7:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a a
god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
(a) I have given you power and authority to speak in my name
and to execute my judgments on him.
7:4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my
hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, [and] my
people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by
great b judgments.
(b) To strengthen Moses' faith, God promises again to punish
most severely the oppression of his Church.
7:7 And Moses [was] c fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore
and three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh.
(c) Moses lived in affliction and banishment forty years
before he commanded his office to deliver God's people.
7:11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the d
sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in
like manner with their enchantments.
(d) It seems that these were Jannes and Jambres;
(2Ti 3:8) so the wicked maliciously resist the
truth of God.
7:15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto
the water; and thou shalt stand by e the river's brink
against he come; and the rod which was turned to a serpent
shalt thou take in thine hand.
(e) That is, the Nile river.
7:21 And the f fish that [was] in the river died; and the
river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water
of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land
f To show that it was a true miracle, God plagued them in
that which was most needed for the preservation of
7:22 And the magicians of Egypt did g so with their
enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did
he hearken unto them; as the LORD had said.
(g) In outward appearance, after the seven days were ended.