1 And יהוה said unto Moses (Mosheh), “Go in unto Pharaoh (Paroh); for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these My signs before him:
2 And that you mayest tell in the ears of your son, and of your son’s son, what things I have wrought in Egypt (Mitsrayim), and My signs which I have done among them, that you may know how that I am יהוה.”
3 And Moses (Mosheh) and Aaron (Aharon) came in unto Pharaoh (Paroh), and said unto him, “Thus saith יהוה God (Elohim) of the Hebrews (Ivrim), ‘How long wilt you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
4 Else, if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow will I bring the locusts into your coast;
5 And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth; and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for you out of the field;
6 And they shall fill your houses, and the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians (Mitsrayim); which neither your fathers, nor your fathers’ fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day.’” And he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh (Paroh).
7 And Pharaoh (Paroh)’s servants said unto him, “How long shall this man be a snare unto us? Let the men go, that they may serve יהוה their God (Elohim); knowest you not yet that Egypt (Mitsrayim) is destroyed?”
8 And Moses (Mosheh) and Aaron (Aharon) were brought again unto Pharaoh (Paroh); and he said unto them, “Go, serve יהוה your God (Elohim); but who are they that shall go?”
9 And Moses (Mosheh) said, “We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto יהוה.”
10 And he said unto them, “Let יהוה be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones. Look to it, for evil is before you.
11 Not so! Go now you that are men, and serve יהוה, for that you did desire.” And they were driven out from Pharaoh (Paroh)’s presence.
12 And יהוה said unto Moses (Mosheh), “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim) for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim), and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left.”
13 And Moses (Mosheh) stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim), and יהוה brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim), and rested in all the coasts of Egypt (Mitsrayim); very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
15 For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left; and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim).
16 Then Pharaoh (Paroh) called for Moses (Mosheh) and Aaron (Aharon) in haste; and he said, “I have sinned against יהוה your God (Elohim), and against you.
17 Now therefore please forgive my sin only this once, and intreat יהוה your God (Elohim), that He may take away from me this death only.”
18 And he went out from Pharaoh (Paroh), and intreated יהוה.
19 And יהוה turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt (Mitsrayim).
20 But יהוה hardened Pharaoh (Paroh)’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Yisrael go.
21 And יהוה said unto Moses (Mosheh), “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim), even darkness which may be felt.”
22 And Moses (Mosheh) stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim) three days.
23 They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days; but all the children of Yisrael had light in their dwellings.
24 And Pharaoh (Paroh) called unto Moses (Mosheh), and said, “Go you, serve יהוה; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed; let your little ones also go with you.”
25 And Moses (Mosheh) said, “You must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto יהוה our God (Elohim).
26 Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not a hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve יהוה our God (Elohim); and we know not with what we must serve יהוה, until we come thither.”
27 But יהוה hardened Pharaoh (Paroh)’s heart, and he would not let them go.
28 And Pharaoh (Paroh) said unto him, “Get you from me, take heed to yourself, see my face no more; for in that day you seest my face you shalt die.”
29 And Moses (Mosheh) said, “You have spoken well, I will see your face again no more.”