The Fifth Plague: Egyptian Livestock Die
Then the LORD said to Moses, a "Go in to Pharaoh and tell him, 'Thus says the LORD God of the Hebrews: "Let My people go, that they may b serve Me.
"For if you c refuse to let them go, and still hold them,
"behold, the d hand of the LORD will be on your cattle in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the oxen, and on the sheep - a very severe pestilence.
"And e the LORD will make a difference between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt. So nothing shall die of all that belongs to the children of Israel." ' "
Then the LORD appointed a set time, saying, "Tomorrow the LORD will do this thing in the land."
So the LORD did this thing on the next day, and f all the livestock of Egypt died; but of the livestock of the children of Israel, not one died.
Then Pharaoh sent, and indeed, not even one of the livestock of the Israelites was dead. But the g heart of Pharaoh became hard, and he did not let the people go.
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"So I say to you, let My son go that he may serve Me. But if you refuse to let him go, indeed I will kill your son, your firstborn." '"
And the LORD spoke to Moses, "Go 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 God of the Hebrews has sent me to you, saying, "Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness"; but indeed, until now you would not hear!
But if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all your territory with frogs.
But Pharaoh will not heed you, so that I may lay My hand on Egypt and bring My armies and My people, the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.
1 Samuel 5:6
But the hand of the LORD was heavy on the people of Ashdod, and He ravaged them and struck them with tumors, both Ashdod and its territory.
Remove Your plague from me; I am consumed by the blow of Your hand.
And now, indeed, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time." And immediately a dark mist fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
And in that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that you may know that I am the LORD in the midst of the land.
"Therefore send now and gather your livestock and all that you have in the field, for the hail shall come down on every man and every animal which is found in the field and is not brought home; and they shall die." '"
He who feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his livestock flee to the houses.
And the hail struck throughout the whole land of Egypt, all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail struck every herb of the field and broke every tree of the field.
He also gave up their cattle to the hail, And their flocks to fiery lightning.
He made a path for His anger; He did not spare their soul from death, But gave their life over to the plague.
So the LORD said to Moses: "Pharaoh's heart is hard; he refuses to let the people go.
But Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also; neither would he let the people go.