Meanwhile, back at the palace, Paraoh awoke to the cries and screams of his people.
“What am I going to do?” he thought to himself. “I, too, am a firstborn. I could die any minute! I must get Moshe!”
Paraoh ran as fast as he could to Goshen. After some twists and turns, he finally met up with Moshe.
“Go! Go!” yelled the frightened king. “Get out of Egypt! All of you! Take your children, your animals, everything… just GO!”
“So here it is,” thought Moshe, “the moment we’ve waited and prayed for. After 210 years of bitter slavery, the Jewish people are finally free.”
Moshe took a deep breath and replied, “We will go, but not so fast, Paraoh. We shall not leave like thieves in the night. We shall leave proudly, in the light of the day, so that all of Egypt will witness the great wonders and miracles of the G-d of Israel.”