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Exodus 11:4

    Exodus 11:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Moses said, Thus said the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the middle of Egypt:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Moses said, Thus saith Jehovah, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Moses said, This is what the Lord says: About the middle of the night I will go out through Egypt:

    Webster's Revision

    And Moses said, Thus saith Jehovah, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:

    World English Bible

    Moses said, "This is what Yahweh says: 'About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 11:4

    About midnight will I go out - Whether God did this by the ministry of a good or of an evil angel is a matter of little importance, though some commentators have greatly magnified it. Both kinds of angels are under his power and jurisdiction, and he may employ them as he pleases. Such a work of destruction as the slaying of the first-born is supposed to be more proper for a bad than for a good angel. But the works of God's justice are not less holy and pure than the works of his mercy; and the highest archangel may, with the utmost propriety, be employed in either.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 11:4

    And Moses said - The following words must be read in immediate connection with the last verse of the preceding chapter.

    About midnight - This marks the hour, but not the day, on which the visitation would take place. There may have been, and probably was, an interval of some days, during which preparations might be made both for the celebration of the Passover, and the departure of the Israelites.