1 Yahweh said to Moses, Go to Pharaoh and say to him, This is the message of Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews: Let my people go and offer sacrifices to me. 2 If you refuse to let them go and hold them back any longer, 3 the hand of Yahweh will bring a terrible plague on your horses, your donkeys and your camels, on your cattle and your sheep. 4 But Yahweh will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and that of Egypt. Nothing belonging to the people of Is rael will die.
5 Yahweh then fixed a time and said, It will be done tomorrow. 6 Yahweh did this the follow ing day
The sixth plague: the boils
8Yahweh said to Moses and Aaron, Take two handfuls of ashes from the brick oven and let Moses throw it up in the air in front of Pharaohs eyes.9It will become fine dust all over Egypt and bring festering boils on people and animals. 10So they took ashes from the oven and, in the presence of Pharaoh, Moses threw it up in the air and it brought festering boils on people and animals.11And the magicians could not stand before Moses because they had boils like all the other Egyptians.
12But Yahweh made Pharaoh stubborn and he did not listen to Moses and Aaron as Yahweh had foretold.
The seventh plague: the hail
13 Yahweh said to Moses, Rise early
22 Then Yahweh said to Moses, Stretch out your hand towards heaven and let hail fall throughout Egypt on people and animals, and all that grows in the field. 23 Moses stretched out his staff towards heaven and Yahweh sent thunder and hail
25 Throughout Egypt the hail struck everything in the fields, both people and animals. It beat down everything growing in the fields and felled every tree. 26 But where the Israelites lived there was no hail.
27 Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, Now it is clear I have sinned. Yahweh is in the right
29 Moses said to him, As soon as I leave the town I will lift my hands towards Yahweh
33 Moses left Pharaoh and went out of the city and raised his hands towards Yahweh. The thunder and hail ceased and it stopped raining. 34 Pharaoh, seeing that there was no rain and that the thunder and hail had ceased, sinned yet again. 35 He and his ministers remained unyielding and would not let the Israelites go, just as Yahweh had foretold through Moses.