Exodus 7:12
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King James Version
For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.

Darby Bible Translation
they cast down every man his staff, and they became serpents; but Aaron's staff swallowed up their staves.

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;

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Geneva Study Bible

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

Scofield Reference Notes

[1] Aaron's rod

(Cf) Ex 4:2 As Moses' rod was the rod of power, the rod of the King Dt 33:4,5 Song Aaron's was the rod of life, the rod of the Priest. As here the serpents, symbols of Satan, who had the power of death Rev 12:9 Heb 2:14 are swallowed up, Song in resurrection death will be "swallowed up in victory" 1Cor 15:54 Num 17:8.Exodus 7:12 Parallel Commentaries

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The Hardening in the Sacred Scripture.
"He hath hardened their heart."-- John xii. 40. The Scripture teaches positively that the hardening and "darkening of their foolish heart" is a divine, intentional act. This is plainly evident from God's charge to Moses concerning the king of Egypt: "Thou shalt speak all that I command thee; and I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply My signs and wonders in the land of Egypt. But Pharaoh shall not harken unto you, and I will lay My hand upon Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know that I am the
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Hope for the Heathen
Throughout his ministry Isaiah bore a plain testimony concerning God's purpose for the heathen. Other prophets had made mention of the divine plan, but their language was not always understood. To Isaiah it was given to make very plain to Judah the truth that among the Israel of God were to be numbered many who were not descendants of Abraham after the flesh. This teaching was not in harmony with the theology of his age, yet he fearlessly proclaimed the messages given him of God and brought hope
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity Paul's Care and Prayer for the Church.
Text: Ephesians 3, 13-21. 13. Wherefore I ask that ye may not faint at my tribulations for you, which are your glory. 14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 and that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that ye may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man; 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be strong
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

Cross References
2 Timothy 3:9
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

Exodus 7:11
Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.

Exodus 7:13
And he hardened Pharaoh's heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.

Exodus 8:18
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.

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