Exodus 7:12
New International Version
Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.

New Living Translation
They threw down their staffs, which also became serpents! But then Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.

English Standard Version
For each man cast down his staff, and they became serpents. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.

Berean Study Bible
Each one threw down his staff, and it became a serpent. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up the other staffs.

King James Bible
For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.

New King James Version
For every man threw down his rod, and they became serpents. But Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.

New American Standard Bible
For each one threw down his staff, and they turned into serpents. But Aaron’s staff swallowed their staffs.

NASB 1995
For each one threw down his staff and they turned into serpents. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.

NASB 1977
For each one threw down his staff and they turned into serpents. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.

Amplified Bible
For every man threw down his staff and they turned into serpents; but Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.

Christian Standard Bible
Each one threw down his staff, and it became a serpent. But Aaron’s staff swallowed their staffs.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Each one threw down his staff, and it became a serpent. But Aaron’s staff swallowed their staffs.

American Standard Version
For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the men cast, each one, his staff, before Pharaoh and they became dragonssea serpents, and the scepter of Aaron devoured their staves.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they cast down each his rod, and they became serpents, but the rod of Aaron swallowed up their rods.

Contemporary English Version
they threw down sticks that turned into snakes. But Aaron's snake swallowed theirs.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they every one cast down their rods, and they were turned into serpents: but Aaron's rod devoured their rods.

English Revised Version
For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.

Good News Translation
They threw down their walking sticks, and the sticks turned into snakes. But Aaron's stick swallowed theirs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Each of them threw his staff down, and they all became large snakes. But Aaron's staff swallowed theirs.

International Standard Version
So each one threw down his staff and it became a serpent, but Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents; but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.

Literal Standard Version
and they each cast down his rod, and they become dragons, and the rod of Aaron swallows their rods;

NET Bible
Each man threw down his staff, and the staffs became snakes. But Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs.

New Heart English Bible
For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.

World English Bible
For they each cast down their rods, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.

Young's Literal Translation
and they cast down each his rod, and they become monsters, and the rod of Aaron swalloweth their rods;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Aaron's Staff Becomes a Serpent
11But Pharaoh called the wise men and sorcerers and magicians of Egypt, and they also did the same things by their magic arts. 12Each one threw down his staff, and it became a serpent. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up the other staffs. 13Still, Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he would not listen to them, just as the LORD had said.…

Cross References
2 Timothy 3:9
But they will not advance much further. For just like Jannes and Jambres, their folly will be plain to everyone.

Exodus 7:11
But Pharaoh called the wise men and sorcerers and magicians of Egypt, and they also did the same things by their magic arts.

Exodus 7:13
Still, Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he would not listen to them, just as the LORD had said.

Exodus 8:18
The magicians tried to produce gnats using their magic arts, but they could not. And the gnats remained on man and beast.


Treasury of Scripture

For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.

but Aaron's

Exodus 8:18,19
And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast…

Exodus 9:11
And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.

Acts 8:9-13
But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: …









Verse 12. - But Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. Aaron's serpent turned upon its rivals and devoured them, thus exhibiting a marked superiority.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Each
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

one threw down
וַיַּשְׁלִ֙יכוּ֙ (way·yaš·lî·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7993: To throw out, down, away

his staff,
מַטֵּ֔הוּ (maṭ·ṭê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4294: A staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe

and it became
וַיִּהְי֖וּ (way·yih·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a serpent.
לְתַנִּינִ֑ם (lə·ṯan·nî·nim)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8577: A marine, land monster, sea-serpent, jackal

But Aaron’s
אַהֲרֹ֖ן (’a·hă·rōn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses

staff
מַטֵּֽה־ (maṭ·ṭêh-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4294: A staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe

swallowed up
וַיִּבְלַ֥ע (way·yiḇ·la‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1104: To swallow down, swallow up, engulf

[the other] staffs.
מַטֹּתָֽם׃ (maṭ·ṭō·ṯām)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4294: A staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe


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