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20 Moses and Aaron did just what the Lord had commanded. Aaron[a] raised his staff and struck the water in the Nile River[b] in front of[c] Pharaoh and his[d] officials,[e] and all the water in the Nile River[f] turned to blood. 21 The fish in the Nile River[g] died and the river[h] stank. The Egyptians were not able to drink water from the Nile River,[i] and blood was throughout the land of Egypt. 22 But the Egyptian magicians did the same thing[j] with their secret arts. Pharaoh’s heart was stubborn,[k] and he did not listen to them, just as the Lord had said.

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  1. Exodus 7:20 Lit. He
  2. Exodus 7:20 The Heb. lacks River
  3. Exodus 7:20 Lit. before the eyes of
  4. Exodus 7:20 Lit. before the eyes of his
  5. Exodus 7:20 Or servants
  6. Exodus 7:20 The Heb. lacks River
  7. Exodus 7:21 The Heb. lacks River
  8. Exodus 7:21 Or the Nile
  9. Exodus 7:21 The Heb. lacks River
  10. Exodus 7:22 Lit. did thus
  11. Exodus 7:22 Lit. strong

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