New International Version
He turned their river into blood; they could not drink from their streams.
King James Bible
And had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, that they could not drink.
Darby Bible Translation
And turned their rivers into blood, and their streams, that they could not drink;
World English Bible
he turned their rivers into blood, and their streams, so that they could not drink.
Young's Literal Translation
And He turneth to blood their streams, And their floods they drink not.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Turned their rivers into blood - See on Exodus 7:20 (note).
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The miracles mentioned in this and the four subsequent verses, evidently shew the power of God over the elements of nature, which at that time were the objects of Egyptian worship.
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'That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.'--PSALM lxxviii. 7. In its original application this verse is simply a statement of God's purpose in giving to Israel the Law, and such a history of deliverance. The intention was that all future generations might remember what He had done, and be encouraged by the remembrance to hope in Him for the future; and by both memory and hope, be impelled to the discharge of present duty. So, then, the words …
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The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.
Moses and Aaron did just as the LORD had commanded. He raised his staff in the presence of Pharaoh and his officials and struck the water of the Nile, and all the water was changed into blood.
He turned their waters into blood, causing their fish to die.
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