“Yahweh said to Moses: ‘Go to Pharaoh and say to him, “So said Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, ‘Send out My people that they may worship Me. For if you refuse to send them out and you continue to detain them, behold the hand of Yahweh will strike your livestock that are in the fields, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the cattle, and on the flock, a very severe epidemic will fall. Yahweh shall distinguish between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt, and not a thing that belongs to the children of Israel will die. Yahweh has set an appointed time saying, “Tomorrow Yahweh shall carry out this word in the land.” Yahweh carried out this word the next day and all the livestock of Egypt died, and of the livestock of the children of Israel not one died. Yet Pharoah’s heart became stubborn and he did not send out the people” (Ex 9:1-7).