21 Then Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out your hand toward heaven that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even a darkness that can be felt.
22 So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was thick darkness throughout all the land of Egypt for three days.
23 They could not see one another, nor did anyone rise up from his place for three days, but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
24 And Pharaoh called Moses and said, Go, serve Jehovah; only let your flocks and your herds be detained. Your little ones may also go with you.
25 And Moses said, You must also let us have sacrifices and burnt offerings so that we may sacrifice to Jehovah our God.
26 So our cattle also must go with us; not a hoof must be left behind, for we must take some of them to serve Jehovah our God, and we do not know with what we must serve Jehovah until we go there.
27 But Jehovah hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he was not willing to let them go.
28 And Pharaoh said to him, Get away from me. Be sure that you do not see my face again, for on the day you see my face you shall die.
29 And Moses said, You have spoken correctly. I will never again see your face.
1 Then Jehovah said to Moses, One more plague will I bring upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt; after that he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will surely drive you out from here completely.
2 Speak now in the hearing of the people that each man is to ask of his neighbor and each woman of her neighbor for articles of silver and articles of gold.
3 And Jehovah gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants and in the sight of the people.
4 And Moses said, Thus says Jehovah, About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt,
5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits upon his throne to the firstborn of the female slave who is behind the millstones, and all the firstborn of cattle.
6 And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as has not been or ever will be again.
7 But a dog shall not bark at any of the children of Israel, at man or beast, that you may know that Jehovah makes a distinction between the Egyptians and Israel.
8 And all these servants of yours shall come down to me and bow down to me, saying, Get out, you and all the people who follow you; and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in hot anger.
9 Then Jehovah said to Moses, Pharaoh will not listen to you, in order that My wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.
10 Thus Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh, but Jehovah hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go out of his land.