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Exodus is one of the first 5 books of the *Old Testament. Then Moses wrote down everything that the *LORD had said. Without Moses, the *Israelites might not have escaped from the country called Egypt. He had promised to them that their families would increase. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had been dead for a long time. It is a rich country with plenty of milk and plenty of honey. The people called the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites live there too. It is a rich country with plenty of milk and plenty of honey. Sometimes *Canaanites includes all the different nations that lived in *Canaan. People from many different nations were living in *Canaan already. In the future, all people must call me by this name. They wrote the letters YHWH for the name the *LORD. Verse 21 God is the Judge of everything on the earth. God let *Pharaoh be unwilling to listen to Moses and Aaron. *Israel includes all the people who were *Israelites. You have made us become like a very bad smell to *Pharaoh and to his servants. They blamed Moses and Aaron as the cause of their awful situation. *Lord, why have you brought trouble to your people? v23 I went to speak to *Pharaoh and I spoke your name. Verses 4-8 The *LORD is the God who carries out his promises. Aaron and Moses were the ones to whom the *LORD spoke. Phinehas means person from the country called Ethiopia. v2 You must say everything to Aaron that I order you to say. He realised that his wise men could not send the *frogs away. But later, the writer mentions that particular difference. Then you will know that there is nobody like me in the whole world. I could have punished you and your people with a *plague. I want people everywhere on earth to give honour to my name. This will be the worst storm of *hail ever to fall on Egypt. And it will fall on every animal that is still outside in the fields. So they hurried to bring their slaves and their animals inside. There had never been a storm as bad as that storm in Egypts entire history. Also they used the sticks to control their animals.We speak about these 5 books together as the Pentateuch. The book is in two parts: Moses was the most important person in all these events. Later, when Joshua built an *altar, he followed Moses instructions for it (Joshua ). It appears in the books of both the *Old Testament and the *New Testament. They might not have reached the country that God had promised to them. And he chose Moses to act on his behalf (Exodus 3:8-10). It was from the Red Sea coast to the border of the country called Moab. And he had promised to them that they would become a great nation. He had promised to them that he would always be *Israels God (Genesis 17:7,19 and -12). v9 But I have heard the *Israelites as they cry for me to help them. Those words were a promise that there was plenty to eat. In Deuteronomy 7:1, the list names 7 nations that were living in that country. But God promised very definitely to give that country to his people. Verses 13-14 Abraham and the *Israelites called God El Shaddai. And that is similar to the *Hebrew word that means I am. Jethros daughter and his grandsons were going to Egypt with Moses. So your oldest son probably included the oldest sons of all the *Egyptians. You have given to them an excuse to kill us with their swords. The *Israelite officers had become like a very bad smell that disgusted *Pharaoh and his officers. Since that time, he has brought trouble on your people. He said, Bring the *Israelites away from Egypt with each family in a group together. While in Egypt, some *Israelites may have married foreigners, who were living there also. That family is part of a much longer history of the family. Then your brother, Aaron, must tell my message to *Pharaoh. It is during *plagues number 5 (Exodus 9:4, 6), *plague number 7 (Exodus ), *plague number 9 (Exodus ) and *plague number 10 (Exodus 11:7). But at the same time he looked after his own people. Flies, in thick clouds, flew into *Pharaohs palace. I could have removed you completely from the earth. There has never been a worse storm in all its history. All your animals and everything else that you have outside in the fields must come in. v21 But other people did not listen to what the *LORD had said. Verses 25-26 That *plague of *hail affected every person and every animal that was out in the fields. They would be eating the meal at the time when the *LORD passed through Egypt. You and your children must remember this day each year. They had to provide water for their fathers sheep and goats to drink. God would continue to be their God if they obeyed his rules. It is impossible for God to forget his people (Deuteronomy and Isaiah ). But God cared about their situation and he was preparing to rescue them. The prayers of Gods people are an important part in Gods plans. But they needed to be patient as they waited for an answer. Moses led the sheep to the western side of the *desert. v2 There the *LORDs *angel appeared to him as a fire in a bush. In the *New Testament Jesus reminded some of the Sadducees (an important group of *Jews at the time of Jesus)) about these words. In Jeremiah and Ezekiel 20:6 we read the same words to describe the country. The *Hebrew texts say that he makes his own heart hard. Jeremiah speaks about *Israel as Gods oldest son (Jeremiah 31:9). Those people would be the first nation to know God as father. That was the short form of Yahweh, which means *LORD. In Exodus God would act to claim back his people from the *Egyptians. His special promise at *Mount Sinai made these words clearer (Exodus 19:5-6). And he would bring the *Israelites to that country when he had rescued them from Egypt. They had to work as slaves and their masters were very cruel to them. God ordered Moses and Aaron to bring the *Israelites away from Egypt. But the priests family continued by means of Aarons son, Eleazar, and Eleazers son Phinehas. He will speak exactly as a *prophet speaks to the people on my behalf. They would be as many as the dust of the earth (Genesis ). But on the same day, it will be different in the region called Goshen. Verses 22-23 Goshen was the area in Egypt where the *Israelites lived (Genesis ). Nearly every animal that the *Israelites were likely to give would offend the *Egyptians. And they would try to kill the *Israelites with stones. And he said that the *Israelites could go into the *desert. Verses 29-30 Moses promised to pray to the *LORD on behalf of *Pharaoh. That is the first time during the *plagues that it says that about the *LORD. Now he was reaching the limit of his freedom to change. So the *LORD decided to punish *Pharaoh with more *plagues. This is what the *LORD, the *Hebrews God, says to you: Let my people go. v14 If you refuse, I will send the entire force of my *plagues against you this time. If they obeyed Gods order, they would bring their slaves and their animals inside a shelter. It broke down everything that was growing in the fields. v26 The only place where it did not rain *hail was the region called Goshen. Verses 22-24 *Thunder is the sudden loud noise in a storm. The *thunder and the lightning were *signs that God was present. Then Moses left *Pharaoh and Moses went outside the city. They must wear their shoes because they could not walk a long way with bare feet. v18 So the girls returned home to their father, whose name was Reuel. The men wanted to keep the water for their own animals only. Hobab (Numbers and Judges ) was Zipporahs brother. The *Israelites shouted with pain because they were slaves. v25 So when the *Israelites had all this terrible trouble, God saw them. They knew that God had made a special promise to Abraham (Genesis 17:7). This does not mean that he had forgotten about the *Israelites. And he was the priest in the country called Midian. God had promised Abraham that his people would live in that country. Then it becomes more and more difficult for him to change his attitude. So God was saying that the *Israelites were his special people. After God chose Moses, Yah began to appear in peoples names. Her dead husband, his brother and their father owned land. Also he had the right to marry Ruth in place of her dead husband (Ruth 4:1-11). He would give the country called *Canaan to their families (Genesis 17:8; 26:3-4; ). They did not believe that God cared about them still. And the *LORD had spoken about *Pharaoh, who was Egypts king. And everywhere in Egypt the dust will become tiny insects called *gnats. Mosquitoes and *gnats are a nuisance when they fly up from the water. God promised Abraham that his family would increase. And speak to *Pharaoh as he goes down to the river. The *LORD says this to you, *Pharaoh: Let my people go. The flies will land on you, on your officials and on your people. And the flies will crawl all over the ground where you live. The *Hebrew word fly could refer to a variety of insects. Some flies give painful bites to people and to animals. You must give gifts to your God, but you must not leave this country. *Egyptians would think that we are insulting their gods. v27 We must go for a journey of three days into the *desert. But be sure that you are not telling lies to us again. Those animals were special and holy to the many *Egyptian false gods. So Moses warned *Pharaoh that he must carry out his promise. But as soon as the flies left completely, *Pharaoh became proud again. Verse 12 The record tells us that the *LORD made *Pharaoh continue to be proud. *Pharaoh and his people could avoid damage from that *plague. Therefore, they left their slaves and their animals outside. v25 All over Egypt, *hail hit all the men and the animals in the fields. The lightning flashes hit the ground from all directions. v30 But I am certain that you and your officials still do not respect the *LORD God. In that way they were respecting something that they had given to God. But they have just a part of a perfect animals leg. Verses 11-13 The *Israelites must eat the meal quickly. They must fasten their belts round their coats so that they could move easily.If another country starts a war with us, they might join up with our enemies. That suggests that he did not become king in the usual way. The Hyksos were foreigners who had ruled Egypt for many years. They had to build the cities called Pithom and Ramses, where *Pharaoh stored his supplies. But we do not know if he was the same *Pharaoh as the one in this verse. Later, King Solomon built similar cities in *Israel where he stored provisions. But there is no other record to tell us more about the punishment. Those words emphasise that the *Israelites had many difficulties. v16 You help other *Hebrew women when they have their babies, he said to them. The king or *Pharaoh may have been powerful, but there is no name for him in Exodus. But Moses names the *Hebrew midwives, Shiphrah and Puah. So they had the courage not to obey the *Pharaohs orders. *Pharaoh was ordering all the *Egyptians to support his terrible plot. Centuries afterwards, a similar thing happened again. Also Moses also comes from the *Hebrew word to pull out. As the princesss son, Moses received a good education. Verses 19-20 God warned Moses that *Pharaoh, the king, would refuse Moses request. That same day *Pharaoh gave an order to the masters of the slaves. The *Israelites had to work much harder to find their own straw as well. They would not remember what Moses and Aaron had promised (Exodus ). Take your stick and throw it down in front of *Pharaoh. Aaron threw his stick down in front of *Pharaoh and his officials. v11 Then *Pharaoh sent for his wise men and the men who used magic. v7 But the men who used magic did the same thing with their secret skills. Then he will see the blood round your door, and he will pass over your house. His *angel, who brings death, will not kill any of you. They are a law for you and for your children for all time.Then they would fight against us and they would leave our country. Exodus records that the *Israelites lived in Egypt for 430 years. So the *Egyptians made the *Israelites be their slaves. v12 But the *Israelites numbers still increased, although the masters of the slaves were very cruel to them. So the *Egyptians became very afraid of the *Israelites. Some of these provisions were supplies to use in war. A great river called the River Nile flows through Egypt. When the floods go down, the waters leave plenty of mud. The *Israelites also had to do hard agricultural work. Probably they dug canals to bring water from the River Nile. There were *Hebrew women who helped other women to have their babies. You must watch them carefully when they give birth. *Hebrew women sat on a special place between two stones in order to give birth. That shows more clearly how the *Israelites would have terrible loss and unhappiness. Probably the girls would marry *Egyptian men later, if there were no young *Israelite men. Verses 19-21 Shiphrah and Puah did not obey the kings cruel order. At the time when Jesus was born, King Herod decided to kill all the babies in Bethlehem (Matthew ). He learnt all the wisdom of the *Egyptians (Acts ). *Pharaoh would need to see a powerful act that would persuade him. And he gave the order to the *Israelite officers who were responsible for their own people. It would take them a long time to find enough straw. *Pharaoh wanted them to think bad things about Moses and Aaron. Verses 10-14 The masters of the slaves and the *Israelites officers gave *Pharaohs message to the *Israelites. And they did the same thing by means of their own secret and skilful ways. v12 Each of the men threw down his stick and it became a snake. v13 However, *Pharaoh continued to behave as the *LORD had said. Verses 8-12 That is only one of the three *signs that God gave to Moses (Exodus 4:2-7). In these verses, the word snake does not refer to an ordinary snake. They caused *frogs to come all over the country too. v25 The *LORD will give to you the country that he has promised to you.The *Greek translation gave this book its name Exodus. God does not change, and he carries out his promises. And I have seen that the *Egyptians are being very cruel to my people. The *Israelites are my people and I am sending you to them. Verses 11-12 In the past Moses thought that he could help his people (Exodus chapter 2). God called both Gideon (Judges -16) and Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1:6-8) to do special jobs for him. The *LORD is the God whom your relatives *worshipped a long time ago. So the *LORD and I AM are both special names for God. It gave honour to the person when they were speaking to someone important. On the way to Egypt, Moses stopped to camp for the night. Now let us go on a journey that lasts about three days. The *Egyptians had not given them any straw, so now the job was impossible. But the *Egyptian masters of the slaves were hitting the *Israelite officers. They realised that, because*Pharaoh expected them to produce the same number of bricks each day. Verse 21 Those *Israelite officers had great difficulties. v27 So Moses and Aaron spoke to *Pharaoh, who was Egypts king. Verses 17-20 The list shows how Aaron and Moses were Israels (Jacobs) relatives. At that time, they allowed a person to marry his aunt. *Pharaoh must let the *Israelites go away from his country. v5 Then the *Egyptians will know that I am the *LORD. They will see the *LORD bring the *Israelites away from their country. v14 The *Egyptians gathered the *frogs into great piles. So they left their slaves and their animals outside in the fields. It destroyed crops and it tore the leaves off the trees. God would bring his judgement on all Egypts false gods. It tells how he rescued his people, the *Israelites. It will be a special day to give honour to the *LORD. v15 For 7 days you must eat flat bread that you make without *yeast.
*Egyptian artists were very skilful, and they made beautiful objects from these valuable metals. After that, nobody must leave the house until the morning.That was the *Israelites experience when they left Egypt. Deaf and dumb, sight and blind are the *Hebrew way to include everyone. God said, There is your brother, Aaron the *Levite. He did not touch our children, but he killed the *Egyptians.Later, people gave their gold and silver objects to make things for the *Tabernacle. But people who study old places, discovered great *Egyptian wealth. Verse 10 Moses used the word Adonai, which means my *Lord. Moses had spoken to God as his master, so he must obey God. Verse 22 Hyssop was a small bush with a pleasant smell. If you hold branches of that plant together, you can use it as a kind of brush.Moses stick became a snake and he ran away from the snake. But Moses obeyed God and the snake became a stick again. God was showing him that Gods power is much greater than *Pharaohs power. Verses 8-9 The *Egyptians thought that the River Nile was a god. At midnight, the *LORD killed all the oldest sons in Egypt. And God killed the oldest sons of men who were in prison too. v35 The *Israelites did all that Moses had told them to do.He ran away in the same manner that he had run away from *Pharaoh in the past. Verse 5 That would be a *sign to the *Israelites that Moses could defeat *Pharaoh. So the *Israelites would believe that the God of their dead relatives had appeared to Moses. The annual flood from it provided excellent soil, which gave very good harvests. I speak very slowly, and it is difficult for me to say the right words. He also killed the *Egyptians male animals that were born first to their mothers. v32 Take your sheep and your goats and your cows, as you have said. Quickly the *Israelites prepared some bread without *yeast and they put it in pans. They asked the *Egyptians for silver and gold objects. v36 The *LORD caused the *Egyptians to be kind to the *Israelites. And that was how the *Israelites took away the *Egyptians wealth.