80 MOSHEH AND AARON GO TO PHARAOH
After Two Years, Mosheh and Aaron again go to Pharaoh, but Pharaoh will not Hearken. YAHWEH afflicts Egypt with all manner of Plagues and Afflictions. The First-born of all the Egyptians is Slain. Pharaoh sends the Children of Yisrael away, and all the Egyptians rise up to urge their Departure, but they will not go in the Night.
1 And at the end of two years, YAHWEH again sent Mosheh to Pharaoh to bring forth the children of Yisrael, and to send them out of the land of Egypt.
2 And Mosheh went and came to the house of Pharaoh, and he spoke to him the words of YAHWEH who had sent him, but Pharaoh would not hearken to the voice of YAHWEH, and YAHWEH roused his might in Egypt upon Pharaoh and his subjects, and YAHWEH smote Pharaoh and his people with very great and sore plagues.
3 And YAHWEH sent by the hand of Aaron and turned all the waters of Egypt into blood, with all their streams and rivers.
4 And when an Egyptian came to drink and draw water, he looked into his pitcher, and behold all the water was turned into blood; and when he came to drink from his cup the water in the cup became blood.
5 And when a woman kneaded her dough and cooked her victuals, their appearance was turned to that of blood.
6 And YAHWEH sent again and caused all their waters to bring forth frogs, and all the frogs came into the houses of the Egyptians.
7 And when the Egyptians drank, their bellies were filled with frogs and they danced in their bellies as they dance when in the river.
8 And all their drinking water and cooking water turned to frogs, also when they lay in their beds their perspiration bred frogs.
9 Notwithstanding all this the anger of YAHWEH did not turn from them, and his hand was stretched out against all the Egyptians to smite them with every heavy plague.
10 And he sent and smote their dust to lice, and the lice became in Egypt to the height of two cubits upon the earth.
11 The lice were also very numerous, in the flesh of man and beast, in all the inhabitants of Egypt, also upon the king and queen YAHWEH sent the lice, and it grieved Egypt exceedingly on account of the lice.
12 Notwithstanding this, the anger of YAHWEH did not turn away, and his hand was still stretched out over Egypt.
13 And YAHWEH sent all kinds of beasts of the field into Egypt, and they came and destroyed all Egypt, man and beast, and trees, and all things that were in Egypt.
14 And YAHWEH sent fiery serpents, scorpions, mice, weasels, toads, together with others creeping in dust.
15 Flies, hornets, fleas, bugs and gnats, each swarm according to its kind.
16 And all reptiles and winged animals according to their kind came to Egypt and grieved the Egyptians exceedingly.
17 And the fleas and flies came into the eyes and ears of the Egyptians.
18 And the hornet came upon them and drove them away, and they removed from it into their inner rooms, and it pursued them.
19 And when the Egyptians hid themselves on account of the swarm of animals, they locked their doors after them, and YAHWEH ordered the Sulanuth which was in the sea, to come up and go into Egypt.
20 And she had long arms, ten cubits in length of the cubit of a man.
21 And she went upon the roofs and uncovered the raftering and flooring and cut them, and stretched forth her arm into the house and removed the lock and the bolt, and opened the houses of Egypt.
22 Afterward came the swarm of animals into the houses of Egypt, and the swarm of animals destroyed the Egyptians, and it grieved them exceedingly.
23 Notwithstanding this the anger of YAHWEH did not turn away from the Egyptians, and his hand was yet stretched forth against them.
24 And YAHWEH sent the pestilence, and the pestilence pervaded Egypt, in the horses and asses, and in the camels, in herds of oxen and sheep and in man.
25 And when the Egyptians rose up early in the morning to take their cattle to pasture they found all their cattle dead.
26 And there remained of the cattle of the Egyptians only one in ten, and of the cattle belonging to Yisrael in Goshen not one died.
27 And YAHWEH sent a burning inflammation in the flesh of the Egyptians, which burst their skins, and it became a severe itch in all the Egyptians from the soles of their feet to the crowns of their heads.
28 And many boils were in their flesh, that their flesh wasted away until they became rotten and putrid.
29 Notwithstanding this the anger of YAHWEH did not turn away, and his hand was still stretched out over all Egypt.
30 And YAHWEH sent a very heavy hail, which smote their vines and broke their fruit trees and dried them up that they fell upon them.
31 Also every green herb became dry and perished, for a mingling fire descended amidst the hail, therefore the hail and the fire consumed all things.
32 Also men and beasts that were found abroad perished of the flames of fire and of the hail, and all the young lions were exhausted.
33 And YAHWEH sent and brought numerous locusts into Egypt, the Chasel, Salom, Chargol, and Chagole, locusts each of its kind, which devoured all that the hail had left remaining.
34 Then the Egyptians rejoiced at the locusts, although they consumed the produce of the field, and they caught them in abundance and salted them for food.
35 And YAHWEH turned a mighty wind of the sea which took away all the locusts, even those that were salted, and thrust them into the Red Sea; not one locust remained within the boundaries of Egypt.
36 And YAHWEH sent darkness upon Egypt, that the whole land of Egypt and Pathros became dark for three days, so that a man could not see his hand when he lifted it to his mouth.
37 At that time died many of the people of Yisrael who had rebelled against YAHWEH and who would not hearken to Mosheh and Aaron, and believed not in them that YAHWEH had sent them.
38 And who had said, We will not go forth from Egypt lest we perish with hunger in a desolate wilderness, and who would not hearken to the voice of Mosheh.
39 And YAHWEH plagued them in the three days of darkness, and the Yisraelites buried them in those days, without the Egyptians knowing of them or rejoicing over them.
40 And the darkness was very great in Egypt for three days, and any person who was standing when the darkness came, remained standing in his place, and he that was sitting remained sitting, and he that was lying continued lying in the same state, and he that was walking remained sitting upon the ground in the same spot; and this thing happened to all the Egyptians, until the darkness had passed away.
41 And the days of darkness passed away, and YAHWEH sent Mosheh and Aaron to the children of Yisrael, saying, Celebrate your feast and make your Passover, for behold I come in the midst of the night among all the Egyptians, and I will smite all their first born, from the first born of a man to the first born of a beast, and when I see your Passover, I will pass over you.
42 And the children of Yisrael did according to all that YAHWEH had commanded Mosheh and Aaron, thus did they in that night.
43 And it came to pass in the middle of the night, that YAHWEH went forth in the midst of Egypt, and smote all the first born of the Egyptians, from the first born of man to the first born of beast.
44 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians, and there was a great cry throughout Egypt in that night, for there was not a house in which there was not a corpse.
45 Also the likenesses of the first born of Egypt, which were carved in the walls at their houses, were destroyed and fell to the ground.
46 Even the bones of their first born who had died before this and whom they had buried in their houses, were raked up by the dogs of Egypt on that night and dragged before the Egyptians and cast before them.
47 And all the Egyptians saw this evil which had suddenly come upon them, and all the Egyptians cried out with a loud voice.
48 And all the families of Egypt wept upon that night, each man for his son and each man for his daughter, being the first born, and the tumult of Egypt was heard at a distance on that night.
49 And Bathia the daughter of Pharaoh went forth with the king on that night to seek Mosheh and Aaron in their houses, and they found them in their houses, eating and drinking and rejoicing with all Yisrael.
50 And Bathia said to Mosheh, Is this the reward for the good which I have done to you, who have reared you and stretched you out, and you have brought this evil upon me and my father's house?
51 And Mosheh said to her, Surely ten plagues did YAHWEH bring upon Egypt; did any evil accrue to you from any of them? did one of them affect you? and she said, No.
52 And Mosheh said to her, Although you are the first born to your mother, you shalt not die, and no evil shall reach you in the midst of Egypt.
53 And she said, What advantage is it to me, when I see the king, my brother, and all his household and subjects in this evil, whose first born perish with all the first born of Egypt?
54 And Mosheh said to her, Surely your brother and his household, and subjects, the families of Egypt, would not hearken to the words of YAHWEH, therefore did this evil come upon them.
55 And Pharaoh king of Egypt approached Mosheh and Aaron, and some of the children of Yisrael who were with them in that place, and he prayed to them, saying,
56 Rise up and take your brethren, all the children of Yisrael who are in the land, with their sheep and oxen, and all belonging to them, they shall leave nothing remaining, only pray for me to YAHWEH your Elohim.
57 And Mosheh said to Pharaoh, Behold though you are your mother's first born, yet fear not, for you wilt not die, for YAHWEH has commanded that you shalt live, in order to show you his great might and strong stretched out arm.
58 And Pharaoh ordered the children of Yisrael to be sent away, and all the Egyptians strengthened themselves to send them, for they said, We are all perishing.
59 And all the Egyptians sent the Yisraelites forth, with great riches, sheep and oxen and precious things, according to the oath of YAHWEH between him and our Father Abraham.
60 And the children of Yisrael delayed going forth at night, and when the Egyptians came to them to bring them out, they said to them, Are we thieves, that we should go forth at night?
61 And the children of Yisrael asked of the Egyptians, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and the children of Yisrael stripped the Egyptians.
62 And Mosheh hastened and rose up and went to the river of Egypt, and brought up from thence the coffin of Yoseph and took it with him.
63 The children of Yisrael also brought up, each man his father's coffin with him, and each man the coffins of his tribe.