The plague of hail, with fire and thunder. Warning was given of its coming one day in advance, and the Egyptian moved their cattle into the houses.

22 And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.
23 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the Lord rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
25 And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field.
26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.

Pharaoh called for Moses and entreated him to make the thunders and hail stop, and told him that he would let him go. "And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the Lord; and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth." Seeing that the rains and hails and thunders were ceased, Pharaoh's "heart was hardened" and he would not let the children of Israel go.



  • Holy Bible (King James Version). 1979. Nashville: Holman Bible Publisher.
  • Ex. 9:13-35.