Exodus 5

Chapter 5

5:1  And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.

Let my people

Cf. Exodus 4:22 Exodus 4:23 . Possibly Moses and Aaron shrank from delivering the message concerning the firstborn.

5:3  And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.

three days Cf. Matthew 12:38-40 . By death and resurrection will God have his people separated from Egypt -- the world. ; Romans 6:1-11 ; Galatians 6:14-15 ; Hebrews 13:12 Hebrews 13:13 .