Moses and the Plagues
The ten Plagues that was upon the Egyptians
The Ten Plagues
1. The Plague of Blood
- God had instructed Moses to tap his staff in the in the Nile River. When he did this all of the water turned into blood. All of the fish in the river died, and it filled to the air with a terrible smell.
2. The Plague of Frogs
- God told Moses to tell Aaron to stretch his staff over the waters and all of the frogs would come and overrun Egypt. To prove that it was an actually punishment, Moses let Pharaoh pick a time a would end. Pharaoh had chose the following day for all of the frogs to die, and the did the next day.
3. The Plague of Gnats
-God instructed Moses to tell Aaron to take the staff and strike at the dust, which turned into a mass of kinam that the Egyptians could not get rid of. The Egyptian sorcerers declared that this act was "the finger of God" since they were unable to reproduce its effects with their magic
4. The Plague of Flies
- God would send a Plague of Flies that would swarms the houses of the Egyptians if Pharaoh would not let the Israelites go. Every house would be filled with flies and even the ground where they were. Pharaoh asked Moses to remove this plague and promised to allow the Israelites' freedom. However, after the plague was gone, the LORD "hardened Pharaoh's heart," and he refused to keep his promise
5. The Plague of Livestock
- God said if you do not let my people go, I will send a terrible plague on your livestock. but the lord would make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the of Egypt, so that none of the livestock that belonged to the Israelites would die. The next day the Lord killed all of the animals that belonged to the Egyptians.
6. The Plague of Boils
- the lord told Moses and Aaron to take handfuls of soot from the furnace and have Moses toss it into the air in the presence of Pharaoh. it would become fine dust over the whole land of Egypt and festering boils will break out on the men and animals throughout the land.
7. The Plague of Hail
-The seventh plague of Egypt was a destructive storm. God commanded Moses to stretch his staff skyward, at which point the storm commenced. It was even more evidently supernatural than the previous plagues, a powerful shower of hail intermixed with fire. The storm heavily damaged Egyptian orchards and crops, as well as people and livestock. The storm struck all of Egypt except for the Land of Goshen.
8. The Plague of Locusts
- Moses stretch his staff over Egypt, and a wind picked up from the east. The wind continued until the following day, when it brought a locust swarm. The swarm covered the sky, casting a shadow over Egypt. It consumed all the remaining Egyptian crops, leaving no tree or plant standing.
9. The Plague of Darkness
-God commanded Moses to stretch his hands up to the sky, to bring darkness upon Egypt. This darkness was so heavy that an Egyptian could physically feel it. They couldn't work or do activities. They were unable to track time for lack of light and they even had a hard time interacting with each other. The Egyptians had to rely on the senses of touch and hearing. It lasted for three days, during which time there was light in the homes of the Israelites
10. The Plague of the Firstborn
- The lord will go throughout Egypt at midnight and kill every firstborn. every firstborn son, the firstborn son of Pharaoh, firstborn son of a slave girl, to the firstborn son of an animal.