Bible: Exodus 6:28-7:13


The Authentication of the Word


When 2  the Lord spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt, 6:29 he said to him, 3 I am the Lord. Tell 4  Pharaoh king of Egypt all that 5  I am telling 6  you.” 6:30 But Moses said before the Lord, “Since I speak with difficulty, 7  why should Pharaoh listen to me?

7:1 So the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God 8  to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet. 9  7:2 You are to speak 10  everything I command you, 11  and your brother Aaron is to tell Pharaoh that he must release 12  the Israelites from his land. 7:3 But I will harden 13  Pharaoh’s heart, and although I will multiply 14  my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt, 7:4 Pharaoh will not listen to you. 15  I will reach into 16  Egypt and bring out my regiments, 17  my people the Israelites, from the land of Egypt with great acts of judgment. 7:5 Then 18  the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord, when I extend my hand 19  over Egypt and bring the Israelites out from among them.

7:6 And Moses and Aaron did so; they did just as the Lord commanded them. 7:7 Now Moses was eighty years old and Aaron was eighty-three years old when they spoke to Pharaoh.

7:8 The Lord said 20  to Moses and Aaron, 21  7:9 When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Do 22  a miracle,’ and you say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down 23  before Pharaoh,’ it will become 24  a snake.” 7:10 When 25  Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh, they did so, just as the Lord had commanded them – Aaron threw 26  down his staff before Pharaoh and his servants and it became a snake. 27  7:11 Then Pharaoh also summoned wise men and sorcerers, 28  and the magicians 29  of Egypt by their secret arts 30  did the same thing. 7:12 Each man 31  threw down his staff, and the staffs became snakes. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs. 7:13 Yet Pharaoh’s heart became hard, 32  and he did not listen to them, just as the Lord had predicted.

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