Exodus 7:9
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English Standard Version
“When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Prove yourselves by working a miracle,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a serpent.’”

King James Bible
When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.

American Standard Version
When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Show a wonder for you; then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it become a serpent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When Pharao shall say to you, Shew signs: thou shalt say to Aaron: Take thy rod, and cast it down before Pharao, and it shall be turned into a serpent.

English Revised Version
When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a wonder for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it become a serpent.

Webster's Bible Translation
When Pharaoh shall speak to you, saying, Show a miracle for you: then thou shalt say to Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Moses' last difficulty (Exodus 6:12, repeated in Exodus 6:30) was removed by God with the words: "See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh, and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet" (Exodus 7:1). According to Exodus 4:16, Moses was to be a god to Aaron; and in harmony with that, Aaron is here called the prophet of Moses, as being the person who would announce to Pharaoh the revelations of Moses. At the same time Moses was also made a god to Pharaoh; i.e., he was promised divine authority and power over Pharaoh, so that henceforth there was no more necessity for him to be afraid of the king of Egypt, but the latter, notwithstanding all resistance, would eventually bow before him. Moses was a god to Aaron as the revealer of the divine will, and to Pharaoh as the executor of that will. - In Exodus 7:2-5 God repeats in a still more emphatic form His assurance, that notwithstanding the hardening of Pharaoh's heart, He would bring His people Israel out of Egypt. ושׁלּח (Exodus 7:2) does not mean ut dimittat or mittat (Vulg. Ros.; "that he send," Eng. ver.); but ו is vav consec. perf., "and so he will send." On Exodus 7:3 cf. Exodus 4:21.

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Isaiah 7:11 Ask you a sign of the LORD your God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.

Matthew 12:39 But he answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it...

John 2:18 Then answered the Jews and said to him, What sign show you to us, seeing that you do these things?

John 6:30 They said therefore to him, What sign show you then, that we may see, and believe you? what do you work?

John 10:38 But if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works: that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

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Exodus 7:10-12 And Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh...

Exodus 4:2,17,20 And the LORD said to him, What is that in your hand? And he said, A rod...

Exodus 9:23 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along on the ground...

Exodus 10:13 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind on the land all that day...

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Psalm 74:12,13 For God is my King of old, working salvation in the middle of the earth...

Ezekiel 29:3 Speak, and say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt...

Cross References
John 2:18
So the Jews said to him, "What sign do you show us for doing these things?"

John 6:30
So they said to him, "Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform?

Exodus 4:2
The LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" He said, "A staff."

Exodus 4:17
And take in your hand this staff, with which you shall do the signs."

Exodus 7:8
Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron,

Exodus 7:10
So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the LORD commanded. Aaron cast down his staff before Pharaoh and his servants, and it became a serpent.

Isaiah 7:11
"Ask a sign of the LORD your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven."

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