“But the Lord hardened Pharaohs heart, so that hee would not let the children of Israel goe.”
King James Version (KJV)
17. Now therefore forgiue, I pray thee, my sinne onely this once, and intreat the Lord your God, that hee may take away from mee this death onely. 18. And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the Lord. 19. And the Lord turned a mighty strong West wind, which tooke away the locusts, and cast them into the red sea: there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt. 20. But the Lord hardened Pharaohs heart, so that hee would not let the children of Israel goe. 21. ¶ And the Lord said vnto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heauen, that there may be darkenesse ouer the land of Egypt, euen darkenes which may be felt. 22. And Moses stretched foorth his hand toward heauen: and there was a thicke darkenesse in all the land of Egypt three dayes. 23. They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three dayes: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.