The Seventh Plague: Hail
Then the Lord said to Moses, z "Rise up early in the morning and present yourself before Pharaoh and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, "Let my people go, that they may serve me.
For this time I will send all my plagues on you yourself, and on your servants and your people, so a that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth.
For by now I could have put out my hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the earth.
b But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so c that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.
d You are still exalting yourself against my people and will not let them go.
Behold, about this time tomorrow I will cause very heavy hail to fall, such as never has been in Egypt from the day it was founded until now.
Now therefore send, e 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 whoever feared the word of the Lord among the servants of Pharaoh hurried his slaves and his livestock into the houses,
but whoever did not pay attention to the word of the Lord left his slaves and his livestock in the field.
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward heaven, so that there may be f hail in all the land of Egypt, on man and beast and every plant of the field, in the land of Egypt."
Then Moses stretched out his staff toward heaven, and the g Lord sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And the Lord rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
There was hail and fire flashing continually in the midst of the hail, very heavy hail, such as had never been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
The hail struck down everything that was in the field in all the land of Egypt, both man and beast. And the hail h struck down every plant of the field and broke every tree of the field.
i Only in the land of Goshen, where the people of Israel were, was there no hail.
Then Pharaoh sent and called Moses and Aaron and said to them, "This time j I have sinned; the k Lord is in the right, and I and my people are in the wrong.
l Plead with the Lord, for there has been enough of God's thunder and hail. I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer."
Moses said to him, "As soon as I have gone out of the city, m I will stretch out my hands to the Lord. The thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, so that you may know that n the earth is the Lord's.
But as for you and your servants, o I know that you do not yet fear the Lord God."
(The flax and the barley were struck down, for the barley was in the ear and the flax was in bud.
But the wheat and the emmer were not struck down, for they are late in coming up.)
So Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh and m stretched out his hands to the Lord, and the thunder and the hail ceased, and the rain no longer poured upon the earth.
But when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunder had ceased, he sinned yet again and p hardened his heart, q he and his servants.
So r the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people of Israel go, just as the Lord had spoken through Moses.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Go to Pharaoh in the morning, as he is going out to the water. Stand on the bank of the Nile to meet him, and take in your hand the staff that turned into a serpent.
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Rise up early in the morning and present yourself to Pharaoh, as he goes out to the water, and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord, "Let my people go, that they may serve me.
And he said, "Tomorrow." Moses said, "Be it as you say, so that you may know that there is no one like the Lord our God.
For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, "For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.
Exodus 10:1 - 2
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show these signs of mine among them.
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Pharaoh will not listen to you, that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.
And I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they shall go in after them, and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, his chariots, and his horsemen.
The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.
That they may know that you alone, whose name is the Lord, are the Most High over all the earth.
Who caused his glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moses, who divided the waters before them to make for himself an everlasting name.
And performed signs and wonders against Pharaoh and all his servants and all the people of his land, for you knew that they acted arrogantly against our fathers. And you made a name for yourself, as it is to this day.
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 great hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, fell from heaven on people; and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.
Psalms 78:47 - 48
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Then Pharaoh hastily called Moses and Aaron and said, "I have sinned against the Lord your God, and against you.
2 Chronicles 12:6
Then the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, "The Lord is righteous.
The Lord is righteous; he has cut the cords of the wicked.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.
The Lord is in the right, for I have rebelled against his word; but hear, all you peoples, and see my suffering; my young women and my young men have gone into captivity.
Therefore the Lord has kept ready the calamity and has brought it upon us, for the Lord our God is righteous in all the works that he has done, and we have not obeyed his voice.
Then Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron and said, "Plead with the Lord to take away the frogs from me and from my people, and I will let the people go to sacrifice to the Lord.
1 Kings 8:22
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven.
1 Kings 8:38
Whatever prayer, whatever plea is made by any man or by all your people Israel, each knowing the affliction of his own heart and stretching out his hands toward this house.
I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah
When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.
The earth is the Lord 's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.
1 Corinthians 10:26
For "the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof.
Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.
If favor is shown to the wicked, he does not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness he deals corruptly and does not see the majesty of the Lord.
Moses said to him, "As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will stretch out my hands to the Lord. The thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, so that you may know that the earth is the Lord 's.
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Pharaoh's heart is hardened; he refuses to let the people go.
1 Samuel 6:6
Why should you harden your hearts as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? After he had dealt severely with them, did they not send the people away, and they departed?
And the Lord said to Moses, "When you go back to Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the miracles that I have put in your power. But I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go.