Exodus 7:12

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 7:12

For they cast downe euery man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aarons rod swallowed vp their rods.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For each one threw down his staff and they turned into serpents. But Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For every one of them put down his rod on the earth, and they became snakes: but Aaron's rod made a meal of their rods.
- Basic English Bible

they cast down every man his staff, and they became serpents; but Aaron's staff swallowed up their staves.
- Darby Bible

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

For they each cast down their rods, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
- World English Bible

and they cast down each his rod, and they become monsters, and the rod of Aaron swalloweth their rods;
- Youngs Literal Bible

For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents; but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 7:12

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 7:12


7:10 And Aaron cast his rod down, and it became a serpent - This was proper not only to affect Pharaoh with wonder, but to strike a terror upon him. This first miracle, though it was not a plague, yet amounted to the threatening of a plague; if it made not Pharaoh feel, it made him fear; this is God's method of dealing with sinners he comes upon them gradually.

7:11 Moses had been originally instructed in the learning of the Egyptians, and was suspected to have improved in magical arts in his long retirement. The magicians are therefore sent for to vie with him. The two chief of them were Jannes and Jambres. Their rods became serpents; probably by the power of evil angels artfully substituting serpents in the room of the rods, God permitting the delusion to be wrought for wise and holy ends. But the serpent which Aaron's rod was turned into, swallowed up the others, which was sufficient to have convinced Pharaoh on which side the right lay.

7:13 And he harden'd Pharaoh's heart - That is, permitted it to be hardened.


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