And Moses said to him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands to the LORD; and the thunder shall cease…
1. Gracious souls are willing to yield to vilest persecutors to help them though they deceive them.
2. Time and place convenient, God's servants take to answer the desires of the wicked.
3. Heart and hand do God's saints lay out in prayer to God for their enemies.
4. Under God's revelation his ministers may assure the wicked of His mercies.
5. Such discoveries are made to wicked men that they might acknowledge His propriety and sovereignty over all (ver. 29).
6. Though God's servants know how the wicked will afterward behave themselves, yet they may pray for them.
7. God doth foretell by His servants sometimes the incorrigibility of the wicked under judgment and mercy.
8. Wicked men may tremble under vengeance, but never fear the Lord God when it is removed (ver. 30).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the LORD'S.
WEB: Moses said to him, "As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands to Yahweh. The thunders shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that you may know that the earth is Yahweh's.