Exodus 3:19
New International Version
But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless a mighty hand compels him.

New Living Translation
"But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless a mighty hand forces him.

English Standard Version
But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless compelled by a mighty hand.

Berean Study Bible
But I know that the king of Egypt will not allow you to go unless a mighty hand compels him.

New American Standard Bible
"But I know that the king of Egypt will not permit you to go, except under compulsion.

King James Bible
And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.

Christian Standard Bible
"However, I know that the king of Egypt will not allow you to go, even under force from a strong hand.

Contemporary English Version
But I know that the king of Egypt won't let you go unless something forces him to.

Good News Translation
I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless he is forced to do so.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, I know that the king of Egypt will not allow you to go, unless he is forced by a strong hand.

International Standard Version
I know that the king of Egypt won't allow you to go unless compelled to do so by force,

NET Bible
But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go, not even under force.

New Heart English Bible
I know that the king of Egypt won't give you permission to go, except by a mighty hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go, even if he is forced to.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I know that the king of Egypt will not give you leave to go, except by a mighty hand.

New American Standard 1977
“But I know that the king of Egypt will not permit you to go, except under compulsion.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go except by a mighty hand.

King James 2000 Bible
And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.

American King James Version
And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.

American Standard Version
And I know that the king of Egypt will not give you leave to go, no, not by a mighty hand.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But I know that Pharao king of Egypt will not let you go, save with a mighty hand;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go, but by a mighty hand.

Darby Bible Translation
But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a powerful hand.

English Revised Version
And I know that the king of Egypt will not give you leave to go, no, not by a mighty hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.

World English Bible
I know that the king of Egypt won't give you permission to go, no, not by a mighty hand.

Young's Literal Translation
'And I -- I have known that the king of Egypt doth not permit you to go, unless by a strong hand,
Study Bible
Moses at the Burning Bush
18The elders of Israel will listen to what you say, and you must go with them to the king of Egypt and tell him, ‘The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Now please let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness, so that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.’ 19But I know that the king of Egypt will not allow you to go unless a mighty hand compels him. 20So I will stretch out My hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders I will perform among them. And after that, he will release you.…
Cross References
Exodus 5:2
But Pharaoh replied, "Who is the LORD that I should obey His voice and let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, and I will not let Israel go."

Exodus 6:1
But the LORD said to Moses, "Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh, for because of My mighty hand he will let them go; because of My strong hand he will drive them out of his land."

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.

Treasury of Scripture

And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.

will not.

Exodus 5:2
And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.

Exodus 7:4
But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.

no, not by a mighty hand.

Exodus 6:1
Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.

Exodus 7:1
And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

Exodus 8:1
And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.







Lexicon
But I
וַאֲנִ֣י (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

know
יָדַ֔עְתִּי (yā·ḏa‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

that
כִּ֠י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the king
מֶ֥לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Egypt
מִצְרַ֖יִם (miṣ·ra·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

will not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

allow
יִתֵּ֥ן (yit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

you to go
לַהֲלֹ֑ךְ (la·hă·lōḵ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

unless
וְלֹ֖א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

a mighty hand compels him.
חֲזָקָֽה׃ (ḥă·zā·qāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2389: Strong, stout, mighty
(19) I am sure.--Heb., I know, which is more suitable, since it is God who speaks, and to Him the future is known with as absolute a certainty as the past.

No, not by a mighty hand.--Rather, not even under a mighty hand (ne quidem valida manu castigatus, Rosenmller). Pharaoh, even when chastised by My mighty hand, will not voluntarily permit of your departure (see Exodus 14:5-23).

Verse 19. - I am sure. Literally, "I know," a better rendering, since, "I am sure" implies something leas than knowledge. No, not by a mighty hand. Or "not even by a mighty hand." Pharaoh will not be willing to let you go even when my mighty hand is laid upon him. (See Exodus 8:15, 19, 32; Exodus 9:12, 35; Exodus 10:20, 27.) "But by strong hand" (marg.) is a rendering which the rules of grammar do not permit. 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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