Context10Then he said to them, Thus may the LORD be with you, if ever I let you and your little ones go! Take heed, for evil is in your mind. 11Not so! Go now, the men among you, and serve the LORD, for that is what you desire. So they were driven out from Pharaohs presence.
12Then the LORD said to Moses, Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt and eat every plant of the land, even all that the hail has left. 13So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD directed an east wind on the land all that day and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. 14The locusts came up over all the land of Egypt and settled in all the territory of Egypt; they were very numerous. There had never been so many locusts, nor would there be so many again. 15For they covered the surface of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every plant of the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Thus nothing green was left on tree or plant of the field through all the land of Egypt. 16Then Pharaoh hurriedly called for Moses and Aaron, and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God and against you. 17Now therefore, please forgive my sin only this once, and make supplication to the LORD your God, that He would only remove this death from me. 18He went out from Pharaoh and made supplication to the LORD. 19So the LORD shifted the wind to a very strong west wind which took up the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea; not one locust was left in all the territory of Egypt. 20But the LORD hardened Pharaohs heart, and he did not let the sons of Israel go.
Darkness over the Land
21Then the LORD said to Moses, Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even a darkness which may be felt. 22So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days. 23They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days, but all the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings. 24Then Pharaoh called to Moses, and said, Go, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be detained. Even your little ones may go with you. 25But Moses said, You must also let us have sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice them to the LORD our God. 26Therefore, our livestock too shall go with us; not a hoof shall be left behind, for we shall take some of them to serve the LORD our God. And until we arrive there, we ourselves do not know with what we shall serve the LORD. 27But the LORD hardened Pharaohs heart, and he was not willing to let them go. 28Then Pharaoh said to him, Get away from me! Beware, do not see my face again, for in the day you see my face you shall die! 29Moses said, You are right; I shall never see your face again!
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And he said unto them, So be Jehovah with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.
And Pharao answered: So be the Lord with you, as I shall let you and your children go: who can doubt but that you intend some great evil?
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, Let Jehovah be so with you, as I let you go, and your little ones: see that evil is before you!
English Revised Version
And he said unto them, So be the LORD with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.
Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.
World English Bible
He said to them, "Yahweh be with you if I will let you go with your little ones! See, evil is clearly before your faces.
Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto them, 'Be it so, Jehovah be with you when I send you and your infants away; see -- for evil is before your faces;
Now, it seems to me, that this grand quarrel of old is but a picture of God's continual contest with the powers of darkness. The mandate has gone forth to earth and hell: "Thus saith the Lord, let my people go that they may serve me." "No," saith Satan, "they shall not." And if he be compelled to yield one point, he still retains his hold upon another. If he must give way, it shall be inch by inch. Evil is hard in dying; it will not readily be overcome. But this is the demand of God, and to he last …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 6: 1860
A Poor Man's Cry, and what came of It
The Hardening in the Sacred Scripture.
Exposition of Chap. Iii. (ii. 28-32. )
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