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Exodus Chapter 3




Exodus 3:1
3:1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the
    priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of
    the desert, and came to the {a} mountain of God, [even] to
    {b} Horeb.

    (a) It was so called after the law was given.
    (b) Called also Sinai.

Exodus 3:2
3:2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of
    fire out of the midst of a {c} bush: and he looked, and,
    behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush [was] not
    consumed.

    (c) This shows that the Church is not consumed by the fires
        of affliction, because God is in the midst of it.

Exodus 3:4
3:4 And when the {d} LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God
    called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said,
    Moses, Moses. And he said, Here [am] I.

    (d) Whom he calls the angel in Exodus 3:2.

Exodus 3:5
3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: {e} put off thy shoes
    from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest [is]
    {f} holy ground.

    (e) Resign yourself to me; Ruth 4:7, Joshua 5:15.
    (f) Because of my presence.

Exodus 3:6
3:6 Moreover he said, I [am] the God of thy father, the God of
    Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses
    hid his face; for he was {g} afraid to look upon God.

    (g) For sin causes man to fear God's justice.

Exodus 3:7
3:7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my
    people which [are] in Egypt, and have heard their cry by
    reason of their {h} taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

    (h) Whose cruelty was intolerable.

Exodus 3:8
3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the
    Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good
    land and a large, unto a land {i} flowing with milk and
    honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites,
    and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and
    the Jebusites.

    (i) Most plentiful of all things.

Exodus 3:9
3:9 {k} Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel
    is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression
    wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

    (k) He heard before, but now he would avenge it.

Exodus 3:11
3:11 And Moses said unto God, Who [am] {l} I, that I should go
     unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of
     Israel out of Egypt?

     (l) He does not fully disobey God, but acknowledges his own
         weakness.

Exodus 3:12
3:12 And he said, {m} Certainly I will be with thee; and this
     [shall be] a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When
     thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall
     serve God upon this mountain.

     (m) Neither fear your own weakness, or Pharaoh's tyranny.

Exodus 3:14
3:14 And God said unto Moses, I {n} AM THAT I AM: and he said,
     Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath
     sent me unto you.

     (n) The God who has always been, am, and shall be: the God
         almighty, by whom all things have their being, and the
         God of mercy, mindful of my promise.

Exodus 3:18
3:18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come,
     thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and
     ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met
     with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days'
     journey into the wilderness, that we may {o} sacrifice to
     the LORD our God.

     (o) Because Egypt was full of idolatry, God would appoint
         them a place where they could serve him purely.

Exodus 3:22
3:22 {p} But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of
     her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and
     jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put [them] upon
     your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the
     Egyptians.

     (p) This example may not be followed generally: though at
         God's commandment they did it justly, receiving some
         recompence for their labours.






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