Exodus 9:33

33 And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto Jehovah: and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth.

Exodus 9:33 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 9:33

And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh
Into the field, where, being retired from company, he could freely, and without being disturbed, pray unto God:

and spread abroad his hands unto the Lord;
denoting the spreading of cases before God, and expectation, hope, and readiness to receive favours from him:

and the thunder and hail ceased;
immediately upon the entreaty of Moses; see the power and prevalence of prayer: a like instance we have in Elijah, ( James 5:17 James 5:18 ) and the rain was not poured upon the earth; so that there was rain as well as hail, which was restrained and entirely ceased.

Exodus 9:33 In-Context

31 And the flax and the barley were smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was in bloom.
32 But the wheat and the spelt were not smitten: for they were not grown up.
33 And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto Jehovah: and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth.
34 And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants.
35 And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the children of Israel go, as Jehovah had spoken by Moses.