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Exodus 7:14-24 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he refuseth to let the people go . 14 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Pharaoh's heart is unyielding; he refuses to let the people go.
15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against he come ; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand. 15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he goes out to the water. Wait on the bank of the Nile to meet him, and take in your hand the staff that was changed into a snake.
16 And thou shalt say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying , Let my people go , that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear . 16 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 desert. But until now you have not listened.
17 Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. 17 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.
18 And the fish that is in the river shall die , and the river shall stink ; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river. 18 The fish in the Nile will die, and the river will stink; the Egyptians will not be able to drink its water.' "
19 And the LORD spake 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 pools 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. 19 The LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt--over the streams and canals, over the ponds and all the reservoirs'--and they will turn to blood. Blood will be everywhere in Egypt, even in the wooden buckets and stone jars."
20 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. 20 Moses and Aaron did just as the LORD had commanded. He raised his staff in the presence of Pharaoh and his officials and struck the water of the Nile, and all the water was changed into blood.
21 And the fish that was in the river died ; and the river stank , and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt. 21 The fish in the Nile died, and the river smelled so bad that the Egyptians could not drink its water. Blood was everywhere in Egypt.
22 And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened , neither did he hearken unto them; as the LORD had said . 22 But the Egyptian magicians did the same things by their secret arts, and Pharaoh's heart became hard; he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had said.
23 And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart to this also. 23 Instead, he turned and went into his palace, and did not take even this to heart.
24 And all the Egyptians digged round about the river for water to drink ; for they could not drink of the water of the river. 24 And all the Egyptians dug along the Nile to get drinking water, because they could not drink the water of the river.