And the LORDspake unto Moses,Say unto Aaron,Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their poolsa of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.20
And Moses and Aarondid so, as the LORDcommanded ; 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.21
And the fish that was in the riverdied ; and the riverstank , and the Egyptianscould not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.22
And the magicians of Egyptdid so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh'sheart was hardened , neither did he hearken unto them; as the LORD had said .
And Pharaohturned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart to this also.
And all the Egyptiansdigged round about the river for water to drink ; for they could not drink of the water of the river.25
And sevendays were fulfilled , after that the LORD had smitten the river.