EXODUS 10:3

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.”

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Exodus 10:3 Translation & Meaning

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And Moses מֹשֶׁ֣ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
and Aaron וְאַֽהֲרֹן֮ Aharon, the brother of Moses Aaron
came in וַיָּבֹ֨א To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Pharaoh, פַּרְעֹה֒ Paroh, a general title of Egyptian kings Pharaoh
and said וַיֹּֽאמְר֣וּ To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֵלָ֗יו Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
him, Thus כֹּֽה Properly, like this, i.e., by implication, (of manner) thus (or so); also (of place) here (or hither); or (of time) now Thus
saith אָמַ֤ר To say (used with great latitude) saith
the Lord יְהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
God אֱלֹהֵ֣י Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
of the Hebrews, הָֽעִבְרִ֔ים An Eberite (i.e., Hebrew) or descendant of Eber Hebrews
How long מָתַ֣י Properly, extent (of time); but used only adverbially (especially with other particle prefixes), when (either relative or interrogative) How long
wilt thou refuse מֵאַ֔נְתָּ To refuse wilt refuse
to humble thyself לֵֽעָנֹ֖ת To depress literally or figuratively, transitive or intransitive (in various applications, as follows) humble thyself
before מִפָּנָ֑י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
me? let my people עַמִּ֖י A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock let people
go, שַׁלַּ֥ח To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) go
that they may serve וְיַֽעַבְדֻֽנִי׃ To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc serve
me. וְיַֽעַבְדֻֽנִי׃ To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc me

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  • 1  And the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs before him:

  • 2  And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the Lord.

  • 3  And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.

  • 4  Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast:

  • 5  And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for you out of the field:




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