Photo Credit: Ari Lesser, H. Cowland, Yael Cohen, Avi Solomon, and Family Cowland

It’s not Pesach yet, but we are in Parshat Va’eira this week…

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Lyrics by Ari Lesser
Music – “Exit Rhythm” – by Jeremiah Ben Zion for Maameen Productions
Produced by Maameen Productions – http://www.facebook.com/MaameenProduc…
Engineered and mixed by Yosef Hutner Audioworx – http://www.facebook.com/yhaudioworx
Drums, bass, keys & strings by Jeremiah Ben Zion
Guitar by Andy Alpern
Illustration by H. Cowland, Yael Cohen, Avi Solomon, and Family Cowland

The Ten Plagues

Because you won’t let My people depart
I’m sending My plagues against your heart
You and your servants soon shall see
In all of the earth there is none like Me
And if I chose, I could send My hand
To wipe you out from the face of the land
But I let you live so you may declare
How great My Name is everywhere

From the rivers to the lakes to the puddles in the mud
Every drop of water shall be turned into blood
The fish life will perish, the river will stink
The Nile will be vile and impossible to drink
And from the bloody waters, frogs will ascend
To enter the houses of you and your friends
They’ll creep through your bed, in your kitchen too
They’ll hop in your food and they’ll climb into you
When the frogs die their stench will disgust
Then lice infestation shall form from the dust
The lice will reach each corner of the land
Living on the bodies of animal and man

Because you won’t let My people depart
I’m sending My plagues against your heart
You and your servants soon shall see
In all of the earth there is none like Me
And if I chose, I could send My hand
To wipe you out from the face of the land
But I let you live so you may declare
How great My Name is everywhere

On you and your land shall be unleashed
A horde of vicious and venomous beast
Emerging even from under the ground
Except in the region My people are found
A severe epidemic will kill all the sheep
And horses, and donkeys and camels, you keep
Your cattle will fall in the blink of an eye
But no livestock of My people will die
A handful of soot from the fireplace
Shall be thrown to the sky right before your face
Then burning and blistering boils will begin
To erupt on you and your servants’ skin

Because you won’t let My people depart
I’m sending My plagues against your heart
You and your servants soon shall see
In all of the earth there is none like Me
And if I chose, I could send My hand
To wipe you out from the face of the land
But I let you live so you may declare
How great My Name is everywhere

A hail of fire will fall from the sky
And all that lives in the field will die
Both man and beast, every blade of grass
Each tree in the field, the hail will smash
Some of your food may survive the rain
But locust swarms will consume what remains
They’ll enter your borders from all around
So thick that you can’t even see the ground
Then deep darkness will fill this place
Til no man sees his brother’s face
For three long days there will be no light
Your land will be black as the darkest night

Because you won’t let My people depart
I’m sending My plagues against your heart
You and your servants soon shall see
In all of the earth there is none like Me
And if I chose, I could send My hand
To wipe you out from the face of the land
But I let you live so you may declare
How great My Name is everywhere

Then eevery firstborn man shall die
When midnight strikes your land shall cry
A sound like there has never been
Nor will there ever be again
Your son will die and you will grieve
You’ll pay My children just to leave
You’ll dress them in your very best
You’ll give them all that they request
They will no longer be your slaves
For I will bring them forth to save
Redeem and take them as My own
Then lead them through the desert home

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