Moses and Aaron did so, 1 just as the Lord had commanded. Moses raised 2 the staff 3 and struck the water that was in the Nile right before the eyes 4 of Pharaoh and his servants, 5 and all the water that was in the Nile was turned to blood. 6
1 The Lord 2 said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and position yourself before Pharaoh as he goes out to the water, and tell him, ‘Thus says the Lord, “Release my people that they may serve me!
and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt will die, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh 1 who sits on his throne, to the firstborn son of the slave girl who is at her hand mill, and all the firstborn of the cattle.
1 When Pharaoh released 2 the people, God did not lead them 3 by the way to the land 4 of the Philistines, 5 although 6 that was nearby, for God said, 7 “Lest 8 the people change their minds 9 and return to Egypt when they experience
When it was reported 1 to the king of Egypt that the people had fled, 2 the heart of Pharaoh and his servants was turned against the people, and the king and his servants said, 3 “What in the world have we done? 4 For we have released the people of Israel 5 from serving us!”
Rather it is because of his 1 love 2 for you and his faithfulness to the promise 3 he solemnly vowed 4 to your ancestors 5 that the Lord brought you out with great power, 6 redeeming 7 you from the place of slavery, from the power 8 of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Moses proclaimed to all Israel as follows: “You have seen all that the Lord did 1 in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, all his servants, and his land.
They went from Midian to Paran; they took some men from Paran and went to Egypt. Pharaoh, king of Egypt, supplied him with a house and food and even assigned him some land. 1
Now look, you must be trusting in Egypt, that splintered reed staff. If a man leans for support on it, it punctures his hand and wounds him. That is what Pharaoh king of Egypt does to all who trust in him.
Pharaoh Necho made Josiah’s son Eliakim king in Josiah’s place, and changed his name to Jehoiakim. He took Jehoahaz to Egypt, where he died. 1
You performed awesome signs 1 against Pharaoh, against his servants, and against all the people of his land, for you knew that the Egyptians 2 had acted presumptuously 3 against them. You made for yourself a name that is celebrated to this day.
Look, you must be trusting in Egypt, that splintered reed staff. If someone leans on it for support, it punctures his hand and wounds him. That is what Pharaoh king of Egypt does to all who trust in him!
Therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says: Look, 1 I am against 2 Pharaoh king of Egypt, and I will break his arms, the strong arm and the broken one, and I will make the sword drop from his hand.