Exodus 10:10
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New International Version
Pharaoh said, "The LORD be with you--if I let you go, along with your women and children! Clearly you are bent on evil.

New Living Translation
Pharaoh retorted, "The LORD will certainly need to be with you if I let you take your little ones! I can see through your evil plan.

English Standard Version
But he said to them, “The LORD be with you, if ever I let you and your little ones go! Look, you have some evil purpose in mind.

New American Standard Bible
Then he said to them, "Thus may the LORD be with you, if ever I let you and your little ones go! Take heed, for evil is in your mind.

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said to them, "May Yahweh be with you if I ever let you and your families go! Look out--you are planning evil.

International Standard Version
Then Pharaoh told them, "The LORD will certainly be with you if I let you and your little ones go. I know some evil plan is in your mind.

NET Bible
He said to them, "The LORD will need to be with you if I release you and your dependents! Watch out! Trouble is right in front of you!

New Heart English Bible
He said to them, "The LORD be with you if I will let you go with your little ones. See, evil is clearly before your faces.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pharaoh said to them, "The LORD would have to be with you if I would ever let you take your women and children along. I know you're up to no good!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto them: 'So be the LORD with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones; see ye that evil is before your face.

New American Standard 1977
Then he said to them, “Thus may the LORD be with you, if ever I let you and your little ones go! Take heed, for evil is in your mind.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto them, Even if the LORD be with you, how can I let you go with your little ones; look at the malice which is before your face.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.

American King James Version
And he said to them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, So be Jehovah with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Pharao answered: So be the Lord with you, as I shall let you and your children go: who can doubt but that you intend some great evil?

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, Let Jehovah be so with you, as I let you go, and your little ones: see that evil is before you!

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, So be the LORD with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.

World English Bible
He said to them, "Yahweh be with you if I will let you go with your little ones! See, evil is clearly before your faces.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto them, 'Be it so, Jehovah be with you when I send you and your infants away; see -- for evil is before your faces;
Study Bible
The Eighth Plague: Locusts
9Moses said, "We shall go with our young and our old; with our sons and our daughters, with our flocks and our herds we shall go, for we must hold a feast to the LORD." 10Then he said to them, "Thus may the LORD be with you, if ever I let you and your little ones go! Take heed, for evil is in your mind. 11"Not so! Go now, the men among you, and serve the LORD, for that is what you desire." So they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.…
Cross References
Exodus 10:9
Moses said, "We shall go with our young and our old; with our sons and our daughters, with our flocks and our herds we shall go, for we must hold a feast to the LORD."

Exodus 10:11
"Not so! Go now, the men among you, and serve the LORD, for that is what you desire." So they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.

Exodus 10:24
Then Pharaoh called to Moses, and said, "Go, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be detained. Even your little ones may go with you."
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.

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(10) Little ones.--Heb., families. These would include the children and the dependents. (See comment on Exodus 1:1.)

Evil is before you.--Heb., evil is before your faces--i.e., you contemplate doing me a mischief, by depriving me of the services of so large a body of labourers.

Verse 10. - And he said, etc. Pharaoh's reply to the plain statement of Moses is full of scorn and anger, as if he would say - "When was ever so extravagant and outrageous a demand made? How can it be supposed that I would listen to it? So may Jehovah help you, as I will help you in this - to let you go, with your families." (Taph is "family," or household, not "little ones." See Exodus 1:1.) Look to it; for evil is before you. Or, "Look to it; for you have evil in view." Beware, i.e., of what you are about. You entertain the evil design of robbing me of my slaves - a design which I shall not allow you to carry out. There is no direct threat, only an indirect one, implied in "Look to it." And he said unto them, let the Lord be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones,.... Either as mocking them, let the Lord you talk of be with you if he will, and let him deliver you if he can, as I shall let you go with your children, which I never will; or as wishing them ill, that the Lord their God may be with them, as he should dismiss them on their proposal, that is, not at all; he wishes they might never have the presence of the Lord, or receive any from him, till he should dismiss them, which he was determined never to do in the manner they desired; and therefore the sum of his wish or imprecation is, that they might never enjoy any benefits from the Lord; the first sense seems to be best:

look to it, for evil is before you; which is either a charge of sin upon them, that they had an evil design upon him, and intended to raise a mutiny, make an insurrection, and form a rebellion against him; or a threatening to inflict the evil of punishment upon them, if they would not comply with his terms; and it is as if he should say, be it at your peril if you offer to go away in any other manner than it is my pleasure. 10:1-11 The plagues of Egypt show the sinfulness of sin. They warn the children of men not to strive with their Maker. Pharaoh had pretended to humble himself; but no account was made of it, for he was not sincere therein. The plague of locusts is threatened. This should be much worse than any of that kind which had ever been known. Pharaoh's attendants persuade him to come to terms with Moses. Hereupon Pharaoh will allow the men to go, falsely pretending that this was all they desired. He swears that they shall not remove their little ones. Satan does all he can to hinder those that serve God themselves, from bringing their children to serve him. He is a sworn enemy to early piety. Whatever would put us from engaging our children in God's service, we have reason to suspect Satan in it. Nor should the young forget that the Lord's counsel is, Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth; but Satan's counsel is, to keep children in a state of slavery to sin and to the world. Mark that the great foe of man wishes to retain him by the ties of affection, as Pharaoh would have taken hostages from the Israelites for their return, by holding their wives and children in captivity. Satan is willing to share our duty and our service with the Saviour, because the Saviour will not accept those terms.
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