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Exodus 7 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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"I Will Stretch Out My Hand"

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:1 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “See, I make you as God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:2 - “You shall speak all that I command you, and your brother Aaron shall speak to Pharaoh that he let the sons of Israel go out of his land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:3 - “But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart that I may multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:4 - “When Pharaoh does not listen to you, then I will lay My hand on Egypt and bring out My hosts, My people the sons of Israel, from the land of Egypt by great judgments.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:5 - “The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the sons of Israel from their midst.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:6 - So Moses and Aaron did it; as the LORD commanded them, thus they did.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:7 - Moses was eighty years old and Aaron [fn]eighty-three, when they spoke to Pharaoh.

Aaron's Rod Becomes a Serpent

(Exo 4:1–5 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:8 - Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:9 - “When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘[fn]Work a miracle,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a serpent.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:10 - So Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and thus they did just as the LORD had commanded; and Aaron threw his staff down before Pharaoh and [fn]his servants, and it became a serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:11 - Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers, and they also, the [fn]magicians of Egypt, did [fn]the same with their secret arts.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:12 - For each one threw down his staff and they turned into serpents. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:13 - Yet Pharaoh’s heart was [fn]hardened, and he did not listen to them, as the LORD had said.

Water Is Turned to Blood

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:14 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Pharaoh’s heart is [fn]stubborn; he refuses to let the people go.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:15 - “Go to Pharaoh in the morning [fn]as he is going out to the water, and station yourself to meet him on the bank of the Nile; and you shall take in your hand the staff that was turned into a serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:16 - “You shall say to him, ‘The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, sent me to you, saying, “Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness. But behold, you have not listened until now.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:17 - ‘Thus says the LORD, “By this you shall know that I am the LORD: behold, I will strike [fn]the water that is in the Nile with the staff that is in my hand, and it will be turned to blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:18 - “The fish that are in the Nile will die, and the Nile will [fn]become foul, and the Egyptians will [fn]find difficulty in drinking water from the Nile.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:19 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their [fn]streams, and over their pools, and over all their reservoirs of water, that they may become blood; and there will be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:20 - So Moses and Aaron did even as the LORD had commanded. And he lifted up [fn]the staff and struck the water that was in the Nile, in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants, and all the water that was in the Nile was turned to blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:21 - The fish that were in the Nile died, and the Nile [fn]became foul, so that the Egyptians could not drink water from the Nile. And the blood was through all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:22 - But the [fn]magicians of Egypt did [fn]the same with their secret arts; and Pharaoh’s heart was [fn]hardened, and he did not listen to them, as the LORD had said.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:23 - Then Pharaoh turned and went into his house [fn]with no concern even for this.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:24 - So all the Egyptians dug around the Nile for water to drink, for they could not drink of the water of the Nile.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:25 - Seven days [fn]passed after the LORD had struck the Nile.
NASB Footnotes
Literally: 83 years old
Literally: Show a wonder for yourselves
Literally: before his
Or, soothsayer priests
Literally: thus
Literally: strong
Or, hard; lit heavy
Literally: behold
Literally: upon the waters
I.e. have a bad smell
Or, be weary of
Or, canals
Literally: with the staff
I.e. had a bad smell
Or, soothsayer priests
Literally: thus
Literally: strong
Literally: and he did not set his heart even to this
Literally: were fulfilled

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