Exodus / Israel

Plagues of Egypt are to Show that God is More Powerful than Egyption Deities

The plagues were to show Pharaoh and the Egyptians that God is all powerful by attacking the Egyptian deities with these plagues. The first plague was to attack the Nile. The Egyptians worshiped the Nile River as a source of life as well as the various Egyptian Gods associated with the Nile. Exodus 7:19 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and