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The Book of Exodus for Beginners: Chapters 5-9

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Exodus Chapter 5

Moses Speaks to Pharaoh

Exo 5:1-23


Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and told him that the Lord wanted the Hebrews to hold a feast for the Lord in the wilderness. Pharaoh told Moses that he did not know the Lord and would not let the Hebrews go into the wilderness. Moses and Aaron told Pharaoh that if he would not let the Hebrew go into the wilderness, the Lord would send pestilence and the sword to pharaoh and his people. Pharaoh told Moses that he would not let the Hebrews be disturbed from their work for Pharaoh so they could rest in the wilderness for three days.

Pharaoh decided that the Hebrew were too idle because they had enough time to complain about wanting to go out into the wilderness for three days to worship God. Pharaoh decided that the Hebrews had to go fetch the straw that was required to make bricks along with the usual making of the bricks for the Pharaoh. Pharaoh ordered his task masters to make sure that the Hebrews not only made the bricks on time, but also had to fetch the straw too.

The Hebrews could not make the bricks on time because they had to fetch the straw from the fields. The task masters beat the Hebrews for not finishing the bricks on time. The Hebrews came to Moses and blamed him for making Pharaoh mad at them and punishing them. Moses asked the Lord why the Lord chose him and why the Lord did not save His people but made the circumstances worse.

Exodus Chapter 6

God Assures Deliverance

Exo 6:1-13


God told Moses to tell His people that He remembered their groaning and plea to help them. God also told Moses that He remembered the promise He gave Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob concerning giving them the land of Canaan as their possession. God told Moses to let the people of Israel know that He will deliver them from Egypt and will place them in the land of Canaan as promised.

Moses and Aaron told the people of Israel what God told Moses, but the people did not listen because their will was broken from Egypt’s punishments. Moses told God that His people did not want to listen to Him because their will was too broken. God told Moses to tell Pharaoh to let His people go. Moses told God that if the Hebrews would not listen to him, why would Pharaoh listen to him? God told Moses again to tell Pharaoh to let His people go from Egypt.


From Israel to the Line of Aaron

Exo 6:14-30


Israel

>Reuben

>>Hanoch

>>Pallu

>>Hezron

>>Carmi

>Simeon

>>Jemuel

>>Jamin

>>Ohad

>>Jachin

>>Zohar

>>Shaul

>Levi

>>Gershon

>>>Libni

>>>Shimei

>>Kohath

>>>Amram & Jochebed

>>>>Aaron & Elisheba

>>>>>Nadab

>>>>>Abihu

>>>>>Eleazar & Putiel

>>>>>>Phinehas

>>>>>Ithamar

>>>>Moses

>>>Izhar

>>>>Korah

>>>>>Assir

>>>>>Elkanah

>>>>>Abiasaph

>>>>Nepheg

>>>>Zichri

>>>Hebron

>>>Uzziel

>>>>Mishael

>>>>Elzaphan

>>>Merari

>>>>Mahli

>>>>Mushi

(> = one descendant down the blood line)

Exodus Chapter 7

Moses and Aaron go to Pharaoh

Exo 7:1-13


God told Moses to go to Pharaoh and Aaron would be his mouthpiece. God said to Moses that through Aaron, he was to command Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his land. God told Moses that even though Moses would command Pharaoh to let the Israelites go, God would harden Pharaoh’s heart to not let it happen. In doing so, all the Egyptians would know that God is the Lord because of all the destruction that would take place because of Pharaoh’s hardened heart. Moses and Aaron went and did as God Commanded.

God told Moses to have Aaron throw down his staff when Pharaoh wanted proof that it was God who commanded him to let the Israelites go. Pharaoh wanted proof and Aaron did as God commanded. The staff turned into a serpent. Pharaoh’s wise men and sorcerers did the same thing with their staffs, but Aaron’s serpent ate their serpents. Pharaoh saw what took place, but his heart was still hardened.


The First Plague

Exo 7:14-25


God told Moses to go to the Nile River and tell Pharaoh that because he did not let the Hebrews (Israelites) go, he was going to wave his staff across the Nile River and turn it to blood so all the fish would die and the Egyptians would not be able to drink from it. Moses then told Aaron to wave his staff over the Nile River and the events happened as God said it would. Pharaoh’s wise men and sorcerers made the Nile River turn red too and Pharaoh’s heart was still hardened as a result.

Exodus Chapter 8

The Second Plague

Exo 8:1-15


The Lord told Moses to tell Pharaoh to let the Hebrews go out of Egypt to worship God or He would plague Egypt with frogs. Moses did as God commanded and Pharaoh did not let the Hebrews go. Moses had Aaron wave his staff over the Nile River and all the frogs from it swarmed the land. Pharaoh’s wise men and sorcerers performed the same miracle. Pharaoh begged Moses to ask God to take away the frogs from the land, and Moses pleaded with God to take away the frogs from Egypt. God killed all the frogs that were in Pharaoh’s land. Pharaoh’s heart was hardened after the frogs were killed and still did not let God’s people go.


The Third Plague

Exo 8:16-19


The Lord told Moses to tell Aaron to hit the ground with his stick. Aaron did as Moses commanded and all the dust in the land of Egypt turned into gnats. All the gnats terrorized the people and animals of Egypt. Pharaoh’s magicians tried to perform the same miracle but could not do so. The magicians told Pharaoh that the finger of God performed the miracle of the gnats. Pharaoh’s heart was hardened after that experience.


The Fourth Plague

Exo 8:20-32


The Lord told Moses to tell Pharaoh to let God’s people go or The Lord would bring swarms of flies to ruin Pharaoh’s land, and only Goshen, where the Israelites were staying, would not be touched. Pharaoh refused to let God’s people go and God sent swarms of flies to Egypt and ruined the land, except for Goshen. Pharaoh decided to tell Moses that he would let the Hebrews sacrifice and worship within the Egyptian land. Moses told Pharaoh that it would greatly offend the Egyptians if they sacrificed and worship in their sight and that the Hebrews needed to spend three days in the wilderness to sacrifice to Him. Pharaoh agreed to Moses’s terms if God would stop the swarms of flies from destroying his land. Moses pleaded with God to stop the swarms of flies and God did so. Pharaoh hardened his heart again and did not let the Hebrews leave to sacrifice and worship God in the wilderness.

Exodus Chapter 9

The Fifth Plague

Exo 9:1-7

The Lord told Moses to tell Pharaoh to let the Hebrews go or God would put a plague on all of Egypt’s livestock that were in the field, the horses, the donkeys, the camels, the herds, and the flocks, but none of Israel’s livestock that were in the field, the horses, the donkeys, the camels, the herds, and the flocks. Moses did as the Lord commanded and Pharaoh refused to let the Hebrews go even after seeing what took place with his livestock that were in the field, the horses, the donkeys, the camels, the herds, and the flocks.


The Sixth Plague

Exo 9:8-12


The Lord told Moses and Aaron to take some soot from the kiln and throw it in the air. The soot turned into dust and fell on all the people and beasts of Egypt which caused them to break out in boils all over their skin. Pharaoh’s heart was hardened after that took place and refused to let God’s people go.


The Seventh Plague

Exo 9:13-35


The Lord told Moses to tell Pharaoh to let God’s people go or God would send the biggest hail ever to Egypt and it would kill everything that was not under shelter. Moses did as the Lord Commanded and Pharaoh still would not let the Hebrews go. The biggest hail that ever hit Egypt came along with thunder and killed all the people and livestock that did not listen to Moses’ warning. During the hail storm, Pharaoh pleaded with Moses to ask God to stop the hail storm and the Hebrews would be let go as a result. Moses asked God to stop the hail storm and God did, but Pharaoh’s heart was hardened and did not let God’s people go.

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