1Then the Lord said to Moses, Go in to Pharaoh and say to him, This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go so that they may give me worship.
2For if you will not let them go, but still keep them in your power,
3Then the hand of the Lord will put on your cattle in the field, on the horses and the asses and the camels, on the herds and the flocks, a very evil disease.
4And the Lord will make a division between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt; there will be no loss of any of the cattle of Israel.
5And the time was fixed by the Lord, and he said, Tomorrow the Lord will do this thing in the land.
6And on the day after, the Lord did as he had said, causing the death of all the cattle of Egypt, but there was no loss of any of the cattle of Israel.
7And Pharaoh sent and got word that there was no loss of any of the cattle of Israel. But the heart of Pharaoh was hard and he did not let the people go.
8And the Lord said to Moses and to Aaron, Take in your hand a little dust from the fire and let Moses send it in a shower up to heaven before the eyes of Pharaoh.
9And it will become small dust over all the land of Egypt, and will be a skin-disease bursting out in wounds on man and beast through all the land of Egypt.
10So they took some dust from the fire, and placing themselves before Pharaoh, Moses sent it out in a shower up to heaven; and it became a skin-disease bursting out on man and on beast.
11And the wonder-workers were not able to take their places before Moses, because of the disease; for the disease was on the wonder-workers and on all the Egyptians.
12And the Lord made Pharaoh’s heart hard, and he would not give ear to them, as the Lord had said.
13And the Lord said to Moses, Get up early in the morning and take your place before Pharaoh, and say to him, This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go so that they may give me worship.
14For this time I will send all my punishments on yourself and on your servants and on your people; so that you may see that there is no other like me in all the earth.
15For if I had put the full weight of my hand on you and your people, you would have been cut off from the earth:
16But, for this very reason, I have kept you from destruction, to make clear to you my power, and so that my name may be honoured through all the earth.
17Are you still uplifted in pride against my people so that you will not let them go?
18Truly, tomorrow about this time I will send down an ice-storm, such as never was in Egypt from its earliest days till now.
19Then send quickly and get in your cattle and all you have from the fields; for if any man or beast in the field has not been put under cover, the ice-storm will come down on them with destruction.
20Then everyone among the servants of Pharaoh who had the fear of the Lord, made his servants and his cattle come quickly into the house:
21And he who gave no attention to the word of the Lord, kept his servants and his cattle in the field.
22And the Lord said to Moses, Now let your hand be stretched out to heaven so that there may be an ice-storm on all the land of Egypt, on man and on beast and on every plant of the field through all the land of Egypt.
23And Moses put out his rod to heaven: and the Lord sent thunder, and an ice-storm, and fire running down on the earth; the Lord sent an ice-storm on the land of Egypt.
24So there was an ice-storm with fire running through it, coming down with great force, such as never was in all the land of Egypt from the time when it became a nation.
25And through all the land of Egypt the ice-storm came down on everything which was in the fields, on man and on beast; and every green plant was crushed and every tree of the field broken.
26Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, there was no ice-storm.
27Then Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, I have done evil this time: the Lord is upright, and I and my people are sinners.
28Make prayer to the Lord; for there has been enough of these thunderings of God and this ice-storm; and I will let you go and will keep you no longer.
29And Moses said, When I am gone outside the town, my hands will be stretched out to the Lord; the thunders and the ice-storm will come to an end, so that you may see that the earth is the Lord’s.
30But as for you and your servants, I am certain that even now the fear of the Lord God will not be in your hearts.
31And the flax and the barley were damaged, for the barley was almost ready to be cut and the flax was in flower.
32But the rest of the grain-plants were undamaged, for they had not come up.
33So Moses went out of the town, and stretching out his hands made prayer to God: and the thunders and the ice-storm came to an end; and the fall of rain was stopped.
34But when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the ice-storm and the thunders were ended, he went on sinning, and made his heart hard, he and his servants.
35And the heart of Pharaoh was hard, and he did not let the people go, as the Lord had said by the mouth of Moses.
1And the Lord said to Moses, Go in to Pharaoh: for I have made his heart and the hearts of his servants hard, so that I may let my signs be seen among them:
2And so that you may be able to give to your son and to your son’s son the story of my wonders in Egypt, and the signs which I have done among them; so that you may see that I am the Lord.
3Then Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and said to him, This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: How long will you be lifted up in your pride before me? let my people go so that they may give me worship.
4For if you will not let my people go, tomorrow I will send locusts into your land:
5And the face of the earth will be covered with them, so that you will not be able to see the earth: and they will be the destruction of everything which up to now has not been damaged, everything which was not crushed by the ice-storm, and every tree still living in your fields.
6And your houses will be full of them, and the houses of your servants and of all the Egyptians; it will be worse than anything your fathers have seen or their fathers, from the day when they were living on the earth till this day. And so he went out from Pharaoh.
7And Pharaoh’s servants said to him, How long is this man to be the cause of evil to us? let the men go so that they may give worship to the Lord their God: are you not awake to Egypt’s danger?
8Then Moses and Aaron came in again before Pharaoh: and he said to them, Go and give worship to the Lord your God: but which of you are going?
9And Moses said, We will go with our young and our old, with our sons and our daughters, with our flocks and our herds; for we are to keep a feast to the Lord.
10And he said to them, May the Lord be with you, if I will let you and your little ones go! take care, for your purpose clearly is evil.
11Not so; but let your males go and give worship to the Lord, as your desire is. This he said, driving them out from before him.
12And the Lord said to Moses, Let your hand be stretched out over the land of Egypt so that the locusts may come up on the land for the destruction of every green plant in the land, even everything untouched by the ice-storm.
13And Moses’ rod was stretched out over the land of Egypt, and the Lord sent an east wind over the land all that day and all the night; and in the morning the locusts came up with the east wind.
14And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, resting on every part of the land, in very great numbers; such an army of locusts had never been seen before, and never will be again.
15For all the face of the earth was covered with them, so that the land was black; and every green plant and all the fruit of the trees which was untouched by the ice-storm they took for food: not one green thing, no plant or tree, was to be seen in all the land of Egypt.
16Then Pharaoh quickly sent for Moses and Aaron, and said, I have done evil against the Lord your God and against you.
17Let me now have forgiveness for my sin this time only, and make prayer to the Lord your God that he will take away from me this death only.
18So he went out from Pharaoh and made prayer to the Lord.
19And the Lord sent a very strong west wind, which took up the locusts, driving them into the Red Sea; not one locust was to be seen in any part of Egypt.
20But the Lord made Pharaoh’s heart hard, and he did not let the children of Israel go.
21And the Lord said to Moses, Let your hand be stretched out to heaven, and all the land of Egypt will be dark, so that men will be feeling their way about in the dark.
22And when Moses’ hand was stretched out, dark night came over all the land of Egypt for three days;
23They were not able to see one another, and no one got up from his place for three days: but where the children of Israel were living it was light.
24Then Pharaoh sent for Moses, and said, Go and give worship to the Lord; only let your flocks and your herds be kept here: your little ones may go with you.
25But Moses said, You will have to let us take burned offerings to put before the Lord our God.
26So our cattle will have to go with us, not one may be kept back; for they are needed for the worship of the Lord our God; we have no knowledge what offering we have to give till we come to the place.
27But the Lord made Pharaoh’s heart hard, and he would not let them go.
28And Pharaoh said to him, Go away from me, take care that you come not again before me; for the day when you see my face again will be your last.
29And Moses said, You say truly; I will not see your face again.
1My son, keep my teaching in your memory, and my rules in your heart:
2For they will give you increase of days, years of life, and peace.
3Let not mercy and good faith go from you; let them be hanging round your neck, recorded on your heart;
4So you will have grace and a good name in the eyes of God and men.
5Put all your hope in God, not looking to your reason for support.
6In all your ways give ear to him, and he will make straight your footsteps.
7Put no high value on your wisdom: let the fear of the Lord be before you, and keep yourself from evil:
8This will give strength to your flesh, and new life to your bones.
9Give honour to the Lord with your wealth, and with the first-fruits of all your increase:
10So your store-houses will be full of grain, and your vessels overflowing with new wine.
11My son, do not make your heart hard against the Lord’s teaching; do not be made angry by his training:
12For to those who are dear to him the Lord says sharp words, and makes the son in whom he has delight undergo pain.
13Happy is the man who makes discovery of wisdom, and he who gets knowledge.
14For trading in it is better than trading in silver, and its profit greater than bright gold.
15She is of more value than jewels, and nothing for which you may have a desire is fair in comparison with her.
16Long life is in her right hand, and in her left are wealth and honour.
17Her ways are ways of delight, and all her goings are peace.
18She is a tree of life to all who take her in their hands, and happy is everyone who keeps her.
19The Lord by wisdom put in position the bases of the earth; by reason he put the heavens in their place.
20By his knowledge the deep was parted, and dew came dropping from the skies.
21My son, keep good sense, and do not let wise purpose go from your eyes.
22So they will be life for your soul, and grace for your neck.
23Then you will go safely on your way, and your feet will have no cause for slipping.
24When you take your rest you will have no fear, and on your bed sleep will be sweet to you.
25Have no fear of sudden danger, or of the storm which will come on evil-doers:
26For the Lord will be your hope, and will keep your foot from being taken in the net.
27Do not keep back good from those who have a right to it, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.
28Say not to your neighbour, Go, and come again, and tomorrow I will give; when you have it by you at the time.
29Do not make evil designs against your neighbour, when he is living with you without fear.
30Do not take up a cause at law against a man for nothing, if he has done you no wrong.
31Have no envy of the violent man, or take any of his ways as an example.
32For the wrong-hearted man is hated by the Lord, but he is a friend to the upright.
33The curse of the Lord is on the house of the evil-doer, but his blessing is on the tent of the upright.
34He makes sport of the men of pride, but he gives grace to the gentle-hearted.
35The wise will have glory for their heritage, but shame will be the reward of the foolish.
23For this cause it was necessary to make the copies of the things in heaven clean with these offerings; but the things themselves are made clean with better offerings than these.
24For Christ did not go into a holy place which had been made by men’s hands as the copy of the true one; but he went into heaven itself, and now takes his place before the face of God for us.
25And he did not have to make an offering of himself again and again, as the high priest goes into the holy place every year with blood which is not his;
26For then he would have undergone a number of deaths from the time of the making of the world: but now he has come to us at the end of the old order, to put away sin by the offering of himself.
27And because by God’s law death comes to men once, and after that they are judged;
28So Christ, having at his first coming taken on himself the sins of men, will be seen a second time, without sin, by those who are waiting for him, for their salvation.
1For the law, being only a poor copy of the future good things, and not the true image of those things, is never able to make the people who come to the altar every year with the same offerings completely clean.
2For if this had been possible, would there not have been an end of those offerings, because the worshippers would have been made completely clean and would have been no longer conscious of sins?
3But year by year there is a memory of sins in those offerings.
4Because it is not possible for the blood of oxen and goats to take away sins.
5So that when he comes into the world, he says, You had no desire for offerings, but you made a body ready for me;
6You had no joy in burned offerings or in offerings for sin.
7Then I said, See, I have come to do your pleasure, O God (as it is said of me in the roll of the book).
8After saying, You had no desire for offerings, for burned offerings or offerings for sin (which are made by the law) and you had no pleasure in them,
9Then he said, See, I have come to do your pleasure. He took away the old order, so that he might put the new order in its place.
10By that pleasure we have been made holy, by the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for ever.
11And every priest takes his place at the altar day by day, doing what is necessary, and making again and again the same offerings which are never able to take away sins.
12But when Jesus had made one offering for sins for ever, he took his place at the right hand of God;
13And has been waiting there from that time, till all who are against him are made a foot-rest for his feet.
14Because by one offering he has made complete for ever those who are made holy.
15And the Holy Spirit is a witness for us: for after he had said,
16This is the agreement which I will make with them after those days, says the Lord; I will put my laws in their hearts, writing them in their minds; he said,
17And I will keep no more memory of their sins and of their evil-doings.
18Now where there is forgiveness of these, there is no more offering for sin.