Exodus 6:1

1 Then the Lord said to Moses, "Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh: Indeed, by a mighty hand he will let them go; by a mighty hand he will drive them out of his land."

Exodus 6:1 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 6:1

Then the Lord said unto Moses
In answer to the questions put to him, and the expostulations made with him: now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh:
in inflicting punishments on him: for with a strong hand shall he let them go; being forced to it by the mighty hand of God upon him; and it is by some rendered, "because of a strong hand" F19; so Jarchi; for this is not to be understood of the hand of Pharaoh, but of the hand of God: and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land:
not only be willing that they should go, but be urgent upon them to be gone, ( Exodus 12:33 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F19 (hqzx dyb) "propter manum validam"; so some in Drusius.

Exodus 6:1 In-Context

1 Then the Lord said to Moses, "Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh: Indeed, by a mighty hand he will let them go; by a mighty hand he will drive them out of his land."
2 God also spoke to Moses and said to him: "I am the Lord.
3 I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name "The Lord' I did not make myself known to them.
4 I also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they resided as aliens.
5 I have also heard the groaning of the Israelites whom the Egyptians are holding as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant.