By: Brandon T. Ward
As you read the Ten Plagues that befell Egypt below. Take note, the Israelities were not harmed by these plagues. God always protects His own. We have examples of this with: “Daniel in the Lions Den”, “The Three in the Fiery Furnace” and “Noah’s Ark“. We know during the Tribulation those that stand for the True Christ and do not worship the false Christ will also be protected as Jesus said in Luke 21:18, “shall not an hair of your head perish.” These words should comfort you.
These plagues were directed at “The Land of Egypt,” not “The Land of Goshen,” make note. This is a miracle in itself. God not only wanted to free the Israelities, but through the miracles of the plagues God wanted the Egyptians to believe in Him as they are His children as well.
For more of this account read: Exodus 5;6;7:1-13.
1. Plague of Blood: Exodus 7:14–25
19 “And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.”
20 “And Moses and Aaron did so, as the Lord commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.”
21 “And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.”
2. Plague of Frogs: Exodus 8:1-11
5 “And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.”
6 “And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.“
3. Plague of Lice: Exodus 8:12-19
16 “And the Lord said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.”
17 “And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.”
4. Plague of Flies: Exodus 8:20–32
22 “And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth.”
23 “And I will put a division between my people and thy people: to morrow shall this sign be.”
24 “And the Lord did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.“
5. Plague of Pestilence: Exodus 9:1-7
3 “Behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.”
4 “And the Lord shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children’s of Israel.”
5 “And the Lord appointed a set time, saying, To morrow the Lord shall do this thing in the land.”
6 “And the Lord did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.“
6. Plague of Boils: Exodus 9:8-12
8 “And the Lord said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.”
9 “And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.“
7. Plague of Hail: Exodus 9:13-35
22 “And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.”
23 “And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the Lord rained hail upon the land of Egypt.”
24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
25 And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field.
26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.
8. Plague of Locusts: Exodus 10:1-20
12 “And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left.”
13 “And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord 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 locust went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: 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.”
9. Plague of Darkness: Exodus 10:21-29
21 “And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.”
22 “And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:”
23 “They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.”
10. Death of the Firstborn: Exodus 11:1–12:36
4 “And Moses said, Thus saith the Lord, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:”
5 “And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first born of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.”
6 “And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.”
7 “But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.“