Moses is encouraged to go to Pharaoh.
Exodus 7:1 And the lord said vnto Moses: behold I haue made þe Pharaos God, & Aaron thy brother shalbe thy prophete. Exodus 7:2 Thou shalt speake all that I commaunde the & Aaron thy brother shall speake vnto Pharao: that he sende the children of Israel out of his land. Exodus 7:3 But I wyl harden Pharaos hert, that I may multiply my miracles & my wunders in the land of Egypt. Exodus 7:4 And yet Pharao shall not herken vnto you, that I may sette myne hand vpon Egypte and brynge out myne armies, euen my people the chyldred of Israell out of the land of Egypte, with greate Iudgementes. Exodus 7:5 And the Egyptyans shall knowe that I am the Lorde when I haue stretched forthe my hande vpon Egypte, and haue brought out the children of Israel from among them. Exodus 7:6 Moses and Aaron did as the Lord commaunded them.
Exodus 7:7 And Moses was .lxxx. yere olde, and Aaron .lxxxiij. when they spake vnto Pharao.
His rod is turned into a serpent.
Exodus 7:8 And the Lorde spake vnto Moyses and Aaron sayinge: Exodus 7:9 when Pharao speaketh vnto you & sayeth: shewe a wonder, then shalt thou saye vnto Aaron, take the rod & cast it before Pharao, and it shall turne to a serpent.
Exodus 7:10 Then went Moses & Aaron in vnto Pharao, and dyd euen as the Lorde had commaunded. And Aaron cast forth his rodd before Pharao, and before hys seruauntes, & it turned to a serpent.
The sorcerers do the like.
Exodus 7:11 Then Pharao called for the wyse men and enchaunters of Egypte: & they dyd in lyke maner with their sorcery. Exodus 7:12 And they cast down euery man hys rodde, & they turned to serpentes: but Aarons rod ate vp theyr roddes:
Pharaoh's heart is hardened.
Exodus 7:13 & yet for all that Pharaos hert was hardened, so that he herkened not vnto them, euen as the Lord had sayd.
God's message to Pharaoh.
Exodus 7:14 Then sayd the Lord vnto Moyses, Pharaos herte is hardened, and he refuseth to let the people go. Exodus 7:15 Get the vnto Pharao in the mornynge: for he wyll come vnto the water, & stand thou vpon the riuers brynke agaynst he come, and the rod whiche turned to a serpente take in thyne hande. Exodus 7:16 And saye vnto hym: the Lorde God of the Hebrues hathe sent me vnto the sayinge: let my people goo, that they maye serue me in the wyldernes: but hitherto thou woldest not hear. Exodus 7:17 Wherfore thus sayth the Lorde: hereby thou shalt knowe that I am the Lord. Behold, I wyl smite with the staffe that is in myne hand vpon the waters that are in the ryuer, and they shal turne to bloude. Exodus 7:18 And the fyshe that is in the ryuer shal dye, and the ryuer shal stinke so that it shall greue the Egyptians to drynke of the water of the ryuer.
The river is turned into blood.
Exodus 7:19 And the Lorde spake vnto Moyses, saye vnto Aaron: take thy staffe and stretche oute thyne hande ouer the waters of Egypte ouer theyr streames, ryuers pondes, and all pooles of water, that they maye be bloude, and that there maye be bloude in all the land of Egypt: boeth in vessels of wodde, and also of stone. Exodus 7:20 And Moyses and Aaron dyd euen as the Lord commaunded, And he lyft vp the staffe and smote the waters that were in the riuer in the syght of Pharao, & in the sight of hys seruauntes, & all the water that was in the riuer turned into bloud. Exodus 7:21 And þe fish that was in the riuer died and the riuer stanke so that the Egyptians coulde not drinke of the water of the ryuer. And there was bloude thorow out al the land of Egypt. Exodus 7:22 And the enchaunters of Egypt dyd lykewyse with theyr enchaimtmentes, so þt Pharaos hert was hardened and did not regard them as the Lord had sayed. Exodus 7:23 And Pharao turned hym selfe and wente into hys house, and set not his herte therunto. Exodus 7:24 And the Egyptians dygged round about the ryuer for water to drynke, for they coulde not dryncke of the water of the riuer. Exodus 7:25 And it continued a weke after þt the Lorde had smitten þe ryuer.