Exodus

God brings a plague of locusts upon Egypt and Pharaoh agrees to let the Israelites go – but only with unacceptable conditions on their release (Exodus 10:1 – 10:20).

God said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may perform these signs before them so you can tell your children and grandchildren how I performed signs and miracles and made fools of the Egyptians so they…
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Exodus

God brings a devastating plague of hail upon Egypt to ensure the world recognizes his all-encompassing power (Exodus 9:13 – 9:35).

God told Moses, “Get up early in the morning, confront Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews says: Let my people go so that they may worship me, or this time I will send the full force of my plagues against you…
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Exodus

God brings a plague of boils upon Egypt demonstrating God controls everything, including humans’ destiny (Exodus 9:8 – 9:12).

  After the plague of livestock devastated the land of Egypt but left the Israelites’ animals untouched, Pharaoh began to recognize the immense power of God. Yet he remained stubborn and refused to release the Israelites from bondage. God said to Moses and Aaron, “Take handfuls of soot from a…
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Exodus

God brings a plague of livestock upon Egypt – Pharaoh begins to recognize God’s immense power (Exodus 9:1 – 9:7).

After the plague of gnats, Pharaoh went back on his word and would not release the Israelites from bondage. God told Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go so that they may worship me.…
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Exodus

Moses brings a devastating plague of flies that targets Pharaoh and the Egyptians but avoids the Israelites (Exodus 8:20 – 8:32).

After exacting a plague of gnats on Pharaoh and the Egyptians, God said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and confront Pharaoh as he goes to the river. Say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Let my people go so that they may worship me. If…
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Exodus

Moses brings a plague of gnats upon Egypt but Pharaoh still refuses to free the Israelites (Exodus 8:16 – 8:19).

After Pharaoh went back on his word and refused to release the Israelites from slavery, God said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the ground,’ and throughout the land of Egypt the dust will become gnats.” They did this and when Aaron stretched…
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Exodus

Moses brings a plague of frogs upon Pharaoh and the Egyptian people (Exodus 7:25 – 8:15).

Seven days after turning the Nile waters into blood, the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Let my people go so that they may worship me. If you refuse to let them go, I will send a plague of…
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Revelation

The seventh seal – the sounding of the sixth trumpet releases plagues that kill one third of mankind (Revelation 9:13-9:21)

After the first woe passed, the sixth angel sounded his trumpet. John heard a voice emanate from the horns of the golden altar. The voice said to the sixth angel, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” And four angels who had been kept ready…
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Revelation

The seventh seal – the sounding of the fifth trumpet releases a plague of stinging locusts upon mankind (Revelation 9:1 – 9:12)

After the first four angels released their judgements, the fifth angel blew his trumpet. John saw a star that had fallen from the sky to earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like smoke from…
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Revelation

The opening of six of the seven seals and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6:1-6:17)

After the “Lamb” (Jesus) opened the book bound with seven seals, John, standing among “four animals”, the 24 elders, and thousands of angels, saw the following. When the first seal was opened, John heard thunder. A lion-like animal shouted, “Come!” John saw a white horse and a rider with a bow…
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