Exodus 5:21

“And they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they said vnto them; The Lord looke vpon you, and iudge, because you haue made our sauour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his seruants, to put a sword in their hand to slay vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They said to them, "May the LORD look upon you and judge {you,} for you have made us odious in Pharaoh's sight and in the sight of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to kill us."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and they said unto them, Jehovah look upon you, and judge: because ye have made our savor to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they said to them, May the Lord take note of you and be your judge; for you have given Pharaoh and his servants a bad opinion of us, putting a sword in their hands for our destruction.
- Basic English Bible

And they said to them, Jehovah look upon you and judge, that ye have made our odour to stink in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his bondmen, putting a sword into their hand to kill us!
- Darby Bible

And they said to them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savor to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hands to slay us.
- Webster's Bible

and they said to them, "May Yahweh look at you, and judge, because you have made us a stench to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to kill us."
- World English Bible

and say unto them, `Jehovah look upon you, and judge, because ye have caused our fragrance to stink in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants -- to give a sword into their hand to slay us.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

and they said unto them: 'The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 5:21


5:21 The Lord look upon you, and judge - They should have humbled themselves before God, but instead of that they fly in the face of their best friends. Those that are called to public service for God and their generation, must expect to be tried not only by the threats of proud enemies, but by the unjust and unkind censures of unthinking friends. To put a sword in their hand to slay us - To give them the occasion they have long sought for.


Discussion for Exodus 5

  • A disciple
    "But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that hears the word, and anon with joy receives it; yet hath he not root in himself, but endures for a while: for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, by and by he is offended." Mt. 13:20-21 Easily scandalized and thin-skinned; a questioning and doubting mind; naivete and stupidity concerning spiritual reality!
  • Iboro
    Fervent prayer is essential to deliverance...
  • Sonja
    The Israelites,from being in bondage so long, failed to pray
  • Brandon
    In doing something good in the eyes of God, the will be difficulties and rebukes from people all around you(verse 21) but why fear man who can only hurt the flesh and not obey God who can hurt both the flesh and the soul. Remember, nothing done for God is ever in vain. So don't be like Moses who feared the task he was given but rather like Christ say, "not mine but Thy will be done" mark:14:39
  • Ifere Peter
    We need the courage of Moses and Aaron to answer the call of God that we should not mind they faces or they terror as we lead the people of God
  • Romeo Alpha
    Who is the Lord , that l should obey his voice to let Israel go? Lucifer and Nebuchadnezzar 's character which is not to be desired at all.God has given us enough evidence of his existence and it can not denied.

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