Exodus 8:25
New International Version
Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God here in the land."

New Living Translation
Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron. "All right! Go ahead and offer sacrifices to your God," he said. "But do it here in this land."

English Standard Version
Then Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron and said, “Go, sacrifice to your God within the land.”

Berean Study Bible
Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Go, sacrifice to your God within this land.”

New American Standard Bible
Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God within the land."

King James Bible
And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Go sacrifice to your God within the country."

Contemporary English Version
Then the king sent for Moses and Aaron and told them, "Go ahead and sacrifice to your God, but stay here in Egypt."

Good News Translation
Then the king called for Moses and Aaron and said, "Go and offer sacrifices to your God here in this country."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Go sacrifice to your God within the country."

International Standard Version
Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Go, offer sacrifices to your God in the land."

NET Bible
Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God within the land."

New Heart English Bible
Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God in the land."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God here in this country."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said: 'Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land.'

New American Standard 1977
And Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron and said, “Go, sacrifice to your God within the land.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land of Egypt.

King James 2000 Bible
And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go, sacrifice to your God in the land.

American King James Version
And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go you, sacrifice to your God in the land.

American Standard Version
And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Pharao called Moses and Aaron, saying, Go and sacrifice to the Lord your God in the land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Pharao called Moses and Aaron, and said to them: Go, and sacrifice to your God in this land.

Darby Bible Translation
And Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron, and said, Go, sacrifice to your God in the land.

English Revised Version
And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Pharaoh called for Moses, and for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land.

World English Bible
Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God in the land!"

Young's Literal Translation
And Pharaoh calleth unto Moses and to Aaron, and saith, 'Go, sacrifice to your God in the land;'
Study Bible
The Fourth Plague: Flies
24And the LORD did so. Thick swarms of flies poured into Pharaoh’s palace and into the houses of his officials. Throughout Egypt the land was ruined by swarms of flies. 25Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Go, sacrifice to your God within this land.” 26But Moses replied, “It would not be right to do that, because the sacrifices we offer to the LORD our God would be detestable to the Egyptians. If we offer sacrifices that are detestable before the Egyptians, will they not stone us?…
Cross References
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 9:27
Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron. "This time I have sinned," he said. "The LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.

Exodus 9:28
Pray to the LORD, for there has been enough of God's thunder and hail. I will let you go; you do not need to stay any longer."

Exodus 10:8
So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. "Go, worship the LORD your God," he said. "But who exactly will be going?"

Exodus 10:16
Pharaoh quickly summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "I have sinned against the LORD your God and against you.

Exodus 10:24
Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, "Go, worship the LORD. Even your little ones may go with you; only your flocks and herds must stay behind."

Exodus 12:31
Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron by night and said, "Get up, leave my people, both you and the Israelites! Go, worship the LORD as you have requested.

Treasury of Scripture

And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go you, sacrifice to your God in the land.

Exodus 8:8
Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Intreat the LORD, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the LORD.

Exodus 9:27
And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.

Exodus 10:16
Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you.







Lexicon
Then Pharaoh
פַרְעֹ֔ה (p̄ar·‘ōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6547: Pharaoh -- a title of Egypt kings

summoned
וַיִּקְרָ֣א (way·yiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

Moses
מֹשֶׁ֖ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

and Aaron
וּֽלְאַהֲרֹ֑ן (ū·lə·’a·hă·rōn)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses

and said,
וַיֹּ֗אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Go,
לְכ֛וּ (lə·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

sacrifice
זִבְח֥וּ (ziḇ·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2076: To slaughter for sacrifice

to your God
לֵֽאלֹהֵיכֶ֖ם (lê·lō·hê·ḵem)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

within this land.”
בָּאָֽרֶץ׃ (bā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
(25) Pharaoh called for Moses.--Pharaoh suffered from the kakerlaque equally with his subjects, or rather, more than his subjects. It was "upon him," inflicting its painful bites (Exodus 8:21); it was "upon his palaces" (Exodus 8:21), destroying his rich and magnificent furniture; it was upon his lands, ravaging and devastating them (Exodus 8:24). He therefore gave way before this plague almost at once, and without waiting for any remonstrance on the part of the magicians or others, "called for Moses."

In the land.--Pretending to grant the request made of him, Pharaoh mars all by this little clause. A three days' journey into the wilderness had been demanded from the first (Exodus 5:3), and no less could be accepted.

Verses 25-32. - The fourth plague moves the Pharaoh more than any preceding one. He still cannot bring himself to grant the demand of Moses; but he offers a compromise. The Israelites shall have a respite from their toils, and be permitted to hold their festival, and offer the needful sacrifices in Egypt (ver. 25). When this offer is for good reasons not accepted, he yields even further - he will let the people go and sacrifice in the wilderness - only they must not "go far away"(ver. 28). Having made this promise, he obtains for the second time the intercession of Moses and the discontinuance of the plague in consequence of it. But then, as before, when he saw that there was respite (ver. 15), he retracted his promise, hardened himself, and refused to allow the people to quit Egypt (ver. 32). Verse 25. - In the land - i.e., in Egypt within the limits of my dominions, so that I may not lose sight of you - far less run the risk of losing you altogether. 8:20-32 Pharaoh was early at his false devotions to the river; and shall we be for more sleep and more slumber, when any service to the Lord is to be done? The Egyptians and the Hebrews were to be marked in the plague of flies. The Lord knows them that are his, and will make it appear, perhaps in this world, certainly in the other, that he has set them apart for himself. Pharaoh unwillingly entered into a treaty with Moses and Aaron. He is content they should sacrifice to their God, provided they would do it in the land of Egypt. But it would be an abomination to God, should they offer the Egyptian sacrifices; and it would be an abomination to the Egyptians, should they offer to God the objects of the worship of the Egyptians, namely, their calves or oxen. Those who would offer acceptable sacrifice to God, must separate themselves from the wicked and profane. They must also retire from the world. Israel cannot keep the feast of the Lord, either among the brick-kilns or among the flesh-pots of Egypt. And they must sacrifice as God shall command, not otherwise. Though they were in slavery to Pharaoh, yet they must obey God's commands. Pharaoh consents for them to go into the wilderness, provided they do not go so far but that he might fetch them back again. Thus, some sinners, in a pang of conviction, part with their sins, yet are loth they should go very far away; for when the fright is over, they will turn to them again. Moses promised the removal of this plague. But let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: if we think to cheat God by a sham repentance and a false surrender of ourselves to him, we shall put a fatal cheat upon our own souls. Pharaoh returned to his hardness. Reigning lusts break through the strongest bonds, and make men presume and go from their word. Many seem in earnest, but there is some reserve, some beloved, secret sin. They are unwilling to look upon themselves as in danger of everlasting misery. They will refrain from other sins; they do much, give much, and even punish themselves much. They will leave it off sometimes, and, as it were, let their sin depart a little way; but will not make up their minds to part with all and follow Christ, bearing the cross. Rather than that, they venture all. They are sorrowful, but depart from Christ, determined to keep the world at present, and they hope for some future season, when salvation may be had without such costly sacrifices; but, at length, the poor sinner is driven away in his wickedness, and left without hope to lament his folly.
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