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I will, for just and holy purposes; and give ability of all parts and senses, at my pleasure?
IV. 13 O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom
thou wilt send.
O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the ministry of some other fitter man, than I am; whosoever it be.
IV. 16 Even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God.
Aaron shall speak to the people, as from thee; and thou shalt give direction and counsel to Aaron, as from God.
IV. 20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.
And Moses took his wife, and his two sons, Gershom and Eleazar, and caused them to ride toward Egypt; and Moses took that rod, which God had given so miraculous experiments of, in his hand.
IV. 21 But I will harden his heart that he shall not let the people go.
But I will withdraw and withhold my grace from Pharaoh, so as he shall, through his own corruption, turn all those occasions, which I shall offer him for his repentance, unto the hardening of himself in a greater obstinacy of sinning.
IV. 22 Israel is my son, even my firstborn.
The children of Israel are my chosen and adopted people; both before all other and above all other nations.
IV. 24 And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.
The Lord appeared visibly unto him; and sensibly afflicted him with some sudden and violent disease, which he knew to be done, in regard of his neglect of his son's circumcision.
IV. 25 And cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband
art thou to me.
And, with indignation, she cast the foreskin at his feet; and said, It is for thy sake, that I am fain thus to shed the blood of this my child; therefore art thou to me a bloody husband.
V. 4 Get you unto your burdens.
O ye elders of Israel, which join with Moses and Aaron in this suit, Get you to your burdens.
V. 5 Behold the people of the land now are many, and you make them rest from their burdens.
Behold, the Israelites are a great people: should so many thousands leave their work, and go idle for your pleasure ?
V. 7 Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore.
Ye shall give the Israelites no more straw; whether to mix with their clay, or to burn their bricks withal, &c.
V. 21 Because you have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.
Ye have brought us into hatred with Pharaoh and his servants; and have stirred them up to a further tyranny against us, by giving them this occasion of vexing us.
VI. 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as that God, which was still able and powerful to effect that, which I promised; and they lived still, in the hope and expectation of my powerful performance: but now I do appear to thee, as ready to make good and execute, and give a being to that which I promised to them.
VI. 9 But they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
But they were so overpressed, and grown heartless with the cruelty of that bondage, that they regarded not the words of Moses.
VI. 12 How then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?
How then shall Pharaoh regard me, which am of a stammering and bindered utterance?
VI. 14 The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel.
The sons of Reuben, who was, in order of nature, the first-born though he lost the privileges thereof.
VII. 1 See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh : and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
Behold, I have made thee a terrible means to execute my judgments upon Pharaoh; which he shall take as wrought by me, through thy hands and Aaron thy brother, for his readiness of speech, shall deliver thy mind, and my message to the Egyptians; so as thou shalt act, and he shall speak.
.. VII. 12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
For they cast down every man his rod, and they were in appearance turned into serpents; but not truly for that serpent, into which Aaron's rod was turned, devoured theirs.
VIII. 3 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house.
The river Nilus shall crawl full of frogs, which, against their natural use, shall leave the water, and creep up into thy houses.
VIII. 7 And the magicians did so with their inchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
And the sorcerers did likewise, for experiment sake; and brought frogs, whether in appearance only, or true frogs (by secret conveyance) into some part of Egypt that was freed for this trial, VIII. 19 This is the finger of God.
This work is done by the immediate and over-ruling power of God,
IX. 15 For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee
and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth. Or, I had stretched out my hand, that I might have smitten thee.
For now, when I stretched forth my hand, I might have smitten thee and thy people, as well as I did thy cattle, with the pestilence; and so thou shouldest have perished from the earth.
IX. 16 And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power. Or, But indeed.
But indeed, I have in my secret counsel reserved thee, for a further manifestation of my glorious power.
IX. 30 But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the LORD God.
As for thee and thy servants, I know, and find upon the experience of your former obstinacy, that you will not, as yet, fear before the face of the Lord.
X. 1 For I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants. For I have withdrawn my grace from him and his servants, that their heart should not relent at my judgment; yea, I have punished their former sins with hardness of heart, and obstinacy in sinning.
X. 7 How long shall this man be a snare unto us?
How long shall Moses be a means of punishment and destruction to us?
X. 10 Let the LORD do so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: Look to it; for evil is before you.
I wish you might have no more favour of God, than you are like to have of me, in this suit of dismissing you and your children: look to it; go if you will, at your own peril.
X. 17 That he may take away from me this death only. That he would take away from me but this one deadly plague, wherewith we and our land are thus hurt and spoiled.
XI. 4 About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt. About midnight, I will, by my destroying angel, go through the midst of Egypt.
XI. 7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast.
But, as for the children of Israel, there shall not be so much as the least danger of any slaughter towards them, or any unquietness amongst them.
XII. 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, &c.
Now, before the last plague, the Lord had spoken to Moses, &c. XII. 2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months. This month shall be unto you, both a month of principal account, as also the first in number in all your religious computations; so that from this, you shall count the year to begin.
XII. 3 In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb.
Let every master of a family, within his several household, take unto him a lamb.
XII. 5 Ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats. Ye shall celebrate your passover for this once, in respect of those straits, wherein you are, either with a lamb or a kid, whether can most commodiously be provided.
XII. 6 And the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
Every one of the congregation, whom it concerns, shall kill the lamb, betwixt the ninth and eleventh hour of the day.
XII. 11 And thus shall you eat it; with your loins girded. And thus shall you eat it, for this first time, for the greater haste; with your loins girded.
XII. 15 That soul shall be cut off from Israel.
That person shall be separated from the communion of the Church, and lie open unto bodily judgments.
XII. 36 And they spoiled the Egyptians.
So they left the Egyptians destitute of their jewels and rich furnitures; who, by their own consent and will, parted with these things, to hire the Israelites unto a more speedy haste, for their own safeguard.
XII. 43 There shall no stranger eat thereof.
None, that is a stranger in religion, shall eat of it.
XIII. 2 Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel.
That, which first cometh out of the womb, set it apart to me, and consecrate it to my name; whether it be of man, or of any serviceable beast, among the Israelites: for it is mine, by a peculiar right; I having well deserved it, in my preservation from the common destruction.
XIII. 9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD's law may be in thy mouth.
This passover shall be as full a remembrance unto thee of God's mercy in thy deliverance, as if thou shouldst, by any signet upon thy hand or frontlet between thine eyes, recal any business or favour, which thou wouldest ever think upon; yea, thou shalt keep some record or memorial of this blessing also, in those scrolls, which thou shalt bind upon thine arm and head.
XIII. 13 And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck. But the first foal of the ass, because it is an unclean beast, since it may not be sacrificed, thou shalt redeem it with a lamb; or else, because it is not fit, that whatsoever is consecrated to God should be put to prophane uses, thou shalt break the neck of it, &c.
XIII. 18 And the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.
And the children of Israel went up well furnished out of the land of Egypt, both with provision and munition.
XIV. 4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them.
And I will, in just judgment, so besot Pharaoh, that, forgetting the experiments of my power, he shall, in hope of prevailing, follow after you.
XIV. 8 And the children of Israel went out with an high hand. But the children of Israel went out by strong hand, under the miraculous guidance and protection of the Almighty.
XIV. 15 Wherefore cryest thou unto me?
Why dost thou thus earnestly importune me in thy secret prayers, which are as so many loud cries in my ears.
XIV. 19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them.
And the Angel of the Covenant (which was Christ) removed the signs of his presence, from before the Israelites, behind them.
XIV. 24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians.
Now, in the morning watch, when the Lord, out of the pillar of fire, who had seemed all this while to wink at the enterprises of the Egyptians, began, according to our apprehension, to take notice of this their pursuit, &c.
XV. 1 The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The troops of horses and their riders, hath he overthrown in the sea. XV. 2 He is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation. I foresee, by that spirit of prophecy which he hath given me, that he shall have a tabernacle reared up for him by his people. XV. 3 The LORD is a man of war.
The Lord is a noble warrior indeed.
XV. 25 And the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet :
And the Lord directed him unto a tree, to which he gave such miraculous power, that, it being cast into the waters, the wood thereof changed the whole stream from the former bitterness.
XV. Ibid. There he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them.
There he, in general, gave them rules and advice of holy obedience before him, to prepare them for that exact law, which he meant afterwards to deliver, &c.
XVI. 2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured, &c.
Generally, there was a murmuring over the whole camp, of the most part of the Israelites, &c.
XVI. 4 Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you.
Behold, I will cause that, which shall be instead of bread, to rain, as it were, out of the clouds upon you.