New Living Translation
Pharaoh's heart, however, remained hard. He still refused to listen, just as the LORD had predicted.
King James Bible
And he hardened Pharaoh's heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
Darby Bible Translation
And Pharaoh's heart was stubborn, and he hearkened not to them, as Jehovah had said.
World English Bible
Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he didn't listen to them; as Yahweh had spoken.
Young's Literal Translation
and the heart of Pharaoh is strong, and he hath not hearkened unto them, as Jehovah hath spoken.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:13 And he harden'd Pharaoh's heart - That is, permitted it to be hardened.
The book of Exodus--so named in the Greek version from the march of Israel out of Egypt--opens upon a scene of oppression very different from the prosperity and triumph in which Genesis had closed. Israel is being cruelly crushed by the new dynasty which has arisen in Egypt (i.) and the story of the book is the story of her redemption. Ultimately it is Israel's God that is her redeemer, but He operates largely by human means; and the first step is the preparation of a deliverer, Moses, whose parentage, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
And the LORD told Moses, "When you arrive back in Egypt, go to Pharaoh and perform all the miracles I have empowered you to do. But I will harden his heart so he will refuse to let the people go.
But I will make Pharaoh's heart stubborn so I can multiply my miraculous signs and wonders in the land of Egypt.
Even then Pharaoh will refuse to listen to you. So I will bring down my fist on Egypt. Then I will rescue my forces--my people, the Israelites--from the land of Egypt with great acts of judgment.
They threw down their staffs, which also became serpents! But then Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Pharaoh's heart is stubborn, and he still refuses to let the people go.
But again the magicians of Egypt used their magic, and they, too, turned water into blood. So Pharaoh's heart remained hard. He refused to listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had predicted.
But when Pharaoh saw that relief had come, he became stubborn. He refused to listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had predicted.
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