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Exodus 5:1 LEB

Pharaoh Rejects Yahweh’s Authority and Makes Israel’s Troubles Worse

1 And afterward, Moses and Aaron went, and they said to Pharaoh, "Thus says Yahweh the God of Israel, 'Release my people so that they may hold a festival for me in the desert.'"

References for Exodus 5:1

      Study tools for Exodus 5:1

      • a 5:4 - Or "let loose," "let run wild" (compare 32:25)
      • b 5:4 - Literally "burdens" or "burdensome labor"
      • c 5:5 - Literally "burdens" or "burdensome labor"
      • d 5:7 - Literally "yesterday three days ago"
      • e 5:8 - Literally "yesterday three days ago"
      • f 5:8 - Literally "you will put on them"
      • g 5:13 - Literally "a thing of a day"
      • h 5:13 - Literally "in the being of the straw"
      • i 5:14 - Literally "sons/children of Israel"
      • j 5:14 - Literally "as yesterday three days ago also yesterday also the day"
      • k 5:15 - Literally "sons/children of Israel"
      • l 5:16 - The expression is difficult. The word translated "fault" or "sin" has pointing for a second-person feminine singular subject ("you sinned"), which does not go well with either "Pharaoh" or "your people" as a subject; but the noun translated "sin of" has the same consonants, leading to the possibility that the word should be understood as a noun
      • m 5:19 - Literally "sons/children of Israel"
      • n 5:19 - Literally "saying"
      • o 5:19 - Literally "a thing of a day"