New International Version
So Moses said, "This is what the LORD says: 'About midnight I will go throughout Egypt.
King James Bible
And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:
Darby Bible Translation
And Moses said, Thus saith Jehovah: About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt.
World English Bible
Moses said, "This is what Yahweh says: 'About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt,
Young's Literal Translation
And Moses saith, 'Thus said Jehovah, About midnight I am going out into the midst of Egypt,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
About midnight will I go out - Whether God did this by the ministry of a good or of an evil angel is a matter of little importance, though some commentators have greatly magnified it. Both kinds of angels are under his power and jurisdiction, and he may employ them as he pleases. Such a work of destruction as the slaying of the first-born is supposed to be more proper for a bad than for a good angel. But the works of God's justice are not less holy and pure than the works of his mercy; and the highest archangel may, with the utmost propriety, be employed in either.
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LibraryA Last Merciful Warning
'And the Lord said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether. 2. Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold. 3. And the Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD.
When the LORD goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.
At midnight the LORD struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well.
When God went out against Egypt, he established it as a statute for Joseph. I heard an unknown voice say:
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