Pharaoh still refuses to listen despite receiving a dire warning.
1. Why did the Egyptian people so willingly give the Israelites gold and silver?
v 2 and 3 ... let every man ask of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.” The LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians.
2. What did Moses say that the final plague was to be?
v 4 and 5 Moses said, “This is what the LORD says: ‘About midnight I will go out into the middle of Egypt, and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the mill, and all the firstborn of livestock.
3. How would the experience of the Israelites contrast with that of the Egyptians who were suffering, and why?
v 7 But against any of the children of Israel a dog won’t even bark or move its tongue, against man or animal, that you may know that the LORD makes a distinction between the Egyptians and Israel.
- v 1 God tells Moses there will be one final plague which will make Pharaoh let them go
- v 2 and 3 God commands Moses to tell the people to ask the Egyptians for silver and gold jewellery
- v 4 to 8 Moses tells Pharaoh that the final plague will kill all the firstborn Egyptians in the land of Egypt, but that not one Israelite will be affected. After this Pharaoh's servants will tell them to go. Moses leaves Pharaoh in hot anger
v 9 and 10 God tells Moses that Pharaoh will still refuse to listen, so that the Egyptians will see yet another wonder from the LORD