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And the sons of' Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph;
« These are the families' of the Korahites.
And Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife ; and she bare him Phinehas.
'These are the ‘heads of the fathers' '[houses] of the Levites according to their families.'
THE BONDAGE OF EGYPT. ISRAEL'S CRY TO GOD.
1-7 And the children of Israel' were fruitful, and increased
abundantly, and the land was filled' with them. 13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to 'serve 14 with rigor’; and made their lives bitter' with hard bond
age, all their bond service, wherein they made them "serve with rigor,' and the children of Israel sighed by reason of
the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto 2—24'God' by reason of the bondage. And ‘God 'heard their
groaning, and ‘God's remembered' his covenant with Abra25 ham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And ‘God’ saw the chil
dren of Israel, and ‘God’ took knowledge. .
OF HIS NAME YAHWEH. MOSES SENT TO
642 And ‘God’spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am 3 Yahweh : and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and
unto Jacob, as · El Shaddai' but by my name Yahweh I was 4 not known to them. And moreover I established my
covenant' with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the 5 land of their sojournings,' wherein they 'sojourned. And
now also I have heard the groaning of the children of
Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage ; and I have 6 remembered my covenant. Wherefore say unto the chil
dren of Israel, 'I am Yahweh,' and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out
of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out 7 arm, and with great “judgments’: and I will take you to
me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and 'ye shall
know that I am Yahweh your God,' which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring 8 you in unto the land, concerning which I‘lifted up my hand to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage : 'I am Yahweh.' And Moses 9 spake so unto the children of Israel : but they hearkened not unto Moses for discouragement and for cruel bondage.
And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying, Go in, speak unto 10 Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. And Moses' spake before' Yahweh, saying, 12 Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?
AARON APPOINTED MOSES' PROPHET TO PHARAOH.
And Yahweh said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a 7 god to Pharaoh : and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. Thou shalt speak all that I command thee : and Aaron thy 2 brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. And I will make Pharaoh's heart 3 'strong' and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. But Pharaoh will not hearken unto you, and I 4 will lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth my 'hosts,' my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great ' judgments.' And the Egyptians 'shall know that 5 I am Yahweh,' when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them. And 6 Moses and Aaron did so ; "as Yahweh commanded them, so did they.' * And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron 7 fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh.
THE WONDERS OF EGYPT. FIRST WONDER. AARON'S ROD TURNED
TO A REPTILE.
And Yahweh spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 8 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a wonder 9 for you : then ‘thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod,'
and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it become a 'reptile' 10 (Heb. tannin, any large reptile ; and so in vv. 10, 12). And
Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, “and they did so, as Yahweh had commanded': and Aaron cast down his rod
before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a II 'reptile.' "Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and
the sorcerers :' and they also, 'the magicians' of Egypt, did 12 in like manner with their "enchantments.' For they cast
down every man his rod, and they became reptiles': but 13 Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. And Pharaoh's heart
was 'strong,' and he hearkened not unto them ; as Yahweh had spoken.'
THE WATERS OF EGYPT TURNED TO Blood.
• And Yahweh said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their canals, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water,' that they may become blood ; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of
Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone. 20 * And Moses and Aaron did so, as Yahweh commanded ’; 22 and the blood was throughout all the land of Egypt. "And
the magicians of Egypt did in like manner with their enchantments': 'and Pharaoh's heart was strong, and he hearkened not unto them; as Yahweh had spoken.'
THIRD WONDER. FROGS.
8-5 * And Yahweh said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch
forth thine hand with thy rod'. over the rivers, over the
canals, and over the pools,' and cause frogs to come up upon 6 the land of Egypt. And Aaron stretched out his hand over
the waters of Egypt ; and the frogs came up, and covered 7 the land of Egypt. * And the magicians did in like manner
with their enchantments,' and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt. “But Pharaoh's heart was strong and he hearkened not unto them; as Yahweh had spoken.'
FOURTH WONDER. THE SAND TURNED TO LICE.
* And Yahweh said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out 16 thy rod,' and smite the dust of the earth, that it
become sand-flies, throughout all the land of Egypt. "And they did 17 so ;' and Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and there were sand-flies upon man, and upon beast ; all the dust of the earth became sand-flies throughout all the land of Egypt. "And the 18 magicians did so with their enchantments’ to bring forth sand-flies, but they could not : and there were sand-flies upon man, and upon beast. Then the magicians' said 19 unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: "and Pharaoh's heart was strong, and he hearkened not unto them ; as Yahweh had spoken.'
FIFTH WONDER. Soot PRODUCING BOILS. THE MAGICIANS FLEE.
* And Yahweh said unto Moses and unto Aaron,' Take to 948 you handfuls of soot of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. And it shall 9 become small dust over all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt. And they took soot of the 10 furnace, and stood before Pharaoh ; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man and upon beast. And the magicians' 11 could not stand before Moses because of the boils ; for the boils were upon the magicians,' and upon all the Egyptians. • And Yahweh made the heart of Pharaoh strong and he 12 hearkened not unto them ; as Yahweh had spoken unto Moses.'
PREPARATIONS FOR THE FINAL STROKE. THE LAW FOR
FEAST OF PASSOVER
"And Yahweh spake unto Moses and Aaron’in the land 12 of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the begin- 2 ning of months : it shall be the 'first month' of the year
3 to you. Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel,' say
ing, In the ‘tenth' [day] of this month they shall take to
them every man a lamb, ‘according to their fathers' houses,' 4 a lamb for an household : and if the household be too little
for a lamb, then shall he and his neighbor next unto his house take one according to the number of the souls;'
according to every man's eating' ye shall make your count 5 for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, 'a male'
of the first year : ye shall take it from the sheep, or from 6 the goats : and ye shall fatten it until “the fourteenth day'
of the same month : and 'the whole assembly of the con7 gregation of Israel’ shall kill it at even. And they shall
take of the blood, and put it on the two side posts and on 8 the lintel, upon the houses wherein they shall eat it. And
they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and un9 leavened bread ; with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire ;
its head with its legs and with the inwards thereof together. 10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning ;
but that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall 11 burn with fire. And thus shall ye eat it ; with your loins
girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand : 12 and ye shall eat it in haste : it is Yahweh's passover.
For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and
beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will 'execute 13 judgments': 'I am Yahweh.' And the blood shall be to
you for a token upon the houses where ye are : and when I see the blood, I will “
pass over ” (pasach) you, and there shall no plague be upon you for a destroyer, when I smite 14 the land of Egypt. “And this day shall be unto you for a
memorial, and ye shall keep it a feast to Yahweh': 'through
out your generations ye shall keep it a feast by an ordi15 nance for ever.' Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread ;
even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses : for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, 'that soul shall be cut off from