- 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 show these my signs before him:
And the lord said unto Moses, go to pharaoh because I have hardened his heart so that I will be able to show these signs 😏
- 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.
That you all may tell your children and grandchildren about what I have done and for you all to know that I AM the Lord,
- 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.
Moses and Aaron then went unto pharaoh and said…the Lord God of the Hebrews said this…how long do you want to keep up the act? Let my people go so they can serve me.
- Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast:
If you don’t let them go, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your abode.
- 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 the field:
They shall totally cover the ground enough that no one will be able to see the ground.
They shall eat all of that which remains that the hail didn’t destroy. The rye and wheat and every other thing upon the ground.
- 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.
And they shall enter all your houses.
- 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 is destroyed ?
Pharaoh’s servants couldn’t take it anymore. How long shall we be afflicted because of this young man? Let his people go, let them serve their God and let there be peace. Don’t you know that Egypt is destroyed? Why don’t you know when to stop?
- 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?
Then Moses and Aaron were called by pharaoh, and pharaoh said unto them, God and serve the Lord your God, but which ones amongst you are going?
- 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.
And Moses said, every one of us. Because we have to hold a feast to our God.
- 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.
Pharaoh then said…may the Lord be with you. The children are staying (in a mocking tone). You’re up to no good.
- Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the Lord; for that ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.
No no, go now, the men that are amongst you (the Hebrew) go and serve your God, because that is what you want, and they were sent out of the presence of pharaoh.
- 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.
And the Lord said to Moses…stretch forth your hands (he was holding the rod), that the locusts may come and eat up everything.
- 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.
And Moses listened and stretched forth the rod, and the wind brought in locusts the next morning.
- 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.
And the locusts were everywhere in Egypt. They were very grievous. The land of Egypt have never seen such, and will never see again.
- 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.
The covered up every ground, and the floor was darkened. They ate all plantation, all trees, and there was no vegetation on the land of Egypt anymore.
- Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the Lord your God, and against you.
Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron and said…I have sinned against you and against your God.
- Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and entreat the Lord your God, that he may take away from me this death only.
Forgive me, and speak to your lord, that he may take this away.
- And he went out from Pharaoh, and entreated the Lord.
- 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.
And Moses went and spoke to the Lord, and a wind came and took the locusts with it.
The wind took them to the Red Sea and dropped them in there and there was not even one locust I’m Egypt. That’s some effective locust fumigating wind eh?
- But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go.
But the Lord hardened pharaoh’s heart again, so that he will. It let them go.
- 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.
The Lord told Moses, stretch out your hand towards the skies, and darkness will cover the land. Darkness so alive that it can be felt. Darkness with impact.
- And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:
And Moses obeyed, and there was darkness in Egypt for three days.
- 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.
And within that time, they couldn’t see each other, and so no one got up from where he was for those three days. But the children of Israel had light where they lived.
- 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.
Pharaoh then called Moses, go go, go and serve your lord. Let your beasts stay, but the children can follow you.
- And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the Lord our God.
- Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not a 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.
Moses said…well, you have to give us what we will use for sacrifice and burnt offering, else, what’s the point.
Our cattle will go with us, and nothing will be left behind. We must take it all to serve our God, because we do not know which one he will ask for, until we get there.
- But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let them go.
But pharaoh’s heart was hardened by the lord again.
- 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.
And pharaoh said to Moses, leave me, note that the day you see me again, you will die.
- And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy face again no more.
And Moses said…you have spoken well 😊😊🙃🙃🙂🙂 I will see your face no more.