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Exodus 10 – Divine Locust Warning


    Exodus 10:1-2: “Now the Lord said to Moses, ‘Go in to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart.'”

    In this chapter, God instructs Moses to confront Pharaoh once again, emphasizing the divine purpose behind Pharaoh’s hardened heart.

    The Message to Pharaoh

    Exodus 10:3: “So Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh and said to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God of the Hebrews.'”

    Moses delivers God’s message to Pharaoh, asserting the authority of the God of the Hebrews over Egypt.

    The Plague of Locusts

    Exodus 10:4-5: “Or else, if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory.”

    God warns Pharaoh of an impending plague—locusts. This serves as another opportunity for Pharaoh to relent.

    Pharaoh’s Response

    Exodus 10:7: “Then Pharaoh’s servants said to him, ‘How long shall this man be a snare to us? Let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God.'”

    Even Pharaoh’s advisors recognize the severity of the situation and advise him to release the Israelites.

    The Plague Unleashed

    Exodus 10:13: “So Moses stretched out his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind on the land all that day and all that night.”

    God fulfills His promise, sending a devastating swarm of locusts upon Egypt, causing widespread destruction.

    Pharaoh’s Momentary Repentance

    Exodus 10:16-17: “Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste, and said, ‘I have sinned against the Lord your God and against you.'”

    Pharaoh momentarily repents, acknowledging his wrongdoing and seeking forgiveness.


    Encourage Bible Reading: Delve into the New King James Version to grasp the profound lessons embedded in Exodus 10.

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