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Exodus 6:6

Say, therefore, to the sons of Israel, ‘I am the Lord , and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from their bondage. I will also redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Arm;   Bondage;   Covenant;   Moses;   Scofield Reference Index - Redemption;   Separation;   Thompson Chain Reference - Arm, Divine;   Divine;   God;   God's;   Judgments, God's;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Judgments;   Redemption;   Theocracy, the, or Immediate Government by God;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Covenant;   Egypt;   Ethics;   Exodus;   Exodus, book of;   Freedom;   Law;   Leviticus;   Moses;   Numbers, book of;   Quotations;   Redemption;   Yahweh;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Anthropomorphism;   Church, the;   Deliver;   God;   God, Names of;   Justification;   Kinsman-Redeemer;   Praise;   Proverbs, Theology of;   Worship;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Judgments of God;   Kinsman;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jeremiah;   Kings, the Books of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Arm;   Avenger;   Covenant;   Exodus;   Exodus, Book of;   Gestures;   Promise;   Redeem, Redemption, Redeemer;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Arm;   Moses;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Benedictus;   Redemption (2);   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Arm;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Israel;   Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Arm;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Moses;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Burden;   Exodus, the Book of;   God, Names of;   Judging;   Law in the Old Testament;   Leviticus;   Passover;   Rid;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Avenger of Blood;   Go'el;   Hope;   Seder;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out, etc. - This confirms the explanation given of Exodus 6:3, which see Clarke's note on Exodus 6:3.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Exodus 6:6". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/exodus-6.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

With a stretched out arm - The figure is common and quite intelligible; it may have struck Moses and the people the more forcibly since they were familiar with the hieroglyphic which represents might by two outstretched arms.

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

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord,.... Eternal in his being, immutable in his counsels, faithful to his covenant, and able to fulfil it:

and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians; which lay heavy on them, and made them sigh and groan:

and I will rid you out of their bondage; in which they were kept, and by which their lives were made bitter:

and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm; with an arm stretched out from heaven to earth, as Aben Ezra expresses it; even by the exertion of his almighty power, openly and manifestly displayed in the lighting down of his arm upon the enemies of his people, and in delivering them out of their hands:

and with great judgments; upon the Egyptians, by many and sore plagues and punishments inflicted on them.

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

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

Observe how often in this verse the Lord confirms his promises by referring to himself; - I am the Lord: I will bring you out: I will rid you: I will redeem you! Lord give grace to our hearts to reply; so do Lord as thou hast said! Oh, for faith to believe in God! 1 John 5:10-11.

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

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

I will bring you out: I will rid you: I will redeem you: I will bring you into the land of Canaan; and, I will give it you - Let man take the shame of his unbelief which needs such repetitions, and let God have the glory of his condescending grace which gives us such repeated assurances.

With a stretched out arm — With almighty power: A metaphor taken from a man that stretches out his arm, to put forth all his strength.

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

Scofield's Reference Notes

redeem

Heb. "goel," Redemp. (Kinsman type). See note, (See Scofield "Isaiah 59:20")

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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Exodus 6:6". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/exodus-6.html. 1917.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Exodus 6:6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I [am] the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

Ver. 6. And I will bring you out.] A great deliverance; but nothing to that which Christ hath wrought for us from the tyranny of sin and terror of hell.

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

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

With a stretched-out arm, i.e. my almighty power. A metaphor from a man that stretcheth out his arm, and puts forth all his strength to give the greater blow.

With great judgments, i.e. punishments justly inflicted upon them, as the word judging and judgments is oft used, as Genesis 15:14 2 Chronicles 20:12 Proverbs 19:29.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Exodus 6:6". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/exodus-6.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton (App-6) in verses: Exodus 6:6-8, to emphasise every detail. Compare Deuteronomy 7:8.

I will. Note the sevenfold blessing in verses: Exodus 6:6-8 and compare the sevenfold promise in Genesis 12:2, Genesis 12:3. See App-10. redeem. Hebrew. g"aal = to redeem (from charge, by payment). First occurance in connection with Israel. Not padah. See note on Exodus 13:13.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Exodus 6:6". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/exodus-6.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(6) I will redeem you.—The idea of God purchasing, or redeeming, Israel is here brought forward for the first time. Later on we learn that the redemption was accomplished in a twofold way—(1) by the long series of wonders, culminating in the tenth plague, whereby they were taken out of Pharaoh’s hand, and ceased to be his slaves, becoming instead the servants of God; and (2) by being led through the Red Sea, and thus delivered, one and all, from impending death, and so purchased anew. (See Exodus 15:13-16.) The delivery from Pharaoh typified our deliverance from the power of Satan; the bringing forth from Egypt our deliverance from the power of sin.

With a stretched out arm.—See the comment on Exodus 3:20.

Witn great judgments. – That the “wonders” to be performed would also be “judgments” is here first declared plainly, though previously hinted at (Exodus 3:20; Exodus 4:23). In Genesis God had said that he would “judge” the nation which should afflict Israel (Genesis 15:14), but not that he would do so miraculously.

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

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:
I am the Lord
2,8,29; Ezekiel 20:7-9
I will bring
3:17; 7:4; Deuteronomy 26:8; Psalms 81:6; 136:11,12
redeem
15:13; Deuteronomy 4:23; 7:8; 15:15; 2 Kings 17:36; 1 Chronicles 17:21; Nehemiah 1:10; Isaiah 9:12,17,21
Reciprocal: Genesis 15:14 - that;  Exodus 3:8 - deliver;  Exodus 3:20 - stretch;  Exodus 12:3 - Speak ye;  Exodus 15:3 - name;  Leviticus 18:5 - I am the Lord;  Deuteronomy 4:34 - by a mighty;  Deuteronomy 9:28 - the land;  Judges 12:6 - Shibboleth;  Psalm 77:15 - with;  Psalm 78:35 - their redeemer;  Jeremiah 21:5 - with an;  Jeremiah 32:21 - brought;  Jeremiah 50:34 - Redeemer;  Ezekiel 20:5 - In the;  Daniel 9:15 - that hast;  Acts 4:30 - By stretching;  Acts 7:34 - I have seen

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