New International Version
Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs.
King James Bible
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods - As Egypt was remarkably addicted to magic, sorcery, etc., it was necessary that God should permit Pharaoh's wise men to act to the utmost of their skill in order to imitate the work of God, that his superiority might be clearly seen, and his powerful working incontestably ascertained; and this was fully done when Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. We have already seen that the names of two of the chief of these magicians were Jannes and Jambres; see Clarke on Exodus 2:10 (note), and 2 Timothy 3:8 (note). Many traditions and fables concerning these may be seen in the eastern writers.
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2 Timothy 3:9
But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.
Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts:
Yet Pharaoh's heart became hard and he would not listen to them, just as the LORD had said.
But when the magicians tried to produce gnats by their secret arts, they could not. Since the gnats were on people and animals everywhere,
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