to instruct his princes1 as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom.223
Then Israel entered Egypt;3 Jacob lived4 as an alien in the land of Ham.524
The LORD made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous6 for their foes,
whose hearts he turned7 to hate his people, to conspire8 against his servants.
He sent Moses9 his servant, and Aaron,10 whom he had chosen.1127
They performed12 his miraculous signs13 among them, his wonders14 in the land of Ham.
He sent darkness15 and made the land dark-- for had they not rebelled against16 his words?
He turned their waters into blood,17 causing their fish to die.1830
Their land teemed with frogs,19 which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.
He spoke,20 and there came swarms of flies,21 and gnats22 throughout their country.
He turned their rain into hail,23 with lightning throughout their land;