And Pharaoh's servants said to him, How long shall this man be a snare to us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God…
1. Threatening from God may touch hearts of servants and not of rulers.
2. God useth king's own servants to move them, when His ministers can avail nothing.
3. Fear of plagues may move wicked ones to yield, where the fear of God is not.
4. It is usual for wicked men to charge God's servants to be snares, when their sins make them.
5. When God makes His servants ministers of wrath, the wicked are willing to be rid of them.
6. Idolatrous persecutors may tolerate God's Church to serve Him, when vengeance forces them.
7. Experience of destruction past, and fear of more to come, may cause enemies to move for the Church's liberty.
8. Persecuting powers are apt to be stupid and willingly ignorant of such destructions.
(G. Hughes, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?