ויפן. טעם גם לזאת. כי הזכיר בתחלה אות המטה שהיה לתנין ובלע המטות: AND PHARAOH TURNED. Scripture states even this95Prima facie, even this seems out of place, for this was the first plague. because it first mentioned the sign of the rod which turned into a serpent and swallowed the other rods.96Which did not convince Pharaoh to set Israel free. Hence Scripture states, even this.