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The Book of Exodus for Beginners: Chapters 10-13

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Exodus Chapter 10

The Eighth Plague

Exo 10:1-20

Upon God’s command, Moses told Pharaoh to let the Hebrews go to worship God or the Lord would send a swarm of locusts that were bigger than ever seen before in Egypt. Pharaoh agreed to let just the men of Israel go to worship God because he was convinced that all the Hebrews would run away. Moses stretched out his hand over all of Egypt, upon God’s command, and the east wind began to blow hard. The East wind brought the huge swarm of locusts which devoured all the vegetation in Egypt.

Pharaoh told Moses that he would let all the Hebrew go if God would take away all the locusts. Moses asked God to take away all the locusts and God did what was asked. A west wind took away all locusts, but Pharaoh’s heart was hardened again and did not let the Hebrews go.

The Ninth Plague

Exo 10:21-29

Moses lifted his hand to the sky as God commanded him to do and the sky turned to dark. For three days the sky was so dark that no one could see anything. Pharaoh told Moses to take his people out to worship God, but leave the flocks and herds behind. Moses told Pharaoh that all the flocks and herds needed to come for sacrifice because God would not tell the Hebrews which ones to sacrifice until they reached the place of sacrifice. Pharaoh’s heart was hardened and did not let the Hebrews go. Pharaoh told Moses to never show his face again to him or he would die - Moses left.

Exodus Chapter 11

Moses Warns of the Final Plague

Exo 11:1-10

Moses went to Pharaoh upon God’s command and told Pharaoh that there would be one more plague that would kill all the first born from Pharaoh’s first born, to all the Egyptian first born, and to all the first born Egyptian cattle. Moses then said that all the first born of Israel and their first born cattle would not be killed. Pharaoh’s heart was hardened and did not listen to Moses’ warning and Moses went away furious.

Exodus Chapter 12

The Passover

Exo 12:1-28

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The Lord had Moses and Aaron tell the Israelites to get a lamb without blemish and one year of age for each house to sacrifice on the 14th day of the Month. God started the Hebrew Calendar that day He told Moses the instructions to give to the Hebrews for Passover. On the 14th day of the first month, The Israelites were to sacrifice the lambs and eat them before the next morning. The blood of the lambs was to be smeared on the two door posts and lintel of each Hebrew house to set those houses apart from the Egyptian houses.

Moses and Aaron told the Hebrews that God would pass over Egypt and have His destroyer kill the entire first born of Egypt, except the first born in the Hebrews houses marked with lamb’s blood. Moses told all the Hebrews to stay in their houses until the next morning of the Passover. Moses and Aaron also told the Hebrews to not eat leavened bread for seven days after the Passover meal or they would be cut-off from Israel. God’s people did as Moses and Aaron Commanded.

The Tenth Plague

Exo 12:29-32

The Lord passed over Egypt at night and killed all the first born, from the first born of Pharaoh to the first born of captives and the first born of the cattle. Pharaoh woke up, saw what had taken place, and told Moses to take all the Israelites and their herds of cattle with them and go out of Egypt to worship the Lord.

The Exodus

Exo 12:33-42

The Egyptians wanted the people of Israel to leave Egypt as soon as possible for fear of being killed. The Hebrews asked the Egyptians for their silver and gold jewelry and their cloths; the Egyptians were glad to give those items to them. The people of Israel left Egypt in a hurry out of Egypt and walked from Rameses to Succoth. Six hundred thousand men plus the women and children along with all their livestock journeyed out of Egypt. The people of Israel had lived in Egypt for 430 years until their exodus that day.

Passover Ceremony

Exo 12:43-50

The Lord told Moses that only the Israelites and slaves of them could eat the Passover meal. The Passover meal could not be carried from house to house and no bones were to be broken during the meal. No uncircumcised man can eat the Passover meal. The people of Israel did as God commanded.

Exodus Chapter 13

The Feast of Unleavened Bread

Exo 13:1-16

God had Moses tell the People of Israel that on the month of Abib all of Israel will honor what God did to Pharaoh, Egypt, and the Hebrew by only eating unleavened bread for seven days and on the last eat the Passover meal. Every year the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the Passover Meal were to take place in the Month of Abib on the 14th day to the 21st day in honor of what God had done for His people. God also had Moses tell the people of Israel that all the firstborn of Israel and the firstborn of their cattle was to be set apart to God by placing a mark on their hands or between their eyes.

Pillars of Cloud and Fire

Exo 13:17-22

God led the people of Israel out into the wilderness and to the Red Sea. Before the people of Israel departed from Egypt, Moses made sure he gathered Joseph’s bones to take with him. God led His people with a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.

The Pillar of Cloud and Fire

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Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 26, 2019:

I think someone messed up and translated this to "exodus" it should be not so much about leaving but going forth. Perhaps the people thought exodus and that is why they messed up so badly.

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