Plague of Hail and Fire

Exodus 9: Three More Plagues

The Death of Livestock, Boils, and Hail

In today’s lesson, we see:

  • The fifth plague – murrain;
  • The sixth plague – boils;
  • The seventh plague – hail and fire.

God continues to deal with the stubborn heart of Pharaoh and with his people. So long as Pharaoh resists the Lord God, anguish and disaster will be poured out upon the land of Egypt and its inhabitants.

Up to this chapter we are told that Pharaoh hardened his own heart, and now we are told that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart. Pharaoh’s continual refusal to acknowledge the Lord God and obey His wishes has brought about God’s power in destruction. God wants to shower blessings upon us and wants to save us, but our refusal can turn blessing to cursing. So it was in the case of Pharaoh.


Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh and say to him: This is what Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let My people go, so that they may worship Me. But if you refuse to let ⌊them⌋ go and keep holding them, then the LORD’s hand will bring a severe plague against your livestock in the field—the horses, donkeys, camels, herds, and flocks. But the LORD will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt, so that nothing of all that the Israelites own will die.” And the LORD set a time, saying, “Tomorrow the LORD will do this thing in the land.” Exodus 9:1-5

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