God threateneth to send locusts.
Exodus 10:1 Againe the Lorde saide vnto Moses, Goe to Pharaoh: for I haue hardened his heart, and the heart of his seruants, that I might worke these my miracles in the middes of his realme, Exodus 10:2 And that thou maist declare in the eares of thy sonne, & of thy sonnes sonne, what things I haue done in Egypt, and my miracles, which I haue done among them: that ye may knowe that I am the Lorde. Exodus 10:3 Then came Moses and Aaron vnto Pharaoh, and they said vnto him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Ebrewes, Howe long wilt thou refuse to humble thy selfe before me? Let my people goe, that they may serue me. Exodus 10:4 But if thou refuse to let my people go, beholde, to morowe will I bring grashoppers into thy coastes. Exodus 10:5 And they shall couer the face of the earth, that a man can not see the earth: and they shall eate the residue which remaineth vnto you, and hath escaped from the haile: and they shall eate all your trees that bud in the fielde. Exodus 10:6 And they shall fil thine houses, and all thy seruants houses, and the houses of all the Egyptians, as neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers fathers haue seene, since the time they were vpon the earth vnto this day. So he returned, and went out from Pharaoh.
Pharaoh, moved by his servants, inclineth to let the Israelites go.
Exodus 10:7 Then Pharaohs seruants saide vnto him, How long shall he be an offence vnto vs? let the men go, that they may serue the Lord their God: wilt thou first knowe that Egypt is destroyed? Exodus 10:8 So Moses and Aaron were brought againe vnto Pharaoh, and he saide vnto them, Goe, serue the Lorde your God, but who are they that shall goe? Exodus 10:9 And Moses answered, We will go with our yong and with our olde, with our sonnes and with our daughters, with our sheepe and with our cattell will we goe: for we must celebrate a feast vnto the Lorde. Exodus 10:10 And he said vnto them, Let the Lorde so be with you, as I will let you goe and your children: beholde, for euill is before your face. Exodus 10:11 It shall not be so: nowe goe ye that are men, and serue the Lorde: for that was your desire. Then they were thrust out from Pharaohs presence.
The plague of the locusts.
Exodus 10:12 After, the Lord said vnto Moses, Stretch out thine hande vpon the lande of Egypt for the grashoppers, that they may come vpon the lande of Egypt, and eate all the herbes of the land, euen all that the haile hath left. Exodus 10:13 Then Moses stretched foorth his rod vpon the lande of Egypt: and the Lorde brought an East winde vpon the land all that day, and al that night: and in the morning the East wind brought the grashoppers. Exodus 10:14 So the grashoppers went vp vpon all the land of Egypt, and remained in all quarters of Egypt: so grieuous Grashoppers, like to these were neuer before, neither after them shalbe such. Exodus 10:15 For they couered all the face of the earth, so that the lande was darke: and they did eate all the herbes of the lande, and all the fruites of the trees, which the haile had left, so that there was no greene thing left vpon the trees, nor among the herbes of the fielde throughout all the lande of Egypt.
Pharaoh sueth Moses.
Exodus 10:16 Therefore Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste, and sayde, I haue sinned against the Lorde your God, and against you. Exodus 10:17 And nowe forgiue mee my sinne onely this once, and pray vnto the Lord your God, that hee may take away from me this death onely. Exodus 10:18 Moses then went out from Pharaoh, and prayed vnto the Lord. Exodus 10:19 And the Lorde turned a mightie strong West winde, and tooke away the grashoppers, & violently cast them into the red Sea, so that there remained not one grashopper in all the coast of Egypt. Exodus 10:20 But the Lord hardened Pharaohs heart, & hee did not let the children of Israel goe.
The plague of darkness.
Exodus 10:21 Againe ye Lord said vnto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heauen, that there may be vpon the lande of Egypt darkenesse, euen darkenesse that may be felt. Exodus 10:22 Then Moses stretched forth his hande towarde heauen, and there was a blacke darkenesse in all the land of Egypt three daies. Exodus 10:23 No man saw an other, neither rose vp from ye place where he was for three dayes: but all the children of Israel had light where they dwelt.
Pharaoh sueth again unto Moses,
Exodus 10:24 The Pharaoh called for Moses & said, Go, serue the Lord: onely your sheepe and your cattel shall abide, and your children shall go with you. Exodus 10:25 And Moses sayd, Thou must giue vs also sacrifices, and burnt offrings that wee may doe sacrifice vnto the Lord our God. Exodus 10:26 Therefore our cattell also shall go with vs: there shall not an hoofe bee left, for thereof must we take to serue the Lord our God: neither doe wee knowe howe we shall serue the Lorde, vntill we come thither.
but yet is hardened.
Exodus 10:27 (But the Lorde hardened Pharaohs heart, and he would not let them goe) Exodus 10:28 And Pharaoh sayde vnto him, Get thee from mee: looke thou see my face no more: for whensoeuer thou commest in my sight, thou shalt dye. Exodus 10:29 Then Moses said, Thou hast said wel: from henceforth will I see thy face no more.