Moses before Pharaoh
the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made you a god to Pharaoh
and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.
7:2 You will speak all that I command you and Aaron your brother
shall speak unto 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 listen to you, that I may lay my hand
upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, [and] 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 mine 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 they.
7:7 And Moses [was] fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and
three years old, when they spoke unto Pharaoh.
The rod and the serpent
7:8 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
7:9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Show a miracle for you
then you will say unto Aaron, Take your rod, and cast [it]
before Pharaoh, [and] it shall become a serpent.
7:10 And Moses and Aaron went in unto 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 listened not
unto them; as the LORD had said.
7:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh's heart [is]
hardened, he refused to let the people go.
7:15 Get you unto Pharaoh in the morning ; lo, he goes out
unto the water ; and you will stand by the river's brink
against he come ; and the rod which was turned to a serpent will
you take in your hand.
7:16 And you shall say unto him, The LORD God of the
Hebrews have sent me unto ya'll, saying, Let my people go, that
they may serve me in the wilderness and, behold, hitherto you
would not hear.
7:17 This says the LORD, In this you shall know that I [am]
the LORD behold, I will strike with the rod that [is] in mine 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 stink ; and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink of
the water of the river.
7:19 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take your
rod, and stretch out your 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 struck 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 to
7:21 And the fish that [was] in the river died ; and the
river stank, 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
listen unto them; as the LORD had said.
7:23 And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did
he set his heart to this also.
7:24 And all the Egyptians dug 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
struck down the river.
Exodus Index || Main Index
1 || Chapter 2 || Chapter 3 || Chapter
4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter
6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8 || Chapter
9 || Chapter 10
11 || |Chapter 12 || Chapter 13 || Chapter
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18 || Chapter
19 || Chapter 20
21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23 || Chapter
24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter
26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28 || Chapter
29 || Chapter 30
31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33 || Chapter
34 || Chapter 35 || Chapter
36 || Chapter 37 || Chapter 38 || Chapter
39 || Chapter 40