Exodus 9:8–12

The Sixth Blow: Boils

9:8 18 Then the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Take handfuls of soot19 from a furnace, and have Moses throw it20 into the air while Pharaoh is watching.21 9:9 It will become fine dust over the whole land of Egypt and will cause boils to break out and fester22 on both people and animals in all the land of Egypt.” 9:10 So they took soot from a furnace and stood before Pharaoh, Moses threw it into the air, and it caused festering boils to break out on both people and animals.

9:11 The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for boils were on the magicians and on all the Egyptians. 9:12 But the Lord hardened23 Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not listen to them, just as the Lord had predicted to Moses.

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