Plague of Locusts
10:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto
Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his
servants, that I might show these my signs before him:
10:2 And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and
of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and
my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how
that I am the LORD.
10:3 And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said
unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long
wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people
go, that they may serve me.
10:4 Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to
morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast:
10:5 And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one
cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the
residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you
from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for
you out of the field:
10:6 And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all
thy servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which
neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers' fathers have seen,
since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day.
And he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh.
10:7 And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall
this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may
serve the LORD their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is
10:8 And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh:
and he said unto them, Go, serve the LORD your God: but who
are they that shall go?
10:9 And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our
old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks
and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto
10:10 And he said unto them, Let the LORD be so with you,
as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for
evil is before you.
10:11 Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the LORD;
for that ye did desire. And they were driven out from
10:12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand
over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come
up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land,
even all that the hail hath left.
10:13 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of
Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all
that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the
east wind brought the locusts.
10:14 And the locust went up over all the land of Egypt,
and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were
they; before them there were no such locusts as they,
neither after them shall be such.
10:15 For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that
the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the
land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had
left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees,
or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.
10:16 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and
he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and
10:17 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this
once, and entreat the LORD your God, that he may take away
from me this death only.
10:18 And he went out from Pharaoh, and entreated the LORD.
10:19 And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which
took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there
remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.
10:20 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he
would not let the children of Israel go.
The Plague of Darkness
10:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out
thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over
the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.
10:22 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and
there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three
10:23 They saw not one another, neither rose any from his
place for three days: but all the children of Israel had
light in their dwellings.
10:24 And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve
the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let
your little ones also go with you.
10:25 And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and
burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our
10:26 Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an
hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the
LORD our God; and we know not with what we must serve the
LORD, until we come thither.
10:27 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would
not let them go.
10:28 And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take
heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in that day thou
seest my face thou shalt die.
10:29 And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy
face again no more.