Exodus: Chapter 07 (1534)

The boke of Exodus. The .vij. Chapter.

  1. And the Lorde saide vnto Moses: beholde, I haue made the Pharaos God, and Aaron thy brother shal be thy prophete.
  2. Thou shalt speake all that I commaunde the and Aaron thy brother shall speake vnto Pharao: that he sende the childern of Israel out of his londe.
  3. But I will harden Pharaos hert, that I may multiplie my myracles and my wondres in the land of Egipte.
  4. And yet Pharao shall not herken vnto you, that I maye sett myne honde vpon Egipte and brynge out myne armyes, eue my people the childern of Israel out of the lade of Egipte, with great iudgementes.
  5. And the Egiptians shall knowe that I am the Lorde when I haue stretched forth my hande vpo Egipte, and haue brought out the childern of Israel from amonge the.
  6. Moses and Aaron dyd as the Lorde commaunded them.
  7. And Moses was .lxxx. yere olde and Aaron .lxxxiij. when they spake vnto Pharao.
  8. And the Lorde spake vnto Moses and Aaron saynge:
  9. when Pharao speaketh vnto you and sayth: shewe a wondre, than shalt thou saye vnto Aaron, take the rodd and cast it before Pharao, and it shall turne to a serpent
  10. Than went Moses and Aaro in vnto Pharao, and dyd euen as the Lorde had commaunded. And Aaron cast forth his rodd before Pharao and before his servauntes, and it turned to a serpente.
  11.  Than Pharao called for the wyse men and enchaunters of Egipte dyd yn lyke maner with there sorcery.
  12. And they cast doune euery ma his rodd, ad they turned to serpetes: but Aarons rodd ate vp their roddes:
  13. ad yet for all that Pharaos herte was hardened, so that he herkened not vnto the, euen as the Lorde had sayde.
  14. Than sayde the Lorde vnto Moses. Pharaos herte is hardened, and he refuseth to let the people goo.
  15. Get the vnto Pharao in the mornynge, for he will come vnto the water, and stode thou apon the ryuers brynke agenst he come, and the rodd whiche turned to a serpente take in thine hande.
  16. And saye vnto him: the Lorde God of the Hebrues hath sente me vnto the saynge: let my people goo, that they maye serue me in the wildernes: but hither to thou woldest not heare.
  17. wherfore thus sayth the Lorde: hereby thou shalt knowe that I am the Lord. Behold, I will smyte with the staffe that is in myne hand apon the waters that are in the ryuer, and they shall turne to bloude.
  18. And the fishe that is in the riuer shall dye, and the riuer shall stinke: so that it shall greue the Egiptias to drinke of the water of the ryuer.
  19. And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saye vnto Aaron: take thy staffe and stretch out thyne hande ouer the waters of Egipte, ouer their streames, ryuers, pondes and all pooles off water, that they maye be bloude, and that there may be bloude in all the lande of Egipte: both in vessells of wodd and also of stone.
  20. And Moses and Aaron dyd euen as the Lorde commaunded. And he lifte vp the staffe and smote the waters that were in the riuer, in the syghte of Pharao and in the syghte of his servauntes, and all the water that was in the ryuer, turned in to bloude.
  21. And the fish that was in the riuer dyed, and the ryuer stanke: so that the Egiptians coude not drinke of the water of the ryuer. And there was bloude thorowe out all the lande of Egipte.
  22. And the Enchaunters of Egipte dyd lyke wyse with their enchauntmentes, so that Pharaos herte was hardened and dyd not regarde them as the Lorde had sayde.
  23. And Pharao turned him selfe and went in to his housse, and set not his herte there vnto.
  24. And the Egiptians dygged round aboute the ryuer for water to drynke, for they coude not drynke of the water of the ryuer.
  25. And it contynued a weke after that the Lorde had smote the ryuer.
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