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19 The Lord also told Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their Nile River[a], over their ponds, and over their reservoirs,[b] and they’ll become blood. There will be blood throughout the land of Egypt, even in their[c] wood and stone containers.’”[d]

20 Moses and Aaron did just what the Lord had commanded. Aaron[e] raised his staff and struck the water in the Nile River[f] in front of[g] Pharaoh and his[h] officials,[i] and all the water in the Nile River[j] turned to blood. 21 The fish in the Nile River[k] died and the river[l] stank. The Egyptians were not able to drink water from the Nile River,[m] and blood was throughout the land of Egypt.

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 7:19 The Heb. lacks River
  2. Exodus 7:19 Lit. every collection of their waters
  3. Exodus 7:19 The Heb. lacks their
  4. Exodus 7:19 The Heb. lacks containers
  5. Exodus 7:20 Lit. He
  6. Exodus 7:20 The Heb. lacks River
  7. Exodus 7:20 Lit. before the eyes of
  8. Exodus 7:20 Lit. before the eyes of his
  9. Exodus 7:20 Or servants
  10. Exodus 7:20 The Heb. lacks River
  11. Exodus 7:21 The Heb. lacks River
  12. Exodus 7:21 Or the Nile
  13. Exodus 7:21 The Heb. lacks River

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