Exodus 8:15
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New International Version
But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had said.

New Living Translation
But when Pharaoh saw that relief had come, he became stubborn. He refused to listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had predicted.

English Standard Version
But when Pharaoh saw that there was a respite, he hardened his heart and would not listen to them, as the LORD had said.

Berean Study Bible
When Pharaoh saw there was relief, however, he hardened his heart and would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had said.

New American Standard Bible
But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and did not listen to them, as the LORD had said.

King James Bible
But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.

Christian Standard Bible
But when Pharaoh saw there was relief, he hardened his heart and would not listen to them, as the LORD had said.

Contemporary English Version
But when the king saw that things were now better, he again did just as the LORD had said he would and stubbornly refused to listen to Moses and Aaron.

Good News Translation
When the king saw that the frogs were dead, he became stubborn again and, just as the LORD had said, the king would not listen to Moses and Aaron.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But when Pharaoh saw there was relief, he hardened his heart and would not listen to them, as the LORD had said.

International Standard Version
But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and did not listen to them, just as the LORD had predicted.

NET Bible
But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and did not listen to them, just as the LORD had predicted.

New Heart English Bible
But when Pharaoh saw that there was a respite, he hardened his heart, and did not listen to them, as the LORD had spoken.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Pharaoh saw that the plague was over, he became stubborn and would not listen to Moses and Aaron, as the LORD had predicted.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken.

New American Standard 1977
But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and did not listen to them, as the LORD had said.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart and did not hearken unto them as the LORD had said.

King James 2000 Bible
But when Pharaoh saw that there was a respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.

American King James Version
But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and listened not to them; as the LORD had said.

American Standard Version
But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them, as Jehovah had spoken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Pharao seeing that rest was given, hardened his own heart, and did not hear them, as the Lord had commanded.

Darby Bible Translation
And Pharaoh saw that there was respite; and he hardened his heart, and hearkened not to them, as Jehovah had said.

English Revised Version
But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken.

Webster's Bible Translation
But when Pharaoh saw that there was respit, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not to them, as the LORD had said.

World English Bible
But when Pharaoh saw that there was a respite, he hardened his heart, and didn't listen to them, as Yahweh had spoken.

Young's Literal Translation
And Pharaoh seeth that there hath been a respite, and he hath hardened his heart, and hath not hearkened unto them, as Jehovah hath spoken.
Study Bible
The Second Plague: Frogs
14The people piled them into countless heaps, and there was a terrible stench in the land. 15When Pharaoh saw there was relief, however, he hardened his heart and would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had said.
Cross References
Exodus 7:4
Pharaoh will not listen to you. Then I will lay My hand on Egypt, and by mighty acts of judgment I will bring the divisions of My people the Israelites out of the land of Egypt.

Exodus 7:13
Still, Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he did not listen to them, just as the LORD had said.

Exodus 8:8
Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Pray to the LORD to take the frogs away from me and my people. Then I will let your people go, that they may sacrifice to the LORD."

Exodus 8:14
The people piled them into countless heaps, and there was a terrible stench in the land.

Exodus 8:16
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the earth, that it may turn into swarms of gnats throughout the land of Egypt.'"

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

Exodus 8:29
"As soon as I leave you," Moses said, "I will pray to the LORD, so that tomorrow the swarms of flies will depart from Pharaoh and his officials and his people. But Pharaoh must not act deceitfully again by refusing to let the people go and sacrifice to the LORD."

Exodus 8:32
But Pharaoh hardened his heart this time as well, and he would not let the people go.

1 Samuel 6:6
Why harden your hearts as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened theirs? When He afflicted them, did they not send the people on their way as they departed?

Proverbs 26:11
As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.

Treasury of Scripture

But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and listened not to them; as the LORD had said.

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Exodus 14:5 And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart …

Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore …

Isaiah 26:10 Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: …

Jeremiah 34:7-11 When the king of Babylon's army fought against Jerusalem, and against …

Hosea 6:4 O Ephraim, what shall I do to you? O Judah, what shall I do to you? …

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Exodus 4:21 And the LORD said to Moses, When you go to return into Egypt, see …

Exodus 7:4,13,14 But Pharaoh shall not listen to you, that I may lay my hand on Egypt, …

Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be …

Zechariah 7:11,12 But they refused to listen, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped …

Hebrews 3:8,15 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation …

Revelation 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of …

(15) When Pharaoh saw that there was respite.--Hebrew, a breathing space.

He hardened his heart.--Hitherto Pharaoh's nature had not been impressed; his heart had remained dull, callous, hard. Now an impression had been made (Exodus 8:8), and he must have yielded, if he had not called in his own will to efface it. Herein was his great guilt. (See the comment on Exodus 4:21.)

Verse 15. - When Pharaoh saw that there was respite. Literally, "a taking of breath," i.e., "a breathing-space." He hardened his heart. He became hard and merciless once more, believing that the danger was past, and not expecting any fresh visitation. As Isaiah says - "Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness" (Isaiah 26:10). Bad men "despise the riches of God's goodness and forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth them to repentance." In this way, they "treasure up to themselves wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God" (Romans 2:4, 5), either in this world or in the world to come. As the Lord had said. See Exodus 3:19; Exodus 4:21; Exodus 7:4. CHAPTER 8:16-19 But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite,.... From his affliction, as the Targum of Jonathan adds; the plague was removed, and he found himself and his people at ease: or there was a "breathing" (c); before he and his people were so oppressed, that they could scarce breathe, but now being delivered from the judgment on them with which they were straitened, were enlarged and at liberty, and in easy circumstances: he hardened his heart; See Gill on Exodus 7:14.

and hearkened not unto them; to Moses and Aaron, to let the children of Israel go, as they had required, and he had promised:

as the Lord had said; had foretold that he would not hearken to them, nor let Israel go as yet.

(c) "respiratio", Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version, Junius and Tremellius, Piscator, Drusius. 8:1-15 Pharaoh is plagued with frogs; their vast numbers made them sore plagues to the Egyptians. God could have plagued Egypt with lions, or bears, or wolves, or with birds of prey, but he chose to do it by these despicable creatures. God, when he pleases, can arm the smallest parts of the creation against us. He thereby humbled Pharaoh. They should neither eat, nor drink, nor sleep in quiet; but wherever they were, they should be troubled by the frogs. God's curse upon a man will pursue him wherever he goes, and lie heavy upon him whatever he does. Pharaoh gave way under this plague. He promises that he will let the people go. Those who bid defiance to God and prayer, first or last, will be made to see their need of both. But when Pharaoh saw there was respite, he hardened his heart. Till the heart is renewed by the grace of God, the thoughts made by affliction do not abide; the convictions wear off, and the promises that were given are forgotten. Till the state of the air is changed, what thaws in the sun will freeze again in the shade.
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