10:2 And that thou mayest tell in the a ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I [am] the LORD.
(a) The miracles would be so great, that they
would be spoken of forever: where also we see the duty of parents toward their
10:3 And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and
said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse
b to humble thyself before me? let my
people go, that they may serve me.
(b) The purpose of affliction is that we humble
ourselves with true repentance under the hand of God.
And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a c
snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God: knowest
thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?
(c) Meaning, the occasion of all these evils: so
are the godly ever charged as Elijah was by Ahab.
he said unto them, Let d the LORD be so
with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look [to it]; for e
evil [is] before you.
(d) That is, I hope the degree of affection that
the Lord has for you is no more than the degree to which I want to let you go.
(e) Punishment is prepared for you. Some read,
"You intend some mischief".
Then Pharaoh called for f Moses and
Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and
(f) The wicked in their misery seek God's
ministers for help, even though they hate and detest them.
And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and
cast them into the g Red sea; there
remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.
(g) The water seemed red, because the sand or
gravel is red: the Hebrews call it the Sea of bulrushes.
10:21 And the LORD said unto
Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the
land of Egypt, even darkness [which] may be h
(h) Because it was so thick.
Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an i
hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the LORD our God; and we
know not k with what we must serve the
LORD, until we come thither.
(i) The ministers of God should not yield one
iota to the wicked, in regards to their mission.
(k) That is, with what beasts, or how many.
10:28 And Pharaoh said unto
him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in [that]
day thou seest my face thou shalt l die.
(l) Though earlier he admitted Moses was just,
yet again in his own heart he threatened to put him to death.