New Living Translation
But I will make Pharaoh's heart stubborn so I can multiply my miraculous signs and wonders in the land of Egypt.
King James Bible
And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.
Darby Bible Translation
And I will render Pharaoh's heart obdurate, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.
World English Bible
I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.
Young's Literal Translation
'And I harden the heart of Pharaoh, and have multiplied My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt,
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CommentaryExodus 7:3 Parallel Commentaries
The book of Exodus--so named in the Greek version from the march of Israel out of Egypt--opens upon a scene of oppression very different from the prosperity and triumph in which Genesis had closed. Israel is being cruelly crushed by the new dynasty which has arisen in Egypt (i.) and the story of the book is the story of her redemption. Ultimately it is Israel's God that is her redeemer, but He operates largely by human means; and the first step is the preparation of a deliverer, Moses, whose parentage, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
And by means of many wonders and miraculous signs, he led them out of Egypt, through the Red Sea, and through the wilderness for forty years.
So you see, God chooses to show mercy to some, and he chooses to harden the hearts of others so they refuse to listen.
So I will raise my hand and strike the Egyptians, performing all kinds of miracles among them. Then at last he will let you go.
And the LORD told Moses, "When you arrive back in Egypt, go to Pharaoh and perform all the miracles I have empowered you to do. But I will harden his heart so he will refuse to let the people go.
Pharaoh's heart, however, remained hard. He still refused to listen, just as the LORD had predicted.
Now the LORD had told Moses earlier, "Pharaoh will not listen to you, but then I will do even more mighty miracles in the land of Egypt."
Moses and Aaron performed these miracles in Pharaoh's presence, but the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he wouldn't let the Israelites leave the country.
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