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Moses and the Exodus from Egypt (part 1)
God frees His people!
When Moses got to Egypt, he and his brother Aaron went to the Pharaoh and told him that God had said to let the Hebrew slaves go. But Pharaoh refused.
God told Moses to stretch his staff out over the Nile River and when he did, the water turned to blood and all the fish died.
Still the Pharaoh wouldn't let the slaves go. Moses went to the Pharaoh many times. And every time he refused, God caused another plague to fall on Egypt. Frogs and bugs covered the land, the livestock became sick and died, hail and fire struck the earth, locusts ate all the plants; but still Pharaoh's heart was hard.
Then the Lord told Moses that one more plague would be sent. He said that the firstborn in every house would die. But He said that He would pass over any house that had placed lamb's blood around their door. Moses told the Hebrews to do this.
That night the Lord took the first-born of every house but He passed over those that had the blood of the lamb around their door. The next day Pharaoh told Moses to take his people and leave Egypt.
The Hebrew people packed up and left. And the Lord required that every year from then on, that day was to be remembered in the Feast of the Passover, for the time that the Lord brought His people out of Egypt and out of slavery. - Adapted from Exodus 8-13