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Exodus 9:13-35 World English Bible (WEB)

13 Yahweh said to Moses, “Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and tell him, ‘This is what Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, that they may serve me. 14 For this time I will send all my plagues against your heart, against your officials, and against your people; that you may know that there is no one like me in all the earth. 15 For now I would have stretched out my hand, and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the earth; 16 but indeed for this cause I have made you stand: to show you my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth; 17 as you still exalt yourself against my people, that you won’t let them go. 18 Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as has not been in Egypt since the day it was founded even until now. 19 Now therefore command that all of your livestock and all that you have in the field be brought into shelter. Every man and animal that is found in the field, and isn’t brought home, the hail shall come down on them, and they shall die.”’”

20 Those who feared Yahweh’s word among the servants of Pharaoh made their servants and their livestock flee into the houses. 21 Whoever didn’t respect Yahweh’s word left his servants and his livestock in the field.

22 Yahweh said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, on man, and on animal, and on every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.”

23 Moses stretched out his rod toward the heavens, and Yahweh sent thunder, hail, and lightning flashed down to the earth. Yahweh rained hail on the land of Egypt. 24 So there was very severe hail, and lightning mixed with the hail, such as had not been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. 25 The hail struck throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and animal; and the hail struck every herb of the field, and broke every tree of the field. 26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, there was no hail.

27 Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “I have sinned this time. Yahweh is righteous, and I and my people are wicked. 28 Pray to Yahweh; for there has been enough of mighty thunderings and hail. I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.”

29 Moses said to him, “As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands to Yahweh. The thunders shall cease, and there will not be any more hail; that you may know that the earth is Yahweh’s. 30 But as for you and your servants, I know that you don’t yet fear Yahweh God.”

31 The flax and the barley were struck, for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was in bloom. 32 But the wheat and the spelt were not struck, for they had not grown up. 33 Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands to Yahweh; and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured on the earth. 34 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. 35 The heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he didn’t let the children of Israel go, just as Yahweh had spoken through Moses.

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Exodus 9:13-35 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

13 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Rise up early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, “Let My people go, that they may serve Me. 14 For this time I will send all My plagues [a]on you and your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is no one like Me in all the earth. 15 For if by now I had put forth My hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, you would then have been cut off from the earth. 16 But, indeed, for this reason I have allowed you to [b]remain, in order to show you My power and in order to proclaim My name through all the earth. 17 Still you exalt yourself against My people [c]by not letting them go.

The Plague of Hail

18 Behold, about this time tomorrow, I will [d]send a very heavy hail, such as has not been seen in Egypt from the day it was founded [e]until now. 19 Now therefore send, bring your livestock and whatever you have in the field to safety. Every man and beast that is found in the field and is not brought home, when the hail comes down on them, will die.”’” 20 The one among the servants of Pharaoh who [f]feared the word of the Lord made his servants and his livestock flee into the houses; 21 but he who [g]paid no regard to the word of the Lord [h]left his servants and his livestock in the field.

22 Now the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that [i]hail may fall on all the land of Egypt, on man and on beast and on every plant of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.” 23 Moses stretched out his staff toward the sky, and the Lord [j]sent [k]thunder and hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt. 24 So there was hail, and fire [l]flashing continually in the midst of the hail, very severe, such as had not been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. 25 The hail struck all that was in the field through all the land of Egypt, both man and beast; the hail also struck every plant of the field and shattered every tree of the field. 26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the sons of Israel were, there was no hail.

27 Then Pharaoh [m]sent for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “I have sinned this time; the Lord is the righteous one, and I and my people are the wicked ones. 28 Make supplication to the Lord, for there has been enough of God’s [n]thunder and hail; and I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.” 29 Moses said to him, “As soon as I go out of the city, I will spread out my [o]hands to the Lord; the [p]thunder will cease and there will be hail no longer, that you may know that the earth is the Lord’s. 30 But as for you and your servants, I know that you do not yet [q]fear [r]the Lord God.” 31 (Now the flax and the barley were [s]ruined, for the barley was in the ear and the flax was in bud. 32 But the wheat and the spelt were not [t]ruined, for they ripen late.) 33 So Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread out his [u]hands to the Lord; and the [v]thunder and the hail ceased, and rain [w]no longer poured on the earth. 34 But when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the [x]thunder had ceased, he sinned again and [y]hardened his heart, he and his servants. 35 Pharaoh’s heart was [z]hardened, and he did not let the sons of Israel go, just as the Lord had spoken through Moses.

Footnotes:

  1. Exodus 9:14 Lit to your heart
  2. Exodus 9:16 Lit stand
  3. Exodus 9:17 Lit so as not to let
  4. Exodus 9:18 Lit cause to rain
  5. Exodus 9:18 Lit and until now
  6. Exodus 9:20 Or revered
  7. Exodus 9:21 Lit did not set his heart to
  8. Exodus 9:21 Lit then left
  9. Exodus 9:22 Lit there may be hail
  10. Exodus 9:23 Lit gave
  11. Exodus 9:23 Lit sounds
  12. Exodus 9:24 Lit taking hold of itself
  13. Exodus 9:27 Lit sent and called
  14. Exodus 9:28 Lit sounds
  15. Exodus 9:29 Lit palms
  16. Exodus 9:29 Lit sounds
  17. Exodus 9:30 Or reverence
  18. Exodus 9:30 Lit before the Lord
  19. Exodus 9:31 Lit smitten
  20. Exodus 9:32 Lit smitten
  21. Exodus 9:33 Lit palms
  22. Exodus 9:33 Lit sounds
  23. Exodus 9:33 Lit was not poured
  24. Exodus 9:34 Lit sounds
  25. Exodus 9:34 Lit made heavy
  26. Exodus 9:35 Lit strong
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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