The Plague of Locusts
The Lord instructed Moses and Aaron to go before Pharaoh to release the Israelites.
Moses said to Pharaoh, “How long will you refuse to humble yourself and let my people go?”
If you refuse to let my people go to worship me, “I will release locusts into your country.”
The locusts will devour everything that is growing in the fields, houses and all the land.
Pharaoh’s officials warned the Pharaoh to release the people because Egypt is ruined.
Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron to return to him and asked who would go.
Moses said, “We will go with our young and old to celebrate the festival of the Lord.”
Pharaoh refused to let everyone go; he said, “Only the men go.”
Moses and Aaron were instructed by the Lord to release the locusts.
The east wind blew across the land and by morning invaded all of Egypt devouring the land.
Nothing green remained on tree or plant in all the land of Egypt.
Pharaoh confessed his sin once again and Moses prayed and the Lord removed all locusts.
The Lord hardened the Pharaoh’s heart and he would not let the people go.
The Plague of Darkness
The Lord instructed Moses to stretch his hand over the land and darkness fell on Egypt.
The darkness remained for three days; all darkness fell except on the Israelites.
Pharaoh instructed Moses the people could leave but not the livestock.
Moses said, “You must allow us to take our livestock for burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
The Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart and he would not let the people go.
Pharaoh told Moses never to come before him again or he would die.
Moses said, “I will never appear before you again.”