Bishops' Bible

Exodus 10

God threateneth to send locusts.

Exodus 10:1 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moyses, go in vnto Pharao: for I haue hardened his heart, & the heart of his seruauntes, that I might shewe these my signes before hym, Exodus 10:2 And that thou tell in the audience of thy sonne, & of thy sonnes sonne what thinges I haue done in Egypt, and the miracles which I haue done amongest them: that they may know howe that I am the Lorde. Exodus 10:3 And so Moyses and Aaron came vnto Pharao, and said vnto him, Thus sayeth the Lord God of the Hebrues: How long wilt thou refuse to submit thy selfe vnto me? Let my people go, that they may serue me. Exodus 10:4 Or els if thou refuse to let my people go, beholde, to morowe wyll I bryng greshoppers into thy coastes: Exodus 10:5 And they shall couer the face of the earth, that it can not be seene: and they shall eate the residue which remayneth vnto you and is escaped from the hayle, and they shall eate euery greene tree that beareth you fruite in the fielde. Exodus 10:6 And they shall fill thy houses, and all thy seruauntes houses, and the houses of all the Egyptians, after suche a maner, as neyther thy fathers, nor thy fathers fathers haue seene since the tyme they were vpon the earth vnto this day. And he turned him selfe about, and went out from Pharao.

Pharaoh, moved by his servants, inclineth to let the Israelites go.

Exodus 10:7 And Pharaos seruauntes sayde vnto him: howe long shall he be hurtfull vnto vs? Let the men go, that they may serue the Lorde their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed? Exodus 10:8 And Moyses & Aaron were brought againe vnto Pharao, and he sayde vnto them, Go and serue the Lorde your God: but who are they that shall go? Exodus 10:9 And Moyses aunswered: we will go with our young, and with our olde, yea, and with our sonnes, & with our daughters, and with our sheepe, and with our oxen we must go: for we must holde a feast vnto the Lorde. Exodus 10:10 And he said vnto them: Let the Lord be so with you, as I will let you go, and your chyldren: take heede, for ye haue some mischiefe in hande. Exodus 10:11 Nay not so, but go they that are men, and serue the Lorde: for that was your desire. And they were thrust out of Pharaos presence.

The plague of the locusts.

Exodus 10:12 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moyses: Stretch out thyne hand ouer the lande of Egypt for greshoppers, that they may come vpon the land of Egypt, and eate all the hearbes of the lande, and all that the hayle left behynde. Exodus 10:13 And Moyses stretched foorth his rod ouer the lande of Egypt, and the Lorde brought an east winde vpon the lande all that day, and all that nyght: and in the morning the east winde brought the greshoppers. Exodus 10:14 And the greshoppers went vp ouer all the lande of Egypt, and remayned in all quarters of Egypt very greeuouslye: before them were there no suche greshoppers, neither after them shalbe. Exodus 10:15 For they couered all the face of the earth, so that the lande was darke, and they did eate al the hearbes of the land, and all the fruites of the trees whatsoeuer the hayle had lefte: there was no greene thyng left in the trees & hearbes of the fielde through al ye land of Egypt.

Pharaoh sueth Moses.

Exodus 10:16 Therefore Pharao called for Moyses and Aaron in haste, and sayde: I haue sinned agaynst the Lord your God, and agaynst you: Exodus 10:17 And nowe forgeue me my sinne only this once, and pray vnto the Lord your God that he may take awaye from me this death only. Exodus 10:18 And [Moyses] went out from Pharao, and prayed vnto the Lorde. Exodus 10:19 And the Lorde turned a myghtie strong west wynde, and it toke awaye the grashoppers, and cast them into the red sea: so that there was not one grashopper in all the coastes of Egypt. Exodus 10:20 And the Lorde hardened Pharaos heart, so that he woulde not let the children of Israel go.

The plague of darkness.

Exodus 10:21 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moyses: Stretche out thy hande vnto heauen, that there may be vpon the lande of Egypt darknesse which may be felt. Exodus 10:22 And Moyses stretched foorth his hand vnto heauen: and there was a thicke darkenesse vpon all the lande of Egypt three dayes long. Exodus 10:23 No man sawe another, neither rose vp from the place where he was by the space of three dayes: But al the children of Israel had light where thei dwelled.

Pharaoh sueth again unto Moses,

Exodus 10:24 And Pharao called for Moyses, and sayde, Go, and serue the Lorde: onlye let your sheepe & your oxen abyde, and let your chyldren go with you. Exodus 10:25 And Moyses sayde: Thou must geue vs also offeringes and burnt offeringes, for to do sacrifice vnto the Lorde our God. Exodus 10:26 Our cattell also shall go with vs, and there shall not one hoofe be left behynd, for therof must we take to serue ye Lorde our God: neither do we knowe with what we must do seruice vnto the Lord vntyll we come thyther.

but yet is hardened.

Exodus 10:27 But the Lorde hardened Pharaos heart, and he woulde not let them go. Exodus 10:28 And Pharao sayde vnto hym: Get thee from me, and take heede vnto thy selfe that thou seest my face no more: for whensoeuer thou commest in my syght, thou shalt dye. Exodus 10:29 And Moyses sayde: Let it be as thou hast sayde, I wyll see thy face no more.

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