Exodus 3:8-9

8 and 1I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and 2to bring them up out of that land to a 3good and broad land, a land 4flowing with milk and honey, to the place of 5the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
9 And now, behold, 6the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have also seen the 7oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

Exodus 3:8-9 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter we are informed how that the Lord appeared to Moses in a bush on fire, but not consumed, Ex 3:1-6, declared unto him that he had seen and observed the afflictions of the children of Israel, and was determined to deliver them, Ex 3:7-9, that he gave him a call to be the deliverer of them, answered his objections to it, and instructed him what he should say, both to the elders of Israel and to Pharaoh, Ex 3:10-18, and assured him, that though at first Pharaoh would refuse to let them go, yet after many miracles wrought, he would be willing to dismiss them, when they should depart with great substance, Ex 3:19-22.

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Cross References 7

  • 1. Genesis 11:5, 7; Genesis 18:21
  • 2. Exodus 6:6; Exodus 12:51; [Genesis 50:24]
  • 3. Deuteronomy 1:25; Deuteronomy 8:7, 8, 9
  • 4. Exodus 13:5; Exodus 33:3; Leviticus 20:24; Numbers 13:27; Deuteronomy 26:9, 15; Jeremiah 11:5; Jeremiah 32:22; Ezekiel 20:6
  • 5. Genesis 15:18-21
  • 6. Exodus 2:23
  • 7. Exodus 1:11-14, 22
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