Saturday, March 11, 2017

Exodus 11

There's nothing quite like starting a story in the 10th frame of the sketch. How did I get here? I've been busy and I decided to do a short chapter. The story of the escape from Egypt is intriguing. The last time I read it, it read to me like a novel in pictograph, a comic strip. I am looking forward to hearing it in music.

The scene is Moses before Pharaoh and others...

Exodus 11 Fn Min Max Syll
וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהוָ֜ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֗ה ע֣וֹד נֶ֤גַע אֶחָד֙ אָבִ֤יא עַל־פַּרְעֹה֙ וְעַל־מִצְרַ֔יִם אַֽחֲרֵי־כֵ֕ן יְשַׁלַּ֥ח אֶתְכֶ֖ם מִזֶּ֑ה
כְּשַׁ֨לְּח֔וֹ כָּלָ֕ה גָּרֵ֛שׁ יְגָרֵ֥שׁ אֶתְכֶ֖ם מִזֶּֽה
1 And Yahweh said to Moses, one further touch I will bring on Pharaoh and on Egypt. After such he will set you loose from this.
When he finally dismisses, expelling, he will expel you from this.
3d 4C 33
14
דַּבֶּר־נָ֖א בְּאָזְנֵ֣י הָעָ֑ם
וְיִשְׁאֲל֞וּ אִ֣ישׁ ׀ מֵאֵ֣ת רֵעֵ֗הוּ וְאִשָּׁה֙ מֵאֵ֣ת רְעוּתָ֔הּ כְּלֵי־כֶ֖סֶף וּכְלֵ֥י זָהָֽב
2 Speak please in the ears of the people,
and let them ask, each man from his associate, or woman from her associate, for vessels of silver and vessels of gold.
3e 4B 8
25
וַיִּתֵּ֧ן יְהוָ֛ה אֶת־חֵ֥ן הָעָ֖ם בְּעֵינֵ֣י מִצְרָ֑יִם
גַּ֣ם ׀ הָאִ֣ישׁ מֹשֶׁ֗ה גָּד֤וֹל מְאֹד֙ בְּאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרַ֔יִם בְּעֵינֵ֥י עַבְדֵֽי־פַרְעֹ֖ה וּבְעֵינֵ֥י הָעָֽם
3 And Yahweh gave the people grace in the sight of Egypt.
Even the person of Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the eyes of the servants of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of the people.
3c 4C 15
26
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר מֹשֶׁ֔ה כֹּ֖ה אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֑ה
כַּחֲצֹ֣ת הַלַּ֔יְלָה אֲנִ֥י יוֹצֵ֖א בְּת֥וֹךְ מִצְרָֽיִם
4 And Moses said, Thus says Yahweh,
About the middle of the night, I am coming forth into the midst of Egypt.
3e 4B 10
15
וּמֵ֣ת כָּל־בְּכוֹר֮ בְּאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרַיִם֒ מִבְּכ֤וֹר פַּרְעֹה֙ הַיֹּשֵׁ֣ב עַל־כִּסְא֔וֹ עַ֚ד בְּכ֣וֹר הַשִּׁפְחָ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֖ר אַחַ֣ר הָרֵחָ֑יִם
וְכֹ֖ל בְּכ֥וֹר בְּהֵמָֽה
5 B And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt will die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, to the firstborn of the female slave who is behind the millstone,
and all the firstborn of beast.
3e 4C 34
7
וְהָֽיְתָ֛ה צְעָקָ֥ה גְדֹלָ֖ה בְּכָל־אֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרָ֑יִם
אֲשֶׁ֤ר כָּמֹ֙הוּ֙ לֹ֣א נִהְיָ֔תָה וְכָמֹ֖הוּ לֹ֥א תֹסִֽף
6 And there will be a great outcry in all the land of Egypt,
such as never has been, and its like will not be again.
3d 4C 16
16
וּלְכֹ֣ל ׀ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל לֹ֤א יֶֽחֱרַץ־כֶּ֙לֶב֙ לְשֹׁנ֔וֹ לְמֵאִ֖ישׁ וְעַד־בְּהֵמָ֑ה
לְמַ֙עַן֙ תֵּֽדְע֔וּן אֲשֶׁר֙ יַפְלֶ֣ה יְהוָ֔ה בֵּ֥ין מִצְרַ֖יִם וּבֵ֥ין יִשְׂרָאֵֽל
7 But for all the children of Israel, nary a dog will decide to bark,  at a person or even a beast,
so you will know that Yahweh reserves between Egypt and Israel.
3e 4C 24
19
וְיָרְד֣וּ כָל־עֲבָדֶיךָ֩ אֵ֨לֶּה אֵלַ֜י וְהִשְׁתַּֽחֲוּוּ־לִ֣י לֵאמֹ֗ר צֵ֤א אַתָּה֙ וְכָל־הָעָ֣ם אֲשֶׁר־בְּרַגְלֶ֔יךָ וְאַחֲרֵי־כֵ֖ן אֵצֵ֑א
וַיֵּצֵ֥א מֵֽעִם־פַּרְעֹ֖ה בָּחֳרִי־אָֽף
8 And all these your servants will descend to me, and prostrate themselves to me, saying, Go forth, you and all the people that are under your feet.
And after such, I will go forth. And he went forth from Pharaoh burning with anger.
3e 4C 40
11
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר יְהוָה֙ אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֔ה לֹא־יִשְׁמַ֥ע אֲלֵיכֶ֖ם פַּרְעֹ֑ה
לְמַ֛עַן רְב֥וֹת מוֹפְתַ֖י בְּאֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם
9 And Yahweh said to Moses, Pharaoh will not hear you,
so that my miracles may be increased in the land of Egypt.
3d 4C 16
13
וּמֹשֶׁ֣ה וְאַהֲרֹ֗ן עָשׂ֛וּ אֶת־כָּל־הַמֹּפְתִ֥ים הָאֵ֖לֶּה לִפְנֵ֣י פַרְעֹ֑ה
וַיְחַזֵּ֤ק יְהוָה֙ אֶת־לֵ֣ב פַּרְעֹ֔ה וְלֹֽא־שִׁלַּ֥ח אֶת־בְּנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מֵאַרְצֽוֹ פ
10 And Moses and Aaron did all these miracles before Pharaoh,
but Yahweh made the heart of Pharaoh resolute, and he did not set loose the children of Israel from his land.
3d 4C 21
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