- 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.
And the Lord told Moses to tell Pharaoh to let His people go, that they may serve him. (First to feast unto him, then to sacrifice, now to serve).
- And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs:
And if you don’t, I will attack the borders of Egypt with frogs.
- 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:
Enough frogs will come out of the river and they will even come unto your house, to your bed, and the same to your servants, and to your people and your kitchen, even in your food. (Pharaohs servants would suffer as well because of pharaoh’s decision).
- and the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants.
And the frogs shall hop on you, your servants and your people.
- 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.
And the Lord told Moses to instruct Aaron to stretch forth his rod to all the waters of Egypt, which then would cause frogs to come out from there.
- And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.
And Aaron did so, and frogs came out and covered the whole land of Egypt.
- And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
And the magicians again, replicating the act, brought forth frogs.
- Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Entreat 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.
And pharaoh called Moses and Aaron to tell the Lord to take away the frogs from he and his people, that he would let the children of Israel go, so they can sacrifice.
- And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I entreat 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?
- And he said, Tomorrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word; that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the Lord our God.
Should I tell the Lord that the frogs remain in the river only?
It’s up to you to decide when you want them to go….except for the ones in the river.
And pharaoh said…tomorrow.
And they responded…let it be according to your word (let tomorrow be tomorrow) so you will know that there is no one like our God.
- 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.
The frogs except those in the rivers will be no more.
- And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh; and Moses cried unto the Lord because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh.
Then Moses went and cried unto God because of the frogspawn that they may go back to the river so pharaoh can release the people.
- 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.
And the Lord did just as Moses had asked. The frogs died.
- And they gathered them together upon heaps; and the land stank.
And the dead frogs were gathered into heaps, and the land had odour
- But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.
When pharaoh saw that everything had died down, his heart got hardened again. And he didn’t listen to them
- 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.
And the Lord told Moses to tell Aaron to stretch the rod and hit the dust of the land, so they will become lice/gnats.
- 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.
And Aaron did, and all the dust became lice/gnats. All through Egypt.
- 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
And pharaoh’s magicians tried to replicate it, but they couldn’t.
- 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.
The magicians then told pharaoh, this is the ‘finger’ of God (this has a touch of God in it), and pharaohs heart got hardened the more.
- 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.
And the Lord told Moses to go to Pharaoh in the morning to tell him to let Israel go that he may serve me.
- 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.
- 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.
If you don’t let them go, I will send a swarm of flies, just as I have done with the frogs.
But no flies will get to Goshen (where the children of Israel dwell), so you will know I am the Lord.
- And I will put a division between my people and thy people: tomorrow shall this sign be.
I will separate your people and my people and this will happen tomorrow.
- 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.
And it happened. Meaning pharaoh didn’t listen. Swarm of flies everywhere.
- And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land.
And pharaoh when he couldn’t take it anymore, called Moses and Aaron to make the children of Israel have their sacrifice in Egypt.
- 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?
And they responded. No. To the Egyptians, a sacrifice to our God is an abomination. If we perform an abomination in the land, won’t we be stoned?
- We will go three days’ journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the Lord our God, as he shall command us.
Let us take our 3 day journey into the wilderness s our God has commanded and let’s have our sacrifice there.
- 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: entreat for me.
And then pharaoh said…okay, I’ll let you go to sacrifice to your God in the wilderness but don’t go too far, plead to your God for me.
- And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will entreat the Lord that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, tomorrow: but let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the Lord.
And Moses said, I will talk to the Lord for your cause to take the flies away, but do not act in deceit again as you did before. Let us go.
- And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and entreated the Lord.
- 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.
And Moses spoke to the lord and he listened to the words of Moses and took the flies away.
- And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go.
And pharaoh’s heart got hardened again. And he did not let the people go.
Pharaoh had to tell Moses to tell God to let the plagues go because he must have tried, using his magicians, but they could not take them away.