20 So Moses and Aaron did even as the Lord commanded: (A)and he lift up the rod, and smote the water that was in the river in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants: and (B)all the water that was in the river, was turned into blood.

21 And the [a]fish that was in the river died, and the river stank: so that the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river: and there was blood throughout the land of Egypt.

22 And the enchanters of Egypt did [b]likewise with their sorceries: and the heart of Pharaoh was [c]hardened: so that he did not hearken unto them, as the Lord hath said.

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  1. Exodus 7:21 To signify that it was a true miracle, and that God plagued them in that which was most necessary for the preservation of life.
  2. Exodus 7:22 In outward appearance, and after that the seven days were ended.
  3. Exodus 7:22 Hebrew, was made strong.