Exodus 7

Posted on May 30, 2020No Comment
Then the Lord said to Moses,
“See, I have made you like God
to Pharaoh, and your brother
Aaron will be your prophet.
You are to say everything I
command you, and your brother
Aaron is to tell Pharaoh to
let the Israelites go out of
his country. But I will harden
Pharaoh’s heart, and though
I multiply my signs and wonders
in Egypt, he will not listen
to you. Then I will lay my
hand on Egypt and with mighty
acts of judgment I will bring
out my divisions, my people
the Israelites. And the
Egyptians will know that I am
the Lord when I stretch out
my hand against Egypt and
bring the Israelites out of it.”

Moses and Aaron did just as
the Lord commanded them. Moses
was eighty years old and Aaron
eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh.

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron,
“When Pharaoh says to you,
‘Perform a miracle,’ then
say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff
and throw it down before Pharaoh,’
and it will become a snake.”

So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh
and did just as the Lord commanded.
Aaron threw his staff down in front
of Pharaoh and his officials, and
it became a snake. Pharaoh then
summoned wise men and sorcerers,
and the Egyptian magicians also
did the same things by their secret
arts: Each one threw down his staff
and it became a snake. But Aaron’s
staff swallowed up their staffs.
Yet Pharaoh’s heart became hard
and he would not listen to them,
just as the Lord had said.

Then the Lord said to Moses,
“Pharaoh’s heart is unyielding;
he refuses to let the people go.
Go to Pharaoh in the morning
as he goes out to the river.
Confront him on the bank of
the Nile, and take in your
hand the staff that was changed
into a snake. Then say to him,
‘The Lord , the God of the Hebrews,
has sent me to say to you:
Let my people go, so that
they may worship me in the wilderness.
But until now you have not listened.
This is what the Lord says: By
this you will know that I am
the Lord : With the staff that
is in my hand I will strike
the water of the Nile, and it
will be changed into blood.
The fish in the Nile will die,
and the river will stink; the
Egyptians will not be able
to drink its water.’ ”

The Lord said to Moses,
“Tell Aaron, ‘Take your
staff and stretch out your
hand over the waters of
Egypt—over the streams and
canals, over the ponds and
all the reservoirs—and they
will turn to blood.’ Blood
will be everywhere in Egypt,
even in vessels of wood and stone.”

Moses and Aaron did just as
the Lord had commanded. He
raised his staff in the
presence of Pharaoh and
his officials and struck
the water of the Nile, and
all the water was changed
into blood. The fish in
the Nile died, and the river
smelled so bad that the
Egyptians could not drink
its water. Blood was everywhere in Egypt.

But the Egyptian magicians
did the same things by their
secret arts, and Pharaoh’s
heart became hard; he would
not listen to Moses and Aaron,
just as the Lord had said.
Instead, he turned and went
into his palace, and did not
take even this to heart.
And all the Egyptians dug
along the Nile to get
drinking water, because
they could not drink the
water of the river.

Seven days passed after the Lord struck the Nile.


Exodus 7:1‭-‬25 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/exo.7.1-25.NIV

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