Exodus 7 ©

Moses and Aaron are encouraged of God to go to Pharaoh, vs. 1, etc. Whose heart is hardened, 3. Moses and Aaron’s age, when they were sent to Pharaoh, 7. Aaron’s rod is turned into a serpent, 10. The magicians do the same, 11. Pharaoh remains obdurate, 14. Moses is sent again to him, 15. The waters of Egypt are turned into blood, 19. Whereof the fishes die, 21. The magicians do the same, 22.


AND the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a 1god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy 2prophet.


Thou shalt 3speak all that I command thee: and Aarona thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land.


And I will 4harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.


But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may 5lay my 6hand 7upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great 8judgments.


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.


And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded them, so did they.


9And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh.


¶And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,


When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, 10Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take 11thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.


¶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.


Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the 12sorcerers: now the 13magicians of Egypt, they also 14did in like manner with their enchantments.


For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but 15Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.


And he 16hardened Pharaoh’s heart, that he hearkened not unto them; asb the LORD had said.


¶And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh's heart is 17hardened, he refuseth to let the people go.


Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against he come; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand.


And thou shalt say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, 18saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear.


Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, 19I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.


And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the 20Egyptians 21shall lothe to drink of the water of the river.


¶And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their 22ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, 23both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.


And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and 24he lifted up the rod, and smotec the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; andd all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.


And the fish that was in the river 25died; and the 26river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and 27there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.


And the magicians of Egypt 28did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the LORD had said.


And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, 29neither did he set his heart to this also.


And all the Egyptians digged round about the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river.


30And seven days were fulfilled, after that the LORD had smitten the river.