And the LORD said unto Moses,
Put forth your
hand, and take it by the tail.
And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
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George Leo Haydock
A rod. This alluded to the three states in which the Hebrews had lived in Egypt: 1. As holding the sceptre; 2. as persecuted in a crafty and cruel manner; and 3. as liberated by Moses. (Menochius)
The dragon was so terrible as to make even Moses flee. (Philo)