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Yahweh Says One More Plague

11 Then Yahweh said to Moses, “One more plague I will bring on Pharaoh and on Egypt; (A)after that he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will surely drive you out from here completely. Speak now in the [a]hearing of the people so that (B)each man may ask from his neighbor and each woman from her neighbor for articles of silver and articles of gold.” (C)(And Yahweh gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. (D)Moreover, the man Moses himself was very great in the land of Egypt, both in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants and in the sight of the people.)

So Moses said, “Thus says Yahweh, ‘About (E)midnight I am going out into the midst of Egypt, and (F)all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of the Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the servant-girl who is behind the millstones; and all the firstborn of the cattle. Moreover, there shall be (G)a great cry in all the land of Egypt, such as there has not been before and such as shall never be again. (H)But for any of the sons of Israel a dog will not even [b]bark, whether against man or beast, that you may know how Yahweh makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.’ (I)Then all these your servants will come down to me and bow themselves [c]before me, saying, ‘Go out, you and all the people who [d]follow you,’ and after that I will go out.” (J)And he went out from Pharaoh in hot anger.

Then Yahweh said to Moses, “(K)Pharaoh will not listen to you, so (L)that My miraculous wonders will be multiplied in the land of Egypt.” 10 (M)Now Moses and Aaron did all these miraculous wonders before Pharaoh; yet (N)Yahweh [e]hardened Pharaoh’s heart with strength, and he did not let the sons of Israel go out of his land.


  1. Exodus 11:2 Lit ears
  2. Exodus 11:7 Lit sharpen his tongue
  3. Exodus 11:8 Lit to
  4. Exodus 11:8 Lit are at your feet
  5. Exodus 11:10 Lit strengthened