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The Seventh Plague: Hail
(Exodus 9:13-35)

Pharaoh had not obeyed God. So God told Moses to go out and speak to Pharaoh.

Moses told Pharaoh to let God's people go so that they could serve Him. Moses told Pharaoh that God would send a hail storm which would destroy almost everything in the fields and would kill anyone who was outside.

Pharaoh's servants heard about the plague. Those who feared God's word made their livestock and servants go into their houses. But those who did not fear God's word left their livestock and servants in the field where they were killed by the hail.

Then the Lord commanded Moses to stretch out his hand toward heaven that there may be hail in all the land. So Moses stretched out his rod toward heaven and the Lord sent thunder, hail, and fire from heaven. But the Lord did not bring hail down on the children of Israel.

After a while, Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron. Pharaoh confessed that he was a sinner. He said that the Lord was righteous. And Pharaoh said that he was wicked. Pharaoh asked Moses to entreat the Lord to stop the hail storm. And, he promised to let them go and serve God.

Moses went out of the city and spread out his hands to the Lord and asked God to stop the hail storm. God immediately stopped the hail storm so that Pharaoh would know that the earth was the Lord's.

Pharaoh saw that the hail storm stopped and sinned again. He hardened his heart and would not let Israel go to serve God.


1. Had Pharaoh obeyed God?

2. Should we obey God?

3. What plague did God send on the land because of Pharaoh's disobedience?

4. Some of Pharaoh's servants feared the word of the Lord. What did they do?

5. Some of Pharaoh's servants did not fear the word of the Lord. What did they do?

6. Did the plague hurt any of the Israelites?

7. Did Pharaoh confess that he was a sinner?

8. Did Pharaoh confess that the Lord was righteous?

9. Did Pharaoh promise to let Israel go if God stopped the hail storm?

10. Did God stop the hail storm?

11. Did Pharaoh keep his promise to let Israel go and serve God?

12. Did Pharaoh sin again?

13. Should we keep our promises?