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Moses and the ten plagues

God sends plagues on the Egyptians.
Contributed by MYELLOVE
Moses and Aaron went to the king of Egypt and told him, ‘The Lord God says, “Let my people go into the desert, so they can honour me with a celebration there.”’ – Slide 1
But the king of Egypt made the Hebrew slaves work even harder, forcing them to find the straw they needed to make bricks.  <br/>Moses prayed, ‘Lord, why have you brought so much trouble on your people? Is that why you sent me here? Ever since you told me to speak to the king, he has caused nothing but trouble for these people. And you haven't done a thing to help.’ <br/>And when Moses showed the king how God could turn his staff into a snake the king called his magicians in who did the same. – Slide 2
The Lord said to Moses: <br/>‘The Egyptian king stubbornly refuses to change his mind and let the people go. Tomorrow morning take the stick that turned into a snake, then wait beside the Nile River for the king.’ <br/>Moses and Aaron obeyed the LORD. Aaron held out his stick, then struck the Nile, as the king and his officials watched. The river turned into blood, the fish died, and the water smelled so bad that none of the Egyptians could drink it.  <br/>But the Egyptian magicians used their secret powers to do the same thing. The king did just as the LORD had said—he stubbornly refused to listen. – Slide 3
God then told Moses to tell Aaron to hold his stick over the water. Frogs came from all rivers, canals, and ponds in Egypt, and covered the land.  Frogs jumped into the royal palace, the king's bedroom and even his bed. <br/>The king called for Moses and promised, ‘If you ask the Lord to take these frogs away from me and my people, I will let your people go and offer sacrifices to Him.’ <br/>The Lord listened to Moses, and the frogs all died They were placed in piles, and the whole country began to stink.  <br/>But then king then changed his mind and refused to let the Hebrew slaves go. – Slide 4
The Lord said to Moses, ‘Command Aaron to strike the ground with his walking stick, and everywhere in Egypt the dust will turn into gnats.’ <br/>Gnats swarmed everywhere. When the magicians tried to use their secret powers to do this, they failed and admitted to the king, ‘God has done this.’ <br/>But, the king was too stubborn to listen. <br/>God then sent a plague of flies but the king remained stubborn. – Slide 5
Next God sent a plague and all of the animals belonging to the Egyptians died, but the animals belonging to the Hebrew slaves all lived. When the king found out, he was still too stubborn to let the people go. – Slide 6
The LORD said to Moses and Aaron: ‘Take a few handfuls of ashes from a stove and you, Moses, throw them into the air. Be sure the king is watching. The ashes will blow across the land of Egypt, causing sores to break out on people and animals. <br/>Everything happened just as the Lord had told Moses— but the king was too stubborn to change his mind. – Slide 7
Next, the Lord told Moses, ‘Stretch your arm toward the sky, so that hailstones will fall on people, animals, and crops in the land of Egypt.’ <br/>Thunder roared, and lightning flashed back and forth, striking the ground. This was the worst storm in the history of Egypt. People, animals, and crops were pounded by the hailstones, and bark was stripped from trees. Only Goshen, where the Hebrew slaves lived, was safe from the storm.’ <br/>When the king pleaded for Moses to ask God to stop the storm, Moses prayed and the storm stopped. The king agreed to let the men go and worship God in the wilderness but their families had to stay in Egypt. He then chased Moses and Aaron out of his palace. – Slide 8
The Lord told Moses, ‘Stretch your arm toward Egypt. Swarms of locusts will come and eat everything left by the hail.’ <br/>The ground was black with locusts, and they ate everything left on the trees and in the fields. Nothing green remained in Egypt—not a tree or a plant. <br/>The king told them, ‘I have disobeyed the Lord your God. Forgive me and ask the Lord to stop these insects. <br/>Moses left the palace and prayed. The Lord sent a strong west wind that swept the locusts into the Red Sea. But the king was so stubborn that he still refused to let all the Hebrew slaves go. – Slide 9
The Lord said to Moses, ‘Stretch your arm toward the sky, and everything will be covered with darkness thick enough to touch.’ <br/>Egypt was covered with darkness for three days. The Egyptians could not see each other or leave their homes, but there was light where the Hebrew slaves lived. <br/>The King said the men and women could leave to worship God in the wilderness but all their animals ands flocks had to stay in Egypt. They said to Moses, ‘Get out and stay out! If you ever come back, you're dead!’ – Slide 10
Moses warned the king of a terrible plague to come. ‘About midnight the Lord will go through the land of Egypt and wherever he goes, the first-born son in every family will die.’ <br/>Moses then told the Hebrew slaves how God would spare their firstborn.  <br/>Each family is to pick out a sheep and kill it for Passover. Make a brush from a few small branches of a hyssop plant and dip the brush in the bowl that has the blood of the animal in it. Then brush some of the blood above the door and on the posts at each side of the door of your house. After this, everyone is to stay inside until morning. – Slide 11
At midnight the Lord passed over Egypt and the first-born son of every Egyptian family died. But those in the houses protected by the blood on the doorposts lived. – Slide 12
The king sent for Moses and Aaron and told them, ‘Get your people out of my country and leave us alone! Go and worship the Lord, as you have asked. Take your sheep, goats, and cattle, and get out. But ask your God to be kind to me.’ <br/>The Hebrew slaves left Egypt in such a hurry that they did not have time to prepare any food except the bread dough made without yeast. So they baked the yeast free dough and made thin bread. They left Egypt exactly 430 years after they had arrived. – Slide 13
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