New International Version
16 He called down famine(A) on the land
and destroyed all their supplies of food;
17 and he sent a man before them—
Joseph, sold as a slave.(B)
18 They bruised his feet with shackles,(C)
his neck was put in irons,
19 till what he foretold(D) came to pass,
till the word(E) of the Lord proved him true.
20 The king sent and released him,
the ruler of peoples set him free.(F)
21 He made him master of his household,
ruler over all he possessed,
22 to instruct his princes(G) as he pleased
and teach his elders wisdom.(H)
23 Then Israel entered Egypt;(I)
Jacob resided(J) as a foreigner in the land of Ham.(K)
24 The Lord made his people very fruitful;
he made them too numerous(L) for their foes,
25 whose hearts he turned(M) to hate his people,
to conspire(N) against his servants.
26 He sent Moses(O) his servant,
and Aaron,(P) whom he had chosen.(Q)
27 They performed(R) his signs(S) among them,
his wonders(T) in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness(U) and made the land dark—
for had they not rebelled against(V) his words?
29 He turned their waters into blood,(W)
causing their fish to die.(X)
30 Their land teemed with frogs,(Y)
which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.
31 He spoke,(Z) and there came swarms of flies,(AA)
and gnats(AB) throughout their country.
32 He turned their rain into hail,(AC)
with lightning throughout their land;
33 he struck down their vines(AD) and fig trees(AE)
and shattered the trees of their country.
34 He spoke,(AF) and the locusts came,(AG)
grasshoppers(AH) without number;(AI)
35 they ate up every green thing in their land,
ate up the produce of their soil.
36 Then he struck down all the firstborn(AJ) in their land,
the firstfruits of all their manhood.