The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
References for Exodus 7:8
“When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Perform a miracle,’ then say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh,’ and it will become a snake.”
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So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the LORD commanded. Aaron threw his staff down in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and it became a snake.
Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts:
References for Exodus 7:11
Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.
Yet Pharaoh’s heart became hard and he would not listen to them, just as the LORD had said.
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Then the LORD said to Moses, “Pharaoh’s heart is unyielding; he refuses to let the people go.
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Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he goes out to the river. Confront him on the bank of the Nile, and take in your hand the staff that was changed into a snake.
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Then say to him, ‘The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to say to you: Let my people go, so that they may worship me in the wilderness. But until now you have not listened.
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This is what the LORD says: By this you will know that I am the LORD: With the staff that is in my hand I will strike the water of the Nile, and it will be changed into blood.
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The fish in the Nile will die, and the river will stink; the Egyptians will not be able to drink its water.’ ”
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