23 And I said to you, Let My son go that he may serve Me; but you have refused to let him go. I will now slay your son, your firstborn.
24 And at the lodging place on the way, Jehovah came upon him and sought to put him to death.
25 Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son’s foreskin and cast it at Moses’ feet, and she said, You are indeed a bridegroom of blood to me!
26 So He let him alone. It was then that she said, A bridegroom of blood, because of the circumcision.
27 And Jehovah said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went and came upon him at the mountain of God, and he kissed him.
28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of Jehovah with which He had sent him and all the signs with which He had charged him.
29 And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel.
30 And Aaron spoke all the words which Jehovah had spoken to Moses, and he performed the signs in the sight of the people.
31 And the people believed; and when they heard that Jehovah had visited the children of Israel and that He had seen their affliction, they bowed and worshipped.
1 And afterward Moses and Aaron came and said to Pharaoh, Thus says Jehovah the God of Israel, Let My people go that they may hold a feast to Me in the wilderness.
2 But Pharaoh said, Who is Jehovah that I should listen to His voice to let Israel go? I do not know Jehovah, and I also will not let Israel go.
3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to Jehovah our God; otherwise He will fall upon us with pestilence or sword.
4 Then the king of Egypt said to them, Moses and Aaron, why are you trying to release the people from their work? Get back to your burdens.
5 And Pharaoh said, Look, the people of the land are now many, yet you want them to cease from their burdens.
6 And the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people and their officers, saying,
7 You shall no longer give the people straw to make bricks as previously; let them go and gather straw for themselves.
8 And the quota of the bricks which they made previously, you shall still place upon them; you shall not diminish any of it, for they are idle; therefore they cry out, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.
9 Let the work be laid more heavily upon such men, so that they do it and not pay attention to false words.
10 And 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.
11 You go and get your own straw wherever you can find it, for none of your work will be reduced.
12 So the people scattered throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.
13 And the taskmasters pressed them saying, Finish your work, the same daily assignment as when there was straw.