Moses is encouraged to go to Pharaoh.
Exodus 7:1 The LORDE sayde vnto Moses: Beholde, I haue made the a God ouer Pharao, & Aaro yi brother shal be yi prophet. Exodus 7:2 Thou shalt speake all yt I comaude ye: but Aaron yi brother shal speake vnto Pharao, yt he maye let the childre of Israel go out of his lande. Exodus 7:3 Neuertheles I wil harden Pharaos hert, yt I maye multiplye my tokens & wonders in the londe of Egipte. Exodus 7:4 And Pharao shal not heare you, yt I maye shewe my hande in Egipte, & brynge myne armyes, euen my people the childre of Israel out of ye lande of Egipte, by greate iudgmetes. Exodus 7:5 And ye Egipcians shal knowe, yt I am the LORDE, whan I shal stretch out my hande vpon Egipte, and brynge the children of of Israel out from amonge the. Exodus 7:6 Moses and Aaron dyd as the LORDE comauded them.
Exodus 7:7 And Moses was foure score yeare olde, & Aaron thre & foure score yeare olde, whan they spake vnto Pharao.
His rod is turned into a serpent.
Exodus 7:8 And ye LORDE sayde vnto Moses & Aaron: Exodus 7:9 Whan Pharao sayeth vnto you: Shew youre wonders, then shalt thou saye vnto Aaron: Take thy staff, and cast it before Pharao, & it shal turne to a serpent.
Exodus 7:10 Then wete Moses & Aaron in vnto Pharao, & dyd as the LORDE comaunded them. And Aaron cast his staff before Pharao & before his seruauntes, & it turned to a serpet.
The sorcerers do the like.
Exodus 7:11 Then Pharao called for ye wyse men & Sorcerers. And the Sorcerers of Egipte also dyd like wyse with their Sorceries, Exodus 7:12 and euery one cast his staff before him, & they turned vnto serpentes. But Aarons staff deuoured their staues.
Pharaoh's heart is hardened.
Exodus 7:13 So Pharaos hert was hardened, and he herkened not vnto them, euen as the LORDE had sayde.
God's message to Pharaoh.
Exodus 7:14 And the LORDE sayde vnto Moses: The hert of Pharao is hardened, he refuseth to let ye people go. Exodus 7:15 Get ye vnto Pharao in the mornynge, beholde, he shal come vnto ye water, mete thou him vpo the waters brynke, & take ye staff which turned to a serpet, in thine hande, Exodus 7:16 & saye vnto him: The LORDE God of the Hebrues hath sent me vnto the, & sendeth ye worde: Let my people go, that they maye serue me in the wyldernesse: but hither to thou woldest not heare. Exodus 7:17 Therfore thus sayeth the LORDE: Hereby shalt thou knowe, yt I am ye LORDE. Beholde, wt the staff yt I haue in my hande, wil I smyte the water which is in ye ryuer, & it shalbe turned in to bloude: Exodus 7:18 so that the fishes in the ryuer shall dye, & the ryuer shall stynke: & it shall greue the Egipcians to drynke of ye water of the ryuer.
The river is turned into blood.
Exodus 7:19 And ye LORDE spake vnto Moses: Saye vnto Aaron: Take yi staff, & stretch out thine hade ouer ye waters of Egipte, ouer their ryuers & brokes & pondes, & ouer all water poles, yt they maye be turned to bloude, & that there maye be bloude in all ye lande of Egipte, both in vessels of wodd and stone. Exodus 7:20 Moses & Aaron dyd as ye LORDE comaunded them, & lift vp the staff, & smote the water yt was in the ryuer, before Pharao & his seruauntes, & all the water in the ryuer was turned into bloude, Exodus 7:21 & the fysh in the ryuer dyed, & the ryuer stanke, so yt the Egipcians coulde not drynke of the water of ye ryuer, & there was bloude in all the lande of Egipte. Exodus 7:22 And the Sorcerers also of Egipte, dyd likewyse with their Sorceries. But Pharaos hert was hardened, & he herkened not vnto the, like as the LORDE had sayde. Exodus 7:23 And Pharao turned himself, & wente home, & set not his hert there on. Exodus 7:24 All the Egipcias dygged roude aboute ye ryuer, for water to drinke: for they coude not drynke of ye water out of the ryuer. Exodus 7:25 And this endured seuen dayes longe, that the LORDE smote the ryuer.