Exodus Chapter 11

Sep 11, 2012  |  Exodus, Old Testament  |  No Comments

Exodus 11:1-2 And the LORD said to Moses, “Yet I will bring one more plague on Pharaoh and on Egypt. Afterwards, he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will surely drive you away altogether. Speak now, in the hearing of the people, let every man ask from his neighbor and every woman from her neighbor, jewels of silver and jewels of gold.”

Exodus 11:3 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.

Exodus 11:4-8 And Moses said, “Thus says the LORD, ‘About midnight, I will go out into the midst of Egypt and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the maidservant who is behind the handmill and all the firstborn of the animals. 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 again. But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that the LORD makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.’ And all these your servants shall come down to me, and bow down to me, saying, “Get out and all the people who follow you.’ And after that, I will go out.” And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.

Exodus 11:9 And the LORD said to Moses, “Pharaoh will not listen to you, that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.”

Exodus 11:10 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.

What We Learn About God in This Passage

  • God warns Pharaoh ten times, with escalating consequences, but Pharaoh stubbornly refuses to acquiesce.
  • God gave generously to Egypt when Joseph managed their grain stores – here God restores some of that wealth to the children of Israel, with them taking silver and gold from their neighbors.
  • God distinguishes between Israel and Egypt.
  • God protects His people from this most severe punishment.

What God Asks of Us in This Passage

  • Know that God is the LORD.
  • Recognize that God can do great wonders.
  • Obey God.
  • Thank God for His protection.
  • Be patient when circumstances are difficult and trust in the LORD.

 

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