9:1 Then the LORD said to Moses, Go in to Pharaoh, and tell him,
Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that
they may serve me.
9:2 For if thou shalt refuse to let [them] go, and wilt hold
9:3 Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which are in
the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels,
upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: [there shall be] a very
9:4 And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel, and
the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all [that]
belongs to the children of Israel.
9:5 And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, To-morrow the
LORD will do this thing in the land.
9:6 And the LORD did that thing on the morrow, and all the
cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of
Israel died not one.
9:7 And Pharaoh sent, and behold, there was not one of the
cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was
hardened, and he did not let the people go.
9:8 And the LORD said to Moses and to Aaron, Take to you
handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it
towards heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.
9:9 And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and
shall be a boil breaking forth [with] blains upon man, and upon
beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.
9:10 And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before
Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it towards heaven; and it became a
boil breaking forth [with] blains upon man, and upon beast.
9:11 And the magicians could not stand before Moses, because of
the boil: for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the
9:12 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he
hearkened not to them; as the LORD had spoke to Moses.
9:13 And the LORD said to Moses, Rise early in the morning, and
stand before Pharaoh, and say to him, Thus saith the LORD God
of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
9:14 For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thy heart,
and upon thy servants, and upon thy people: that thou mayest
know that [there is] none like me in all the earth.
9:15 For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee
and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from
9:16 And in very deed for this [cause] have I raised thee up, to
show [in] thee my power; and that my name may be declared
throughout all the earth.
9:17 As yet dost thou exalt thyself against my people, that thou
wilt not let them go?
9:18 Behold, to-morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a
very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since its
foundation even until now.
9:19 Send therefore now, [and] gather thy cattle, and all that
thou hast in the field: [for upon] every man and beast which
shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the
hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die.
9:20 He that feared the word of the LORD, among the servants of
Pharaoh, made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses:
9:21 And he that regarded not the word of the LORD, left his
servants and his cattle in the field.
9:22 And the LORD said to Moses, Stretch forth thy hand towards
heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon
man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field,
throughout the land of Egypt.
9:23 And Moses stretched forth his rod towards heaven, and the
LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the
ground: and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
9:24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very
grievous, such as there had been none like it in all the land
of Egypt, since it became a nation.
9:25 And the hail smote, throughout all the land of Egypt, all
that [was] in the field, both man and beast, and the hail smote
every herb of the field and broke every tree of the field.
9:26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel
[were], there was no hail.
9:27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said
to them, I have sinned this time: the LORD [is] righteous, and
I and my people [are] wicked.
9:28 Entreat the LORD (for [it is] enough) that there be no
[more] mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and
ye shall stay no longer.
9:29 And Moses said to him, As soon as I am gone out of the
city, I will spread abroad my hands to the LORD; [and] the
thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that
thou mayest know how that the earth [is] the LORD'S.
9:30 But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not
yet fear the LORD God.
9:31 And the flax and the barley were smitten: for the barley
[was] in the ear, and the flax [was] bolled.
9:32 But the wheat and the rye were not smitten; for they [were]
not grown up.
9:33 And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread
abroad his hands to the LORD: and the thunders and hail ceased,
and the rain was not poured upon the earth.
9:34 And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the
thunders had ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his
heart, he and his servants.
9:35 And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let
the children of Israel go; as the LORD had spoken by Moses.