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The Plagues of Egypt. Exodus 7-12. “Who is the Lord, that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2). . “Against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord” (Ex. 12:12). . 1. Water Turned Into Blood. Exodus 7:14-25

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“Who is the Lord, that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2).


“Against all the gods of Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2). Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord” (Ex. 12:12).


1 water turned into blood
1. Water Turned Into Blood Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2).

  • Exodus 7:14-25

  • The Nile River was worshiped as a god.

  • God made the object of their worship loathsome to them (v. 18).

  • Pharaoh had commanded the male children born to the Hebrews be cast into the river (Ex. 1:22).


2 frogs
2. Frogs Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2).

  • Exodus 8:1-15

  • Heqet was a frog-headed deity; goddess of childbirth, creation, and grain germination.

  • Pharaoh’s magicians could not remove the frogs.


3 lice
3. Lice Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2).

  • Exodus 8:16-19

  • One who was infected with lice was considered impure.

  • This plague halted all religious practice in Egypt.


4 flies
4. Flies Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2).

  • Exodus 8:20-32

  • This plague demonstrated God’s power over Beelzebub, the god who was said to protect Egypt from swarms of flies and other insects.

  • Goshen was spared from the swarms of flies (v. 22).


5 death of livestock
5. Death of Livestock Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2).

  • Exodus 9:1-7

  • Apis, a sacred bull, was an object of their worship.

  • Hathor, goddess of beauty, love, joy, was represented by a cow.


6 boils
6. Boils Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2).

  • Exodus 9:8-12

  • Furnace was a brick kiln (NASV, ESV) - a source of agony to the Children of Israel.

  • The magicians with Pharaoh realized they were powerless before the God of Moses and withdrew themselves from aiding Pharaoh in the confrontation (v. 11).


7 hail
7. Hail Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2).

  • Exodus 9:13-26

  • Nut, the goddess of the sky, could not prevent the hail.

  • Isis and Seth, gods of agriculture, could not protect the crops.


8 locusts
8. Locusts Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2).

  • Exodus 10:1-20

  • Servants of Pharaoh proclaim “Egypt is destroyed” (v. 7).

  • The locusts devoured all vegetation that had not been destroyed by the hail.


9 darkness
9. Darkness Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2).

  • Exodus 10:21-29

  • This was not an eclipse or a dust storm.

  • The darkness was “felt” (v. 21).

  • It was a “thick” darkness (v. 22).

  • The children of Israel had light, the Egyptians could not see one another (v. 23).


9 darkness1
9. Darkness Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2).

  • Exodus 10:21-29

  • Demonstrated God’s power over Ra, the sun god of Egypt.

  • Considered one of the most powerful and important gods of Egypt.

  • Pharaoh himself was believed to be the embodiment of Ra.


10 death of firstborn
10. Death of Firstborn Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2).

  • Exodus 11:4-8, 12:29-30

  • Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead.

  • Selket, the god who guarded life.

  • Renenutet, cobra goddess and guardian of Pharaoh.


Effect of plagues upon egyptians
Effect of Plagues Upon Egyptians Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2).

  • They were tortured by the very things they worshiped.

  • Moses and the Children of Israel gained favor in the eyes of the people of Egypt.

  • Many of them were able to realize there is no god like the God of Israel (Ps. 86:8).


What about us
What About Us? Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2).

  • “Who is the Lord, that I should obey His voice?” (Ex. 5:2)

  • How long is it going to take before you realize who the Lord is and choose to obey His voice?


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