You would think that at any point in Exodus 7-10, Pharaoh would have had enough and abandoned his stubborn hold on the people of Israel. However, just as the plagues have become harder, so has Pharaoh’s heart (Exodus 11:10). It takes one last plague to break his resolve and force his hand to send God’s people on their way (11:1). In this passage, we read what the plague on the firstborn will entail. We also see God’s gracious provision to spare the life of His people, called the Passover.