Exodus 5:22

“And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 5:22

And Moses returned vnto the Lord, and said, Lord, Wherefore hast thou so euill intreated this people? Why is it that thou hast sent me?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Moses returned to the LORD and said, "O Lord, why have You brought harm to this people? Why did You ever send me?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Moses returned unto Jehovah, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou dealt ill with this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Moses went back to the Lord and said, Lord, why have you done evil to this people? why have you sent me?
- Basic English Bible

And Moses returned to Jehovah, and said, Lord, why hast thou done evil to this people? why now hast thou sent me?
- Darby Bible

And Moses returned to the LORD, and said, Lord, why hast thou so ill treated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?
- Webster's Bible

Moses returned to Yahweh, and said, "Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Why is it that you have sent me?
- World English Bible

And Moses turneth back unto Jehovah, and saith, `Lord, why hast Thou done evil to this people? why [is] this? -- Thou hast sent me!
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said: 'Lord, wherefore hast Thou dealt ill with this people? why is it that Thou hast sent me?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 5:22

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 5:22


5:22 He expostulated with him. He knew not how to reconcile the providence with the promise, and the commission he had received. Is this God's coming down to deliver Israel? Must I who hoped to be a blessing to them become a scourge to them? By this attempt to get them out of the pit, they are but sunk the farther into it. Wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people - Even when God is coming towards his people in ways of mercy, yet sometimes he takes such methods that they may think themselves but ill - treated: when they think so, they should go to God by prayer, and that is the way to have better treatment in God's good time. Why is it that thou hast sent me - Pharaoh has done evil to this people, and not one step seems to be taken towards their deliverance. It cannot but sit very heavy upon the spirits of those whom God employs for him, to see that their labour doth no good, and much more to see that it doth hurt, eventually, though not designedly.


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