11:1-12:30. Commission for Tenth Plague.

N4  a  11:1-10. The Tenth Plague threatened.
     b  12:1-20. Passover commanded.
     b  12:21-28. Passover command communicated.
    a  12:29,30. The Tenth Plague inflicted.

11:1-10. The Tenth Plague Threatened.

a  c  1. God's word to Moses as to the tenth plague.
    d  2,3. Directions as to actions (people).
    d  4-8. Direction as to words (Pharaoh).
   c  9. God's word to Moses as to result.

1491 B.C.

Exodus 11)

1 {And the Lord said to Moses, "Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go for this reason: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out from this altogether.

2 Speak now in the ears of the People, and let every man borrow (= ask, see 3:22) of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver (or articles, or vessels), and jewels of gold" (same as with the silver.).
3 And the Lord gave the People favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight of the people.}

4 And Moses said, "Thus says the Lord, 'About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:
5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sits upon his throne, even to the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
6 And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.
7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast (Fig., or Proverb, a way-side saying in common use): that you all may know how that the Lord does put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.'
8 And all these your servants shall come down to me, and bow down themselves to me, saying, 'You get out, and all the people that follow you:' and after that I will go out." And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.

9 And the Lord said to Moses, "Pharaoh shall not listen to you; that My wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt."

10 And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land. (This verse is a Fig., as the acts were not done till later.)

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