The Plague of Darkness

21 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness(A) spreads over Egypt—darkness that can be felt.” 22 So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness(B) covered all Egypt for three days.

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Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Stretch out your hand with your staff(A) over the streams and canals and ponds, and make frogs(B) come up on the land of Egypt.’”

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17 They did this, and when Aaron stretched out his hand with the staff and struck the dust of the ground, gnats(A) came on people and animals. All the dust throughout the land of Egypt became gnats.

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23 When Moses stretched out his staff toward the sky, the Lord sent thunder(A) and hail,(B) and lightning flashed down to the ground. So the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt;

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15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me?(A) Tell the Israelites to move on. 16 Raise your staff(B) and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water(C) so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.

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26 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen.” 27 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place.(A) The Egyptians were fleeing toward[a] it, and the Lord swept them into the sea.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 14:27 Or from

The Lord answered Moses, “Go out in front of the people. Take with you some of the elders of Israel and take in your hand the staff(A) with which you struck the Nile,(B) and go.

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“Take the staff,(A) and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water.(B) You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink.”

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