The Fifth Plague: Egyptian Livestock Die
Then the Lord said to Moses, p "Go in to Pharaoh and say to him, 'Thus says q the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, "Let my people go, that they may serve me.
For if you refuse to let them go and still hold them,
behold, r the hand of the Lord will fall with a very severe plague upon your livestock that are in the field, the horses, the donkeys, the camels, the herds, and the flocks.
s But the Lord will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt, so that nothing of all that belongs to the people of Israel shall die."'"
And the Lord set a time, saying, "Tomorrow the Lord will do this thing in the land."
And the next day the Lord did this thing. t All the livestock of the Egyptians died, but not one of the livestock of the people of Israel died.
And Pharaoh sent, and behold, not one of the livestock of Israel was dead. But u the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.
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Exodus 8:1 - 2
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord, "Let my people go, that they may serve me.
And you shall say to him, 'The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, sent me to you, saying, "Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness. But so far, you have not obeyed.
Pharaoh will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and bring my hosts, my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great acts of judgment.
But on that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, where my people dwell, so that no swarms of flies shall be there, that you may know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth.
But not a dog shall growl against any of the people of Israel, either man or beast, that you may know that the Lord makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.
Now therefore send, get your livestock and all that you have in the field into safe shelter, for every man and beast that is in the field and is not brought home will die when the hail falls on them."'
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Pharaoh's heart is hardened; he refuses to let the people go.