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Exodus 9 vs. 1-7 with Betty

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9 Then the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.

2 For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still,

3 Behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.

4 And the Lord shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children’s of Israel.

5 And the Lord appointed a set time, saying, To morrow the Lord shall do this thing in the land.

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.

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.

K.J.V. Bible Text

 My Thoughts:

 As Pharaoh had repeatedly hardened his heart and refused to let the Israelite people go, the Lord now told Moses to tell him that if he still refused to let the people go he would bring a plague upon the cattle of the Egyptians but not upon the cattle of the Hebrew people. This was done by the Lord at the exact time he had appointed.  Pharaoh saw this but yet hardened his heart once more and did not let the people go. 

From a modern point of view, it seems that Pharaoh was not only hard hearted but perhaps hard-headed as well.  He could not seem to learn from experience!

Betty Killebrew

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