Exodus 9

Then Allah said to Musa, Go in to Firaun, and tell him, ‘This is what Allah, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go, that they may worship me. 2For if you refuse to let them go, and hold them still, 3behold, the hand of Allah is on your cattle which are in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks with a very grievous pestilence. 4Allah will make a distinction between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt; and there shall nothing die of all that belongs to Bani-Israel.“‘” 5Allah appointed a set time, saying, Tomorrow Allah shall do this thing in the land. 6Allah did that thing on the next day; and all the cattle of Egypt died, but of the cattle of Bani-Israel, not one died. 7Firaun sent, and, behold, there was not so much as one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. But the heart of Firaun was stubborn, and he didn’t let the people go.

8Allah said to Musa and to Harun, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Musa sprinkle it toward the sky in the sight of Firaun. 9It shall become small dust over all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with boils on man and on animal, throughout all the land of Egypt.

10They took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Firaun; and Musa sprinkled it up toward the sky; and it became a boil breaking forth with boils on man and on animal. 11The magicians couldn’t stand before Musa because of the boils; for the boils were on the magicians, and on all the Egyptians. 12Allah hardened the heart of Firaun, and he didn’t listen to them, as Allah had spoken to Musa.

13Allah said to Musa, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Firaun, and tell him, ‘This is what Allah, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go, that they may worship me. 14For this time I will send all my plagues against your heart, against your officials, and against your people; that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth. 15For now I would have put forth my hand, and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the earth; 16but indeed for this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show in you my power, and that my name may be declared in all the earth;[1] 17as you still exalt yourself against my people, that you will not let them go. 18Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as has not been in Egypt since the day it was founded even until now. 19Now therefore command that all of your cattle and all that you have in the field be brought into shelter. Every man and animal that is found in the field, and isn’t brought home, the hail shall come down on them, and they shall die.“‘”

20Those who feared the word of Allah among the servants of Firaun made their servants and their cattle flee into the houses. 21Whoever did not regard the word of Allah left his servants and his cattle in the field.

22Allah said to Musa, Stretch forth your hand toward the sky, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, on man, and on animal, and on every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.

23Musa stretched forth his rod toward the heavens, and Allah sent thunder, hail, and lightning flashed down to the earth. Allahrained hail on the land of Egypt. 24So there was very severe hail, and lightning mixed with the hail, such as had not been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. 25The hail struck throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail struck every herb of the field, and broke every tree of the field. 26Only in the land of Goshen, where Bani-Israel were, there was no hail.

27Firaun sent, and called for Musa and Harun, and said to them, I have sinned this time. Allah is righteous, and I and my people are wicked. 28Pray to Allah; for there has been enough of mighty thunderings and hail. I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.

29Musa said to him, As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands to Allah. The thunders shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that you may know that the earth is Allah’s. 30But as for you and your servants, I know that you do not yet fear Allah Ta’ala.

31The flax and the barley were struck, for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was in bloom. 32But the wheat and the spelt were not struck, for they had not grown up. 33Musa went out of the city from Firaun, and spread abroad his hands to Allah; and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured on the earth. 34When Firaun saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants. 35The heart of Firaun was hardened, and he didn’t let Bani-Israel go, just as Allah had spoken through Musa.


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[1] 9:16 Quoted in the Injil, Romans 9:17.