And the LORD spoke to Moses, Go to Pharaoh, and say to him, Thus said the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.…
1. Where the first judgment moveth not, the second may make sinners yield.
2. Vengeance makes wicked men call for God's messengers who have despised them.
3. God's judgments may work scornful oppressors to intreat the despised ministers of God.
4. Jehovah's judgments may and will make proudest potentates to acknowledge Him.
5. In the confession of the wicked God only can take away their judgments.
6. Wicked oppressors themselves do acknowledge that mercy from Jehovah cometh by the prayer of His.
7. Under sense of judgment persecutors may promise liberty of persons and consciences to the Church.
8. Such forced promises are seldom made good by such oppressors (ver. 8).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.