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Exodus 7:12

    Exodus 7:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For every one of them put down his rod on the earth, and they became snakes: but Aaron's rod made a meal of their rods.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Exodus 7:12

    Became - Was exactly suited for; was fitting.
    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 7:12

    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.