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The Ten Plagues on Egypt

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(Exodus 7-12)

Scholars have noted that the plagues sent by the God of Moses and Aaron correspond to gods the Egyptians worshipped. The contest between Moses and the Pharaoh was a power encounter in which Yahweh demonstrated His complete mastery, hardening the Pharaoh’s heart as easily as He sent fearsome plagues, all to accomplish His will of liberating His people.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design02″ color_scheme=”yellow” package_heading=”The Ten Plagues on Egypt” package_sub_heading=”The miraculous deliverance of Israel ” css_info_tables=”.vc_custom_1501586586381{padding-right: 10px !important;}”]

The Plague Egyptian God The Effect
  1. Blood (7:20)
Hapi Pharaoh hardened (7:22)
  1. Frogs (8:6)
Heket Pharaoh begs relief promisesFreedom (8:8), but is hardened

(8:15)

  1. Lice (8:17)
HathorNut Pharaoh hardened (8:19)
  1. Flies (8:24)
ShuIsis Pharaoh bargains (8:28)but is hardened (8:32)
  1. Livestock diseased (9:6)
Apis Pharaoh hardened (9:7)
  1. Boils (9:10)
Sekhmet Pharaoh hardened (9:12)
  1. Hail (9:23)
Geb Pharahoh begs relief (9:27)Promises freedom (9:28)

but is hardened (9:35)

  1. Locusts (10:13)
Serapis Pharaoh bargains (10:11)begs relief (10:17), but is hardened (10:20)
  1. Darkness (10:22)
Ra Pharaoh bargains (10:24)But is hardened (10:27)
  1. Death of Firstborn (12:29)
Pharaoh and Egyptians beg Israel to leave Egypt (12:31-33)

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