God kills all the firstborn sons of the Egyptians

Exodus:12:29-30 At 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. Pharaoh 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.


Previously we read that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart then threatens to kill his firstborn son. Here we see God carrying out the threat. However, he not only killed Pharaoh’s firstborn son, he killed all the firstborn sons in Egypt. To add to it, he also killed the firstborn of all the livestock.

Wait a minute! Exodus 9:6 states And the next day the LORD did it: All the livestock of the Egyptians died, but not one animal belonging to the Israelites died.” If God already killed all the livestock, how were there firstborn livestock?

5 responses to “God kills all the firstborn sons of the Egyptians

  • chris

    perhaps the “Lord” killed the firstborn from the Israelites this time.

    maybe there had been more cattle born.

    but what makes it even more possible that the Egyptian livestock had been killed, is that there’s no time period mentioned between plagues.

    the really interesting part of this whole section is that in ex 7:2-4, this “Lord” entity says that’s it’s going to harden pharaohs heart.

    i guess moses really knew his alchemy…

  • Jason

    Exd 9:4 “And 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.”

  • Mr. Shyiets

    I’m not seeing the point that Mr. Jason is making with his reference…looks black and white to me, the god of the bible kills innocent egyptian children because their parents were born egyptian, err wait god created everyone so he made their parents egyptian and knew he’d have to kill them…..circles of logic go round’an round.

    (Jay inserts witty quote about not knowing gods will…blah, blah same old poop)

  • Martin

    Off topic…
    What I really want to know is who had better burgers? The Jews can’t put cheese and bacon on theirs because it is not Kosher according to the Law.

    So my guess is the Egyptians had the better burgers and God was jealous because food and the sex was better over in the polytheists side of the world (anal and oral is not kosher either you know).

    Yes I am a smart ass,
    emphasis on smart.

    But any supreme being that would slaughter innocent children and their pet cows because their dumb shit parents are a different religion or race or slave owners is an asshole and should have it’s god-license revoked.

    OR… this is all a fabrication of some vindictive superstitious primitives who wanted to feel validated about being slaves or outcasts for hundreds of years.

  • Martin

    Who the hell calls themselves “chosen and most favored” and does not expect a beating or persecution now and then.

    Deity’s pets are like Teacher’s pets.

    Noone like them and they don’t like themselves so they kiss the ass of the nearest available authority figure for faux validation.

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