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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 zas 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 hindered 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?
you go, and
X. 10 Let the LORD do so with you, as I will let 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.
Te 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 zomb 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 laze 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 carnestly 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 showed 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.
XVI. 8 This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full.
Forasmuch as you have murmured, both for flesh and for bread, therefore you shall be filled with both: in the evening shall quails, the daintiest flesh, fall upon your tents; and in the morning, manna. XVI. 10 And, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the doud.
And the glory of God shewed itself in an extraordinary manner in the cloud, that was wont to appear to them.
XVI. 15 This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat, They said one to another, This is a strange food, prepared and given us from above; for they knew not particularly what it was, or what to name it.
XVI. 18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack. And, having put their common gatherings together into one heap, it was equally divided amongst them; so as he, that had gathered much, had no more than an omer, and he, that gathered little, wanted nothing of it.
XVI. 34 So Aaron laid it up before the testimony, to be kept. So Aaron, in process of time, when the tabernacle was erected, laid it up before the Ark, which testified God's presence to his people, to be reserved for a monument of God's miraculous provision for Israel.
XVI. 36 Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.
The omer is the tenth part of the Jewish bushel, which contained about three pecks.
XVII. 12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took, &c. And Moses grew faint in body, with long continuance of that earnest prayer; insomuch as his hands grew weary and remiss with lifting up and they took, &c.
XVII. 15 And called the name of it JEHOVAII-Nissi.
And he called the name of the place, The altar of Jehovah my
XVIII. 12 They came to eat bread with Moses' father in law beore God.
They came to feast with Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses, in that place, where God declared his presence by the cloudy pillar.
XVIII. 13 And the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.
The people stood before Moses, to call for justice in their several causes, and resolution in their doubts, &c. even all the day long. XVIII. 15 Because the people come unto me to enquire of "God. Because the people come to me in all weighty causes, to consult with God by me.
XVI. 19 Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God.
Do thou propound the doubts and demands of the people to God