But they rebelled against me
All sin is rebellion against God, an act of hostility, especially idolatry; it is refusing homage and casting off allegiance to him: and would not hearken unto me;
to his word by his prophets; so the Targum,
``they rebelled against my word, and would not receive my prophets:'' they did not every man cast away the abominations of his eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of the Gentiles
whence it appears that there were some among them that did give in to the idolatry of the Egyptians; and could not be prevailed upon to relinquish it, notwithstanding the favours shown them, and the promises made unto them. The Jewish writers, Jarchi and Kimchi, say that there were many of these wicked men among the Israelites when Moses was sent to them; and that they died in the time of the three days' darkness, so that the Egyptians did not see their fall, and rejoice at it; then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them
he threatened them, by his prophets, that he would bring down deserved wrath upon them, like a mighty shower of rain: to accomplish mine anger against them
to bring it upon them to the utmost, and consume them with it: in the midst of the land of Egypt
and so not bring them forth from thence, is he had promised; but cut them off in it, for their sins and rebellions.