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15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:

16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then

a Ac. 7. 21. He. 11. 24. 1 That is, Drawn out.

He fleeth into Midian.

9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.

10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.


And it came to pass in those days,

ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, Ac. 7. 23, 24. when Moses was grown, that he went then she shall live.

17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

He. 11. 21, 25, 26. e Pro. 16. 6.

out unto his brethren, and looked on their d burdens: and he spied an Egyptian d See ch. 1. 11. smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

e Dan. 3. 16--19.

Ac. 5. 29.

18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved ƒ Ac. 7. 26-28, the men children alive?

19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.

20 9 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

2 Heb. a man a prince. g Ecc. 8. 12.

21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made 2 Sa. 7. 11. them houses.

22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.


AND there went a man of the house of A Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

1 Ki. 2. 24.

So 1 Sa. 2. 35 2 8.7. 13, 27. 1 Ki. 11. 38. Ps. 113. 9 & 127. 1. i Ge. 24. 11 & 29. 2. 3 Or, prince. Ge. 41. 45. ch. 3. 1. jch. 6, 20,

Nu. 28. 59.
k Ge. 29. 10.
Nu. 10. 29:
called also

Jethro, or
ch. 3. 1

& 4. 18

& 18. 1, &c.

3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; Ac. 7. 20. and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.

4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. 6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept, And she had compassion on him, and said. This is one of the Hebrews' children.

7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?

8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother.

He. 11. 23.
n Isa. 18. 2.
o Isa. 19. 6.
p Ge. 31. 51
& 43. 25.
7 ch. 15. 20.

Nu. 26. 59.
rch. 4. 25
& 18. 2.

That is,
A stranger

ch. 18. 3.

Ps. 12. 5.
Ge. 18. 20, 21.

eb. 3. 9.
Jas. 5. 4.
u ch. 6. 5.

ch. 6. 5. Pa. 105. 8, 42

& 106. 45. w Ge. 15. 14 & 46. 4. 15 Heb. knew.

13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?

14 And he said, Who made thee 2a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.

15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing. he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by ia well.

16 Now the 3 priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. 18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day?

19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.

20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may Peat bread.

21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name 4Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land. 23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

24 And God "heard their groaning, and God "remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with "Jacob. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God 5 had respect unto them.

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TOW Moses kept the flock of Jethro a ver. 6. his father in law, the priest of Midian and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of fa bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

ch. 4. 27
& 18. 5

& 24. 13.
Nu. 10. 33.

1 Ki. 19. 8.
e Ps. 135, 13.
Hos. 12. 5.
d Isa. 63. 9.
Ac. 7. 30, 31.
e ch. 4. 29.

3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside,
and see this great sight, why the bush is Deu. 33. 16.
not burnt.

4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid

to look upon God.

g Ge. 50. 24.
ch. 4. 31.

Lk. 1, 68.

h ch. 4. 31.
Jos. 5. 15.
ch. 5. 1, &c.

Ge. 28. 13.

ch. 4. 5.
Mt. 22. 32.
Mk. 12. 26.
L.k. 20. 37.
Nu. 23, 3, 4,
15, 16.

to deliver Israel

15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, "The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saving, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt: 17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.

18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.

19 And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a

7 And the LORD said, "I have surely
seen the affliction of my people which 1 Ki. 19. 13. mighty hand.
are in Egypt, and have heard their cry
by reason of their taskmasters; for I
know their sorrows;

8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

9 Now therefore, behold, "the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.


Isa. 6. 1, 2, 5.
ch. 2. 23,
24, 25,
Ne. 9. 9.

Ps. 106. 44.
Or, but by
strong hand.
ch. 7 to
ch. 13.

ch. 12. 31.
ch. 6. 6.

r ch. 11. 2. 3
& 12. 35, 36.
Deu. 8. 7,8,9.
t ver. 17.

ch. 13. 5.
Jer. 11. 5.
u Ge. 15.

ch. 2. 23.

2 Or, Egypt.

11 And Moses said unto God, "Who Jer. 1. 6.
am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh,
and that I shorld bring forth the children
of Israel out of Egypt?


Jos. 1. 5.

20 And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof; and "after that he will let you go.

21 And "I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty :

22 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil 2 the Egyptians.



AND Moses answered and said, But, A behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.

2 And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.

3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from

12 And he said, Certainly I will be with Deu. 31. 8,
thee; and this shall be a token unto thee,
that I have sent thee: When thou hast
brought forth the people out of Egypt,
ye shall serve God upon this moun-y ch. 19. 3, &c. before it.

13 And Moses said unto God, Behold,
when I come unto the children of Israel,
and shall say unto them, The God of your
fathers hath sent me unto you; and they ch. 3. 6.
shall say to me, What is his name? what
shall I say unto them?

14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, "I AM hath sent me unto you.

a ch. 6. 3.
Jn. 8. 58.

He. 13. &
Rev. 1. 4
& 4. 8.

4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:

5 That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.

6 And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom; and

giveth him signs.


Aaron sent to meet him.

when he took it out, behold, his hand was a ch. 7. 13, 22 but I will harden his heart, that he shall leprous as snow.

7 And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.

& 8. 15
& 9. 12, 35

& 14. 8.
Deu. 2. 30.
Jos. 11. 20.
Ro. 9. 18.

b Nu. 12. 10. 2 Ki. 5. 27.

2 Ki. 5. 14. fch. 11. 5. g Ge. 42. 27 & 43. 21. Ge. 17. 11 1 Or, knife.

8 And it shall come to pass, if they wille Hos. 11. 1. not believe thee, neither hearken to thed Jer. 31.9. voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign. 9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and ithe water which thou takest out of the river 3 shall become blood upon the dry land.

10 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not 4 eloquent, neither 5heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?


2 Heb. made it touch.

i ch. 7. 19.

3 Heb, shall be and shall be.

4 Heb. a man
of words.
5 Heb, since

nor since
the third day.
ver. 14.

k Jer. 1. 6.
I ch. 3. 1

& 18. 5.

1 Ki. 19. 8.

12 Now therefore go, and I will be thy mouth, and teach thee what thoum ver. 3-9. shalt say.

13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou 6 wilt send.

14 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.

15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and *put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.

n ch. 3. 16. o Jer. 1. 9.

Mt. 19. 19. Mk. 13. 11. Lk. 12. 11, 12 & 21. 14, 15.

6 Or,


shouldest. och. 3. 18.

ch. 3. 16. Ge. 24. 26. ch. 12. 27.

8 ch. 7. 1, 2 Nu. 22. 38

& 23, 5, 12, 16.

u ch. 10. 9 & 12. 9, 14. &c.

16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and "thou2 shalt be to him instead of God. 17 And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.

18 And Moses went and returned to 7 Jethro his father in law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.

19 And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for "all the men are dead which sought thy life.

20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.

21 And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand:

Ki. 18. 35.

w ch. 7. 1 & 18. 19.

ver. 2.

ch. 7. 15. y ch. 3. 18 & 7. 16. 7 Heb. Jether, See ch. 2. 18


z ch. 1. 11. a ch. 2. 15, 23. Cp. Mt. 2.20.

6 ch. 17. 9. Nu, 20, 8, 9.

not let the people go.

22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, deven my firstborn:

23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.

24 T And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.

25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and 2cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.

26 So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.

27 And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed him.

28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded him. 29 And Moses and Aaron "went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel:

30 And Aaron spake all the words which the LORD had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.

31 And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.


AND afterward Moses and Aaron went

AND, Moses, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold "a feast unto me in the wilderness.

2 And Pharaoh said, "Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.

3 And they said, "The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.

4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you unto your burdens.

5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.

6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,

7 Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.

8 And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon

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them; ye shall not diminish ought there. of: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God. 91 Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words.

a Ge. 17. 1.

1 Heb. Let
the work
be heavy
upon the


10 And the taskmasters of the people
went out, and their officers, and they 6 ch. 3. 14
spake to the people, saying, Thus saith
Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.

& 15. 2.
Ps. 83. 18.
e Ge. 15. 18
& 17. 4, 7.

11 Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it yet not ought of your work shall d Ge. 17. & be diminished.

12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.

13 And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, 2 your daily tasks, as when there was straw.

e Ge, 48. 16.
ch. 15. 13.
2 Heb. a
matter of
a day in
his day.
Deu. 1. 20.
Ge. 17. 8.
ch. 29. 45, 46.
Deu, 29. 13.
Rev. 21. 7.

14 And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demand-f ed, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and to day, as heretofore?

15 Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants?


Heb, lift up
my hand.
Ge. 14. 22.

the children of Israel go.

3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of "God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. 4 And I have also established my covenant with them, dto give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.

5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.

6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did 3swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an Cp. Ge. 26. 3. heritage: I am the LORD.

16 There is no straw given unto thy
servants, and they say to us, Make brick:
and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but 4 Heb. short-
the fault is in thine own people.

17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the LORD.

18 Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.

19 And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case,

Ress, or,


after it was said, Ye shall not minish oughth ver. 30. from your bricks of your daily task.

20 And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:

21 And they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour 5 to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.

Ac. 7. 51.

So ch. 4. 10.
Lev. 19. 23.
Ro. 2. 29.

ch. 6. 9.

5 Heb.

to stink.
Ge. 34. 30.
2 Sa. 10. 6.
Ge. 46. 9.

1 Ch. 5. 3.

22 And Moses returned unto the LORD,
and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou sok Ge. 46. 10.
evil entreated this people? why is it that
thou hast sent me ?

23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.

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1 Ch. 4. 24.
Ge. 46. 11.
Nu. 3. 17.
1 Ch. 6. 1, 16.
6 Heb.
thou hast not

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9 And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.

12 And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?

13 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

14 These be the heads of their fathers' houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these be the families of Reuben.

15 kAnd the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman: these are the families of Simeon. 16 And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven years..

17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families.

18 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: and the years of the life of Kohath were an hundred thirty and three years.

19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali and

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Mushi: these are the families of Levi according to their generations.

20 And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years.

21 And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.

22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri.

23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the families of the Korhites.

25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families.

26 These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies.

a ch. 2. 1. 2. Nu. 26. 59.

Nu. 16. 1. 1 Ch. 6. 37, 38.

Mt. 1. 4.

Lk. 3. 33. d Ge. 41. 8.

e Lev. 10. 1.

Nu. 3. 2

& 26. 60. 1 Ch. 6. 3. ver. 22. ch. 8. 7, 18, 19 & 9. 11. Cp. 2 Th.2.9. 2 Tim. 3. 8. 9 Nu. 25. 7, 11. Jos. 24. 33.

h ch. 7. 4.


The river turned into blood.

And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.

10 And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.

11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now d the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.

12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.

13 And he hardened Pharaoh's heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.

14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he refuseth 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

27 These are they which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out theich. 4. 2, 3, 17 against he come; and the rod which children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron.

& 17. 5.

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was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand.

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, k hitherto thou wouldest not hear.

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. 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.

19 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and P 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.

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 twaters that were in the river were turned to 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.

22 And the magicians of Egypt did so

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