He appointed him master of his palace, put him in charge of all his business
To personally instruct his princes and train his advisors in wisdom.
Then Israel entered Egypt, Jacob immigrated to the Land of Ham.
God gave his people lots of babies; soon their numbers alarmed their foes.
He turned the Egyptians against his people; they abused and cheated God's servants.
Then he sent his servant Moses, and Aaron, whom he also chose.
They worked marvels in that spiritual wasteland, miracles in the Land of Ham.
He spoke, "Darkness!" and it turned dark - they couldn't see what they were doing.
He turned all their water to blood so that all their fish died;
He made frogs swarm through the land, even into the king's bedroom;
He gave the word and flies swarmed, gnats filled the air.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)