20 So Moses took his wife and sons,(A) put them on a donkey and started back to Egypt. And he took the staff(B) of God in his hand.

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18 He said, “What pledge should I give you?”

“Your seal(A) and its cord, and the staff(B) in your hand,” she answered. So he gave them to her and slept with her, and she became pregnant by him.(C)

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19 The Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Take your staff(A) and stretch out your hand(B) over the waters of Egypt—over the streams and canals, over the ponds and all the reservoirs—and they will turn to blood.’ Blood will be everywhere in Egypt, even in vessels[a] of wood and stone.”

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 7:19 Or even on their idols

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Stretch out your hand with your staff(A) over the streams and canals and ponds, and make frogs(B) come up on the land of Egypt.’”

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The Plague of Gnats

16 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Stretch out your staff(A) and strike the dust of the ground,’ and throughout the land of Egypt the dust will become gnats.”

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16 Raise your staff(A) and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water(B) so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.

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21 Then Moses stretched out his hand(A) over the sea,(B) and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind(C) and turned it into dry land.(D) The waters were divided,(E)

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The Lord answered Moses, “Go out in front of the people. Take with you some of the elders of Israel and take in your hand the staff(A) with which you struck the Nile,(B) and go. I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb.(C) Strike(D) the rock, and water(E) will come out of it for the people to drink.” So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel.

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Moses said to Joshua,(A) “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff(B) of God in my hands.”

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“Speak to the Israelites and get twelve staffs(A) from them, one from the leader of each of their ancestral tribes.(B) Write the name of each man on his staff.

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“Take the staff,(A) and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water.(B) You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink.”

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18 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Hold out toward Ai the javelin(A) that is in your hand,(B) for into your hand I will deliver the city.” So Joshua held out toward the city the javelin that was in his hand.(C)

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21 Then the angel of the Lord touched the meat and the unleavened bread(A) with the tip of the staff(B) that was in his hand. Fire flared from the rock, consuming the meat and the bread. And the angel of the Lord disappeared.

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27 But Jonathan had not heard that his father had bound the people with the oath, so he reached out the end of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it into the honeycomb.(A) He raised his hand to his mouth, and his eyes brightened.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 14:27 Or his strength was renewed; similarly in verse 29

29 Elisha said to Gehazi, “Tuck your cloak into your belt,(A) take my staff(B) in your hand and run. Don’t greet anyone you meet, and if anyone greets you, do not answer. Lay my staff on the boy’s face.”

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