7:1 And the LORD said to Moses, See, I have made thee a god to
Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
7:2 Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy
brother shall speak to Pharaoh, that he send the children of
Israel out of his land.
7:3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and
my wonders in the land of Egypt.
7:4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken to you, that I may lay my hand
upon Egypt, and bring forth my armies, my people the children
of Israel, out of the land of Egypt, by great judgments.
7:5 And the Egyptians shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I
stretch forth my hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of
Israel from among them.
7:6 And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded them, so did
7:7 And Moses [was] eighty years old, and Aaron eighty and three
years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh.
7:8 And the LORD spoke to Moses, and to Aaron, saying,
7:9 When Pharaoh shall speak to you, saying, Show a miracle for
you: then thou shalt say to Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast [it]
before Pharaoh, [and] it shall become a serpent.
7:10 And Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so as
the LORD had commanded: And Aaron cast down his rod before
Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
7:11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise-men, and the sorcerers:
now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with
7:12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became
serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
7:13 And he hardened Pharaoh's heart that he hearkened not to
them; as the LORD had said.
7:14 And the LORD said to Moses, Pharaoh's heart [is] hardened;
he refuseth to let the people go.
7:15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out to the
water, and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against he
cometh; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou
take in thy hand.
7:16 And thou shalt say to him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath
sent me to thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve
me in the wilderness: and behold, hitherto thou wouldest not
7:17 Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I [am]
the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that [is] in my
hand upon the waters which [are] in the river, and they shall
be turned to blood.
7:18 And the fish that [is] in the river shall die, and the
river shall be offensive in smell; and the Egyptians shall
lothe to drink of the water of the river.
7:19 And the LORD spoke to Moses, Say to Aaron, Take thy rod,
and stretch out thy hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their
streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all
their pools of water, that they may become blood: and [that]
there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in
[vessels of] wood, and in [vessels of] stone.
7:20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he
lifted up the rod and smote the waters that [were] in the
river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his
servants; and all the waters that [were] in the river were
turned into blood.
7:21 And the fish that [was] in the river died; and the river
was offensive in smell, and the Egyptians could not drink of
the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the
land of Egypt.
7:22 And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments:
and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did he hearken to
them; as the LORD had said.
7:23 And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he
regard this also.
7:24 And all the Egyptians digged round about the river for
water to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the
7:25 And seven days were fulfilled after that the LORD had
smitten the river.