Exodus 7-12

The Lord told Moses, ''The Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out of it'” (7:5). How great our God is! The events in chapters 7 to 12 demonstrated God's power and might to Pharaoh.

Moses and Aaron were both, by today's standards, pretty old. Moses was eighty years old and Aaron was eighty-three when they first came up against Pharaoh. But they did just as the Lord commanded them (7:6-7). God can use anyone at any age!

The first time Moses and Aaron confronted Pharaoh, Aaron's staff became a snake. Pharaoh summoned his magicians, and each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. Then Aaron's staff ate up the staffs of the magicians (7:12). But Pharaoh's heart was unyielding and he refused to let the Israelites go.

Then God told Moses to go back to Pharaoh and strike the water of the Nile River with his staff and the water would turn to blood (7:14-18). This was the first of the ten plagues that the Lord brought on the Egyptians. All the plagues were avoidable if Pharaoh would have just let God's people go!

The ten plagues from chapters 7 to 12 are listed below.

1. The Nile River was turned into blood (7:20).

2. Frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt (8:6).

3. All the dust throughout the land of Egypt became gnats (8:17).

4. Dense swarms of flies poured into Pharaoh's palace and the houses of all his officials and     throughout Egypt (8:24).

5. All the livestock of the Egyptians died (9:6).

6. Festering boils broke out on men and animals (9:10).

7. The Lord rained hail upon the land (9:23).

8. The plague of locusts hit the land (10:13-15).

9. Total darkness covered Egypt for three days (10:22).

10. God struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh to the firstborn of the prisoner in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock (12:29).

The last plague upon the land of Egypt was all that Pharaoh could handle. That night when all the firstborn were struck dead, Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron and said, ''Go, worship the Lord as you have requested'” (12:31). Pharaoh even told them to take their livestock and all their possessions with them. The Egyptians urged the Hebrew slaves to hurry and leave.

The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Succoth. There were about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children. The Israelites had lived in Egypt for 430 years to the very day (12:40-41)!

In verses 43- God gave Moses and Aaron the regulations for celebrating the Passover. No foreigner could partake of the Passover. An alien living among the Hebrews could not eat of the Passover unless he and all of the males in his household had been circumcised. The Passover meal must be eaten inside the house; none of the meat could be taken outside.

The Israelites did as the Lord had commanded, and the Lord brought them out of Egypt by their divisions, meaning their tribes (12:50-51).

Be sure to read the chapters carefully, for not everything can be discussed here, but it is all important. Fill in the blanks on the worksheet and on the 'Go to the Word” sheet. May God bless you as you study His Word.


WORKSHEET

The Lord told Moses, ''The _________ will know that I am the Lord when I stretch out my ____ against Egypt and bring the Israelites out of it'” (7:5).

The events in chapters 7 to 12 demonstrated God's ______ and _____ to Pharaoh.

Moses was ______ years old and Aaron was ______-_____ when they first came up against Pharaoh. But 'Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord _________ them” (7:6-7).

The first time Moses and Aaron confronted Pharaoh, Aaron's staff became a _____ (7:10).

Pharaoh summoned his _________, and each one threw down his staff and it became a _____.

Then Aaron's staff ___ up the staffs of the magicians (7:12).

Fill in each plague on the chart below, and notice how Pharaoh responded to it.

Plague
Bible Verse
The Effect
1.
Exodus 7:20

'Pharaoh's heart became hard” (7:22)

2.
Exodus 8:6

'Pharaoh hardened his heart” (8:15)

3.
Exodus 8:17

'Pharaoh's heart was hard” (8:19)

4.
Exodus 8:24

'Pharaoh hardened his heart” (8:32)

5.
Exodus 9:6

Pharaoh's 'heart was unyielding” (9:7)

6.
Exodus 9:10

'The Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart” (9:12)

7.
Exodus 9:23

'Pharaoh's heart was hard” (9:35)

8.
Exodus 10:13

'The Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart” (10:20)

9.
Exodus 10:22

'The Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart” (10:27)

10.
Exodus 12:29

Pharaoh begged the Israelites to leave (12:31-32)

God told Israel to celebrate the Feast of __________ _____ to remember the day He delivered them from Egypt (12:17).

Memory Verse: ''He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him'” (Psalm 91:15).


Exodus 7 to 12
Go to the Word 

Match each Scripture reference below with the correct verse, and then fill in the missing words.

Exodus 12:14                           Exodus 9:17                             Exodus 11:9                 Exodus 8:6

Exodus 12:40-41                    Exodus 9:28                             Exodus 7:21                 Exodus 7:9

 

'Aaron stretched out his hand over the _______ of Egypt, and the _____              Exodus ______

came up and covered the land.”

 

''When Pharaoh says to you, 'Perform a _______,” then say to Aaron,                Exodus ______

'Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh,” and it will become

a _____.'”
 

'The fish in the ____ died, and the river smelled so bad that the Egyptians                      Exodus ______

could not drink its water.”

 

''You still set yourself _______ my people and will not let them go.'”                 Exodus ______

 

''Pray to the Lord, for we have had ______ thunder and hail. I will let you       Exodus ______

go; you don't have to stay any ______.'”

 

'The Lord had said to Moses, 'Pharaoh will refuse to ______ to you—so                       Exodus ______

that my wonders may be multiplied in Egypt.'”

 

''This is a day you are to ___________; for the generations to come you                      Exodus ______

shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance.'”

 

'Now the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypt was _____              Exodus ______

years. At the end of the _____ years, to the very day, all the Lord's divisions left Egypt.”