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Exodus 3:9, 10: The Prayer-hearing God

Verse 9:[1] Now therefore, behold, (Ex. 2:23) the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the (Ex. 1:11, 13, 14, 22) oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.


The cry of the children of Israel; either in prayer, or rather forced by their oppressions, as the next clause explains it.


Verse 10:[2] (Ps. 105:26; Mic. 6:4) Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.



[Come[3]] That is to say, Be present in mind and will (not in body only), and prompt unto obedience (Lyra). The verb is in the place of an adverb of exhortation, concerning which see Genesis 11:3 (Vatablus).

[1] Hebrew: וְעַתָּ֕ה הִנֵּ֛ה צַעֲקַ֥ת בְּנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל בָּ֣אָה אֵלָ֑י וְגַם־רָאִ֙יתִי֙ אֶת־הַלַּ֔חַץ אֲשֶׁ֥ר מִצְרַ֖יִם לֹחֲצִ֥ים אֹתָֽם׃


[2] Hebrew: וְעַתָּ֣ה לְכָ֔ה וְאֶֽשְׁלָחֲךָ֖ אֶל־פַּרְעֹ֑ה וְהוֹצֵ֛א אֶת־עַמִּ֥י בְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מִמִּצְרָֽיִם׃


[3] Hebrew: לְכָה.

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
08. Juli 2019

George Swinnock's The Beauty of Magistracy: 'But when will the Lord arise for his people? The harvest is past, and the summer is ended, and yet we are not saved.


Answer. Though God seldom comes at our time, yet he never fails of his own time; in his due time he will arise and save his people, only do not limit the Holy One of Israel to your time; for when he sees it is most for his own glory, and his people's good, he will certainly arise: he only waits for a fit time to be gracious, Isaiah 30:18. Yet for your better satisfaction, know that there are two seasons more especially wherein the Lord loves to appear for…

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
08. Juli 2019


Matthew Henry: 'The commission he gives to Moses in order hereunto, Exodus 3:10. He is not only sent as a prophet to Israel, to assure them that they should speedily be delivered (even that would have been a great favour), but he is sent as an ambassador to Pharaoh, to treat with him, or rather as a herald at arms, to demand their discharge, and to denounce war in case of refusal; and he is sent as a prince to Israel, to conduct and command them. Thus is he taken from following the ewes great with young, to a pastoral office much more noble, as David, Psalm 78:71. Note, God is the fountain of power, and the powers that b…

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
08. Juli 2019

Dr. Dilday's Sermon, "The Prayer-hearing God"

https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=4221396390

1) Introduction

2) Analysis

a) Context

b) Verse 9

c) Verse 10

3) Doctrine: God hears the cries of His people.

4) Doctrine: God takes note of oppression and oppressors.

5) Use: Let us pray and cry in our present straits.

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