Exodus 7:4

4 he will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and with mighty acts of judgment I will bring out my divisions, my people the Israelites.

Read Exodus 7:4 Using Other Translations

But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.
Pharaoh will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and bring my hosts, my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great acts of judgment.
Even then Pharaoh will refuse to listen to you. So I will bring down my fist on Egypt. Then I will rescue my forces—my people, the Israelites—from the land of Egypt with great acts of judgment.

What does Exodus 7:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Exodus 7:4

But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you
Regard not what they said, nor answer the demand they made, or obey the command of God delivered by them to him: this the Lord apprised them of, that they might not be discouraged, and conclude their labour would be in vain, their attempts fruitless, and they should never gain their point, but spend their time, and expose themselves to danger to no purpose: that I may lay mine hand upon Egypt;
the inhabitants of Egypt, smiting them with one plague after another, and particularly with the last, slaying their firstborn; every plague was a stroke of his hand, and an effect of his mighty power and vengeance, and more especially that: and bring forth mine armies;
the children of Israel consisting of 600,000 men, besides women and children, ( Exodus 12:37 ) which, divided into twelve tribes, made twelve fine armies, 50,000 men in a tribe or army upon an average: and my people the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
the word "and" need not be supplied; if any supplement is necessary, the word "even" would be better, since this clause is added by way of explanation, showing who are meant by the armies of the Lord, his people to be brought out: by great judgments;
inflicted upon the Egyptians.

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