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 19:4

  • After reading this scripture and genesis about the fall of mankind it should remind us as believers that God always had us in the forefront of his mind b/c he knew the ending as well as the beginning , that Jesus is the perfect and redemptive plan to reconcile us back to God.

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