New American Standard Bible
"But I know that the king of Egypt will not permit you to go, except under compulsion.
King James Bible
And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.
Darby Bible Translation
But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a powerful hand.
World English Bible
I know that the king of Egypt won't give you permission to go, no, not by a mighty hand.
Young's Literal Translation
'And I -- I have known that the king of Egypt doth not permit you to go, unless by a strong hand,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
No, not - See the marginal rendering. Others explain it to mean, Pharaoh will not let the people go even when severely smitten.
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'Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth My people the children of Israel, out of Egypt. 11. And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? 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. 13. And Moses said unto God, Behold, …
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But Pharaoh said, "Who is the LORD that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, and besides, I will not let Israel go."
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for under compulsion he will let them go, and under compulsion he will drive them out of his land."
"When Pharaoh does not listen to you, then I will lay My hand on Egypt and bring out My hosts, My people the sons of Israel, from the land of Egypt by great judgments.
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