And the LORD said to Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more on Pharaoh, and on Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence…
I. HEAVEN WILL TERRIBLY PLAGUE THE SINNER. And the one plague more to come upon the impenitent sinner will be awful, it will be just; it will be the natural outcome of a wicked life, and will be inflicted by God.
II. IT SHOWS THAT HEAVEN HAS A GREAT RESOURCE OF PLAGUES WITH WHICH TO TORMENT THE SINNER. The material universe, in its avery realm, is the resource of heaven for the plaguing of men. Men ask how God can punish the sinner in the world to come. He will not be at a loss for one plague more whereby to torment the finally impenitent. How foolish of man to provoke the anger of God!
III. IT SHOWS THAT HEAVEN GIVES AMPLE WARNING OF THE PLAGUES IT WILL INFLICT UPON THE SINNER. Men do not walk ignorantly to hell.
IV. IT SHOWS THAT HEAVEN HAS A MERCIFUL INTENTION EVEN IN THE INFLICTION OF ITS PLAGUES. It designed the moral submission of Pharaoh by the threatened plague, and also the freedom of Israel. And so God plagues men that He may save them, and those whom they hold in the dire bondage of moral evil.
(J. S. Exell, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether.