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Exodus 14:15

    Exodus 14:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the LORD said to Moses, Why cry you to me? speak to the children of Israel, that they go forward:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jehovah said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Lord said to Moses, Why are you crying out to me? give the children of Israel the order to go forward.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jehovah said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh said to Moses, "Why do you cry to me? Speak to the children of Israel, that they go forward.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.

    Definitions for Exodus 14:15

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 14:15

    Wherefore criest thou unto me? - We hear not one word of Moses' praying, and yet here the Lord asks him why he cries unto him? From which we may learn that the heart of Moses was deeply engaged with God, though it is probable he did not articulate one word; but the language of sighs, tears, and desires is equally intelligible to God with that of words. This consideration should be a strong encouragement to every feeble, discouraged mind: Thou canst not pray, but thou canst weep; if even tears are denied thee, (for there may be deep and genuine repentance, where the distress is so great as to stop up those channels of relief), then thou canst sigh; and God, whose Spirit has thus convinced thee of sin, righteousness, and judgment, knows thy unutterable groanings, and reads the inexpressible wish of thy burdened soul, a wish of which himself is the author, and which he has breathed into thy heart with the purpose to satisfy it.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 14:15

    Wherefore criest thou unto me? - Moses does not speak of his intercession, and we only know of it from this answer to his prayer.