To escape the edict of the Pharaoh of Egypt, Rameses I (Paul Rhys), to slaughter all newborn males, the infant Moses (Dougray Scott) is set adrift in a reed basket on the Nile. Saved by Bithiah (Padma Lakshmi) the pharoah's daughter, Moses is adopted and brought up in the royal court Upon discovery of his heritage, and inspired by a fiery message from God, Moses implores his stepbrother Menerith (Naveen Andrews), a high-ranking official in Ramses' army, to join him on a fight to reclaim his destiny as the leader and liberator of the Hebrew people. But when Ramses rejects his demands, Moses issues the curse of a coming plague. From a swarming cloud of locusts to a river transformed in to a rushing stream of human blood to a downpour of frogs from the heavens, the prophesized scourge has been unleashed. Charting the dramatic story of the Hebrew leader - from his narrow escape from death to his leadership of the Hebrew people to the parting of the Red Sea, The 'Ten Commandments' unfolds with all the spectacle, the violent human drama, and grand inspiration that has earned its stature as the greatest story ever told.