EXODUS 6:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.”

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Exodus 6:9 Translation & Meaning

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And Moses מֹשֶׁ֛ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
spake וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue spake
so כֵּ֖ן Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) so
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the children בְּנֵ֣י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) children
of Israel: יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
but they hearkened שָֽׁמְעוּ֙ To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) hearkened
not וְלֹ֤א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Moses מֹשֶׁ֔ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
for anguish מִקֹּ֣צֶר Shortness (of spirit), i.e., impatience anguish
of spirit, ר֔וּחַ Wind; by resemblance breath, i.e., a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions) spirit
and for cruel קָשָֽׁה׃ Severe (in various applications) cruel
bondage. וּמֵֽעֲבֹדָ֖ה Work of any kind bondage

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  • 7  And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

  • 8  And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the Lord.

  • 9  And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

  • 10  And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

  • 11  Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.




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