he made him lord of his household, in charge of all he owned,
correcting his officers as he saw fit and teaching his counselors wisdom.
Then Isra'el too came into Egypt, Ya'akov lived as an alien in the land of Ham.
There God made his people very fruitful, made them too numerous for their foes,
whose hearts he turned to hate his people, and treat his servants unfairly.
He sent his servant Moshe and Aharon, whom he had chosen.
They worked his signs among them, his wonders in the land of Ham.
He sent darkness, and the land grew dark; they did not defy his word.
He turned their water into blood and caused their fish to die.
Their land swarmed with frogs, even in the royal chambers.
He spoke, and there came swarms of insects and lice throughout their land.