Exodus 7

Chapter 7

7:5  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.

when A prophetic sign also. The nations shall know Jehovah when He restores and blesses Israel in the kingdom. Isaiah 2:1-3 ; 11:10-1214:1 ; Isaiah 60:4 Isaiah 60:5 ; Ezekiel 37:28 .

7:11  Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.

like CF. 2 Timothy 3:8 ; Exodus 8:18

Neither Satan nor his tools can create life: Revelation 13:15 will be a "lying wonder": 2 Thessalonians 2:9

7:12  For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.

Aaron's rod

(Cf) Exodus 4:2 As Moses' rod was the rod of power, the rod of the King Deuteronomy 33:4 Deuteronomy 33:5 so Aaron's was the rod of life, the rod of the Priest. As here the serpents, symbols of Satan, who had the power of death ; Revelation 12:9 ; Hebrews 2:14 are swallowed up, so in resurrection death will be "swallowed up in victory" ; 1 Corinthians 15:54 ; Numbers 17:8 .

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