Bible Text: Exodus12:29-36 | Preacher: Dana Baldwin | Series: Study of Exodus
> The Night of Dath
– Israel leaves
– God’s promise fulfilled
– Seek God’s blessing
Ex. 12:12 – God Judges Egyptiangods
1•Serket,the goddess of protection, was proven powerless.
2•Meshkenet,the goddess who presided at the birth of children, failed to save the firstborn.
3•Sobek,god of protection and fertility who epitomized the might of the pharaohs,couldn’t protect anyone.
4•Renenutet,the god who appeared as a vulture, the special protector god of the pharaoh,could not protect the pharaoh’s son who would be the next pharaoh.
5•Osiris,the giver and ruler of life
6•Hu, the god personifying royal authority
7•Wadjet, the goddess of royal authority
8•Maat, goddess of cosmic order under whose protection the rulers of Egypt governed
9•Sekhmet, the war goddess, who would supposedly breathe fire against the enemies of the pharaoh.
10•Pharaoh himself who was worshiped as the supreme leader of Egypt.
Exodus 12:29-36 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Tenth Plague: Death of the Firstborn
29 At midnight the Lord struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of the livestock. 30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians. And there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where someone was not dead. 31 Then he summoned Moses and Aaron by night and said, “Up, go out from among my people, both you and the people of Israel; and go, serve the Lord, as you have said. 32 Take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone, and bless me also!”
33 The Egyptians were urgent with the people to send them out of the land in haste. For they said, “We shall all be dead.” 34 So the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading bowls being bound up in their cloaks on their shoulders. 35 The people of Israel had also done as Moses told them, for they had asked the Egyptians for silver and gold jewelry and for clothing. 36 And the Lord had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.