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Exodus 10:10

    Exodus 10:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said unto them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said to them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said unto them, So be Jehovah with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said to them, May the Lord be with you, if I will let you and your little ones go! take care, for your purpose clearly is evil.

    Webster's Revision

    And he said unto them, So be Jehovah with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.

    World English Bible

    He said to them, "Yahweh be with you if I will let you go with your little ones! See, evil is clearly before your faces.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said unto them, So be the LORD with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.

    Definitions for Exodus 10:10

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 10:10

    Let the Lord be so with you - This is an obscure sentence. Some suppose that Pharaoh meant it as a curse, as if he had said, "May your God be as surely with you, as I shall let you go!" For as he purposed not to permit them to go, so he wished them as much of the Divine help as they should have of his permission.

    Look - for evil is before you - ראו כי רעה נגד פניכם reu ki raah neged peneychem, See ye that evil is before your faces - if you attempt to go, ye shall meet with the punishment ye deserve. Probably Pharaoh intended to insinuate that they had some sinister designs, and that they wished to go in a body that they might the better accomplish their purpose; but if they had no such designs they would be contented for the males to go, and leave their wives and children behind: for he well knew if the men went and left their families they would infallibly return, but that if he permitted them to take their families with them, they would undoubtedly make their escape; therefore he says, Exodus 10:11, Go now ye that are men, and serve the Lord.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 10:10

    Evil is before you - i. e. "your intentions are evil." Great as the possible infliction might be, Pharaoh held it to be a less evil than the loss of so large a population.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 10:10

    10:10 Let the Lord be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones - He now curses and threatens them, in case they offered to remove their little ones, telling them it was at their peril. Satan doth all he can to hinder those that serve God themselves, from bringing their children in to serve him. He is a sworn enemy to early piety, knowing how destructive it is to the interests of his kingdom.