And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe you, neither listen to the voice of the first sign…
— That a true minister, notwithstanding —
1. His call.
2. His spiritual preparation.
3. His knowledge of the Divine name.
4. His supreme moral power, and —
5. Intimate communion with God — is exposed to the unbelief of those whom he seeks to benefit.
(J. S. Exell, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.