New American Standard Bible
Moses said, "Thus says the LORD, 'About midnight I am going out into the midst of Egypt,
King James Bible
And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:
Darby Bible Translation
And Moses said, Thus saith Jehovah: About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt.
World English Bible
Moses said, "This is what Yahweh says: 'About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt,
Young's Literal Translation
And Moses saith, 'Thus said Jehovah, About midnight I am going out into the midst of Egypt,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And Moses said - The following words must be read in immediate connection with the last verse of the preceding chapter.
About midnight - This marks the hour, but not the day, on which the visitation would take place. There may have been, and probably was, an interval of some days, during which preparations might be made both for the celebration of the Passover, and the departure of the Israelites.
LibraryAppendix 2 Extracts from the Babylon Talmud
Massecheth Berachoth, or Tractate on Benedictions  Mishnah--From what time is the "Shema" said in the evening? From the hour that the priests entered to eat of their therumah  until the end of the first night watch.  These are the words of Rabbi Eliezer. But the sages say: Till midnight. Rabban Gamaliel says: Until the column of the morning (the dawn) rises. It happened, that his sons came back from a banquet. They said to him: "We have not said the Shema.'" He said to them, "If the column …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
'For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments-- I am the LORD.
"For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.
Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.
He established it for a testimony in Joseph When he went throughout the land of Egypt. I heard a language that I did not know:
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