’ ”


24And The LORD Did this. Dense swarms of flies poured into Pharaoh’s palace and into the houses of his officials; throughout Egypt the land was ruined by the flies.





25Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Go, sacrifice to your GOD here in the land.”


26But Moses said, “That would not be right. The sacrifices we offer The LORD our GOD would be detestable to the Egyptians. And if we offer sacrifices that are detestable in their eyes, will they not stone us? 27We must take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to The LORD our GOD, as HE Commands us.”


28Pharaoh said, “I will let you go to offer sacrifices to The LORD your GOD in the wilderness, but you must not go very far. Now pray for me.”


29Moses answered, “As soon as I leave you, I will pray to The LORD, and tomorrow the flies will leave Pharaoh and his officials and his people. Only let Pharaoh be sure that he does not act deceitfully again by not letting the people go to offer sacrifices to The LORD.”


30Then Moses left Pharaoh and prayed to The LORD31and The LORD Did What Moses asked. The flies left Pharaoh and his officials and his people; not a fly remained. 32But this time also Pharaoh hardened his heart and would not let the people go.









Wednesday, May 30, 2018

I AM JEHOVAH your GOD






Exodus 6:1-30 NIV










1Then The LORD Said To Moses, 



“Now you will see What I WILL DO To Pharaoh: 


Because of MY Mighty Hand he will let them go; 


because of MY Mighty Hand he will drive them out of 


his country.”




2GOD Also Said to Moses,



“I AM The LORD. 



3I Appeared To Abraham, To Isaac and To Jacob As GOD ALMIGHTY, But By MY Name The LORD I Did Not Make MYSELF Fully Known To them. 



4I Also Established MY Covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they resided as foreigners. 









5Moreover, I Have Heard the groaning of the Israelites, 

whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I Have 


Remembered MY Covenant.



6“Therefore, say to the Israelites: 



‘I AM The LORD, and 


I WILL Bring you Out from under the yoke of the 


Egyptians. I WILL Free you from being slaves to them, 


and I WILL Redeem you With an Outstretched Arm 


and with Mighty Acts of Judgment. 







7I WILL Take you as MY OWN people, and I WILL Be your GOD. Then you will know that I AM The LORD your GOD, WHO Brought you Out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. 



8And I WILL Bring you to the land I Swore With Uplifted Hand To Give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I WILL Give it to you as a possession. I AM The LORD.’ ”








9Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labor.



10Then The LORD Said To Moses, 




11 “Go, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites 

go out of his country.”







12But Moses said To The LORD


“If the Israelites will not listen to me, why would 


Pharaoh listen to me, since I speak with faltering 

lips?”







Family Record of Moses and Aaron







13Now The LORD Spoke To Moses and Aaron about the Israelites and Pharaoh king of Egypt, and HE Commanded them to bring the Israelites out of Egypt.


14These were the heads of their families:


The sons of Reuben the firstborn son of Israel were Hanok and Pallu, Hezron and Karmi. These were the clans of Reuben.


15The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman. These were the clans of Simeon.


16These were the names of the sons of Levi according to their records: Gershon, Kohath and Merari. Levi lived 137 years.


17The sons of Gershon, by clans, were Libni and Shimei.


18The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel. Kohath lived 133 years.


19The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi.


These were the clans of Levi according to their records.


20Amram married his father’s sister Jochebed, who bore him Aaron and Moses. Amram lived 137 years.


21The sons of Izhar were Korah, Nepheg and Zikri.


22The sons of Uzziel were Mishael, Elzaphan and Sithri.


23Aaron married Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.


24The sons of Korah were Assir, Elkanah and Abiasaph. These were the Korahite clans.


25Eleazar son of Aaron married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas.


These were the heads of the Levite families, clan by clan.



26It was this Aaron and Moses to whom 

The LORD said, 



“Bring the Israelites out of Egypt by their divisions.”



27They were the ones who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt about bringing the Israelites out of Egypt—this same Moses and Aaron.







Aaron to Speak for Moses








28Now When The LORD Spoke to Moses in Egypt, 



29HE Said To him,



“I AM The LORD


Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt Everything I Tell you.”



30But Moses said To The LORD





“Since I speak with faltering lips, why would Pharaoh listen to me?”