11

NOV

EXODUS 14:5-28

5. When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his servants had a change of heart toward the people, and they said, ``What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us?" 6. So he made his chariot ready and took his people with him; 7. and he took six hundred select chariots, and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them. 8. The LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he chased after the sons of Israel as the sons of Israel were going out boldly. 9. Then the Egyptians chased after them with all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and his army, and they overtook them camping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon. 10. As Pharaoh drew near, the sons of Israel looked, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they became very frightened; so the sons of Israel cried out to the LORD. 11. Then they said to Moses, ``Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, bringing us out of Egypt? 12. ``Is this not the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, `Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians'? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness." 13. But Moses said to the people, ``Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. 14. ``The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent." 15. Then the LORD said to Moses, ``Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward. 16. ``As for you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, and the sons of Israel shall go through the midst of the sea on dry land. 17. ``As for Me, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. 18. ``Then the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD, when I am honored through Pharaoh, through his chariots and his horsemen." 19. The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. 20. So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night. 21. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. 22. The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 23. Then the Egyptians took up the pursuit, and all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots and his horsemen went in after them into the midst of the sea. 24. At the morning watch, the LORD looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and brought the army of the Egyptians into confusion. 25. He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with difficulty; so the Egyptians said, ``Let us flee from Israel, for the LORD is fighting for them against the Egyptians." 26. Then the LORD said to Moses, ``Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back over the Egyptians, over their chariots and their horsemen." 27. So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal state at daybreak, while the Egyptians were fleeing right into it; then the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28. The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even Pharaoh's entire army that had gone into the sea after them; not even one of them remained.

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4

NOV

EXODUS 11:1-29

1. Now the LORD said to Moses, ``One more plague I will bring on Pharaoh and on Egypt; after that he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will surely drive you out from here completely. 2. ``Speak now in the hearing of the people that each man ask from his neighbor and each woman from her neighbor for articles of silver and articles of gold." 3. The LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Furthermore, the man Moses himself was greatly esteemed in the land of Egypt, both in the sight of Pharaoh's servants and in the sight of the people. 4. Moses said, ``Thus says the LORD, `About midnight I am going out into the midst of Egypt, 5. and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of the Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the slave girl who is behind the millstones; all the firstborn of the cattle as well. 6. `Moreover, there shall be a great cry in all the land of Egypt, such as there has not been before and such as shall never be again. 7. `But against any of the sons of Israel a dog will not even bark, whether against man or beast, that you may understand how the LORD makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.' 8. ``All these your servants will come down to me and bow themselves before me, saying, `Go out, you and all the people who follow you,' and after that I will go out." And he went out from Pharaoh in hot anger. 9. Then the LORD said to Moses, ``Pharaoh will not listen to you, so that My wonders will be multiplied in the land of Egypt." 10. Moses and Aaron performed all these wonders before Pharaoh; yet the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he did not let the sons of Israel go out of his land.

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4

NOV

EXODUS 12:1-13

1. Now the LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 2. ``This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you. 3. ``Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, `On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their fathers' households, a lamb for each household. 4. `Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what each man should eat, you are to divide the lamb. 5. `Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6. `You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight. 7. `Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. 8. `They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 9. `Do not eat any of it raw or boiled at all with water, but rather roasted with fire, both its head and its legs along with its entrails. 10. `And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning, you shall burn with fire. 11. `Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste--it is the LORD'S Passover. 12. `For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments--I am the LORD. 13. `The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

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28

OCT

EXODUS 7:1-6

1. Then the LORD said to Moses, ``See, I make you as God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet. 2. ``You shall speak all that I command you, and your brother Aaron shall speak to Pharaoh that he let the sons of Israel go out of his land. 3. ``But I will harden Pharaoh's heart that I may multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt. 4. ``When Pharaoh does not listen to you, then I will lay My hand on Egypt and bring out My hosts, My people the sons of Israel, from the land of Egypt by great judgments. 5. ``The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the sons of Israel from their midst." 6. So Moses and Aaron did it; as the LORD commanded them, thus they did.

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28

OCT

EXODUS 10:21-29

21. Then the LORD said to Moses, ``Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even a darkness which may be felt." 22. So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days. 23. They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days, but all the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings. 24. Then Pharaoh called to Moses, and said, ``Go, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be detained. Even your little ones may go with you." 25. But Moses said, ``You must also let us have sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice them to the LORD our God. 26. ``Therefore, our livestock too shall go with us; not a hoof shall be left behind, for we shall take some of them to serve the LORD our God. And until we arrive there, we ourselves do not know with what we shall serve the LORD." 27. But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he was not willing to let them go. 28. Then Pharaoh said to him, ``Get away from me! Beware, do not see my face again, for in the day you see my face you shall die!" 29. Moses said, ``You are right; I shall never see your face again!"

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21

OCT

EXODUS 4:27-31

27. Now the LORD said to Aaron, ``Go to meet Moses in the wilderness." So he went and met him at the mountain of God and kissed him. 28. Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD with which He had sent him, and all the signs that He had commanded him to do. 29. Then Moses and Aaron went and assembled all the elders of the sons of Israel; 30. and Aaron spoke all the words which the LORD had spoken to Moses. He then performed the signs in the sight of the people. 31. So the people believed; and when they heard that the LORD was concerned about the sons of Israel and that He had seen their affliction, then they bowed low and worshiped.

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21

OCT

EXODUS 5:1-9

1. And afterward Moses and Aaron came and said to Pharaoh, ``Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, `Let My people go that they may celebrate a feast to Me in the wilderness.'" 2. But Pharaoh said, ``Who is the LORD that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, and besides, I will not let Israel go." 3. Then they said, ``The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please, let us go a three days' journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God, otherwise He will fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword." 4. But the king of Egypt said to them, ``Moses and Aaron, why do you draw the people away from their work? Get back to your labors!" 5. Again Pharaoh said, ``Look, the people of the land are now many, and you would have them cease from their labors!" 6. So the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters over the people and their foremen, saying, 7. ``You are no longer to give the people straw to make brick as previously; let them go and gather straw for themselves. 8. ``But the quota of bricks which they were making previously, you shall impose on them; you are not to reduce any of it. Because they are lazy, therefore they cry out, `Let us go and sacrifice to our God.' 9. ``Let the labor be heavier on the men, and let them work at it so that they will pay no attention to false words."

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21

OCT

EXODUS 5:15-23

15. Then the foremen of the sons of Israel came and cried out to Pharaoh, saying, ``Why do you deal this way with your servants? 16. ``There is no straw given to your servants, yet they keep saying to us, `Make bricks!' And behold, your servants are being beaten; but it is the fault of your own people." 17. But he said, ``You are lazy, very lazy; therefore you say, `Let us go and sacrifice to the LORD.' 18. ``So go now and work; for you will be given no straw, yet you must deliver the quota of bricks." 19. The foremen of the sons of Israel saw that they were in trouble because they were told, ``You must not reduce your daily amount of bricks." 20. When they left Pharaoh's presence, they met Moses and Aaron as they were waiting for them. 21. They said to them, ``May the LORD look upon you and judge you, for you have made us odious in Pharaoh's sight and in the sight of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to kill us." 22. Then Moses returned to the LORD and said, ``O Lord, why have You brought harm to this people? Why did You ever send me? 23. ``Ever since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has done harm to this people, and You have not delivered Your people at all."

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21

OCT

EXODUS 6:1-1

1. Then the LORD said to Moses, ``Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for under compulsion he will let them go, and under compulsion he will drive them out of his land."

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