Exodus 8:27
New International Version
We must take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the LORD our God, as he commands us."

New Living Translation
We must take a three-day trip into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the LORD our God, just as he has commanded us.”

English Standard Version
We must go three days’ journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God as he tells us.”

Berean Study Bible
We must make a three-day journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God as He commands us.”

King James Bible
We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as he shall command us.

New King James Version
We will go three days’ journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God as He will command us.”

New American Standard Bible
We must go a three days’ journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God, just as He commands us.”

NASB 1995
"We must go a three days' journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God as He commands us."

NASB 1977
“We must go a three days’ journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God as He commands us.”

Amplified Bible
We must go a three days’ journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God as He commands us.”

Christian Standard Bible
We must go a distance of three days into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God as he instructs us.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We must go a distance of three days into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God as He instructs us."

American Standard Version
We will go three days journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to Jehovah our God, as he shall command us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let us go a journey of three days into the wilderness and we will sacrifice to LORD JEHOVAH our God, as he said to us.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
We will go a journey of three days into the wilderness, and we will sacrifice to the Lord our God, as the Lord said to us.

Contemporary English Version
No indeed! The LORD has ordered us to walk three days into the desert before offering sacrifices to him, and that's what we have to do."

Douay-Rheims Bible
We will go three days' journey into the wilderness: and we will sacrifice to the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us.

English Revised Version
We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as he shall command us.

Good News Translation
We must travel three days into the desert to offer sacrifices to the LORD our God, just as he commanded us."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We need to travel three days into the desert to offer sacrifices to the LORD our God, as he told us to do."

International Standard Version
We must go a three-day journey into the desert, and we'll offer sacrifices to the LORD our God just as he has told us."

JPS Tanakh 1917
We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as He shall command us.'

Literal Standard Version
We go a journey of three days into the wilderness and have sacrificed to our God YHWH as He says to us.”

NET Bible
We must go on a three-day journey into the desert and sacrifice to the LORD our God, just as he is telling us."

New Heart English Bible
We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as he shall command us."

World English Bible
We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to Yahweh our God, as he shall command us."

Young's Literal Translation
A journey of three days we go into the wilderness, and have sacrificed to Jehovah our God, as He saith unto us.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Fourth Plague: Flies
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? 27We must make a three-day journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God as He commands us.” 28Pharaoh 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.”…

Cross References
Exodus 3:18
The 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.'

Exodus 5:3
"The God of the Hebrews has met with us," they answered. "Please let us go on a three-day journey into the wilderness to sacrifice to the LORD our God, or He may strike us with plagues or with the sword."


Treasury of Scripture

We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as he shall command us.

three days' E

Exodus 3:18
And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.

Exodus 5:1
And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.

as he shall

Exodus 3:12
And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

Exodus 10:26
Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the LORD our God; and we know not with what we must serve the LORD, until we come thither.

Exodus 34:11
Observe thou that which I command thee this day: behold, I drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite.









(27) As he shall command us.--Comp. Exodus 10:26--"We know not with what we must serve the Lord, until we come thither."

Verse 27. - Three days' journey into the wilderness. This was the demand made from the first (Exodus 5:3) by Divine direction (Exodus 3:18). Its object was to secure the absence of Egyptians as witnesses. As he shall command us. Compare Exodus 10:26, where Moses observes - "We know not with what we must serve the Lord until we come thither." Divine directions were expected as to the number and the selection of the victims.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
We must make
נֵלֵ֖ךְ (nê·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

a three-day
שְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת (šə·lō·šeṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

journey
דֶּ֚רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

into the wilderness
בַּמִּדְבָּ֑ר (bam·miḏ·bār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

and sacrifice
וְזָבַ֙חְנוּ֙ (wə·zā·ḇaḥ·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 2076: To slaughter for sacrifice

to the LORD
לַֽיהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

our God
אֱלֹהֵ֔ינוּ (’ĕ·lō·hê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֖ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

He commands us.”
יֹאמַ֥ר (yō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say


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