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Exodus 11:1

The Plague on the Firstborn

1 Now the LORD had said to Moses, “I will bring one more plague on Pharaoh and on Egypt. After that, he will let you go from here, and when he does, he will drive you out completely.

Read Exodus 11:1 Using Other Translations

And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether.
The LORD said to Moses, "Yet one plague more I will bring upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt. Afterward he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will drive you away completely.
Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will strike Pharaoh and the land of Egypt with one more blow. After that, Pharaoh will let you leave this country. In fact, he will be so eager to get rid of you that he will force you all to leave.

What does Exodus 11:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Exodus 11:1

And the Lord said unto Moses
While in the presence of Pharaoh, by a secret impulse upon his mind; or he had said F13, which some refer as far back as to his appearance to him in Midian, ( Exodus 4:23 ) , which is too remote; rather it refers to the last time he went to Pharaoh, being sent for by him; and the words may be rendered, "for the Lord had said" F14; and so are a reason why Moses was so bold, and expressed himself with so much confidence and assurance to Pharaoh, that he would see his face no more: yet will I bring one plague [more] upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt;
upon him and all his subjects, for the following one would affect all the families of Egypt, in which there was a son: afterwards he will let you go hence;
out of Egypt readily, at once, and not attempt to stop or retard your going: when he shall let you go;
declare his will, give leave and orders for it: he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether;
absolutely, entirely, without any exception or limitation, them, their wives, their children, their flocks and herds, and whatsoever belonged to them, without any restraint upon them in any respect, and without any condition of return, or fixing any time for it, but the dismission should be general, unlimited, and unconditional; or, "in thrusting he shall thrust you out" F15, with force and vehemence, with urgency and in great haste.


F13 (rmayw) "dixerat", some in Vatablus, Ainsworth, Cartwright; so Aben Ezra.
F14 "Dixerat enim", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Rivet.
F15 (vrgy vrg) "expellendo expellet", Pagninus, Montanus, Drusius; so Fagius, Vatablus, Cartwright.
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