Exodus 19:4

“Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye haue seene what I did vnto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on Eagles wings, and brought you vnto my selfe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and {how} I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to Myself.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I took you, as on eagles' wings, guiding you to myself.
- Basic English Bible

Ye have seen what I have done to the Egyptians, and [how] I have borne you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.
- Darby Bible

Ye have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to myself.
- Webster's Bible

'You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to myself.
- World English Bible

Ye -- ye have seen that which I have done to the Egyptians, and I bear you on eagles' wings, and bring you in unto Myself.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto Myself.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 19:4


19:4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on Eagle's wings - An high expression of the wonderful tenderness God shewed for them. It notes great speed; God not only came upon the wing for their deliverance, but he hastened them out, as it were upon the wing. Also that he did it with great ease, with the strength as well as with the swiftness of an eagle. They that faint not, nor are weary, are said to mount up with wings as eagles, #Isa 40:31|. Especially it notes God's particular care of them, and affection to them. Even Egypt was the nest in which these young ones were first formed as the embryo of a nation: when by the increase of their numbers they grew to some maturity, they were carried out of that nest. I brought you unto myself - They were brought not only into a state of liberty, but into covenant and communion with God. This, God aims at in all the gracious methods of his providence and grace, to bring us back to himself, from whom we have revolted, and to bring us home to himself, in whom alone we can be happy.


Discussion for Exodus 19

  • A disciple
    "Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself." Every true Believer knows without a doubt that he or she is not worthy of the least of the Lord's mercies, nor of all the truth that He shows us. But God says of us that He has chosen us to be a peculiar treasure unto Himself above all people; a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.
  • BSP
    Verse 8: The Israelites agreed to obey all that Jehovah God commanded them to do. They were well aware of the consequences that would come if they disobeyed, yet those chose to disobey and later suffered.
  • A disciple
    "And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly." In many parts of the Bible, the Spirit describes the Day of the LORD as being just like how He showed Himself to the children of Israel at Sinai; only in full power, and over the whole earth!
  • A disciple
    "Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself." Applying this great word to ourselves, and in relation to our day; lets look at the place of the Saints in the world through the end times, as described in Revelation. A careful overview of the whole Prophecy shows us that we are first to be perfect with the Lord, so to be His Witnesses.
  • Sheila mcintosh
    We as choosen people of God we must be obedient to his covenant of his laws,we will experienced the abundant life for a successful living.
  • Simangaliso Ndlovu
    The insistence by the Lord for Moses to go back and tell people not to come near the Mountain lest they die, shows just how much He loves the people because if they came near, He would have to kill them as He is bound by His Word.

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