The firstborn of every womb which they present to the Lord, whether human or animal, will be yours. Nevertheless, the firstborn sons you must redeem, 1 and the firstborn males of unclean animals you must redeem.
Sound your battle cry 1 against the wild beast of the reeds, 2 and the nations that assemble like a herd of calves led by bulls! 3 They humble themselves 4 and offer gold and silver as tribute. 5 God 6 scatters 7 the nations that like to do battle.
“I will punish them in four different ways: I will have war kill them. I will have dogs drag off their dead bodies. I will have birds and wild beasts devour and destroy their corpses. 1
In this place I will thwart 1 the plans of the people of Judah and Jerusalem. I will deliver them over to the power of their enemies who are seeking to kill them. They will die by the sword 2 at the hands of their enemies. 3 I will make their dead bodies food for the birds and wild beasts to eat.
I will leave you in the wilderness, you and all the fish of your waterways; you will fall in the open field and will not be gathered up or collected. 1 I have given you as food to the beasts of the earth and the birds of the skies.
I saw that the ram was butting westward, northward, and southward. No animal 1 was able to stand before it, and there was none who could deliver from its power. 2 It did as it pleased and acted arrogantly. 3
God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: cattle, creeping things, and wild animals, each according to its kind.” 1 It was so.
God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the cattle according to their kinds, and all the creatures that creep along the ground according to their kinds. God saw that it was good.
And all living things 1 that moved on the earth died, including the birds, domestic animals, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all humankind.
For your lifeblood 1 I will surely exact punishment, 2 from 3 every living creature I will exact punishment. From each person 4 I will exact punishment for the life of the individual 5 since the man was his relative. 6
It will become fine dust over the whole land of Egypt and will cause boils to break out and fester 1 on both people and animals in all the land of Egypt.”
So they took soot from a furnace and stood before Pharaoh, Moses threw it into the air, and it caused festering boils to break out on both people and animals.
The hail struck everything in the open fields, both 1 people and animals, throughout all the land of Egypt. The hail struck everything that grows 2 in the field, and it broke all the trees of the field to pieces.
If it is torn in pieces, then he will bring it for evidence, 1 and he will not have to pay for what was torn.
I will not drive them out before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the wild animals 1 multiply against you.