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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).

1 water turned into blood
1. Water Turned Into Blood
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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?
  • “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?