|Overview - Exodus 7|
|1||Moses and Aaron are encouraged to go again to Pharaoh.|
|8||Aaron's rod is turned into a serpent.|
|11||The sorcerers do the like; but their rods are swallowed up by Aaron's.|
|13||Pharaoh's heart is hardened.|
|14||God's message to Pharaoh.|
|19||The river is turned into blood; and the consequent distress of the Egyptians.|
Exodus 7:20 (King James Version)
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.
- he lifted
- Exodus 17:5 Exodus 17:6 Exodus 17:9-12 Numbers 20:8-12
- all the waters
- As the Nile was held sacred by the Egyptians, as well as the animals it contained, to which they annually sacrificed a girl, or as others say, both a boy and girl, God might have designed this plague as a punishment for such idolatry and cruelty; and to shew them the baseness of those elements which they reverenced, and the insufficiency of the gods in which they trusted. All the punishments brought upon them bore a strict analogy to their crimes.
- Exodus 7:17 Exodus 7:18 ; Psalms 78:44 ; 105:29 John 2:9-11 ; Revelation 8:8