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Exodus 3:19

And I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go [unless forced to do so], no, not by a mighty hand.

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Commentaries:

- Clarke Commentary;   Birdgeway Bible Commentary;   Coffman Commentaries;   Barne's Notes;   Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes;   Calvin's Commentary;   Chuck Smith Commentary;   Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible ;   Constable's Expository Notes;   Ellicott's Commentary;   Hole's Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   Gaebelein's Annotated;   Morgan's Biblical Exposition;   Gill's Exposition;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged;   The People's Bible;   Sutcliffe's Commentary;   Trapp's Commentary;   Keil & Delitzsch;   Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible;   Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures;   Grant's Commentary;   Wells of Living Water;   MacLaren's Expositions;   Henry's Complete;   Henry's Concise;   Poole's Annotations;   Mackintosh's Notes;   Pett's Bible Commentary;   Peake's Bible Commentary;   Preacher's Homiletical Commentary;   Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary;   Benson's Commentary;   Biblical Illustrator;   Coke's Commentary;   Expositor's Bible;   Pulpit Commentaries;   Treasury of Knowledge;   Wesley's Notes;   Whedon's Commentary;  

Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - God Continued...;   Israel;   Miracles;   Moses;   Religion;   Scofield Reference Index - Kingdom;  

Dictionaries:

- American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Sinai;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Hand, Right Hand;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Frugality;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Call, Calling;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Exodus;   Greek Versions of Ot;   Prayer;   Sinai;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Finger;   Rod;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Moses;  

Encyclopedias:

- Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Exodus, the;   Moses, the Man of God;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Foreknow;   Plagues of Egypt;   Sure;  

Parallel Translations

American Standard Version
And I know that the king of Egypt will not give you leave to go, no, not by a mighty hand.

Darby's Translation
But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a powerful hand.

Bible in Basic English
And I am certain that the king of Egypt will not let you go without being forced.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
And I am sure that the king of Egypt wyl not let you go, no not in a mightie hande.

Contemporary English Version
But I know that the king of Egypt won't let you go unless something forces him to.

The Geneva Bible (1587)
But I know, that the King of Egypt wil not let you goe, but by strong hande.

Easy-to-Read Version
"But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go. Only a great power will force him to let you go.

English Standard Version
But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless compelled by a mighty hand.

George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
And I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go, except by force.

Brenton Translaton of the Septuagint (LXX)
But I know that Pharao king of Egypt will not let you go, save with a mighty hand;

English Revised Version
And I know that the king of Egypt will not give you leave to go, no, not by a mighty hand.

The Complete Jewish Bible
I know that the king of Egypt will not let you leave unless he is forced to do so.

Good News Translation
I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless he is forced to do so.

Holman Christian Standard
"However, I know that the king of Egypt will not allow you to go, unless [he is forced] by a strong hand.

Hebrew Names Version
I know that the king of Mitzrayim won't give you permission to go, no, not by a mighty hand.

New American Standard Version
"But I know that the king of Egypt will not permit you to go, except under compulsion.

J.P. Green Literal Translation
And I know that the king of Egypt will not permit you to go, except by a strong hand.

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
But I knowe, that the kynge of Egipte wil not let you go, but thorow a mightie hade.

New Living Translation
"But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go except under heavy pressure.

New Life Version
But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go, except by a powerful hand.

New International Version
But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless a mighty hand compels him.

New King James
But I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not even by a mighty hand.

JPS Old Testament
And I know that the king of Egypt will not give you leave to go, except by a mighty hand.

King James Version (1611)
And I am sure that the King of Egypt will not let you goe, no not by a mightie hand.

New Century Version
"But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go. Only a great power will force him to let you go,

New Revised Standard
I know, however, that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless compelled by a mighty hand.

King James Version
And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.

The Emphasised Bible
But, I, know, that the king of Egypt will not suffer you to go, - not even by a firm hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go, but by a mighty hand.

Revised Standard Version
I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless compelled by a mighty hand.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
And I know that the king of Egypt will not give you leave to go, not even with a mighty hand [of God].

The Webster Bible
And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.

World English Bible
I know that the king of Egypt won't give you permission to go, no, not by a mighty hand.

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
But Y woot, that the kyng of Egipt schal not delyuere you that ye go, but bi strong hond;

Young's Literal Translation
`And I -- I have known that the king of Egypt doth not permit you to go, unless by a strong hand,

The Message
"I know that the king of Egypt won't let you go unless forced to,

Lexham English Bible
But I myself know that the king of Egypt will not allow you to go unless compelled by a strong hand.

Contextual Overview

16Go, gather the elders of Israel together [the mature teachers and tribal leaders], and say to them, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, I have surely visited you and seen that which is done to you in Egypt; 17And I have declared that I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, to a land flowing with milk and honey. 18And [the elders] shall believe and obey your voice; and you shall go, you and the elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt and you shall say to him, The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us; and now let us go, we beseech you, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God. 19And I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go [unless forced to do so], no, not by a mighty hand. 20So I will stretch out My hand and smite Egypt with all My wonders which I will do in it; and after that he will let you go. 21And I will give this people favor and respect in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be that when you go, you shall not go empty-handed. 22But every woman shall [insistently] solicit of her neighbor and of her that may be residing at her house jewels and articles of silver and gold, and garments, which you shall put on your sons and daughters; and you shall strip the Egyptians [of belongings due to you].

Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.
will not
5:2; 7:4
no, not by a mighty hand
or, but by a strong hand.
6:1; 7:1-14; Psalms 136:11,12; Isaiah 63:12,13

Cross-References

Genesis 3:12
And the man said, The woman whom You gave to be with me--she gave me [fruit] from the tree, and I ate.

Genesis 3:13
And the Lord God said to the woman, What is this you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled (cheated, outwitted, and deceived) me, and I ate.

Genesis 3:16
To the woman He said, I will greatly multiply your grief and your suffering in pregnancy and the pangs of childbearing; with spasms of distress you will bring forth children. Yet your desire and craving will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.

Genesis 3:21
For Adam also and for his wife the Lord God made long coats (tunics) of skins and clothed them.

Genesis 3:22
And the Lord God said, Behold, the man has become like one of Us [the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit], to know [how to distinguish between] good and evil and blessing and calamity; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever--

Genesis 18:27
Abraham answered, Behold now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken upon myself to speak to the Lord.

Genesis 23:4
I am a stranger and a sojourner with you; give me property for a burial place among you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

Job 1:21
And said, Naked (without possessions) came I [into this world] from my mother's womb, and naked (without possessions) shall I depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed (praised and magnified in worship) be the name of the Lord!

Job 19:26
And after my skin, even this body, has been destroyed, then from my flesh or without it I shall see God,

Job 21:26
They lie down alike in the dust, and the worm spreads a covering over them.

Gill's Notes on the Bible

And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go,.... Or "but" "I am sure", &c. though so reasonable a request was made him, yet it would not be granted; this is observed to them, that they might not be discouraged when he should refuse to dismiss them, which the omniscient God knew beforehand, and acquaints them with it, that, when it came to pass, they might be induced to believe that the mission of Moses was of God, rather than the contrary:

no, not by a mighty hand; the mighty power of God displayed once and again, even in nine plagues inflicted on him, until the tenth and last came upon him; or "unless by a mighty hand", even the almighty hand of God; prayers, entreaties, persuasions, and arguments, will signify nothing, unless the mighty power of God is exerted upon him.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

No, not - See the marginal rendering. Others explain it to mean, Pharaoh will not let the people go even when severely smitten.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand - When the facts detailed in this history have been considered in connection with the assertion as it stands in our Bibles, the most palpable contradiction has appeared. That the king of Egypt did let them go, and that by a mighty hand, the book itself amply declares. We should therefore seek for another meaning of the original word. ולא velo, which generally means and not, has sometimes the meaning of if not, unless, except, etc.; and in Becke's Bible, 1549, it is thus translated: I am sure that the kyng of Egypt wyl not let you go, Except wyth a mighty hand. This import of the negative particle, which is noticed by Noldius, Heb. Part., p. 328, was perfectly understood by the Vulgate, where it is translated nisi, unless; and the Septuagint in their εαν μη, which is of the same import; and so also the Coptic. The meaning therefore is very plain: The king of Egypt, who now profits much by your servitude, will not let you go till he sees my hand stretched out, and he and his nation be smitten with ten plagues. Hence God immediately adds, Exodus 3:20; : I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders - and after that, he will let you go.


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