E X O D U S
This chapter, I. Continues and concludes God's
discourse with Moses at the bush concerning this great affair of
bringing Israel out of Egypt. 1. Moses objects the people's
unbelief (ver. 1), and God
answers that objection by giving him a power to work miracles, (1.)
To turn his rod into a serpent, and then into a rod again,
ver. 2-5. (2.) To make his
hand leprous, and then whole again, ver. 6-8. (3.) To turn the water into blood,
ver. 9. 2. Moses objects his
own slowness of speech (ver.
10), and begs to be excused (ver. 13); but God answers this objection, (1.)
By promising him his presence, ver.
11, 12. (2.) By joining Aaron in commission with him,
ver. 14-16. (3.) By
putting an honour upon the very staff in his hand, ver. 17. II. It begins Moses's
execution of his commission. 1. He obtains leave of his
father-in-law to return into Egypt, ver. 18. 2. He receives further instructions
and encouragements from God, ver.
19, 21-23. 3. He hastens his departure, and takes his
family with him, ver. 20. 4.
He meets with some difficulty in the way about the circumcising of
his son, ver. 24-26. 5.
He has the satisfaction of meeting his brother Aaron, ver. 27, 28. 6. He produces his
commission before the elders of Israel, to their great joy,
ver. 29-31. And thus the
wheels were set a going towards that great deliverance.