Then Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, but every daughter ye shall save alive.
He dealt subtilly with our race, and evil entreated the fathers, casting out their infants that they might not live.
And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed, and behold, he stood by the river.
and he said, When ye help the Hebrew women in bearing, and see them on the stool, if it be a son, then ye shall kill him, but if a daughter, then she shall live.
And Jehovah said to Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy staff, and stretch out thy hand upon the waters of the Egyptians upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their reservoirs of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.
For they sleep not except they have done mischief, and their sleep is taken away unless they have caused some to fall.
And the third poured out his bowl on the rivers, and on the fountains of waters; and they became blood.