Exodus 6:9

“And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Moses spake so vnto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not vnto Moses, for anguish of spirit, and for cruell bondage.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Moses spoke thus to the sons of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses on account of {their} despondency and cruel bondage.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Moses said these words to the children of Israel, but they gave no attention to him, because of the grief of their spirit and the cruel weight of their work.
- Basic English Bible

And Moses spoke thus to the children of Israel; but they did not listen to Moses from anguish of spirit, and from hard service.
- Darby Bible

And Moses spoke so to the children of Israel: but they hearkened not to Moses, by reason of anguish of spirit, and cruel bondage.
- Webster's Bible

Moses spoke so to the children of Israel, but they didn't listen to Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
- World English Bible

And Moses speaketh so unto the sons of Israel, and they hearkened not unto Moses, for anguish of spirit, and for harsh service.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Moses spoke so unto the children of Israel; but they hearkened not unto Moses for impatience of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 6:9


6:9 But they hearkened not to Moses for anguish of spirit - That is, They were so taken up with their troubles that they did not heed him.


Discussion for Exodus 6

  • A disciple
    v 9 "And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage." God proceeded anyway with His servant Moses, and the rest saw afterwards what power is in the words of God, over the worst evils in men. Here too is another example of the Lord's great kindness and forgiveness and mercy toward those who are suffering under bondage.
  • Irene123
    There can be no peace on earth - until Jesus comes in the millennial reign as our King. Man - cannot do this. Man has made peace overtures, peace pacts, peace treaties out the ying yang - none of them to any avail.
  • Kevin
    I think that everyone is Gods creation and that there can be and is a way to live peacefully with everyone on earth.
  • Sonja
    God always remembers his covenant. It's beautiful how God speaks that He will be their God and they will be His people.
  • Ryzzo Torgbo for verse 3
    It is believed that, all the versions of the holy bible were copied from the original scripture but i wonder why all have different translations and understanding.
  • God\'s Woman\'s-
    What God allowed under the laws of Moses, God nor the legal system in America will tolerate incest, nor bigamy. Thank God we are under grace and truth, that came about through the earthly ministry, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. So, out with the old and in with the new-simply being led by the indwelling of the Holy Ghost.

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