And Pharaoh's servants said to him, How long shall this man be a snare to us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God…
I. ADDRESSED BY INFERIORS TO THEIR SUPERIORS.
II. INSPIRED BY A DEEP FEELING OF TERROR. It is well for men under any circumstances to cry out against moral evil.
III. INFLUENTIAL FOR TEMPORARY GOOD. Some men are apparently more accessible to the advice of their comrades than they are to the commands of heaven. The wicked servant may preach the gospel to his despotic master.
IV. ULTIMATELY DISREGARDED. Lessons: —
1. Remonstrate with the sinner.
2. Show him the folly and woe of sin.
3. You are not responsible for the result of such a remonstrance.
(J. S. Exell, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?