Now the LORDspoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,
9"WhenPharaohspeaks to you, saying, 'a1Work a miracle,' then you shall say to Aaron, '2Take your staff and throw it downbeforePharaoh, that it may become a serpent.' "
So Moses and Aaroncame to Pharaoh, and thus they didjust as the LORD had commanded; and Aaronthrew his staffdownbeforePharaoh and bhis servants, and it 3became a serpent.
Then Pharaohalso4called for the wisemen and the sorcerers, and they also, the c5magicians of Egypt, diddthe same with 6their secretarts.
For eachonethrewdown his staff and they turned into serpents. But Aaron'sstaffswallowed up their staffs.
Yet 7Pharaoh'sheart was ehardened, and he did not listen to them, as the LORD had said.