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Then Pharaoh called for Moses and said, I have sinned. And Moses entreated the Lord, and the West Wind took away the Locusts—but the Lord hardened Pharaoh's Heart, and he would not let the Israelites go.

Then Moses stretched forth his Hand, and there was a thick darkness three days; they saw not one , another for three days, but all the Israelites had light in their dwellings. And Pharaoh called for Moses and said, Go ye, serve the Lord, only let your Flocks remain, and he would not let the Cattle go.-And the Lord said, I will bring one Plague more. All the firstborn in the Land of Egypt shall die.

CHAPTER 25.

THE PASSOver-THE LORD LEADS THE ISRAELITES

OUT OF EGYPT.

AND the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the Land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the first month of the year, in the tenth day of the month let every man take a Lamb, a Lamb for an house, and on the fourteenth day, the whole congregation shall kill it in the evening-and they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses; and eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and let nothing remain until the morning-with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand, ye shall eat it and

ye shall eat it in haste, it is The Lord's PassOVER. For I will pass through the Land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the first-born, both man and beast, and against all the Gods of Egypt, I will execute judgment, I am the Lord.----And the blood shall be a token

the houses where you are, and when I see the blood I will pass over that house. And this. day shall be unto you a Memorial, and ye shall keep it a feast unto the Lord throughout your generations for ever.

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And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord destroyed all the first-born in the Land of Egypt, and the first-born of Cattle. And Pharaoh rose up in the night and all the Egyptians, and there was a great cry, for in every house one was dead.-Then Pharaoh called for Moses and said, Rise up and go, ye and your flocks; and the Egyptians were urgent to send them away in haste, and they took their dough in their kneading troughs, and they borrowed of the Egyptians Jewels of Gold and Jewels of Silver, and Raiment, and God gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required, and they spoiled the Egyptians. And they journeyed to Succoth, Six Hundred Thousand Men besides Children.

Now the Children of Israel had dwelt in Egypt Four Hundred and Thirty Years, and Moses said unto the People, Remember this day, in which ye came out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out from this place; ye shall keep this day as a Memorial for ever.

And God led the People through the Wilderness to the Red Sea; and they took the bones of Joseph with them. And the Lord went before them in a Pillar of a Cloud by day, and in a Pillar of Fire by night.

CHAPTER 26.

THE EGYPTIANS IN THE RED SEA. And Pharaoh's heart was turned against the Israelites, and he made ready all the Chariots of Egypt and pursued after the Israelites, with his Horsemen and his

Army, and overtook them encamping by the Red Sea. -And when the Children of Israel saw the Egyptians, they were sore afraid, and murmured: but Moses said, Fear not, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord; for the Egyptians, whom ye have seen to-day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

And the Pillar of the Cloud which went before the Camp of Israel, removed and went behind them, and became a Cloud of Darkness to the Egyptians, but gave' light by night to the Israelites.—And Moses stretched out his hand over the Sea, and the Lord caused the Sea to go back by a strong East Wind all that night, and made the Sea Dry Land. And the Israelites went into the midst of the Sea upon the Dry Ground, and the Waters were a Wall to them on the right hand and on the left. And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the Sea.—And in the morning watch, the Lord looked into the host of Egypt through the Pillar, and they were troubled, and said, Let us flee from Israel, for the Lord fighteth for them.

And the Lord commanded, and Moses stretched out his hand over the Sea, and the Sea returned to his strength when the'morning appeared, and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the Sea. And the waters returned and covered the Chariots, and the Horsemen, and all the Host of Pharaoh, there remained not one of them.Thus the Lord saved Israel that day, and the people believed the Lord and his servant Moses. Then

sang Moses and the Children of Israel, this song unto the Lord, saying, I will sing unto the Lord for he hath triumphed gloriously; the Horse and his Rider hath he thrown into the Sea. And Miriam the Prophetess, the Sister of Aaron, took a Timbrel in her

hand, and all the Women went out after her with Timbrels and with Dances, and answered, saying, Sing ye to the Lord for he hath triumphed gloriously; the Horse and his Rider hath he thrown into the Sea.

CHAPTER 27.

THE WANDERING IN THE WILDERNESS,

The Book which relates this going of the Israelites out of Egypt is called the Book of EXODUS, which means going out. And the Children of Jacob, or Israel, were now become a numerous People, and delivered from the Egyptians, but it was forty years more that they wandered up and down in the Country between Egypt and the promised land, the land of Canaan, which is called their wandering in the Wilderness. During all which time they were led by Moses and Aaron, and they lived in Camps, and had no Cities or Towns to dwell in.

So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea, and they went into the Wilderness and had no Water for three days, and when they found Wåter at Marah it was bitter. And Moses threw a Tree into the Water and it became sweet.-But the Israelites murmured against *Moses and Aaron, saying, Would we had died in Egypt, for ye

have brought us forth to this Wilderness to die of hunger. And Moses spake unto Aaron, say unto all the Congregation, Come near before the Lord, for he hath heard your murmurings,-and as Aaron spake to the People, they looked toward the Wilderness, and behold, the Glory of the Lord appeared in the Cloud. And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, I have heard their murmurings, speak unto them, saying, At Even ye shall eat flesh, and in the Morning ye shall be filled with bread; for ye shall know that I am the Lord.

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And it came to pass, that at even the Quails came up and covered the Camp, and in the morning the dew lay round about the host, and when the dew was gone up, behold

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the face of the Wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground. And Moses said, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat. And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his family, and when the Sun waxed hot, it melted. And on the sixth day they gathered twice as much, and laid it up for the seventh day; on the seventh day they gathered

And they called it Manna. It was like Coriander Seed, white, and the taste like wafers made with honey. And thus the Lord fed them with Manna the whole forty years they remained in the Wilderness. And Israel murmured again for Water, and the Lord said to Moses, Go before the People, and I will stand before thee upon the Rock of Horeb, and thou shalt strike the Rock with thy Rod, and there shall come Water out of it, that the People may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the Elders of Israel. And Moses chose able men out of Israel, and made them Heads over the People, Rulers of Thousands, of Hundreds, of Fifties, and Tens. And they judged the People at all seasons, the hard causes they brought to Moses, but every smaller matter they judged themselves.

CHAPTER 28.

GOD GIVES THE TEN COMMANDMENTS TO MOSES.

AND Israel came into the Wilderness of Sinai, and camped before the Mount. And Moses went up unto God, and the Lord spake unto him out of the Mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the Children of

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