Published  Sep. 11, 2019                                                                                 see also

   Truth is my business!                                    Exodus No. #2

The Bible's Exodus Account

The best thing about the Bible account of the Exodus is that the event described the complete ruin of Egypt before leaving and the wiping out of the Egyptian army of 600 chariots. This would be expected to show beyond any doubt, when this took place in Egypt, if it took place in Egypt. It most certainly did. Now the Bible account.

These are from the New King James Version (NKJV) for modern sounding language, which was always the form that God intended for His words.

I switched "the LORD" to the more correct original text of original Hebrew Bible to God's original Hebrew Name, translated into English as Jehovah, from 1209 AD to the present. Jews had decided that the name was too holy to say or pronounce. At least that was their excuse for having the arrogance to take that name out. God put it there 7000 times. Surely He must have known what He was doing and surely those who took it out also knew what they were doing. Devil worshippers!

I  think the Bible makes a lot more sense when you understand that God's name was always used before someone decided he and his friends knew better than God and destroyed the name.

I am starting with Exodus 7, which begins the point where God sends Moses to Pharaoh to command Pharaoh to let God's people go to worship.

Exodus 7:            Rods become snakes        Sign 1: Plague of water turned to blood

1  So Jehovah said to Moses: "See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.

2 "You shall speak all that I command you. And Aaron your brother shall speak to Pharaoh to send the children of Israel out of his land.

3 "And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt.

4 "But Pharaoh will not heed you, so that I may lay My hand on Egypt and bring My armies and My people, the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.

5 "And the Egyptians shall know that I am Jehovah, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the children of Israel from among them."

6 Then Moses and Aaron did so; just as Jehovah commanded them, so they did.

T1:  Right off the bat, God knows the result before He starts. Egypt is far too arrogant and haughty to take Moses seriously, even when supported by supernatural events. But God is going to use this circumstance to really put on a show of might and power that would leave evidence, not only in printed word, but in many tangible physical artifacts and places and mysterious events of history noted by other nations.

 So it was not just to free Israel and start a nation and formal religion, but also for God to make a name for Himself so that we might put faith in His abilities and powers.<<

10 So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, just as Jehovah commanded. And Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent.

11 But Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers; so the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.

12 For every man threw down his rod, and they became serpents. But Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.

13 And Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not heed them, as Jehovah had said.

T1:  This is an interesting account here. The rod/staff of Moses becomes a snake. Pharaoh calls his sorcerers in to do the same. They did! How about that? Satan was allowed to manifest some mild resistance by allowing Satan's sorcerers to match Moses, well, until Moses snake ate the other 2. But lets face it, turning staffs into snake would be impressive, even today. So Pharaoh and his magicians were not impressed. Not yet, anyway. Again, God knew what the outcome would be. He was really going to pull some stunts here, and as well and just as important, to show how stupid, stubborn and arrogant the Pharaoh was and how stupid Egypt as a whole was, to go along with Pharaoh.<<T

14 So Jehovah said to Moses: "Pharaoh’s heart is hard; he refuses to let the people go.

15 "Go to Pharaoh in the morning, when he goes out to the water, and you shall stand by the river’s bank to meet him; and the rod which was turned to a serpent you shall take in your hand.

16 "And you shall say to him, ‘Jehovah, God of the Hebrews has sent me to you, saying, "Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness"; but indeed, until now you would not hear!

17 ‘Thus says Jehovah: "By this you shall know that I am Jehovah. Behold, I will strike the waters which are in the river with the rod that is in my hand, and they shall be turned to blood.

18 "And the fish that are in the river shall die, the river shall stink, and the Egyptians will loathe to drink the water of the river."’"

19 Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, "Say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their streams, over their rivers, over their ponds, and over all their pools of water, that they may become blood. And there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in buckets of wood and pitchers of stone.’"

20 And Moses and Aaron did so, just as Jehovah commanded. So he lifted up the rod and struck the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants. And all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.

21 The fish that were in the river died, the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink the water of the river. So there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.

22 Then the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments; and Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not heed them, as Jehovah had said.

T1: This is an important aspect to understand. The hearts of both Isael and Egypt were being tested by allowing God to initially appear as near equal to Jehovah.

Again, the magicians are allowed to perform the same trick but they could not relieve Egypt of the foul water and other consequences of disobeying God/Jehovah. The people of Egypt paid for the sins of Pharaoh. Note that God having a name was handy in that Egypt had many Gods and Jehovah wanted to be distinguished from the pagan Gods and show that He was far more powerful, amazing, and impressive.<<

23 And Pharaoh turned and went into his house. Neither was his heart moved by this.

24 So all the Egyptians dug all around the river for water to drink, because they could not drink the water of the river.

25 And seven days passed after Jehovah had struck the river.

Exodus 8:      Plague 2: The Frogs     Plague 3: The Lice     Plague 4: The Flies

1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says Jehovah: "Let My people go, that they may serve Me.

2 "But if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all your territory with frogs.

3 "So the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into your house, into your bedroom, on your bed, into the houses of your servants, on your people, into your ovens, and into your kneading bowls.

4 "And the frogs shall come up on you, on your people, and on all your servants."

5 Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, "Say to Aaron, ‘Stretch out your hand with your rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up on the land of Egypt.’"

6 So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.

7 And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs on the land of Egypt.

Again, the magicians are allowed to match Jehovah. And all the people of Egypt suffered due to Pharaoh. This will become important at the end. And the magicians would not make the frogs stop and could not overcome the will of Jehovah.<<

8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, "Entreat Jehovah that He may take away the frogs from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to Jehovah."

9 And Moses said to Pharaoh, "Accept the honor of saying when I shall intercede for you, for your servants, and for your people, to destroy the frogs from you and your houses, that they may remain in the river only."

10 So he said, "Tomorrow." And he said, "Let it be according to your word, that you may know that there is no one like Jehovah our God.

11 "And the frogs shall depart from you, from your houses, from your servants, and from your people. They shall remain in the river only."

I loved this. Pharaoh admits in asking Moses to get rid of the frogs, that Pharaoh's magicians are not able to do so. As well, Pharaoh says he will let Israel go to sacrifice. And to sweeten the deal, Moses tells Pharaoh to pick the time when this should take place so that Pharaoh would know how much control Moses had by Jehovah. So Moses agrees to tomorrow   that you may know that there is no one like Jehovah our God." <<

12 Then Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh. And Moses cried out to Jehovah concerning the frogs which He had brought against Pharaoh.

13 So Jehovah did according to the word of Moses. And the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courtyards, and out of the fields.

14 They gathered them together in heaps, and the land stank.

15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and did not heed them, as the LORD had said.

16 So Jehovah said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, ‘Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the land, so that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.’"

17 And they did so. For Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod and struck the dust of the earth, and it became lice on man and beast. All the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.

18 Now the magicians so worked with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not. So there were lice on man and beast.

19 Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is the finger of God." But Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not heed them, just as Jehovah had said.

T1:  Well, how about that. As far as the priests of Egypt were concerned, Jehovah was above all the other gods, without any doubt. But this was no ordinary pharaoh. He was really arrogant. He bought into all the nonsense that of the supposed powers of a pharaoh, long a legend in Egypt and a legend about to fall to pieces.

You should also know that Pharaohs since the days of Joseph had been spending their summers in the dug out river/canal built by Joseph to siphon the waters of the Nile into the Fayim, a man made reservoir to extend the growing season and make the area more luxuriant and productive. The River is even named after Joseph. They spell it the Arabic way as Yusef. So the Pharaoh and his family were in that very delta region where Israel was also residing, and Moses, too. That is why Moses could easily approach Pharaoh.

The Pharaoh that Moses dealt with was Amenhotep IV. His name would be changed to Akhenaten after his death in the Red Sea and an imposter in his place. The proof will be given in a later article. Truth1 comes well armed! Thanks to the support of the Heavenly Father and His son administrating for Him. <<

20 And Jehovah said to Moses, "Rise early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh as he comes out to the water. Then say to him, ‘Thus says Jehovah: "Let My people go, that they may serve Me.

21 "Or else, if you will not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and your servants, on your people and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they stand.

22 "And in that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that you may know that I am Jehovah in the midst of the land.

23 "I will make a difference between My people and your people. Tomorrow this sign shall be."

24 And Jehovah did so. Thick swarms of flies came into the house of Pharaoh, into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Egypt. The land was corrupted because of the swarms of flies.

Jehovah now turns up the heat. The plague of flies is sent and Jehovah will not let the flies invade Goshen, where the Israelites live, to further show God's ability to control precisely in any way, how God can distinguish and separate and show Egypt how rotten their own leader is and how he does not care about how the people suffer for his arrogance against Jehovah.

But as you will see next, Pharaoh still turns away Moses and God, not letting Israel go a 3 day journey to sacrifice, but requiring them to remain in Goshen to sacrifice. Moses explains why that will not work. So Pharaoh says OK, go to the wilderness, but not that far (not a 3 day travel). Pharaoh acts like he is the one in power. He has no respect for what he is seeing. He really is a true blue asshole. I seriously doubt that the people or magicians were too thrilled about this.<<

25 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God in the land."

26 And Moses said, "It is not right to do so, for we would be sacrificing the abomination of the Egyptians to Jehovah our God. If we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, then will they not stone us?

27 "We will go three days’ journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to Jehovah our God as He will command us."

28 And Pharaoh said, "I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to Jehovah your God in the wilderness; only you shall not go very far away. Intercede for me."

29 Then Moses said, "Indeed I am going out from you, and I will entreat Jehovah, that the swarms of flies may depart tomorrow from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. But let Pharaoh not deal deceitfully anymore in not letting the people go to sacrifice to Jehovah."

30 So Moses went out from Pharaoh and entreated Jehovah.

31 And Jehovah did according to the word of Moses; He removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. Not one remained.

32 But Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also; neither would he let the people go.

T1: So Pharaoh backs out of his deal entirely! Imagine how the Egyptians around Pharaoh feel. "Man, is this guy crazy or what?" "That damned fool is going to get us all killed!"<<


 Truth1 Out!                                   

Hoaxtead Watch Article list/Menu page                  The SRA Blog Menu             World Watch Blog Menu

Back to Home/Index       Truth 1 - The best site on the internet!
Back to Top

                                                       Truth is my business!

The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.  .  .  .   George Orwell

#008000  #CC0000