Here’s the historical record of how God saved his oppressed people out of Egypt:


Extracted from Exodus, Chapter 3:


7 Yahweh then said, 'I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying for help on account of their taskmasters. Yes, I am well aware of their sufferings.


8 And I have come down to rescue them from the clutches of the Egyptians and bring them up out of that country, to a country rich and broad, to a country flowing with milk and honey, to the home of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites.


9 Yes indeed, the Israelites' cry for help has reached me, and I have also seen the cruel way in which the Egyptians are oppressing them.


10 So now I am sending you (Moses) to Pharaoh, for you (Moses) to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.'

Extracted from Exodus, Chapter 6:

1 Yahweh then said to Moses, 'Now you will see what I am going to do to Pharaoh. A mighty hand will force him to let them go, a mighty hand will force him to expel them from his country.'


2 God spoke to Moses and said to him, 'I am Yahweh.


3 To Abraham, Isaac and Jacob I appeared as El Shaddai, but I did not make my name Yahweh known to them.


4 I also made my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the country in which they were living as aliens.


5 Furthermore, I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, enslaved by the Egyptians, and have remembered my covenant.


6 So say to the Israelites, "I am Yahweh. I shall free you from the forced labour of the Egyptians; I shall rescue you from their slavery and I shall redeem you with outstretched arm and mighty acts of judgement.


7 I shall take you as my people and I shall be your God. And you will know that I am Yahweh your God, who have freed you from the forced labour of the Egyptians.


8 Then I shall lead you into the country which I swore I would give to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and shall give it to you as your heritage, I, Yahweh." '

Extracted from Exodus, Chapter 6:


28 Now the day when Yahweh spoke to Moses in Egypt,


29 Yahweh said to Moses, 'Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything that I am going to say to you.'


30 But Moses said to Yahweh's face, 'I am a poor speaker, so why should Pharaoh take any notice of me?'


Extracted from Exodus, Chapter 7:


1 Yahweh then said to Moses, 'Look, I have made you as a god for Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron is to be your prophet.


2 You must say whatever I command you, and your brother Aaron will repeat to Pharaoh that he is to let the Israelites leave his country.


3 But I myself shall make Pharaoh stubborn and shall perform many a sign and wonder in Egypt.


4 Since Pharaoh will not listen to you, I shall lay my hand on Egypt and with great acts of judgement lead my armies, my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.


5 And the Egyptians will know that I am Yahweh when I stretch out my hand against the Egyptians and lead the Israelites out of their country.'


6 Moses and Aaron did exactly as Yahweh had ordered.


7 Moses was eighty (80) years old and Aaron eighty-three (83), when they spoke to Pharaoh.



The staff turned into a serpent

Extracted from Exodus, Chapter 7:


8 Yahweh said to Moses and Aaron,


9 'If Pharaoh says to you, "Display some marvel," you must say to Aaron, "Take your staff and throw it down in front of Pharaoh, and let it turn into a serpent!" '


10 Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did as Yahweh had ordered. Aaron threw down his staff in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and it turned into a serpent.


11 Then Pharaoh in his turn called for the sages and sorcerers, and by their spells the magicians of Egypt did the same.


12 Each threw his staff down and these turned into serpents. But Aaron's staff swallowed up theirs.


13 Pharaoh, however, remained obstinate and, as Yahweh had foretold, refused to listen to Moses and Aaron.


The 1st Plague – Water turned to Blood (Exodus 7: 14-25)

The 2nd Plague – Frogs (Exodus 8: 1-15)

The 3rd Plague – Gnats (Exodus 8: 16-19)

The 4th Plague – Flies (Exodus 8: 20-30)

The 5th Plague – Livestock diseased (Exodus 9: 1-7)

The 6th Plague – Boils (Exodus 9: 13-35)

The 7th Plague – Thunder and Hail (Exodus 9: 13-35)

The 8th Plague – Locusts (Exodus 10: 1-20)

The 9th Plague – Darkness (Exodus 10: 21-29)



Warning of the Final Plague

Extracted from Exodus, Chapter 11:

1 Yahweh then said to Moses, 'I shall inflict one more plague on Pharaoh and Egypt, after which he will let you go away. When he lets you go, he will actually drive you out!


2 Now instruct the people that every man is to ask his neighbour, and every woman hers, for silver and golden jewellery.'


3 And Yahweh made the Egyptians impressed with the people, while Moses himself was a man of great importance in Egypt in the opinion of Pharaoh's officials and the people.


4 Moses then said, 'Yahweh says this, "At midnight I shall pass through Egypt,


5 and all the first-born in Egypt will die, from the first-born of Pharaoh, heir to his throne, to the first-born of the slave-girl at the mill, and all the first-born of the livestock.


6 And throughout Egypt there will be great wailing, such as never was before, nor will be again.


7 But against the Israelites, whether man or beast, never a dog shall bark, so that you may know that Yahweh discriminates between Egypt and Israel.



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