Exodus 3:9
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New International Version
And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them.

New Living Translation
Look! The cry of the people of Israel has reached me, and I have seen how harshly the Egyptians abuse them.

English Standard Version
And now, behold, the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

Berean Study Bible
And now the cry of the Israelites has reached Me, and I have seen how severely the Egyptians are oppressing them.

New American Standard Bible
"Now, behold, the cry of the sons of Israel has come to Me; furthermore, I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians are oppressing them.

King James Bible
Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

Christian Standard Bible
So because the Israelites' cry for help has come to me, and I have also seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them,

Contemporary English Version
My people have begged for my help, and I have seen how cruel the Egyptians are to them.

Good News Translation
I have indeed heard the cry of my people, and I see how the Egyptians are oppressing them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Israelites' cry for help has come to Me, and I have also seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them.

International Standard Version
Now, listen carefully! The cry of the Israelis has come to my attention about how severely the Egyptians have been oppressing them.

NET Bible
And now indeed the cry of the Israelites has come to me, and I have also seen how severely the Egyptians oppress them.

New Heart English Bible
Now, look, the cry of the children of Israel has come to me. Moreover I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have heard the cry of the people of Israel. I have seen how the Egyptians are oppressing them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto Me; moreover I have seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

New American Standard 1977
“And now, behold, the cry of the sons of Israel has come to Me; furthermore, I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians are oppressing them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, behold, the cry of the sons of Israel has now come before me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

King James 2000 Bible
Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

American King James Version
Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come to me: and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

American Standard Version
And now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: moreover I have seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have seen their affliction, wherewith they are oppressed by the Egyptians.

Darby Bible Translation
And now behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me; and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

English Revised Version
And now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: moreover I have seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come to me: and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

World English Bible
Now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to me. Moreover I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

Young's Literal Translation
'And now, lo, the cry of the sons of Israel hath come in unto Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians are oppressing them,
Study Bible
Moses at the Burning Bush
8I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. 9And now the cry of the Israelites has reached Me, and I have seen how severely the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10Therefore, go! I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring My people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.”…
Cross References
Genesis 16:11
The Angel of the LORD proceeded: "Behold, you have conceived and will bear a son. And you shall name him Ishmael, for the LORD has heard your cry of affliction.

Exodus 2:23
After a long time, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned and cried out under their burden of slavery, and their cry for deliverance from bondage ascended to God.

Deuteronomy 26:7
So we called out to the LORD, the God of our fathers; and the LORD heard our voice and saw our misery, toil, and oppression.

1 Samuel 9:16
"At this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you are to anoint him leader over My people Israel; he will deliver them from the hand of the Philistines. For I have looked upon My people, because their cry has come to Me."

2 Kings 13:4
Then Jehoahaz sought the favor of the LORD, and the LORD listened to him because He saw the oppression that the king of Aram had inflicted on Israel.

Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come to me: and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

the cry.

Exodus 3:7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people …

Exodus 2:23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: …

and I have.

Exodus 3:7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people …

Exodus 1:11,13,14,22 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with …

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now …

Proverbs 22:22,23 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted …

Ecclesiastes 4:1 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under …

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of …

Jeremiah 50:33,34 Thus said the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children …

Amos 4:1 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, …

Micah 2:1-3 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when …

Verse 9. - This is a repetition, in substance, of ver. 7, on account of the long parenthesis in ver. 8, and serves to introduce verse 10. The nexus is: "I have seen the oppression - I am come down to deliver them - come now, therefore, I will send thee" Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me,.... See Exodus 2:23,

and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them; which is repeated to observe the great notice he took of it; and the reason of his descent and appearance in this wonderful manner, as well as of the urgent necessity of Moses's going to deliver the people from their oppression. 3:7-10 God notices the afflictions of Israel. Their sorrows; even the secret sorrows of God's people are known to him. Their cry; God hears the cries of his afflicted people. The oppression they endured; the highest and greatest of their oppressors are not above him. God promises speedy deliverance by methods out of the common ways of providence. Those whom God, by his grace, delivers out of a spiritual Egypt, he will bring to a heavenly Canaan.
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