Exodus 11:2
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New International Version
Tell the people that men and women alike are to ask their neighbors for articles of silver and gold."

New Living Translation
Tell all the Israelite men and women to ask their Egyptian neighbors for articles of silver and gold."

English Standard Version
Speak now in the hearing of the people, that they ask, every man of his neighbor and every woman of her neighbor, for silver and gold jewelry.”

New American Standard Bible
"Speak now in the hearing of the people that each man ask from his neighbor and each woman from her neighbor for articles of silver and articles of gold."

King James Bible
Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now announce to the people that both men and women should ask their neighbors for silver and gold jewelry."

International Standard Version
Tell the people that each man is to ask his neighbor and each woman her neighbor for articles of silver and gold."

NET Bible
Instruct the people that each man and each woman is to request from his or her neighbor items of silver and gold."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now announce to the people [of Israel] that each man and woman must ask the Egyptians for silver and gold jewelry."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Speak now to the people and let each man demand of his neighbour and each woman of her neighbour, vessels of silver and of gold.

King James 2000 Bible
Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man request of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.

American King James Version
Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver and jewels of gold.

American Standard Version
Speak now in the ears of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore thou shalt tell all the people that every man ask of his friend, and every woman of her neighbour, vessels of silver, and of gold.

Darby Bible Translation
Speak now in the ears of the people, that they ask every man of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, utensils of silver and utensils of gold.

English Revised Version
Speak now in the ears of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.

Webster's Bible Translation
Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.

World English Bible
Speak now in the ears of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold."

Young's Literal Translation
speak, I pray thee, in the ears of the people, and they ask -- each man from his neighbour, and each woman from her neighbour, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:1-3 A secret revelation was made to Moses while in the presence of Pharaoh, that he might give warning of the last dreadful judgment, before he went out. This was the last day of the servitude of Israel; they were about to go away. Their masters, who had abused them in their work, would have sent them away empty; but God provided that the labourers should not lose their hire, and ordered them to demand it now, at their departure, and it was given to them. God will right the injured, who in humble silence commit their cause to him; and none are losers at last by patient suffering. The Lord gave them favour in the sight of the Egyptians, by making it appear how much he favoured them. He also changed the spirit of the Egyptians toward them, and made them to be pitied of their oppressors. Those that honour God, he will honour.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Every man... every woman. In Exodus 3:22 only women had been mentioned. Now the terms of the direction were enlarged. It is worthy of notice that gold and silver ornaments - ear-rings, collars, armlets, bracelets, and anklets, were worn almost as much by the Egyptian men of the Rameside period as by the women. Borrow. On this faulty translation, see the comment on Exodus 3:22. Jewels. Literally, "articles." The word is one of a very wide meaning, and might include drinking-cups and other vessels; but from the statement in Exodus 3:22, that they were to "put them on their sons and on their daughters" it is clear that personal ornaments are especially meant.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Speak now in the ears of the people,.... This cannot be understood of the whole body of the people being gathered together, but of some of the principal ones, who should communicate it to others, and so from one to another, until all the heads and masters of families became acquainted with it:

and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold; to ornament themselves with at the feast they were going to keep: the Samaritan and Septuagint versions add, and clothing or raiment, and such it is certain they did borrow, Exodus 12:35 or vessels (p) of different forms, made of gold and silver, such as were fit and proper to be used at sacrifices and feasts, and which will account for the vessels given by princes, Numbers 7:1 for the doing of which the divine authority was sufficient; though there seems to be a reason for it in justice, that they might be paid for their hard service they had been made to serve for so many years, without having a proper reward for it: the word may be rendered, "let every man ask", &c.

(p) Sept. "vasa", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version, Piscator, Drusius; "instrumenta", Junius & Tremellius.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2, 3. Speak now in the ears of the people—These verses, describing the communication which had been made in private to Moses, are inserted here as a parenthesis, and will be considered (Ex 12:35).

Exodus 11:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Plague on the Firstborn Foretold
1Now the LORD said to Moses, "One more plague I will bring on Pharaoh and on Egypt; after that he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will surely drive you out from here completely. 2"Speak now in the hearing of the people that each man ask from his neighbor and each woman from her neighbor for articles of silver and articles of gold." 3The LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Furthermore, the man Moses himself was greatly esteemed in the land of Egypt, both in the sight of Pharaoh's servants and in the sight of the people.…
Cross References
Genesis 24:53
Then the servant brought out gold and silver jewelry and articles of clothing and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave costly gifts to her brother and to her mother.

Exodus 3:22
Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the Egyptians."

Exodus 12:35
The Israelites did as Moses instructed and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold and for clothing.

Exodus 12:36
The LORD had made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they plundered the Egyptians.
Treasury of Scripture

Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver and jewels of gold.

borrow

Exodus 3:22 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbor, and of her that sojournes …

Exodus 12:1,2,35,36 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying…

Genesis 31:9 Thus God has taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

Job 27:16,17 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay…

Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and …

Psalm 105:37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not …

Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: and …

Haggai 2:8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, said the LORD of hosts.

Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye …

jewels

Exodus 32:2-4,24 And Aaron said to them, Break off the golden earrings, which are …

Exodus 35:22 And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, …

Ezekiel 16:10-13 I clothed you also with broidered work, and shod you with badgers' …

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