8 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 9 “When Pharaoh says to you, ‘PerformXLIV a wonder,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘TakeXLV your staffXLVI and throw it downXLVII beforeXLVIII Pharaoh, and it will becomeXLIX a snake.’”L
12 Each oneLXI threw down his staff, and they became snakes; but Aaron’s staff swallowed upLXII theirs. 13 Still Pharaoh’s heart was hardened,LXIII and he would not listen to them, as the Lord had said.
16 Say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews,LXXVI sentLXXVII me to you to say, “Let my people go,LXXVIII so that they may worshipLXXIX me in the wilderness.”LXXX ButLXXXI until now you have not listened.
17 Thus says the Lord, “By this you shall know that I am the Lord.” See,LXXXII with the staff that is in my hand I will strikeLXXXIII the water that is in the Nile,LXXXIV and it shall be turned to blood.LXXXV
19 The Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt—over its rivers,XCI its canals,XCII and its ponds,XCIII and all its poolsXCIV of water—so that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout the wholeXCV land of Egypt, even in vessels of woodXCVI and in vessels of stone.’”XCVII
20 Moses and Aaron didXCVIII just as the Lord commanded. In the sightXCIX of Pharaoh andC of his officials he lifted upCI the staff and struck the water in the river,CII and all the water in the riverCIII was turned into blood, 21 and the fish in the riverCIV died. The riverCV stank so that the Egyptians couldCVI not drink its water,CVII and there was blood throughout the whole land of Egypt.
22 But the magicians of Egypt did the same by their secret arts;CVIII so Pharaoh’s heart remained hardened,CIX and he would not listen to them, as the Lord had said. 23 Pharaoh turnedCX and wentCXI into his house,CXII and he did not take even this to heart.CXIII
24 And all the Egyptians had to digCXIV alongCXV the Nile for water to drink, for they could not drink the water of the river.CXVI 25 SevenCXVII daysCXVIII passedCXIX after the Lord had struck the Nile.
Image credit: “Moses: God’s Chosen Leader” by John Paul Stanley of YoMinistry.