Exodus 9:2
New International Version
If you refuse to let them go and continue to hold them back,

New Living Translation
If you continue to hold them and refuse to let them go,

English Standard Version
For if you refuse to let them go and still hold them,

Berean Study Bible
But if you continue to restrain them and refuse to let them go,

King James Bible
For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still,

New King James Version
For if you refuse to let them go, and still hold them,

New American Standard Bible
For if you refuse to let them go and continue to hold them,

NASB 1995
"For if you refuse to let them go and continue to hold them,

NASB 1977
“For if you refuse to let them go, and continue to hold them,

Amplified Bible
But if you refuse to let them go and continue to hold them,

Christian Standard Bible
But if you refuse to let them go and keep holding them,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if you refuse to let them go and keep holding them,

American Standard Version
For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if you choose not to send away, and until now you are holding onto them,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If however thou wilt not send my people away, but yet detainest them:

Contemporary English Version
If you keep refusing,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if thou refuse, and withhold them still:

English Revised Version
For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still,

Good News Translation
If you again refuse to let them go,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you refuse to let them go and continue to hold them [in slavery],

International Standard Version
But if you refuse to let them go and continue to hold them,

JPS Tanakh 1917
For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still,

Literal Standard Version
for if you are refusing to send [them] away, and are still keeping hold on them,

NET Bible
For if you refuse to release them and continue holding them,

New Heart English Bible
For if you refuse to let them go, and hold them still,

World English Bible
For if you refuse to let them go, and hold them still,

Young's Literal Translation
for, if thou art refusing to send away, and art still keeping hold upon them,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Fifth Plague: Livestock
1Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and tell him that this is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: ‘Let My people go, so that they may worship Me. 2But if you continue to restrain them and refuse to let them go, 3then the hand of the LORD will bring a severe plague on your livestock in the field—on your horses, donkeys, camels, herds, and flocks.…

Cross References
Exodus 8:2
But if you refuse to let them go, I will plague your whole country with frogs.

Exodus 9:3
then the hand of the LORD will bring a severe plague on your livestock in the field--on your horses, donkeys, camels, herds, and flocks.


Treasury of Scripture

For if you refuse to let them go, and will hold them still,

Exodus 4:23
And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.

Exodus 8:2
And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs:

Exodus 10:4
Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast:











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you
אַתָּ֖ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

refuse
מָאֵ֥ן (mā·’ên)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3986: Unwilling

to let them go
לְשַׁלֵּ֑חַ (lə·šal·lê·aḥ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

and continue
וְעוֹדְךָ֖ (wə·‘ō·wḏ·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

to restrain
מַחֲזִ֥יק (ma·ḥă·zîq)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

them,
בָּֽם׃ (bām)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew


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