Exodus Chapter 9 Summary

Exodus chapter 9 chronicles the continuation of the plagues visited upon Egypt to compel Pharaoh to release the Israelites.

Summary of Exodus 9

In this chapter, God instructs Moses to warn Pharaoh that a devastating pestilence will befall Egyptian livestock, but the Israelites’ animals will be spared. The plague arrives as prophesied, and Pharaoh’s advisors urge him to release the Israelites, but his heart remains hardened.

Next, God sent a plague of festering boils that broke out on all of the men and animals, but Pharoah’s heart still remains hardened.

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Later, God commands Moses to warn Pharaoh of a coming hail storm unlike any seen before. Moses offers Pharaoh a chance to save his people and livestock by allowing the Israelites to leave. Pharaoh refuses, and the Lord unleashes a horrific hailstorm that devastates Egypt, while the land of Goshen, where the Israelites reside, is untouched. Pharaoh’s servants plead with him to release the Israelites, but his heart remains hardened.

Exodus 9 Themes

  • God’s Power: The plagues continue to demonstrate God’s immense power over nature and His ability to protect the Israelites.
  • Consequences of Disobedience: Pharaoh’s continued refusal to release the Israelites brings further devastation upon Egypt.
  • The Separation of the Israelites: The plagues differentiate between the Egyptians and the Israelites, highlighting God’s favor towards His chosen people.

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