He put him in charge of his government 1 and made him ruler over all the land,
with power over the king's officials and authority to instruct his advisers.
Then Jacob went to Egypt 2 and settled in that country.
The Lord gave many children to his people 3 and made them stronger than their enemies.
He made the Egyptians hate his people and treat his servants with deceit.
Then he sent his servant Moses, 4 and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
They did God's mighty acts and performed miracles in Egypt.
God sent darkness on the country, 5 but the Egyptians did not obey a his command.
He turned their rivers into blood 6 and killed all their fish.
Their country was overrun with frogs; 7 even the palace was filled with them.
God commanded, and flies and gnats 8 swarmed throughout the whole country.