5:1And afterwards Moses and Aaron went in, and said to Pharaoh, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, Let my people go that they may celebrate a feast to me in the wilderness.
5:2And Pharaoh said, Who is Jehovah, to whose voice I am to hearken to let Israel go? I do not know Jehovah, neither will I let Israel go.
5:3And they said, The God of the Hebrews has met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to Jehovah our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence or with sword.
5:4And the king of Egypt said to them, Why do ye, Moses and Aaron, wish to have the people go off from their works? Away, to your burdens!
5:5And Pharaoh said, Behold the people of the land are now many, and ye wish to make them rest from their burdens.
5:6And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,
5:7Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.
5:8And the number of the bricks they have made heretofore shall ye lay upon them: ye shall not diminish any of it, for they are idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.
5:9Let them put heavier labour on the men, that they may be taken up with it, and not regard vain words.
5:10And the taskmasters of the people and their officers went out and spoke to the people, saying, Thus says Pharaoh: I will not give you straw:
5:11go ye, get yourselves straw where ye may find it; but none of your work shall be diminished.
5:12And the people were scattered abroad throughout the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.
5:13And the taskmasters urged them, saying, Fulfil your labours, the daily work, as when there was straw.
5:14And the officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and it was said, Why have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick, both yesterday and to-day, as heretofore?
5:15Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried to Pharaoh, saying, Why dost thou deal thus with thy bondmen?
5:16There is no straw given to thy bondmen, and they say to us, Make brick; and behold, thy bondmen are beaten, but it is the fault of thy people.
5:17And he said, Ye are idle, idle! therefore ye say, Let us go and sacrifice to Jehovah.
5:18And now go -- work! and straw shall not be given you, and ye shall deliver the measure of bricks.
5:19And the officers of the children of Israel saw that it stood ill with them, because it was said, Ye shall not diminish anything from your bricks, the daily work.
5:20And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood there to meet them, as they came out from Pharaoh.
5:21And they said to them, Jehovah look upon you and judge, that ye have made our odour to stink in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his bondmen, putting a sword into their hand to kill us!
5:22And Moses returned to Jehovah, and said, Lord, why hast thou done evil to this people? why now hast thou sent me?
5:23For ever since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all!
6:1And Jehovah said to Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh; for by a strong hand shall he let them go, and by a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.
6:2And God spoke to Moses, and said to him, I am Jehovah.
6:4And I established also my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, in which they were sojourners.
6:5And I have heard also the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians have forced to serve, and I have remembered my covenant.
6:6Therefore say unto the children of Israel, I am Jehovah, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from their service, and I will redeem you with a stretched-out arm, and with great judgments.
6:7And I will take you to me for a people, and will be your God; and ye shall know that I, Jehovah your God, am he who bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
6:8And I will bring you into the land concerning which I swore to give it unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; and I will give it you for a possession: I am Jehovah.
6:9And Moses spoke thus to the children of Israel; but they did not listen to Moses from anguish of spirit, and from hard service.
6:10And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
6:11Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.
6:12And Moses spoke before Jehovah, saying, Lo, the children of Israel do not hearken to me: how then should Pharaoh hearken to me, to me of uncircumcised lips?
6:13And Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron, and gave them a commandment to the children of Israel, and to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
6:14These are the heads of their fathers' houses: the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Enoch and Phallu, Hezron and Carmi: these are the families of Reuben.
6:15-- And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Saul the son of a Canaanitish woman: these are the families of Simeon.
6:16And these are the names of the sons of Levi, according to their generations: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari. And the years of the life of Levi were a hundred and thirty-seven years.
6:17The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, according to their families.
6:18And the sons of Kohath: Amram, and Jizhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel. And the years of the life of Kohath were a hundred and thirty-three years.
6:19And the sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi: these are the families of Levi according to their generations.
6:20And Amram took Jochebed his aunt as wife; and she bore him Aaron and Moses. And the years of the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty-seven years.
6:21And the sons of Jizhar: Korah, and Nepheg, and Zicri.
6:22And the sons of Uzziel: Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Sithri.
6:23And Aaron took Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahshon, as wife; and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
6:24And the sons of Korah: Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the families of the Korahites.
6:25And Eleazar Aaron's son took one of the daughters of Putiel as wife; and she bore him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families.
6:26This is that Aaron and Moses, to whom Jehovah said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their hosts.
6:27These are they who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: this is that Moses and Aaron.
6:28And it came to pass on the day when Jehovah spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,
6:29that Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, I am Jehovah: speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee.
6:30And Moses said before Jehovah, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how will Pharaoh hearken unto me?
7:1And Jehovah said to Moses, See, I have made thee God to Pharaoh; and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
7:2Thou shalt speak all that I command thee; and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.
7:3And I will render Pharaoh's heart obdurate, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.
7:4And Pharaoh will not hearken unto you; and I will lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth my hosts, my people, the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.
7:5And the Egyptians shall know that I am Jehovah, when I stretch forth my hand on Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them.
7:6And Moses and Aaron did as Jehovah had commanded them: so did they.
7:7And Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron was eighty-three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh.
7:8And Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
7:10And Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and did so, as Jehovah had commanded; and Aaron cast down his staff before Pharaoh, and before his bondmen, and it became a serpent.
7:11And Pharaoh also called the sages and the sorcerers; and they too, the scribes of Egypt, did so with their enchantments:
7:12they cast down every man his staff, and they became serpents; but Aaron's staff swallowed up their staves.
7:13And Pharaoh's heart was stubborn, and he hearkened not to them, as Jehovah had said.
7:14And Jehovah said to Moses, Pharaoh's heart is hardened: he refuseth to let the people go.
7:15Go unto Pharaoh in the morning -- behold, he will go out unto the water -- and take thy stand by the bank of the river in front of him; and take in thy hand the staff that was turned into a serpent.
7:16And say unto him, Jehovah the God of the Hebrews has sent me to thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness; but behold, hitherto thou hast not hearkened.
7:17Thus saith Jehovah: In this shalt thou know that I am Jehovah -- behold, I will smite with the staff that is in my hand upon the water which is in the river, and it shall be turned into blood.
7:18And the fish that is in the river shall die; and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink the water out of the river.
7:19And Jehovah said to Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy staff, and stretch out thy hand upon the waters of the Egyptians -- upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their reservoirs of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.
7:20And Moses and Aaron did so, as Jehovah had commanded; and he lifted up the staff, and smote the waters that were in the river before the eyes of Pharaoh, and before the eyes of his bondmen; and all the waters that were in the river were turned into blood.
7:21And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink the water of the river; and the blood was throughout the land of Egypt.
7:22And the scribes of Egypt did so with their sorceries; and Pharaoh's heart was stubborn, neither did he hearken to them, as Jehovah had said.
7:23And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, and took not this to heart either.
7:24And all the Egyptians dug round about the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river.
7:25And seven days were fulfilled, after Jehovah had smitten the river.