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Exodus 11 – Plague and Liberation


    The eleventh chapter of Exodus unfolds a pivotal moment in the divine narrative, showcasing the culmination of God’s plan.

    Setting the Stage

    Exodus 11:1: “And the Lord said to Moses, ‘I will bring one more plague on Pharaoh and on Egypt.'”

    In this proclamation, God forewarns Moses of the impending climax, emphasizing the divine orchestration behind the events.

    Divine Revelation to Moses

    Exodus 11:3: “So the Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians.”

    God, in His wisdom, prepares the Israelites for their imminent departure by bestowing favor upon them. This divine favor serves as a precursor to the imminent liberation.

    The Heart of Pharaoh Hardened

    Exodus 11:10 (NKJV): “So Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh; and the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart.”

    Despite witnessing divine wonders, Pharaoh’s heart remains obstinate, a testament to the complex interplay of free will and divine sovereignty.

    The Culmination of God’s Judgment

    Exodus 11:4-7: “About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt; and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die.”

    The climax of God’s judgment is unveiled, as the final plague symbolizes both justice and mercy, marking the dramatic turning point in the Exodus narrative.

    Understanding God’s Purpose

    Exodus 11:9: “But the Lord said to Moses, ‘Pharaoh will not heed you, so that My wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.'”

    God’s divine plan unfolds, showcasing His intention to magnify His wonders amid Pharaoh’s resistance, underscoring the divine strategy at play.

    Embrace the New King James Version

    The New King James Version beautifully preserves the poetic elegance and linguistic richness of the original text. Dive into the NKJV Exodus chapter 11 for a profound and immersive experience of the Word of God.

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