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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

Exodus 5

Verse 1

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.

Verse 5

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.

Verse 6

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.

Verse 9

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.

Verse 21

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.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Exodus 5". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1599-1645.