Then Israel entered Egypt;1 Jacob lived2 as an alien in the land of Ham.324
The LORD made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous4 for their foes,
whose hearts he turned5 to hate his people, to conspire6 against his servants.
He sent Moses7 his servant, and Aaron,8 whom he had chosen.927
They performed10 his miraculous signs11 among them, his wonders12 in the land of Ham.
He sent darkness13 and made the land dark-- for had they not rebelled against14 his words?
He turned their waters into blood,15 causing their fish to die.1630
Their land teemed with frogs,17 which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.
He spoke,18 and there came swarms of flies,19 and gnats20 throughout their country.
He turned their rain into hail,21 with lightning throughout their land;
he struck down their vines22 and fig trees23 and shattered the trees of their country.