Exodus 3:21
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New International Version
"And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed.

New Living Translation
And I will cause the Egyptians to look favorably on you. They will give you gifts when you go so you will not leave empty-handed.

English Standard Version
And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and when you go, you shall not go empty,

New American Standard Bible
"I will grant this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be that when you go, you will not go empty-handed.

King James Bible
And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And I will give these people such favor in the sight of the Egyptians that when you go, you will not go empty-handed.

International Standard Version
I will grant this people public favor with the Egyptians, and as a result, when you leave you won't go empty-handed.

NET Bible
"I will grant this people favor with the Egyptians, so that when you depart you will not leave empty-handed.

New Heart English Bible
I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, and it will happen that when you go, you shall not go empty-handed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will make the Egyptians kind to the people of Israel so that, when you leave, you will not leave empty-handed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. And it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty;

New American Standard 1977
“And I will grant this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be that when you go, you will not go empty-handed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will give this people grace in the eyes of the Egyptians, and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty;

King James 2000 Bible
And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when you go, you shall not go empty:

American King James Version
And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when you go, you shall not go empty.

American Standard Version
And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will give favour to this people, in the sight of the Egyptians: and when you go forth, you shall not depart empty:

Darby Bible Translation
And I will give this people favour in the eyes of the Egyptians, and it shall come to pass, when ye go out, that ye shall not go out empty;

English Revised Version
And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty:

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that when ye go, ye shall not go empty:

World English Bible
I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, and it will happen that when you go, you shall not go empty-handed.

Young's Literal Translation
'And I have given the grace of this people in the eyes of the Egyptians, and it hath come to pass, when ye go, ye go not empty;
Study Bible
Moses at the Burning Bush
20"So I will stretch out My hand and strike Egypt with all My miracles which I shall do in the midst of it; and after that he will let you go. 21"I will grant this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be that when you go, you will not go empty-handed. 22"But every woman shall ask of her neighbor and the woman who lives in her house, articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing; and you will put them on your sons and daughters. Thus you will plunder the Egyptians."…
Cross References
Genesis 39:21
But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer.

Exodus 11:3
The 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.

Exodus 12:35
Now the sons of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, for they had requested from the Egyptians articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing;

Exodus 12:36
and the LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have their request. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.

1 Kings 8:50
and forgive Your people who have sinned against You and all their transgressions which they have transgressed against You, and make them objects of compassion before those who have taken them captive, that they may have compassion on them

Psalm 105:37
Then He brought them out with silver and gold, And among His tribes there was not one who stumbled.

Psalm 106:46
He also made them objects of compassion In the presence of all their captors.

Proverbs 16:7
When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Treasury of Scripture

And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when you go, you shall not go empty.

Exodus 11:3 And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. …

Exodus 12:36 And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, …

Genesis 39:21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him …

Nehemiah 1:11 O LORD, I beseech you, let now your ear be attentive to the prayer …

Psalm 106:46 He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.

Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be …

Acts 7:10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor …

Verses 21, 22. - The "spoiling of the Egyptians" has called forth much bitter comment. (See Kalisch, note on Exodus 3:22.) It has been termed a combination of "fraud, deception and theft" - "base deceit and nefarious fraud" - "glaring villainy," and the like. The unfortunate translation of a verb meaning "ask" by "borrow" in ver. 22, has greatly helped the objectors. In reality, what God here commanded and declared was this: - The Israelite women were told on the eve of their departure from Egypt to ask presents (bakh-sheesh) from their rich Egyptian neighbours, as a contribution to the necessary expenses of the long journey on which they were entering; and God promised that he would so favourably incline the hearts of these neighbours towards them, that, in reply to their request, articles of silver and of gold, together with raiment, would be freely and bounteously bestowed on them - so freely and so bounteously, that they might clothe and adorn, not only themselves, but their sons and daughters, with the presents; and the entire result would be that, instead of quitting Egypt like a nation of slaves, in rags and penniless, they would go forth in the guise of an army of conquerors, laden with the good things of the country, having (with their own good-will) "spoiled the Egyptians." No fraud, no deceit, was to be practised - the Egyptians perfectly well understood that, if the Israelites once went, they would never voluntarily return - they were asked to give and they gave - with the result that Egypt was "spoiled." Divine justice sees in this a rightful nemesis. Oppressed, wronged, down-trodden, miserably paid for their hard labour during centuries, the Israelites were to obtain at the last something like a compensation for their ill-usage; the riches of Africa were to be showered on them. Egypt, "glad at their departing," was to build them a bridge of gold to expedite their flight, and to despoil herself in order to enrich her quondam slaves, of whom she was, under the circumstances, delighted to be rid. And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians,.... That is, give the Israelites favour in their sight, a little before their departure, who should be ready to do anything for them, or bestow anything upon them; or however lend them what they would desire, being glad to be at peace with them, or get rid of them, for whose sakes they would perceive all those sore calamities came upon them, they were distressed with:

and it shall come to pass, that when ye go, ye shall not go empty; destitute of what was necessary for them, but even with great substance, as was foretold by Abraham they should, and which prophecy was now about to be fulfilled, Genesis 15:14. 3:16-22 Moses' success with the elders of Israel would be good. God, who, by his grace, inclines the heart, and opens the ear, could say beforehand, They shall hearken to thy voice; for he would make them willing in this day of power. As to Pharaoh, Moses is here told that petitions and persuasions, and humble complaints, would not prevail with him; nor a mighty hand stretched out in signs and wonders. But those will certainly be broken by the power of God's hand, who will not bow to the power of his word. Pharaoh's people should furnish Israel with riches at their departure. In Pharaoh's tyranny and Israel's oppression, we see the miserable, abject state of sinners. However galling the yoke, they drudge on till the Lord sends redemption. With the invitations of the gospel, God sends the teaching of his Spirit. Thus are men made willing to seek and to strive for deliverance. Satan loses his power to hold them, they come forth with all they have and are, and apply all to the glory of God and the service of his church.
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