Plagues

The plagues on Egypt are traditionally thought to be ten, but they map the 13 tribes when we share the wind/locust plague with two tribes and add the plundering of Egypt of gold and silver and the drowning of the Egyptian army in the Red Sea. The following table explores.

Tribe Sign
Judah Blood

14Then the LORD said to Moses, "Pharaoh's heart is unyielding; he refuses to let the people go. 15Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he goes out to the water. Wait on the bank of the Nile to meet him, and take in your hand the staff that was changed into a snake. 16Then say to him, `The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to say to you: Let my people go, so that they may worship me in the desert. But until now you have not listened. 17This is what the LORD says: By this you will know that I am the LORD: With the staff that is in my hand I will strike the water of the Nile, and it will be changed into blood. 18The fish in the Nile will die, and the river will stink; the Egyptians will not be able to drink its water.'"

19The LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, `Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt -- over the streams and canals, over the ponds and all the reservoirs' -- and they will turn to blood. Blood will be everywhere in Egypt, even in the wooden buckets and stone jars."

20Moses and Aaron did just as the LORD had commanded. He raised his staff in the presence of Pharaoh and his officials and struck the water of the Nile, and all the water was changed into blood. 21The fish in the Nile died, and the river smelled so bad that the Egyptians could not drink its water. Blood was everywhere in Egypt.

22But the Egyptian magicians did the same things by their secret arts, and Pharaoh's heart became hard; he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had said. 23Instead, he turned and went into his palace, and did not take even this to heart. 24And all the Egyptians dug along the Nile to get drinking water, because they could not drink the water of the river. (Exodus 7:14-24 NIV)

14And the Lord said unto Moses, Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he refuseth to let the people go. 15Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against he come; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand. 16And thou shalt say unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear. 17Thus saith the Lord, In this thou shalt know that I am the Lord: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. 18And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river.

19And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.pools…: Heb. gathering of their waters 20And Moses and Aaron did so, as the Lord commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. 21And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt. 22And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the Lord had said. 23And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart to this also. 24And all the Egyptians digged round about the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river. (Exodus 7:14-24 KJV)

14Yahvah said to Moses, The heart of pharaoh is hardened and he does not want to send the people. 15Go to pharaoh in the morning. He will go out to the water. You stand toward him by the brink of the river and wait.FS Take in your hand the staff which was turned into a serpent. 16Say to him, Yahvah, god of the Hebrews, has sent me to you and he said, Send my peopleFS that they may serve me in the wilderness. Until now you have not listened. 17Yahvah says, By this you will know that I am Yahvah. With the staff that is in my hand I will strike on the waters that are in the river and they will be turned and will be blood. 18The fish that are in the river will die. The river will stink. The Mizraim will loathe to drink of the water of the river.

19Yahvah said to Moses, Say to Aaron, Take your staff and lift up your hand on the waters of Mizraim, on their rivers and on their ponds and on their pools of water and on the streams and they will become blood and there will be blood throughout all the land of Mizraim in both vessels of trees and vessels of stones.

20Moses and Aaron did as Yahvah had commanded them and Aaron lifted up the staff which was in his hand and struck the waters of the river in the sight of pharaoh and in the sight of his servants. All the waters that were in the river were blood 21and the fish that were in the river died and the river stank and the Mizraim could not drink the water of the river and there was blood throughout all the land of Mizraim.

22Thus did the magicians of Mizraim by their magic. The heart of pharaoh was hardened and he did not listen to them as Yahvah had said. 23FSPharaoh turned and went into his house and he did not take this to heart. 24All the Mizraim dug around the river for water to drink, for they could not drink of the water of the river. (Exodus 7:14-24 BRB)

Reuben Frogs

1Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh and say to him, `This is what the LORD says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me. 2If you refuse to let them go, I will plague your whole country with frogs. 3The Nile will teem with frogs. They will come up into your palace and your bedroom and onto your bed, into the houses of your officials and on your people, and into your ovens and kneading troughs. 4The frogs will go up on you and your people and all your officials.'"

5Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, `Stretch out your hand with your staff over the streams and canals and ponds, and make frogs come up on the land of Egypt.'"

6So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land. 7But the magicians did the same things by their secret arts; they also made frogs come up on the land of Egypt.

8Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Pray to the LORD to take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will let your people go to offer sacrifices to the LORD."

9Moses said to Pharaoh, "I leave to you the honor of setting the time for me to pray for you and your officials and your people that you and your houses may be rid of the frogs, except for those that remain in the Nile."

10"Tomorrow," Pharaoh said.

Moses replied, "It will be as you say, so that you may know there is no one like the LORD our God. 11The frogs will leave you and your houses, your officials and your people; they will remain only in the Nile."

12After Moses and Aaron left Pharaoh, Moses cried out to the LORD about the frogs he had brought on Pharaoh. 13And the LORD did what Moses asked. The frogs died in the houses, in the courtyards and in the fields. 14They were piled into heaps, and the land reeked of them. 15But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had said. (Exodus 8:1-15 NIV)

1And the Lord spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve me. 2And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs: 3And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs:kneadingtroughs: or, dough 4And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants.

5And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt. 6And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. 7And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.

8Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Intreat the Lord, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the Lord. 9And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only?Glory…: or, Have this honour over me, etcwhen: or, against whento destroy: Heb. to cut off 10And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the Lord our God.To morrow: or, Against to morrow 11And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain in the river only. 12And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the Lord because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh. 13And the Lord did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields. 14And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank. 15But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said. (Exodus 8:1-15 KJV)

1Yahvah said to Moses, Go to pharaoh and say this to him, Yahvah says, Send my peopleFS that they may serve me. 2If you refuse to send them I will strike all your border with frogs. 3The river will swarm with frogs which will come up and enter into your house and into your bedroom and into your bed and into the houses of your servants and of your people and into your inner chambers and into your kneading troughs. 4The frogs will come up both on you and on all your people and on all your servants.

5Yahvah said to Moses, Say to Aaron your brother, Lift up your hand with your staff over the rivers and over the streams and over the ponds and cause frogs to come on the land of Mizraim.

6Aaron lifted up his hand over the waters of Mizraim and the frogs came up and covered the land of Mizraim. 7Thus also the magicians did with their magic: They brought up frogs on the land of Mizraim.

8FSPharaoh called for Moses and Aaron and said to them, Pray before Yahvah that he may remove the frogs from me and from my people and I will send the people and they will sacrifice to Yahvah.

9Moses said to pharaoh, Ask a time that I will pray for you and for your servants and for your people to destroy the frogs from you and your house?

10He said to him, Tomorrow.

Moses said, Be it according to your word that you may know that there is no one like Yahvah our god. 11The frogs will depart from you and from your house and from your servants and from your people. They will remain in the river only.

12Moses and Aaron went out from the presence of pharaoh. Moses prayed before Yahvah because of the frogs which he had brought against pharaoh. 13Yahvah did according to the word of Moses. The frogs died that were in the houses and in the courts and in the fields. 14They gathered them together in heaps and the land stank. 15Pharaoh saw that there was respite and he hardened his heart and would not listen to them as Yahvah had said to Moses. (Exodus 8:1-15 BRB)

Gad Gnats

16Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, `Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the ground,' and throughout the land of Egypt the dust will become gnats." 17They did this, and when Aaron stretched out his hand with the staff and struck the dust of the ground, gnats came upon men and animals. All the dust throughout the land of Egypt became gnats. 18But when the magicians tried to produce gnats by their secret arts, they could not. And the gnats were on men and animals.

19The magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is the finger of God." But Pharaoh's heart was hard and he would not listen, just as the LORD had said. (Exodus 8:16-19 NIV)

16And the Lord said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt. 17And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt. 18And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast. 19Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said. (Exodus 8:16-19 KJV)

16FSYahvah said to Moses, Say to Aaron, Lift up your staff and strike the dust of the land and it will become lice throughout all the land of Mizraim. 17He did so and Aaron lifted up his hand with his staff and struck the dust of the land and it became lice on children of men and on the animals. All the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Mizraim. 18Thus the magicians also did by their magic. They could not get rid of the lice and there was lice on the children of men and on the animals.

19FSThe magicians said to pharaoh, This is the finger of god. The heart of pharaoh was hardened and he did not listen to them as Yahvah had said. (Exodus 8:16-19 BRB)

Asher Arabs (Flies)

20Then the LORD said to Moses, "Get up early in the morning and confront Pharaoh as he goes to the water and say to him, `This is what the LORD says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me. 21If you do not let my people go, I will send swarms of flies on you and your officials, on your people and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians will be full of flies, and even the ground where they are.

22"`But on that day I will deal differently with the land of Goshen, where my people live; no swarms of flies will be there, so that you will know that I, the LORD, am in this land. 23I will make a distinction between my people and your people. This miraculous sign will occur tomorrow.'"

24And the LORD did this. Dense swarms of flies poured into Pharaoh's palace and into the houses of his officials, and throughout Egypt the land was ruined by the flies.

25Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God here in the land."

26But Moses said, "That would not be right. The sacrifices we offer the LORD our God would be detestable to the Egyptians. And if we offer sacrifices that are detestable in their eyes, will they not stone us? 27We must take a three-day journey into the desert to offer sacrifices to the LORD our God, as he commands us."

28Pharaoh said, "I will let you go to offer sacrifices to the LORD your God in the desert, but you must not go very far. Now pray for me."

29Moses answered, "As soon as I leave you, I will pray to the LORD, and tomorrow the flies will leave Pharaoh and his officials and his people. Only be sure that Pharaoh does not act deceitfully again by not letting the people go to offer sacrifices to the LORD."

30Then Moses left Pharaoh and prayed to the LORD, 31and the LORD did what Moses asked: The flies left Pharaoh and his officials and his people; not a fly remained. 32But this time also Pharaoh hardened his heart and would not let the people go. (Exodus 8:20-32 NIV)

20And the Lord said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to the water; and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve me. 21Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.swarms…: or, a mixture of noisome beasts, etc 22And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth. 23And I will put a division between my people and thy people: to morrow shall this sign be.a division: Heb. a redemptionto morrow: or, by to morrow 24And the Lord did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.corrupted: or, destroyed

25And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land. 26And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to the Lord our God: lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will they not stone us? 27We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the Lord our God, as he shall command us. 28And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the Lord your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very far away: intreat for me. 29And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will intreat the Lord that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, to morrow: but let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the Lord. 30And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the Lord. 31And the Lord did according to the word of Moses; and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; there remained not one. 32And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go. (Exodus 8:20-32 KJV)

20Yahvah said to Moses, Rise up early in the morning and stand before pharaoh. He will go out to the water. Say to him, Yahvah says, Send my peopleFS that they may serve me. 21If you will not send my people I will send the Arab on you and on your servants and on your people and on your house and the houses of the Mizraim will be filled with the Arab like the land when it is covered with them.

22I will set apart on that day the land of Goshen in which my people live that no Arab will be there to the end that you may know that I am Yahvah in the middle of the land. 23I will put a division between my people and your people. Tomorrow this sign will be.

24Yahvah did thusFS: A strong Arab was brought to the house of pharaoh and to the house of his servants and in all the land of Mizraim and the land was ruined because of the Arab.

25FSPharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron and said to them, Go sacrifice to your god inside the land.

26Moses said, It is not proper to do so, for we will sacrifice to Yahvah our god some of the animals that are an abomination to the Mizraim. If we should sacrifice animals that are idols before Mizraim eyes they would stone us. 27We will go 3 days' journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to Yahvah our god as he has commanded us.

28Pharaoh said, I will send you that you may sacrifice to Yahvah your god in the wilderness only you will not go very far and you must pray also for me.

29Moses said, I go out from your presence and I will pray before Yahvah and he will cause the Arab to depart from pharaoh and from his servants and from his people tomorrow. Do not let pharaoh deal deceitfully any longer by refusing to send the people to sacrifice to Yahvah.

30Moses went out from the presence of pharaoh and prayed before Yahvah. 31Yahvah did according to the word of Moses and he removed the Arab from pharaoh and from his servants and from his people. Not 1 remained. 32Pharaoh also hardened his heart at this time and did not send the people. (Exodus 8:20-32 BRB)

Naphtali Livestock

1Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh and say to him, `This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: "Let my people go, so that they may worship me." 2If you refuse to let them go and continue to hold them back, 3the hand of the LORD will bring a terrible plague on your livestock in the field -- on your horses and donkeys and camels and on your cattle and sheep and goats. 4But the LORD will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and that of Egypt, so that no animal belonging to the Israelites will die.'"

5The LORD set a time and said, "Tomorrow the LORD will do this in the land." 6And the next day the LORD did it: All the livestock of the Egyptians died, but not one animal belonging to the Israelites died. 7Pharaoh sent men to investigate and found that not even one of the animals of the Israelites had died. Yet his heart was unyielding and he would not let the people go. (Exodus 9:1-7 NIV)

1Then the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. 2For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still, 3Behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain. 4And the Lord shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children's of Israel. 5And the Lord appointed a set time, saying, To morrow the Lord shall do this thing in the land. 6And the Lord did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one. 7And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go. (Exodus 9:1-7 KJV)

1Yahvah said to Moses, Go to pharaoh and say to him, Yahvah, god of the Hebrews, says, Send my peopleFS that they may serve me. 2If you choose not to send them, and until now you have held them, 3the hand of Yahvah will be on your cattle which are in the wilderness, on the horses and on the donkeys and on the camels and on the oxen and on the sheep, a plague that is very severe. 4Yahvah will discriminate between the animals of Israel and the animals of the Mizraim so that not even 1 from all the animals of the house of Israel will die.

5Yahvah set the time saying, Tomorrow Yahvah will do this thing in the land. 6Yahvah did that thing the day after and all the animals of the Mizraim diedFS and of the animals of the children of Israel not 1 died. 7Pharaoh sent and not 1 of the animals of Israel was dead. The heart of pharaoh was hardened and he did not send the people. (Exodus 9:1-7 BRB)

Manasseh Boils

8Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Take handfuls of soot from a furnace and have Moses toss it into the air in the presence of Pharaoh. 9It will become fine dust over the whole land of Egypt, and festering boils will break out on men and animals throughout the land."

10So they took soot from a furnace and stood before Pharaoh. Moses tossed it into the air, and festering boils broke out on men and animals. 11The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils that were on them and on all the Egyptians. 12But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart and he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had said to Moses. (Exodus 9:8-12 NIV)

8FSYahvah said to Moses and to Aaron, Take handfuls of the ashes of the furnace and let Moses scatter it toward the skies in the sight of pharaoh. 9It will become fine dust in all the land of Mizraim and there will be boils breaking forth with sores on the children of men and on the animals in all the land of Mizraim.

10They took ashes of the furnace and stood before pharaoh andFS Moses scattered them toward the skies in the sight of pharaoh and it became blistering boils breaking out with sores on the children of men and on the animals. 11FSThe magicians could not stand before Moses because the boils were many in the magicians and in all Mizraim. 12Yahvah the heart of pharaoh hardened and he did not listen to them as Yahvah had said to Moses. (Exodus 9:8-12 BRB)

8And the Lord said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. 9And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt. 10And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast. 11And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians. 12And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had spoken unto Moses. (Exodus 9:8-12 KJV)

Simeon Hail

13Then the LORD said to Moses, "Get up early in the morning, confront Pharaoh and say to him, `This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me, 14or this time I will send the full force of my plagues against you and against your officials and your people, so you may know that there is no one like me in all the earth. 15For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the earth. 16But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth. 17You still set yourself against my people and will not let them go. 18Therefore, at this time tomorrow I will send the worst hailstorm that has ever fallen on Egypt, from the day it was founded till now. 19Give an order now to bring your livestock and everything you have in the field to a place of shelter, because the hail will fall on every man and animal that has not been brought in and is still out in the field, and they will die.'"

20Those officials of Pharaoh who feared the word of the LORD hurried to bring their slaves and their livestock inside. 21But those who ignored the word of the LORD left their slaves and livestock in the field.

22Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that hail will fall all over Egypt -- on men and animals and on everything growing in the fields of Egypt." 23When Moses stretched out his staff toward the sky, the LORD sent thunder and hail, and lightning flashed down to the ground. So the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt; 24hail fell and lightning flashed back and forth. It was the worst storm in all the land of Egypt since it had become a nation. 25Throughout Egypt hail struck everything in the fields -- both men and animals; it beat down everything growing in the fields and stripped every tree. 26The only place it did not hail was the land of Goshen, where the Israelites were.

27Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron. "This time I have sinned," he said to them. "The LORD is in the right, and I and my people are in the wrong. 28Pray to the LORD, for we have had enough thunder and hail. I will let you go; you don't have to stay any longer."

29Moses replied, "When I have gone out of the city, I will spread out my hands in prayer to the LORD. The thunder will stop and there will be no more hail, so you may know that the earth is the LORD's. 30But I know that you and your officials still do not fear the LORD God."

31(The flax and barley were destroyed, since the barley had headed and the flax was in bloom. 32The wheat and spelt, however, were not destroyed, because they ripen later.)

33Then Moses left Pharaoh and went out of the city. He spread out his hands toward the LORD; the thunder and hail stopped, and the rain no longer poured down on the land. 34When Pharaoh saw that the rain and hail and thunder had stopped, he sinned again: He and his officials hardened their hearts. 35So Pharaoh's heart was hard and he would not let the Israelites go, just as the LORD had said through Moses. (Exodus 9:13-35 NIV)

13And the Lord said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. 14For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth. 15For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth. 16And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.raised…: Heb. made thee stand 17As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them go? 18Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now. 19Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die. 20He that feared the word of the Lord among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses: 21And he that regarded not the word of the Lord left his servants and his cattle in the field.regarded…: Heb. set not his heart unto

22And 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. 23And 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. 24So 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. 25And 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. 26Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.

27And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the Lord is righteous, and I and my people are wicked. 28Intreat the Lord (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer.mighty…: Heb. voices of God 29And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the Lord; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the Lord's. 30But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the Lord God. 31And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled. 32But the wheat and the rie were not smitten: for they were not grown up.not grown…: Heb. hidden or, dark 33And 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. 34And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants. 35And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the Lord had spoken by Moses.by Moses: Heb. by the hand of Moses (Exodus 9:13-35 KJV)

13Yahvah said to Moses, Arise early in the morning and stand before pharaoh and say to him, Yahvah, god of the Hebrews, says, Send my peopleFS that they may serve me. 14For this time I will send my plague on your heart and on your servants and on your people that you may know that there is no one like me in all the land. 15For now I will stretch out my hand that I may strike you and your people with a plague and you will perish from the land. 16For this cause I have raised you to the throne, to show you my power that my name may be declared throughout all the land. Q Romans 9:17 17As yet you are continuing to hold this people and do not want to send them. 18Tomorrow, about this time, death. A very strong hail such as there has not been in Mizraim from the day that it was founded even until now. 19Send now and gather your animals and all that you have in the field for on all the children of men and the animals which be found in the field and will not be brought to the house the hail will come down and they will die.

20He who feared the word of Yahvah among the servants of pharaoh brought his servants and his animals into the house. 21He who did not bring the word of Yahvah to his heart left his servants and his animals in the field.

22Yahvah said to Moses, Lift up your hand toward the skies that there may be hail in all the land of Mizraim on the children of men and on the animals and on all the grass in the field throughout the land of Mizraim. 23Moses lifted up his staff toward the skies and Yahvah sent thunder and hail and lightning ran along on the ground and Yahvah showered hail on the land of Mizraim. 24There was hail and flaming fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as had never been in all the land of Mizraim since it became a people. 25The hail struck throughout all the land of Mizraim all that was in the field, both the children of men and the animals. The hail destroyed all the herbs of the field and broke every tree of the field. 26FSOnly in the land of Goshen where the children of Israel lived there was no hail.

27Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and Aaron and said to them, I have sinned this time. Yahvah is righteous and I and my people are wicked. 28Pray before Yahvah, for there is yet a chance for forgiveness in his presence, that there not be mighty thunderings and hail any longer and I will send you and you will stay no longer.

29Moses said to him, As soon as I am gone out of the city I will stretch forth my hands to Yahvah and the thunder will cease and there will not be hail any longer that you may know that the land belongs to Yahvah. 30As for you and your servants, I know that you have not yet feared Yahvah God.

31The flax and the barley were lost, for the barley was in the ear and the flax was boiled. 32The wheat and the rye were not lost, for they were sown late.

33FSMoses went out of the city from the presence of pharaoh and spread out his hands to Yahvah and the thunders and hail ceased and the rain was not poured on the land. 34Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders had ceased and he sinned yet more and his heart was hardened and the heart of his servants. 35The heart of pharaoh was hardened and he did not send the children of Israel as Yahvah had sent by the hand of Moses. (Exodus 9:13-35 BRB)

Levi Wind

1Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may perform these miraculous signs of mine among them 2that you may tell your children and grandchildren how I dealt harshly with the Egyptians and how I performed my signs among them, and that you may know that I am the LORD."

3So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, "This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: `How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, so that they may worship me. 4If you refuse to let them go, I will bring locusts into your country tomorrow. 5They will cover the face of the ground so that it cannot be seen. They will devour what little you have left after the hail, including every tree that is growing in your fields. 6They will fill your houses and those of all your officials and all the Egyptians -- something neither your fathers nor your forefathers have ever seen from the day they settled in this land till now.'" Then Moses turned and left Pharaoh.

7Pharaoh's officials said to him, "How long will this man be a snare to us? Let the people go, so that they may worship the LORD their God. Do you not yet realize that Egypt is ruined?"

8Then Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. "Go, worship the LORD your God," he said. "But just who will be going?"

9Moses answered, "We will go with our young and old, with our sons and daughters, and with our flocks and herds, because we are to celebrate a festival to the LORD."

10Pharaoh said, "The LORD be with you -- if I let you go, along with your women and children! Clearly you are bent on evil. 11No! Have only the men go; and worship the LORD, since that's what you have been asking for." Then Moses and Aaron were driven out of Pharaoh's presence.

12And the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over Egypt so that locusts will swarm over the land and devour everything growing in the fields, everything left by the hail."

13So Moses stretched out his staff over Egypt, and the LORD made an east wind blow across the land all that day and all that night. By morning the wind had brought the locusts; (Exodus 10:1-13 NIV)

1FSYahvah said to Moses, Go to pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his servants that I may perform these signs among them 2that you may relate in the presence of your son and of your son's son the things which I have done to the Mizraim and the signs which I have performed among them that you may know that I am Yahvah.

3Moses and Aaron came to pharaoh and they said to him, Thus says Yahvah, god of the Hebrews, How long will you choose not to fear me? Send my peopleFS that they may serve me? 4If you choose not to send my people tomorrow I will bring locusts on all your border. 5They will cover the face of the land so that men cannot see the ground. They will eat the residue of what is left to you from the hail and will eat all the trees which have budded for you in the field. 6They will fill your houses and the houses of your servants and the houses of all the Mizraim such as neither your fathers nor your grandfathers have seen from the day that they were on the land even to this day. They turned and went out from the presence of pharaoh.

7The servants to pharaoh said to him, How long will we suffer this disaster? Let the men goFS that they may serve Yahvah their god. Do you not yet know that Mizraim is destroyed?

8Moses and Aaron returned to pharaoh and he said to them,FS Go serve before Yahvah your god, but who are going?

9Moses said to him, With our young and with our old we will go. With our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds we will go,FS for it is a festival of Yahvah for all of us.

10Pharaoh said to them,FS Let Yahvah be with you, but when I send you and your little ones, look to it, perhaps you have evil intent. 11Do not let it be so. Go now, the older menFS and serve before Yahvah, for it is the rest that you desire. They were driven out from before the face of pharaoh.

12FSYahvah said to Moses, Lift up your hand over the land of Mizraim for the locusts that they may come on the land of Mizraim and eat the herbs of the land, even all that the hail has left.

13Moses lifted up his staff over the land of Mizraim and Yahvah brought an east wind on the land all that day and all that night. When it was morning the east wind brought the locusts. (Exodus 10:1-13 BRB)

1And the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs before him: 2And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the Lord. 3And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me. 4Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast: 5And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for you out of the field:face: Heb. eye 6And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh. 7And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed? 8And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto them, Go, serve the Lord your God: but who are they that shall go?who…: Heb. who and who, etc 9And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto the Lord. 10And he said unto them, Let the Lord be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you. 11Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the Lord; for that ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.

12And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left. 13And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. (Exodus 10:1-13 KJV)

Issachar Locusts

13So Moses stretched out his staff over Egypt, and the LORD made an east wind blow across the land all that day and all that night. By morning the wind had brought the locusts; 14they invaded all Egypt and settled down in every area of the country in great numbers. Never before had there been such a plague of locusts, nor will there ever be again. 15They covered all the ground until it was black. They devoured all that was left after the hail -- everything growing in the fields and the fruit on the trees. Nothing green remained on tree or plant in all the land of Egypt.

16Pharaoh quickly summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "I have sinned against the LORD your God and against you. 17Now forgive my sin once more and pray to the LORD your God to take this deadly plague away from me."

18Moses then left Pharaoh and prayed to the LORD. 19And the LORD changed the wind to a very strong west wind, which caught up the locusts and carried them into the Red Sea. Not a locust was left anywhere in Egypt. 20But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not let the Israelites go. (Exodus 10:13-20 NIV)

13And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. 14And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. 15For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.

16Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the Lord your God, and against you.called: Heb. hastened to call 17Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the Lord your God, that he may take away from me this death only. 18And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the Lord. 19And the Lord turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.cast: Heb. fastened 20But the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go. (Exodus 10:13-20 KJV)

13FSMoses lifted up his staff over the land of Mizraim and Yahvah brought an east wind on the land all that day and all that night. When it was morning the east wind brought the locusts. 14The locust came up on all the land of Mizraim and rested in all the border of the Mizraim. It was very severe and there was not locust like it before and there will not be after it. 15They covered the face of the whole land so that the land was darkened and they ate all the herbs of the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left. There remained no leaf on the trees nor grass in the field through all the land of Mizraim.

16FSPharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste and he said to them, I have sinned against Yahvah your god and against you. 17Now forgive me my fault this time also and pray before Yahvah your god that he may remove from me this death.

18Moses went out from before of pharaoh and prayed before Yahvah. 19Yahvah turned a mighty strong west wind which took away the locusts and cast them into the sea of Reeds. There remained not 1 locust in all the border of Mizraim. 20Yahvah the heart of pharaoh hardened and he would not send the children of Israel. (Exodus 10:13-20 BRB)

Zebulun Darkness

21Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness will spread over Egypt -- darkness that can be felt." 22So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days. 23No one could see anyone else or leave his place for three days. Yet all the Israelites had light in the places where they lived.

24Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, "Go, worship the LORD. Even your women and children may go with you; only leave your flocks and herds behind."

25But Moses said, "You must allow us to have sacrifices and burnt offerings to present to the LORD our God. 26Our livestock too must go with us; not a hoof is to be left behind. We have to use some of them in worshiping the LORD our God, and until we get there we will not know what we are to use to worship the LORD."

27But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he was not willing to let them go. 28Pharaoh said to Moses, "Get out of my sight! Make sure you do not appear before me again! The day you see my face you will die."

29"Just as you say," Moses replied, "I will never appear before you again." (Exodus 10:21-29 NIV)

21FSYahvah said to Moses, Lift up your hand toward the skies that there may be darkness over the land of Mizraim, even thick darkness. 22Moses lifted up his hand toward the skies and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Mizraim 3 days. 23They did not see each other nor rose any from his place for 3 days. FSAll the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

24Pharaoh called to Moses and said to him, GoFS serve before Yahvah your god, only let your flocks and herds remain here. Let your little ones also go with you.

25Moses said to pharaoh,FS You must also give us sacrifices and burnt offerings that we may present to Yahvah our god. 26Our animals will also go with us. FSThere will not be 1 hoof left behind for we must take them to serve before Yahvah our god and we do not know what else we must offer to Yahvah until we come there.

27Yahvah the heart of pharaoh hardened and he did not want to send them. 28Pharaoh said to Moses, Get away from here. Take care of yourself. Do not try to see my face again.

29Moses said, You spoke well. I will not try to see your face any longer. (Exodus 10:21-29 BRB)

21And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.even…: Heb. that one may feel darkness 22And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: 23They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

24And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve the Lord; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little ones also go with you. 25And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the Lord our God.us: Heb. into our hands 26Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the Lord our God; and we know not with what we must serve the Lord, until we come thither.

27But the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not let them go. 28And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in that day thou seest my face thou shalt die. 29And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy face again no more. (Exodus 10:21-29 KJV)

Joseph Firstborn

29And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.dungeon: Heb. house of the pit 30And 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 there was not one dead. (Exodus 12:29-30 KJV)

29At midnight the LORD struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well. 30Pharaoh and all his officials and all the Egyptians got up during the night, and there was loud wailing in Egypt, for there was not a house without someone dead. (Exodus 12:29-30 NIV)

29FSIt came to pass in the middle of the night Yahvah killed all the firstborn of the land of Mizraim from the firstborn of pharaoh who sits on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who is in the house of prisoners and all the firstborn of the animals. 30Pharaoh stood in that night and all his servants and all the Mizraim and there was a great wailing in the land of Mizraim for there was not a house where there was not in it the dead. (Exodus 12:29-30 BRB)

Benjamin Plunder

31During the night Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Up! Leave my people, you and the Israelites! Go, worship the LORD as you have requested. 32Take your flocks and herds, as you have said, and go. And also bless me."

33The Egyptians urged the people to hurry and leave the country. "For otherwise," they said, "we will all die!" 34So the people took their dough before the yeast was added, and carried it on their shoulders in kneading troughs wrapped in clothing. 35The Israelites did as Moses instructed and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold and for clothing. 36The LORD had made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they plundered the Egyptians. (Exodus 12:31-36 NIV)

31And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the Lord, as ye have said. 32Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also. 33And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men. 34And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.kneadingtroughs: or, dough 35And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: 36And the Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians. (Exodus 12:31-36 KJV)

31FSPharaoh called Moses and Aaron in that night and said to them, Rise up and go out from within my people, both you and the children of Israel, and go serve before Yahvah as you have said. 32Also take your flocks and your herds as you have said and go and also bless me.

33The Mizraim urged the people that they go out from the land in haste for they said, We will all die. 34The people took their kneading dough before it was leavened and their cold kneading dough wrapped up in their mantles on their shoulders. 35The children of Israel did according to the word of Moses and they asked from the Mizraim vessels of silver and vessels of gold and clothing. 36Yahvah gave to the people favor in the eyes of the Mizraim and they asked them and they stripped the Mizraim. (Exodus 12:31-36 BRB)

Dan Sea

24During the last watch of the night the LORD looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion. 25He made the wheels of their chariots come off so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, "Let's get away from the Israelites! The LORD is fighting for them against Egypt."

26Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen." 27Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward it, and the LORD swept them into the sea. 28The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen -- the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived. (Exodus 14:24-28 NIV)

24And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians, 25And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the Lord fighteth for them against the Egyptians.that they…: or, and made them to go heavily

26And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen. 27And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.overthrew: Heb. shook off 28And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them. (Exodus 14:24-28 KJV)

24It came to pass, that in the morning watch, Yahvah appeared to the Mizraim army in a pillar of fire and of cloud, and threw the Mizraim army into confusion, 25thus clogging their chariot wheels that they drew heavily, so that the Mizraim said, Let us flee from before the house of Israel, for Yahvah fights for them against Mizraim.

26Yahvah said to Moses, Stretch out your hand over the sea that the waters may come back on the Mizraim and on their chariots and on their horsemen. 27Moses lifted up his hand over the sea and the sea returned to its place when the morning appeared and the Mizraim fled against it and Yahvah overthrew the Mizraim in the middle of the sea. 28The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen and all the host of pharaoh that came into the sea after them and there remained not a single 1 of them. (Exodus 14:24-28 BRB)

Notes

Judah as the plague of blood is still a little muddy to me.

Reuben fits nicely with the plague of frogs in that the plague includes the detail that the frogs went into pharaoh's bed. Reuben is known for defiling the bed also.

Gad as the plague of gnats is unclear to me.

Asher as the plague of "Arabs" (aka flies) maps to Asher and his modern nation of Austria, the headquarters of OPEC. Remember Asher's feet were to be bathed in oil. All the Arab oil is traded at OPEC. In Hebrew the word "flies" does not exist but "swarm" is spelled ayin, reysh, bet and sometimes translated Arabia. Quite literally this scripture is saying Egypt was plagued with a great Arab, but apparently it was not any more politically correct to say such things in 1611 than it is now.

Naphtali as the plague on livestock is wonderful because it's actually the "decree" or "word" on livestock (debar in Hebrew). Naphtali would have "beautiful words" according to Jacob in Genesis 49, so this is a nice match.

Manasseh as the plague of boils from soot from a furnace is good. Elsewhere in scripture Manasseh is the altar of burnt offering, which has plenty of ashes. One of his books is Job, who throws ashes on his head as Moses and Aaron did to Egypt.

Simeon as the plague of hail is a good match because the uniqueness of the plague fits Simeon. Only the plague of hail comes with counsel ahead of time, which some Egyptians hear, but many do not. They are told to shelter their servants and animals because it is going to hail. Simeon is the one who did not listen to his father's counsel in Genesis.

Levi takes the first part of the plague of locusts, which is a wind that eventually drives the locusts from the sea into the land of Egypt. Not exactly sure why this would be Levi, but the plagues around this match the tribes well so this match is more or less right even if unclear at this time.

Issachar then takes the second half of the plague of locusts, the part where the locusts actually show up en mass and consume everything in Egypt that was not destroyed by the hail. Issachar's holiday is Tabernacles, which is actually a trade fair, a time when everyone descends on Jerusalem, sets up their booths, and buys, sells and trades anything and everything for a week. By the end of Tabernacles everything is consumed like when the locusts where done with Egypt.

Zebulun as the plague of darkness needs more thought. I don't get this one yet.

Joseph holds the firstborn promise for his generation, so he's a natural fit with the plague on firstborn.

Benjamin was the one who plunders in Genesis 49 and here he maps to the "plundering" of Egypt's gold and silver. When the list of apostles are mapped to the tribes Judas goes with Benjamin. Judas, of course, had his hand in the money bag.

Dan goes nicely with the drowning of the Egyptian army in the Red Sea. Later in time Dan would settle "by the sea" when Israel took Canaan. The modern day Danites, Netherlanders, have also pushed back the sea with an extensive system of dikes.