Exodus Chapter 9 (Review)

  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.
  2. For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still,
  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.
  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.
  5. And the Lord appointed a set time, saying, Tomorrow the Lord shall do this thing in the land.

Then Moses was sent by the Lord again unto pharaoh to tell him to let the children of Israel go.
If you don’t let them go, your cattle, horses, oxen, donkeys and sheep will all be infected.
But nothing will happen to the cattle of the children of Israel.
And the Lord set the time, that by tomorrow, it will happen.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

And since pharaoh did not let go, it happened. All of the cattle of the Egyptians died. But not even one in that of the children of Israel was affected. Pharaoh even investigated it and it was so, and his heart was hardened for that fact.

9

  1. 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.

The lord then told Moses to take a handful of ashes of the fire and sprinkle it towards the skies before pharaoh. (There must have been some sort of fire close to them)

  1. 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.

And the ashes shall become a little dust. And boils that swell shall come upon all men and animals.

  1. 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 upon beast.

And Moses obeyed. And it happened.

  1. And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.

The magicians could not stand in front of Moses because of the boils. It was upon them as well as all other children of Egypt.

  1. And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had spoken unto Moses.

And the Lord himself hardened the heart of pharaoh. And he didn’t listen.

  1. 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.

The lord told Moses again that the next day, he should go to pharaoh and give him the same regular speech

  1. 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.

If you don’t respond, I will send ALL my plagues upon everyone in Egypt and you will all know that there is no one like ME-God

  1. 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.

I will stretch forth my hand now (it wasn’t stretched before)and attack you with pestilence, and you will die.

  1. And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to show in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

I could have killed you and your people
But For this reason have I kept you alive-pharaoh, to show you my power, and for my name -God to be remembered through all the earth.

  1. As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them go?

You still exalted yourself against God and said you will not let my people go.

  1. Behold, tomorrow 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.

Tomorrow, it will rain hail. Such rain of hail that since Egypt was created, it has never experienced.

  1. 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.

So, if you like yourself, gather all you have that’s outside, because any man or animal found outside when the rain begins, will not make it home

  1. He that feared the word of the Lord among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses:

And those who feared the lord amongst the officers of pharaoh then did as the Lord said. Packed their cattle and belongings inside
(Note that all the cattle of Egypt already died before, except those in the land of Goshen, so it is safe to say that Egyptians have gone to purchase, to replace the infected dead ones)

  1. and he that regarded not the word of the Lord left his servants and his cattle in the field.

And those that didn’t give value to the word of the Lord left both their cattle and servants outside.

  1. 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.

And the lord told Moses to stretch his hands (with the rod in it) towards the skies, so the hail can come unto the land, even unto the plantations.

  1. 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.

And Moses stretched his hand, and thunder and hail came to be. Fire first swept the ground, then the rain of hail. (Rain of ice / a thunderstorm)

9

  1. 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.

There was hail mingled with fire. Fire with water and air. On a normal day, that’s impossible, but God is 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾. They had never seen such before.

  1. 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 field.

The hail destroyed all that was left outside Egypt and even broke every single tree.

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

But in the land of Goshen, no hail.

  1. 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.

And pharaoh called unto Moses and Aaron. I have sinned. Ah. This is too much. The lord is righteous. I and my people are wicked.

  1. Entreat 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.

Talk to the Lord, it is too much. Tell him that there should be no more thunder and hail and you all shall go and not stay in Egypt one more minute.

  1. 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.

And Moses said, once I leave your presence, I will stretch forth my hand to the skies and it will stop. There will be no more hail. Just for you to know that the earth belongs to the Lord.

  1. But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the Lord God.

But I know you and your servants will not fear the lord yet.

  1. And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.

The flax and the barley of the land were destroyed. The barley was in its body, and the flax was boiled (due to fire and rain = hot water)

  1. But the wheat and the rye were not smitten: for they were not grown up.

But wheat and rye were not affected because they were still in the ground.

  1. 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.

And Moses went out of the city and stretch for his hand and the thunder and hail ceased.

  1. 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.

And he hardened his heart again

  1. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the Lord had spoken by Moses.

He did not let the children of Israel go. (God had already said all of this would happen from the first time he spoke unto Moses).

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