In this article, I am listing the miracles of Moses and their scripture references in chronological order to help you win your Bible study and to get an overview of God’s working in Moses’ time.
How many miracles did Moses perform?
Moses performed about 22 miracles in his lifetime, though he was present for many more miracles God performed without Moses’ participation. Therefore, the recognition of said miracles, whether they were performed by God or Moses, might vary from one Bible teacher to another.
All miracles of Moses in chronological Order
Again, the count of the miracles is very subjective. Other Bible teachers might come up with another or even higher count depending if they attribute other miracles that God performed in Moses’ presence to Moses also.
Here is my list of all the miracles of Moses in chronological order.
|1||The rod becomes a snake||Ex. 4:3-4, 30; 7:8-12|
|2||Moses’ hand becomes leprous||Ex. 4:6-7, 30|
|3||1st Plague: Turning water into blood||Ex. 4:9, 7:14-25|
|4||Releasing the 2nd plague of frogs||Ex. 8:1-15|
|5||Releasing the 3rd plague of lice||Ex. 8:16-19|
|6||Releasing the 4th plague of flies||Ex. 8:20-32|
|7||5th Plague: Killing livestock with pestilence||Ex. 9:1-7|
|8||Releasing the 6th plague of boils||Ex. 9:8-12|
|9||Releasing the 7th plague of hail||Ex. 9:13-35|
|10||Releasing the 8th plague of locusts||Ex. 10:1-20|
|11||Releasing the 9th plague of darkness||Ex. 10:21-29|
|12||10th Plague: The death of the firstborn||Ex. 11:1–12:36|
|13||Parting the red sea||Ex. 14:1-31|
|14||Bitter waters made sweet||Ex. 15:22-25|
|15||Releasing water from a rock||Ex. 17:1-7|
|16||Victory over the Amalekites||Ex. 17:8-13|
|17||Moses quenches the fire of death||Num. 11:2|
|18||The healing of Miriam||Num. 12:13-15|
|19||Earth swallows up the stubborn||Num. 16:28-33|
|20||Moses stops the plague||Num. 16:44-50|
|21||Moses hits water-rock two times||Num. 20:7-13|
|22||Israel’s rescue from the snakes||Num. 21:5-9|
I made a similar list of Elijah’s and Elisha’s miracles in comparison and in chronological order in this article, which could be relevant to you as well.
Down below, I have listed all miracles of Moses in chronological order below with scripture quotes from the Bible to give you a better overview of the context.
Highlights and redactions are added by me to have the main point of each situation stand out clearer.
1. The rod becomes a snake: Ex. 4:3-4, 30; 7:8-12
“And He said, “Cast it on the ground.” So he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; (…) Then the Lord said to Moses, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail” (and he reached out his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand),”Exodus 4:3-4 NKJV
“And Aaron spoke all the words which the Lord had spoken to Moses. Then he did the signs in the sight of the people.“Exodus 4:20 NKJV
“(…) ”So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, just as the Lord commanded. And Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent. (…) For every man threw down his rod, and they became serpents. But Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.“Exodus 7:8-12 NKJV
2. Moses’ hand becomes leprous: Ex. 4:6-7, 30
“Furthermore the Lord said to him, “Now put your hand in your bosom.” And he put his hand in his bosom, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous, like snow. And He said, “Put your hand in your bosom again.” So he put his hand in his bosom again, and drew it out of his bosom, and behold, it was restored like his other flesh.“Exodus 4:6-7 NKJV
“And Aaron spoke all the words which the Lord had spoken to Moses. Then he did the signs in the sight of the people.“Exodus 4:20 NKJV
3. Turning water into blood: Ex. 4:9, 7:14-25
“And it shall be, if they do not believe even these two signs, or listen to your voice, that you shall take water from the river and pour it on the dry land. The water which you take from the river will become blood on the dry land.”“Exodus 4:9 NKJV
“(…) Behold, I will strike the waters which are in the river with the rod that is in my hand, and they shall be turned to blood. And the fish that are in the river shall die, the river shall stink, and the Egyptians will loathe to drink the water of the river.” ’ ”Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their streams, over their rivers, over their ponds, and over all their pools of water, that they may become blood. (…)” And Moses and Aaron did so, just as the Lord commanded. So he lifted up the rod and struck the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants. And all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. The fish that were in the river died, the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink the water of the river. So there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt. (…)“Exodus 7:14-25 NKJV
4. Releasing the 2nd plague of frogs: Ex. 8:1-15
“And the Lord spoke to Moses, “(…) So the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into your house, into your bedroom, on your bed, into the houses of your servants, on your people, into your ovens, and into your kneading bowls. And the frogs shall come up on you, on your people, and on all your servants.” ’ ”
Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Stretch out your hand with your rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up on the land of Egypt.’ ” So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt. (…) Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, “Entreat[b] the Lord that He may take away the frogs from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to the Lord.” (…) So the Lord did according to the word of Moses. And the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courtyards, and out of the fields. (…)”Exodus 8:1-15 NKJV
5. Releasing the 3rd plague of lice: Ex. 8:16-19
“So the Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the land, so that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.’ ” And they did so. For Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod and struck the dust of the earth, and it became lice on man and beast. All the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt. (…) Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of God.” (…)”Exodus 8:16-19 NKJV
6. Releasing the 4th plague of flies: Ex. 8:20-32
“(…) ‘Thus says the Lord: “(…), if you will not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and your servants, on your people and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they stand. (…) Tomorrow this sign shall be.” ’ ” And the Lord did so. Thick swarms of flies came into the house of Pharaoh, into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Egypt. The land was corrupted because of the swarms of flies. (…)
Then Moses said, “Indeed I am going out from you, and I will entreat the Lord, that the swarms of flies may depart tomorrow from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. But let Pharaoh not deal deceitfully anymore in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the Lord.”
(…) And the Lord did according to the word of Moses; He removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. Not one remained. (…)”Exodus 8:20-32 NKJV
7. Killing livestock with pestilence: Ex. 9:1-7
“Then the Lord said to Moses, “(…) Let My people go, that they may serve Me. For if you refuse to let them go, and still hold them, behold, the hand of the Lord will be on your cattle in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the oxen, and on the sheep—a very severe pestilence. (…) So the Lord did this thing on the next day, and all the livestock of Egypt died; but of the livestock of the children of Israel, not one died. (…)“Exodus 9:1-7 NKJV
8. Releasing the 6th plague of boils: Ex. 9:8-12
“So the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Take for yourselves handfuls of ashes from a furnace, and let Moses scatter it toward the heavens in the sight of Pharaoh. And it will become fine dust in all the land of Egypt, and it will cause boils that break out in sores on man and beast throughout all the land of Egypt.” Then they took ashes from the furnace and stood before Pharaoh, and Moses scattered them toward heaven. And they caused boils that break out in sores on man and beast. (..)“Exodus 9:8-12 NKJV
9. Releasing the 7th plague of hail: Ex. 9:13-35
“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Rise early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God of the Hebrews: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me, (…) Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause very heavy hail to rain down, such as has not been in Egypt since its founding until now. Therefore send now and gather your livestock and all that you have in the field, for the hail shall come down on every man and every animal which is found in the field and is not brought home; and they shall die.” ’ ” (…)
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt—on man, on beast, and on every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.” And Moses stretched out his rod toward heaven; and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and fire darted to the ground. And the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt. So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, so very heavy that there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. And the hail struck throughout the whole land of Egypt, all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail struck every herb of the field and broke every tree of the field. (…)
So Moses said to him, “As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will spread out my hands to the Lord; the thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, that you may know that the earth is the Lord’s. (…)
So Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh and spread out his hands to the Lord; then the thunder and the hail ceased, and the rain was not poured on the earth. (…)”Exodus 9:13-35 NKJV
10. The 8th plague of locusts: Ex. 10:1-20
“(…) So Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh and said to him, “(…) if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory. And they shall cover the face of the earth, so that no one will be able to see the earth; and they shall eat the residue of what is left, which remains to you from the hail, and they shall eat every tree which grows up for you out of the field. They shall fill your houses, the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians—which neither your fathers nor your fathers’ fathers have seen, since the day that they were on the earth to this day.’ ” (…)
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land—all that the hail has left.” So Moses stretched out his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind on the land all that day and all that night. When it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt and rested on all the territory of Egypt. They were very severe; previously there had been no such locusts as they, nor shall there be such after them. For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left. So there remained nothing green on the trees or on the plants of the field throughout all the land of Egypt. (…) So he went out from Pharaoh and entreated the Lord. And the Lord turned a very strong west wind, which took the locusts away and blew them into the Red Sea. There remained not one locust in all the territory of Egypt. (…)“Exodus 10:1-20 NKJV
11. The 9th plague of darkness: Ex. 10:21-29
“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, darkness which may even be felt.” So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days. They did not see one another; nor did anyone rise from his place for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings. (…)”Exodus 10:21-29 NKJV
12. The death of the firstborn: Ex. 11:1–12:36
“And the Lord said to Moses, “I will bring one more plague on Pharaoh and on Egypt. (…) Then Moses said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt; and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the animals. Then there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was not like it before, nor shall be like it again. (…) So Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh (…).
And it came to pass at midnight that the Lord struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock. So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead. (…)”Exodus 11:1–12:36 NKJV
13. Parting the red sea: Ex. 14:1-31
“(…) Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. (…)
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen.” And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained.”Exodus 14:1-31 NKJV
14. Bitter waters made sweet: Ex. 15:22-25
“(…) Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. (…) And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.“Exodus 15:22-25 NKJV
15. Releasing water from a rock: Ex. 17:1-7
“(…) there was no water for the people to drink. (…) So Moses cried out to the Lord, (…) the Lord said to Moses, “Go on before the people, and take with you some of the elders of Israel. Also take in your hand your rod with which you struck the river, and go. Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.” And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. (…)”Exodus 17:1-7 NKJV
16. Victory over the Amalekites: Ex. 17:8-13
“Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said to Joshua, “(…) Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.” So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.”Exodus 17:8-13 NKJV
17. Moses quenches the fire of death: Num. 11:2
“Then the people cried out to Moses, and when Moses prayed to the Lord, the fire was quenched.“Numbers 11:2 NKJV
18. The healing of Miriam: Num. 12:13-15
“So Moses cried out to the Lord, saying, “Please heal her, O God, I pray!”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “If her father had but spit in her face, would she not be shamed seven days? Let her be shut out of the camp seven days, and afterward she may be received again.” So Miriam was shut out of the camp seven days, and the people did not journey till Miriam was brought in again.“Numbers 12:13-15 NKJV
19. Earth swallows up the stubborn: Num. 16:28-33
And Moses said: (…) But if the Lord creates a new thing, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the pit, then you will understand that these men have rejected the Lord.” Now it came to pass, as he finished speaking all these words, that the ground split apart under them, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, (…). So they and all those with them went down alive into the pit; the earth closed over them, and they perished from among the assembly.”Numbers 16:28-33 NKJV
20. Moses stops the plague: Num. 16:44-50
“(…) So Moses said to Aaron, “Take a censer and put fire in it from the altar, put incense on it, and take it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them; for wrath has gone out from the Lord. The plague has begun.” Then Aaron took it as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the assembly; and already the plague had begun among the people. So he put in the incense and made atonement for the people. And he stood between the dead and the living; so the plague was stopped. Now those who died in the plague were fourteen thousand seven hundred, besides those who died in the Korah incident. So Aaron returned to Moses at the door of the tabernacle of meeting, for the plague had stopped.”Numbers 16:44-50 NKJV
21. Moses hits water-rock two times: Num. 20:7-13
“Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron gather the congregation together. Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water; thus you shall bring water for them out of the rock, and give drink to the congregation and their animals.” So Moses took the rod from before the Lord as He commanded him. (…) Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank. (…)”Numbers 20:7-13 NKJv
22. Israel’s rescue from the snakes: Num. 21:5-9
“(…) the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many of the people of Israel died.
(…) So Moses prayed for the people.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.“Numbers 21:5-9 NKJV
What miracle did Moses perform at the Red Sea?
The miracle that Moses performed at the red sea is recorded in Exodus 14:21: “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.” (NKJV)
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