Exodus 7:17
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This is what the LORD says: By this you will know that I am the LORD: With the staff that is in my hand I will strike the water of the Nile, and it will be changed into blood.

King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.

Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith Jehovah: In this shalt thou know that I am Jehovah -- behold, I will smite with the staff that is in my hand upon the water which is in the river, and it shall be turned into blood.

World English Bible
Thus says Yahweh, "In this you shall know that I am Yahweh. Behold, I will strike with the rod that is in my hand on the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said Jehovah: By this thou knowest that I am Jehovah; lo, I am smiting with the rod which is in my hand, on the waters which are in the River, and they have been turned to blood,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Behold, I will smite - Here commences the account of the Ten plagues which were inflicted on the Egyptians by Moses and Aaron, by the command and through the power of God. According to Archbishop Usher these ten plagues took place in the course of one month, and in the following order: -

The first, the Waters turned into Blood, took place, he supposes, the 18th day of the sixth month; Exodus 7:20.

The second, the plague of Frogs, on the 25th day of the sixth month; Exodus 8:2.

The third, the plague of Lice, on the 27th day of the sixth month; Exodus 8:16.

The fourth, grievous Swarms of Flies, on the 29th day of the sixth month; Exodus 8:24.

The fifth, the grievous Murrain, on the 2d day of the seventh month; Exodus 9:3.

The sixth, the plague of Boils and Blains, on the 3d day of the seventh month; Exodus 9:10.

The seventh, the grievous Hail, on the 5th day of the seventh month; Exodus 9:18.

The eighth, the plague of Locusts, on the 8th day of the seventh month; Exodus 10:12.

The ninth, the Thick Darkness, on the 10th day of Abib, (April 30), now become the first month of the Jewish year; Exodus 10:22. See Clarke's note on Exodus 12:2.

The tenth, the Slaying the First-Born, on the 15th of Abib; Exodus 12:29. But most of these dates are destitute of proof.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thou shalt

Exodus 7:5 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch forth my hand on Egypt...

Exodus 5:2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.

Exodus 6:7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and you shall know that I am the LORD your God...

1 Samuel 17:46,47 This day will the LORD deliver you into my hand; and I will smite you, and take your head from you...

1 Kings 20:28 And there came a man of God, and spoke to the king of Israel, and said, Thus said the LORD, Because the Syrians have said...

2 Kings 19:19 Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech you, save you us out of his hand...

Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

Psalm 83:18 That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, are the most high over all the earth.

Ezekiel 29:9 And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they shall know that I am the LORD: because he has said, The river is mine...

Ezekiel 30:8,19 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have set a fire in Egypt, and when all her helpers shall be destroyed...

Ezekiel 32:15 When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the country shall be destitute of that whereof it was full...

Ezekiel 38:23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations...

Ezekiel 39:28 Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen...

Daniel 4:17,32,37 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones...

Daniel 5:21,23 And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild donkeys...

and they

Exodus 1:22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born you shall cast into the river...

Exodus 4:9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither listen to your voice...

Psalm 78:44 And had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, that they could not drink.

Psalm 105:29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.

Revelation 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea...

Revelation 16:3-6 And the second angel poured out his vial on the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea...

The History of the Prophetic Sermons, Epistles, and Apocalypses
[Sidenote: Real character and aims of the prophets] To understand and rightly interpret the prophetic writings of the Old Testament it is necessary to cast aside a false impression as to the character of the prophets which is widely prevalent. They were not foretellers, but forth-tellers. Instead of being vague dreamers, in imagination living far in the distant future, they were most emphatically men of their own times, enlightened and devoted patriots, social and ethical reformers, and spiritual
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

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

Cross References
Revelation 8:8
The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood,

Revelation 11:6
They have power to shut up the heavens so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.

Revelation 16:3
The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead person, and every living thing in the sea died.

Revelation 16:4
The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.

Revelation 16:6
for they have shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets, and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve."

Exodus 4:9
But if they do not believe these two signs or listen to you, take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the river will become blood on the ground."

Exodus 5:2
Pharaoh said, "Who is the LORD, that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the LORD and I will not let Israel go."

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