Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Exodus 6:13

Then the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, and gave them a charge to the sons of Israel and to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Aaron;   Moses;   Prophets;   Scofield Reference Index - Redemption;  
Dictionaries:
Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Aaron;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Aaron;   Exodus, the Book of;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Unto Moses and unto Aaron - The final and formal charge to the two brothers is given, as might be expected, before the plagues are denounced. With this verse begins a new section of the history.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Exodus 6:13". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/exodus-6.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron,.... No notice is taken of the objection of Moses, having been sufficiently answered before, and Aaron is joined with him in the following charge:

and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt; that is, to go to the children of Israel and comfort them, and direct them what they should do, and how they should behave under their present circumstances; assuring them of deliverance, and to go to Pharaoh, and to make a fresh demand upon him to let Israel go; and in this work they had a solemn charge from God to continue, and not to desist from it, until they had finished it:

to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; which they were to be the instruments of: and that it might be known clearly from whom they descended, who had such a charge given them, and such honour put upon them, the following genealogy is recorded.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Exodus 6:13". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/exodus-6.html. 1999.

Keil & Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary

Exodus 6:13 forms a concluding summary, and prepares the way for the genealogy that follows, the heading of which is given in Exodus 6:14.

(Note: The organic connection of this genealogy with the entire narrative has been so conclusively demonstrated by Ranke, in his Unterss. ub. d. Pent . i. p. 68ff. and ii. 19ff., that even Knobel has admitted it, and thrown away the fragmentary hypothesis.)

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Keil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. "Commentary on Exodus 6:13". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/exodus-6.html. 1854-1889.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

Philippians 2:14.

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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Exodus 6:13". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/exodus-6.html. 1828.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

The Lord gave them a charge, both to the children of Israel, and to Pharaoh — God's authority is sufficient to answer all objections, and binds us to obedience without murmuring or disputing.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Exodus 6:13". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/exodus-6.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Exodus 6:13 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

Ver. 13. And the Lord spake unto Moses.] Notwithstanding his former equivocation, and the people’s peevishness. Men’s wickedness cannot interrupt the course of God’s goodness.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Exodus 6:13". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/exodus-6.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Exodus 6:13. And the Lord spake unto Moses, &c.— From this verse to the twenty-eighth, we have a short digression, wherein Moses gives us an account of the genealogy of himself and his brother Aaron; as well to shew their descent from the stock of Abraham, as to mark the time of Israel's deliverance; and, therefore, it would be as well to render this verse (which translation the original will bear,) now the Lord had spoken unto Moses—and had given them, &c.

REFLECTIONS.—Though sinners be obstinate, we must not cease to warn them. It may be, God will yet turn their hearts. Moses is sent again to Pharaoh with the same message. Hereupon,

1. Moses objects the improbability of success: if his own people will not hear him, much less will Pharaoh. Besides, he urges his own defective utterance to plead their cause. Note; (1.) It is very discouraging, when we find those from whom we expected success, untractable. (2.) Though we have God's commission for our work, we are too ready to be disheartened by our conscious insufficiency for it; but if it be God's work, the power too shall be of God.

2. God charges him to go without farther excuse, and joins Aaron with him. It is not for us to dispute, but to obey.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Exodus 6:13". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/exodus-6.html. 1801-1803.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(13) The Lord . . . gave them a charge.—The reluctance and opposition of Moses led to an express “charge” being laid upon himself and Aaron, the details of which are given in Exodus 7:1-9. Exodus 6:1 of Exodus 7 probably followed originally on Exodus 6:12 of this chapter. When the genealogy was inserted at this point, the present verse, which summarises Exodus 7:1-9, was added, as also Exodus 6:28-30 at the end of the chapter.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Exodus 6:13". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/exodus-6.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
Numbers 27:19,23; Deuteronomy 31:14; Psalms 91:11; Matthew 4:6; 1 Timothy 1:18; 5:21; 6:13,17; 2 Timothy 2:4; 4:1
Reciprocal: Exodus 6:26 - That Aaron;  Exodus 6:27 - to bring

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Exodus 6:13". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/exodus-6.html.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

13.And the Lord spake unto Moses. I translate it, “the Lord had spoken unto Moses;” because reference is here made to the commencement of his calling, and, therefore, the sense will be more accurately rendered by the perfect past tense; for he repeats, what he had already said, that he and Aaron his brother had not acted rashly, but had been commissioned by the command of God. The drift is, that however often the work might have been in some way interrupted, the counsel of God still held firm for the liberation of the people. But it is evident that he speaks of the first command, because he says that he and his brother were sent as well to the children of Israel as to Pharaoh.

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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Exodus 6:13". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/exodus-6.html. 1840-57.