Exodus 10:17
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New International Version
Now forgive my sin once more and pray to the LORD your God to take this deadly plague away from me."

New Living Translation
"Forgive my sin, just this once, and plead with the LORD your God to take away this death from me."

English Standard Version
Now therefore, forgive my sin, please, only this once, and plead with the LORD your God only to remove this death from me.”

New American Standard Bible
"Now therefore, please forgive my sin only this once, and make supplication to the LORD your God, that He would only remove this death from me."

King James Bible
Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Please forgive my sin once more and make an appeal to Yahweh your God, so that He will take this death away from me."

International Standard Version
Now, please forgive my sin only this time, and pray to the LORD your God that he would at least remove this from me."

NET Bible
So now, forgive my sin this time only, and pray to the LORD your God that he would only take this death away from me."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Please forgive my sin one more time. Pray to the LORD your God to take this deadly plague away from me."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.

King James 2000 Bible
Now therefore forgive, I pray you, my sin only this once, and entreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.

American King James Version
Now therefore forgive, I pray you, my sin only this once, and entreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.

American Standard Version
Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and entreat Jehovah your God, that he may take away from me this death only.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now forgive me my sin this time also, and pray to the Lord your God, that he take away from me this death.

Darby Bible Translation
And now, forgive, I pray you, my sin only this time, and intreat Jehovah your God that he may take away from me this death only!

English Revised Version
Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and entreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and entreat the LORD your God that he may take away from me this death only.

World English Bible
Now therefore please forgive my sin again, and pray to Yahweh your God, that he may also take away from me this death."

Young's Literal Translation
and now, bear with, I pray you, my sin, only this time, and make ye supplication to Jehovah your God, that He turn aside from off me only this death.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:12-20 God bids Moses stretch out his hand; locusts came at the call. An army might more easily have been resisted than this host of insects. Who then is able to stand before the great God? They covered the face of the earth, and ate up the fruit of it. Herbs grow for the service of man; yet when God pleases, insects shall plunder him, and eat the bread out of his mouth. Let our labour be, not for the habitation and meat thus exposed, but for those which endure to eternal life. Pharaoh employs Moses and Aaron to pray for him. There are those, who, in distress, seek the help of other people's prayers, but have no mind to pray for themselves. They show thereby that they have no true love to God, nor any delight in communion with him. Pharaoh desires only that this death might be taken away, not this sin. He wishes to get rid of the plague of locusts, not the plague of a hard heart, which was more dangerous. An east wind brought the locusts, a west wind carries them off. Whatever point the wind is in, it is fulfilling God's word, and turns by his counsel. The wind bloweth where it listeth, as to us; but not so as it respects God. It was also an argument for their repentance; for by this it appeared that God is ready to forgive, and swift to show mercy. If he does this upon the outward tokens of humiliation, what will he do if we are sincere! Oh that this goodness of God might lead us to repentance! Pharaoh returned to his resolution again, not to let the people go. Those who have often baffled their convictions, are justly given up to the lusts of their hearts.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 17. - Only this once. Compare Genesis 18:32. Pharaoh kept this promise. He did not ask any more for the removal of a plague. This death only - i.e. "this fatal visitation" - this visitation, which, by producing famine, causes numerous deaths in a nation. Pharaoh feels now, as his courtiers had felt when the plague was first threatened, that "Egypt is destroyed" (ver. 7).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin, only this once,.... Pretending that he would never offend any more, and if he did, he did not desire it should be forgiven him, but that due punishment should be inflicted on him. These words are directed to Moses, he being the principal person that came to him with a commission from the Lord, and who was made a god to Pharaoh; and therefore he does not ask forgiveness of the Lord, but of Moses:

and entreat the Lord your God, that he may take away from me this death only; this deadly plague of the locusts, which devouring all the fruits of the earth, must in course produce a famine, and that the death of men. Moreover, the author of the book of Wisdom says, that the bites of the locusts killed men,"For them the bitings of grasshoppers and flies killed, neither was there found any remedy for their life: for they were worthy to be punished by such.'' (Wisdom 16:9)Pharaoh was sensible that this plague came from God, and that he only could remove it; and therefore begs the prayers of Moses and Aaron to him for the removal of it, and suggests that he would never desire such another favour; but that if he offended again, and another plague was inflicted on him, he could not desire it to be taken away; by which he would be understood, that he determined to offend no more, or give them any occasion for any other judgment to come upon him, was he once clear of this.



Exodus 10:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Eighth Plague: Locusts
16Then Pharaoh hurriedly called for Moses and Aaron, and he said, "I have sinned against the LORD your God and against you. 17"Now therefore, please forgive my sin only this once, and make supplication to the LORD your God, that He would only remove this death from me." 18He went out from Pharaoh and made supplication to the LORD.…
Cross References
Exodus 8:8
Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Pray to the LORD to take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will let your people go to offer sacrifices to the LORD."

Exodus 8:28
Pharaoh said, "I will let you go to offer sacrifices to the LORD your God in the wilderness, but you must not go very far. Now pray for me."

Exodus 9:27
Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron. "This time I have sinned," he said to them. "The LORD is in the right, and I and my people are in the wrong.

Exodus 9:28
Pray to the LORD, for we have had enough thunder and hail. I will let you go; you don't have to stay any longer."

1 Samuel 15:25
Now I beg you, forgive my sin and come back with me, so that I may worship the LORD."

1 Kings 13:6
Then the king said to the man of God, "Intercede with the LORD your God and pray for me that my hand may be restored." So the man of God interceded with the LORD, and the king's hand was restored and became as it was before.

2 Kings 4:40
The stew was poured out for the men, but as they began to eat it, they cried out, "Man of God, there is death in the pot!" And they could not eat it.
Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore forgive, I pray you, my sin only this once, and entreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.

forgive

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and intreat

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1 Kings 13:6 And the king answered and said to the man of God, Entreat now the …

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this death

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