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.”

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

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

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."

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

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."

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."

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."

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
We will go three days' journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God as he has said unto us.

King James 2000 Bible
We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as he shall command us.

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

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

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.

Darby Bible Translation
We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to Jehovah our God, as he shall command 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.'
Study Bible
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.

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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.







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

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

journey
דֶּ֚רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 2076: To slaughter for sacrifice

to the LORD
לַֽיהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֖ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 559: To utter, say
(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. 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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