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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Exodus 6:1-9

Here, I. God silences Moses's complaints with the assurance of success in this negotiation, repeating the promise made him in Exod. 3:20; After that, he will let you go. When Moses was at his wit's end, wishing he had staid in Midian, rather than have come to Egypt to make bad worse?when he was quite at a loss what to do?Then the Lord said unto Moses, for the quieting of his mind, ?Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh (Exod. 6:1); now that the affair has come to a crisis, things are as... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 6:6

Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord ,.... Eternal in his being, immutable in his counsels, faithful to his covenant, and able to fulfil it: and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians ; which lay heavy on them, and made them sigh and groan: and I will rid you out of their bondage ; in which they were kept, and by which their lives were made bitter: and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm ; with an arm stretched out from heaven to... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 6:6

Say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out, etc. - This confirms the explanation given of Exodus 6:3 , which see Clarke's note on Exodus 6:3 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 6:1-8

The expostulation of Moses did not offend God. God gave him, in reply to it, a most gracious series of promises and assurances, well calculated to calm his fears, assuage his griefs, and comfort his heart; and he confirmed the whole to him by his name JEHOVAH , "the Only Existent," and therefore" the Eternal and Immutable." This name he had previously revealed to Moses at Mount Sinai, as his peculiar name, and the one by which he would choose to be called ( Exodus 3:13-15 ). He had also... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 6:1-9

A Divine commentary on a Divine name. The antiquity of the name Jehovah, setting aside direct testimonies to its occurrence in earlier scriptures, is sufficiently proved by its etymology (from havah , an old—and, in the days of Moses, obsolete—form of the verb "to be"), and from its presence (in composition) in pre-Mosaic proper names ( e.g. Exodus 6:20 ). It is absurd to press this passage in proof of the ignorance of the patriarchs of this name of God, when one observes— 1 .... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 6:2-8

The message to afflicted Israel. I. THE WORD TO THE LEADER : Exodus 6:2-5 . The message must be from faith to faith. The heart of God's servant must first be revived ere he can impart strength to the people. 1 . He is reminded of God's faithfulness: " I am Jehovah." We cannot grasp this truth without deliverance from fear. 2 . The darkness will only make God's glory shine out the more resplendently. Their present sufferings will mark a new era in God's revelation of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 6:4-8

God a keeper of covenants. God is declared in Scripture to be one who "keepeth covenant and mercy, yea, to a thousand generations" ( Deuteronomy 7:9 ). He is ever faithful. He cannot lie. He is not a man that he should repent. The bow which he set in the cloud, when he covenanted with Noah that the waters should no more become a flood to destroy all flesh, is still there, and the promise of which it was the sign has been kept—there has come no repetition of the Flood, no second... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 6:6

Say unto the children of Israel . God felt for the disappointment which the people had suffered in finding no alleviation of their toils, but the reverse, after their hopes had been raised high by the words of Moses ( Exodus 4:31 ). He therefore sent them an inspiriting and gracious message. "They should be rid of their bondage; they should be brought out; they should be redeemed and delivered by his mighty arm and miraculous intervention. He, Jehovah, had said it." Faith would lay... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Exodus 6:6

With a stretched out arm - The figure is common and quite intelligible; it may have struck Moses and the people the more forcibly since they were familiar with the hieroglyphic which represents might by two outstretched arms. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Exodus 6:5-6

Exodus 6:5-6. I have heard the groaning of the children of Israel He means their groaning on occasion of the late hardships put upon them. God takes notice of the increase of his people’s calamities, and observes how their enemies grow upon them. I will bring you out: I will rid you: I will redeem you: I will bring you into the land of Canaan; and I will give it you Let man take the shame of his unbelief, which needs such repetitions, and let God have the glory of his condescending... read more

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