Plague on the Firstborn
11:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring
one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he
will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall
surely thrust you out hence altogether.
11:2 Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man
borrow of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor,
jewels of silver and jewels of gold.
11:3 And the LORD 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.
11:4 And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight
will I go out into the midst of Egypt:
11:5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die,
from the first born of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne,
even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind
the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
11:6 And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land
of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like
it any more.
11:7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a
dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know
how that the LORD doth put a difference between the
Egyptians and Israel.
11:8 And all these thy servants shall come down unto me,
and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and
all the people that follow thee: and after that I will go
out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.
11:9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall not
hearken unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the
land of Egypt.
11:10 And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before
Pharaoh: and the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he
would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.