Exodus 9:7

“And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Pharaoh sent, and beholde, there was not one of the cattell of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people goe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Pharaoh sent, and behold, there was not even one of the livestock of Israel dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not so much as one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was stubborn, and he did not let the people go.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Pharaoh sent and got word that there was no loss of any of the cattle of Israel. But the heart of Pharaoh was hard and he did not let the people go.
- Basic English Bible

And Pharaoh sent, and behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.
- Darby Bible

And Pharaoh sent, and behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.
- Webster's Bible

Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not so much as one of the livestock of the Israelites dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was stubborn, and he didn't let the people go.
- World English Bible

and Pharaoh sendeth, and lo, not even one of the cattle of Israel hath died, and the heart of Pharaoh is hard, and he hath not sent the people away.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not so much as one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was stubborn, and he did not let the people go.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Exodus 9

  • Dewey J
    Hello Pat Murphy, it sound like you are judging Almighty God. The God of Ex. 9:16 is the same God of Mark 15:25 which says, "And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. And the same in John 3:16 " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Isa. 55:8, 9 also Isa. 29:16 proving God is the same God in all Scripture. God bless us all and also in the understanding of his Word. Praise Jehovah in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
  • Katie
    Shedrack, it was ultimately to prove to the Egyptians that there IS A GOD and that HE IS GOD and that God is in control and also to save the Egyptians...to prove to them that He does exist... SO the Egyptians would Love God and respect and worship HIM instead of idols of rams and fish gods... they worshiped everything except the true God. God was proving He existed and His power.
  • Katie
    Pat Murphy. God is protecting his own. He is showing everyone that HE is in control. Not man like men still think to this very day. Man isn 't in control. Man is nothing without God. Man can succeed at nothing without God. Man has nothing without God. It gives me peace of mind to know that God is the one in control and not man. Gods wisdom and power and knowledge trumps all mans. HIS is infinite.
  • Pat Murphy for verse 16
    This does not seem like a God of Love.
  • Stir2012
    God hardened Pharoah 's heart everytime he performed a sign or a wonder. Or, one can say, Pharoah harden his own heart everytime God performed a sign or a wonder. He refused to let the people go even after seeing all the miracles.
  • This scripture shows the importance of resisting peer pressure. We each have a personal accounting with Jehovah God and we should not allow the bad actions of others to keep us from doing what is required of us or we will have to suffer the same consequences that they face.

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