Exodus 4:2; Exodus 4:17; Exodus 17:5

The Lord said to him, What is that in your hand? He said, iA staff.

17 And take in your hand vthis staff, with which you shall do the signs.

And the Lord said to Moses, Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel, and take in your hand the staff with bwhich you struck the Nile, and go.