Pharaoh had promised to let the children of Israel go. But with the plague of frogs over, he changed his mind. So Pharaoh told Moses and Aaron: "I didn't give the matter enough thought at the time, but now that I have done so, it is clear to me that it would be most unwise to free your people. Therefore it is my will that the Israelites remain in Egypt and continue their tasks." (Exodus 8: 15.) Moses could hardly believe what he heard. But he had to face the fact that no man, not even a king, should always be trusted. "It is you who are most unwise," Aaron spoke out. "Our God is aware of how you have broken your promise. Because of your dishonesty He will bring another terrible thing upon your nation!" These words worried Pharaoh.
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