Aaron to Speak for Moses (continued)
1 And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made
thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy
2 Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy
brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children
of Israel out of his land.
3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my
signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.
4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto 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
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.
6 And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded them, so
7 And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore
and three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh.
Aaron’s Staff Becomes a
8 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron,
9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Show a
miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy
rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a
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
11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the
sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like
manner with their enchantments.
12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became
serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
13 And he hardened Pharaoh's heart, that he hearkened not
unto them; as the LORD had said.
The Plague of Blood
14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh's heart
is hardened, he refuseth to let the people go.
15 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.
16 And thou shalt say unto him, The LORD God of the
Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go,
that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold,
hitherto thou wouldest not hear.
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 mine
hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall
be turned to blood.
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.
19 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
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
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 to blood.
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.
22 And the magicians of Egypt did so with their
enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did
he hearken unto them; as the LORD had said.
23 And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither
did he set his heart to this also.
24 And all the Egyptians digged round about the river for
water to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the
The Plague of Frogs
25 And seven days were fulfilled, after that the
LORD had smitten the river.