That you may know the Earth belongs to the Lord

Exodus Bible Background

01.25.2017 – Old Testament: Exo 9.27–30

To read the Bible in a year, read Exodus 9–10 on January 25, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

The Lord sent an awful hail upon Egypt, because He mixed fire with the hail. Now what would that be like? Pharaoh then confessed that he had sinned and asked Moses to ask the Lord to remove the hail,

And Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “I have sinned this time. The LORD is righteous, and my people and I are wicked. Entreat the LORD, that there may be no more mighty thundering and hail, for it is enough. I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.” So Moses said to him, “As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will spread out my hands to the LORD; the thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, that you may know that the earth is the LORD’S. But as for you and your servants, I know that you will not yet fear the LORD God” (Exodus 9.27–30). 

Pharaoh did what he had to do to get the thunder and fiery hail to stop, but although he spoke the right words, he did not mean it. Moses detected such and told Pharaoh that he would still not fear the Lord, and sure enough, Moses got it right, as the rest of the story shows.


  • Are you sincere in confessing your sin?
  • How do you show your sincerity?

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