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“I know that the king of Egypt will not give you permission to go, no, unless compelled by a mighty hand. Bible

“I know that the king of Egypt will not give you permission to go.” God knew both the heart of Pharaoh and the culture of time, so it made sense to Moses that God would know Pharaoh would not let his slaves go just because Moses asked him to. God knew there would have to be a power-showdown between He and Pharaoh, but it was still Pharaoh’s freewill choice to not let the Israelites go when Moses started displaying the power of God. God started demonstrating His power very gently, with no loss of life of man or beast. Only as Pharaoh continued to harden his heart did the plagues get really damaging.


Commentary for: Exodus 3:19