The Lord said to him, "What is that in your hand?" He said, "A staff."
And he said, "Throw it on the ground." So he threw the staff on the ground, and it became a snake; and Moses drew back from it.
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Reach out your hand, and seize it by the tail"—so he reached out his hand and grasped it, and it became a staff in his hand—
"so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you."