:B:1Yahweh said to Moses, See, I have made you like a god in Pharaohs eyes
6Moses and Aaron did exactly what Yahweh had commanded. 7Moses was eighty and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh.
8Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron saying,9 When Pharaoh speaks to you and tells you to perform a miracle to prove the truth of what you say, you will say to Aaron: Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh, and it will become a snake.
10Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did what Yahweh had commanded. Aaron threw his staff before Pharaoh and his ministers, and it became a snake.11Pharaoh then summoned wise men and magicians, and they, too, the magicians of Egypt, did the same by means of their secret arts.12Each one threw his staff down and the staffs became serpents. But Aarons staff swallowed the staffs of the magicians. 13However, Pha raoh was obstinate and he did not listen to them, as Yahweh had said.
The plagues of Egypt
:B:14 Yahweh said to Moses, Pharaoh is stub born
19Yahweh said to Moses, Say to Aaron: Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, rivers, canals, ponds and pools of water
20 Aaron raised his staff and struck the waters of the Nile, in the presence of Phar aoh and his ministers, and all the water in the Nile turned to blood. 21 The fish in the river died and the Nile was contaminated so that the Egyptians could no longer drink the water of the Nile.
21There was blood all over the country of Egypt.22The Egyptian magicians, however, could do the same with their secret crafts, and Pharaoh remained unmoved
23 Pharaoh returned to his house as if nothing of importance had happened. 24 And yet all the Egyptians were digging near the Nile for water to drink because they could not drink from the river.
The second plague: the frogs
25 Seven days passed after Yahweh had struck the Nile. 26 Yahweh said to Moses, Go to Pharaoh and tell him that Yahweh says, Let my people go to worship me! 27 If you refuse to let them leave, I will punish the country with a plague of frogs. 28 The Nile will teem with frogs. They will invade your house, your bedroom and your bed, your servants and your peoples houses, your ovens and your kneading bowls. 29 Over you and your people the frogs will climb.