New Living Translation
Then you will tell him, 'This is what the LORD says: Israel is my firstborn son.
King James Bible
And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt say to Pharaoh, Thus saith Jehovah: Israel is my son, my firstborn.
World English Bible
You shall tell Pharaoh, 'Thus says Yahweh, Israel is my son, my firstborn,
Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast said unto Pharaoh, Thus said Jehovah, My son, My first-born is Israel,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:22 Thus saith the Lord - This is the first time that preface is used by any man, which afterwards is used so frequently by all the prophets: Israel is my son, my first - born - Precious in my sight, honourable, and dear to me.
LibraryThe Sweet Uses of Adversity
Now, I propose to address myself to the two classes of persons who are making use of this question. First, I shall speak to the tried saint; and then I shall speak to the seeking sinner, who has been seeking peace and pardon through Christ, but who has not as yet found it, but, on the contrary, has been buffeted by the law, and driven away from the mercy-seat in despair. I. First, then, to THE CHILD OF GOD. I have--I know I have--in this great assembly, some who have come to Job's position. They …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
"For if Ye Live after the Flesh, Ye Shall Die; but if Ye through the Spirit do Mortify the Deeds of the Body, Ye Shall Live.
The Hardening in the Sacred Scripture.
The Quotation in Matt. Ii. 6.
and they stayed there until Herod's death. This fulfilled what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: "I called my Son out of Egypt."
They are the people of Israel, chosen to be God's adopted children. God revealed his glory to them. He made covenants with them and gave them his law. He gave them the privilege of worshiping him and receiving his wonderful promises.
You have come to the assembly of God's firstborn children, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God himself, who is the judge over all things. You have come to the spirits of the righteous ones in heaven who have now been made perfect.
"Go back to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and tell him to let the people of Israel leave his country."
Then announce to him, 'The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to tell you, "Let my people go, so they can worship me in the wilderness." Until now, you have refused to listen to him.
I will make him my firstborn son, the mightiest king on earth.
Surely you are still our Father! Even if Abraham and Jacob would disown us, LORD, you would still be our Father. You are our Redeemer from ages past.
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