Context24Then 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 Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve Jehovah; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little ones also go with you.
And Pharao called Moses and Aaron, and said to them: Go sacrifice to the Lord: let your sheep only, and herds remain; let your children go with you.
Darby Bible Translation
And Pharaoh called Moses and said, Go, serve Jehovah; only, let your flocks and your herds remain; let your little ones also go with you.
English Revised Version
And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little ones also go with you.
Webster's Bible Translation
And Pharaoh called to Moses, and said, Go ye, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little ones also go with you.
World English Bible
Pharaoh called to Moses, and said, "Go, serve Yahweh. Only let your flocks and your herds stay behind. Let your little ones also go with you."
Young's Literal Translation
And Pharaoh calleth unto Moses and saith, 'Go ye, serve Jehovah, only your flock and your herd are stayed, your infants also go with you;'
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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