Exodus 8:15

15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had said.

Read Exodus 8:15 Using Other Translations

But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
But when Pharaoh saw that there was a respite, he hardened his heart and would not listen to them, as the LORD had said.
But when Pharaoh saw that relief had come, he became stubborn. He refused to listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had predicted.

What does Exodus 8:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Exodus 8:15

But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite
From his affliction, as the Targum of Jonathan adds; the plague was removed, and he found himself and his people at ease: or there was a "breathing" {c}; before he and his people were so oppressed, that they could scarce breathe, but now being delivered from the judgment on them with which they were straitened, were enlarged and at liberty, and in easy circumstances: he hardened his heart; (See Gill on Exodus 7:14).

and hearkened not unto them;
to Moses and Aaron, to let the children of Israel go, as they had required, and he had promised:

as the Lord had said;
had foretold that he would not hearken to them, nor let Israel go as yet.


FOOTNOTES:

F3 (hxwrh) "respiratio", Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version, Junius and Tremellius, Piscator, Drusius.
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