Israel also came into Egypt, *
and Jacob was a stranger in the land of Ham.
And he increased his people exceedingly, *
and made them stronger than their enemies,
Whose heart he turned, so that they hated his people, *
and dealt deceitfully with his servants.
Then he sent Moses his servant, *
and Aaron whom he had chosen,
And they worked his signs among them, *
and wonders in the land of Ham.
He sent darkness, and it was dark; *
but they were not obedient to his word.
He turned their waters into blood *
and caused their fish to die.
Their land brought forth frogs, *
even in their kings’ chambers.
He spoke the word, and there came all manner of flies, *
and gnats in all their borders.
He gave them hailstones for rain, *
and flames of fire in their land.
He smote their vines also, and their fig trees, *
and destroyed the trees that were in their borders.
He spoke the word, and the grasshoppers came, and locusts innumerable, *
which ate up all the grass in their land and devoured the fruit of their ground.
He smote all the firstborn in their land, *
even the firstfruits of all their strength.
He brought forth Israel with silver and gold; *
in all their tribes there was not one who stumbled.
Egypt was glad at their departing, *
for they were afraid of them.
He spread out a cloud to be a covering, *
and fire to give light in the night season.
At their desire he brought quail, *
and he filled them with the bread of heaven.
He opened the rock, and the waters flowed out, *
so that rivers ran in the dry places.
For he remembered his holy promise *
and Abraham his servant.
And he brought forth his people with joy, *
and his chosen ones with gladness;
And gave them the lands of the nations, *
and they took the labors of the peoples in possession,
That they might keep his statutes *
and observe his laws. Praise the Lord.