1 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, ‘One plague more I do bring in on Pharaoh, and on Egypt, afterwards he doth send you away from this; when he is sending you away, he surely casteth you out altogether from this place; 2speak, I pray thee, in the ears of the people, and they ask—each man from his neighbour, and each woman from her neighbour, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold.’ 3And Jehovah giveth the grace of the people in the eyes of the Egyptians; also the man Moses is very great in the land of Egypt, in the eyes of the servants of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of the people.
4 And Moses saith, ‘Thus said Jehovah, About midnight I am going out into the midst of Egypt, 5and every first-born in the land of Egypt hath died, from the first-born of Pharaoh who is sitting on his throne, unto the first-born of the maid-servant who is behind the millstones, and all the first-born of beasts; 6and there hath been a great cry in all the land of Egypt, such as there hath not been, and such as there is not again.
7 ‘And against all the sons of Israel a dog sharpeneth not its tongue, from man even unto beast, so that ye know that Jehovah doth make a separation between the Egyptians and Israel; 8and all these thy servants have come down unto me, and bowed themselves to me, saying, Go out, thou and all the people who are at thy feet; and afterwards I do go out;’—and he goeth out from Pharaoh in the heat of anger. 9And Jehovah saith unto Moses, ‘Pharaoh doth not hearken unto you, so as to multiply My wonders in the land of Egypt;’ 10and Moses and Aaron have done all these wonders before Pharaoh, and Jehovah strengtheneth Pharaoh’s heart, and he hath not sent the sons of Israel out of his land.
About Young’s Literal Translation
Robert Young is best known for his monumental work, Young’s Analytical Concordance To The Bible. Young’s Literal Translation is a very good work to add to your Bible collection for text comparisons. Since this is a very literal translation, it offers a good contrast and comparison to a dynamic equivalent translation like the NIV.