Exodus 5 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

(Read all of Exodus 5)
5:1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told a Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may b hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.

(a) Faith overcomes fear, and makes men bold in their calling. b And offer sacrifice.

5:5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now [are] many, and ye c make them rest from their burdens.

(c) As though you would rebel.

5:6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their d officers, saying,

(d) Who were of the Israelites, and had charge to see them do their work.

5:9 e Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let them not regard f vain words.

(e) The more cruelly the tyranny rages, the nearer is God's help.
(f) Of Moses and Aaron.

5:21 And they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to g put a sword in their hand to slay us.

(g) It is a grievous things for the servants of God to be accused of evil, especially by their brethren, when they do what their duty requires.