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 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

Discussion for Exodus 7

  • BSP
    Verse 3: Jehovah God is spoken of as making Pharaoh's heart hard here. This refers to God allowing Pharaoh's heart to become hard. He did not for Pharaoh to be hard-hearted.
  • James Johnson
    God made Moses a god to Pharaoh, little g,the Egyptians worshiped creation and the creature more than the creator see Romans chapter 1. some of their gods which were many was the serpent,and the life giving water of the Nile River they saw both these helpless and hopeless to their defense against the God of Moses and Aaron. Likewise any god we put before God will be helpless in the day of judgment
  • Lanre Oluyelu
    God said he made Moses a god unto pharaoh... this is an indication to believers that no matter how big or terrible the mountain or stumbling block that stand before us we should see them as no barrier before us because to God they are powerless and that God has made us a god to them all.
  • A disciple
    The Elect of God, the Faithful in Christ, have now a long time been under subjection to a wicked and perverted world; and the LORD is coming down to deliver us and to judge the world for its evil. The first sign; the rod of Moses turned into a serpent; indicates that God sends the devil to punish the wicked. The waters are then turned to blood because they have filled the land with innocent blood.
  • Stephanie Cooper
    God is ruler over all. Gods' way will prevail, no matter how hard we try to fight. We have temptations and we sin, but if we repent, we can prevail and live according to how Jehovah wants us to live. NO MATTER WHAT, GOD IS!!!!!!
  • Lu2677
    Exodus 7:1 "See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh." It does not say that God made Moses one of Pharaoh's gods. Pharaoh's gods were false gods.

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