Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.
- Jesus called Lazarus out of the tomb in his grave clothes. Likewise; Moses will take the Jews out of their Egyptian grave in their grave clothes (The Hebrew meaning of “Egypt” is grave/graveclothes/bound up). Both Lazarus and the Hebrews are resurrected from their grave for a new life.
God Renews His Promise to Israel
Exodus 6:1Then the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh. For with a strong hand he will let them go, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land.”
- Moses means “Drawn from water”
- Moses is drawn “out” of the water from the Nile River.
- Moses is drawn “out” of the water when the Red Sea is parted and God brings them ashore where not one single Hebrew is lost.
- The Pharaoh is “Tutmosis” ‘born of (drawn out of the water of) (the god) Thot’.
- The “water breaks” when a woman gives birth.
- The “water breaks” when God releases the wall of water of the Red Sea. By the water the Pharaoh is born and by the water the Pharaoh dies. Not one Egyptian is saved.
Exodus 6:2And God (‘ĕlōhîm) spoke to Moses and said to him: “I am the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ).
Exodus 6:3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty (‘ēl šaday), but by My name Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) I was not known to them.
Exodus 6:4 I have also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, in which they were strangers.
Exodus 6:5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant.
Exodus 6:6 Therefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) ; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians,
I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.
Exodus 6:7 I will take you as My people, and I will be your God (‘ĕlōhîm). Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God (Yᵊhōvâ ‘ĕlōhîm) who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
- The meaning of the word “Egypt” is to be bound up, like grave clothes, to be in captivity. It is symbolic throughout scripture for “worldliness” and the desires of the flesh. It is to be bound up by Satan.
- When God releases them of their captivity from “the world” in 1446 BC, it is a foreshadowing of Jesus who will also release mankind from their captivity.
- The Passover lamb, killed on Nissan 14, was the gate for the Israelis to escape Egypt. Likewise; on the exact same day in (31 AD) Jesus was killed as the Lamb of God, sacrificed for the sins of the world.
Exodus 6:8 And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ).’ ”
Exodus 6:9 So Moses spoke thus to the children of Israel; but they did not heed Moses, because of anguish of spirit and cruel bondage.
Exodus 6:10 And the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) spoke to Moses, saying,
Exodus 6:11 “Go in, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the children of Israel go out of his land.”
- The Pharaoh has dammed up an ocean (multitudes) of Jews in Egypt. God will break that dam creating a flood.
- Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
- The Pharaoh will drown in the Red Sea when the walls of water break destroying him and all of Egypt.
Exodus 6:12 And Moses spoke before the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ), saying, “The children of Israel have not heeded me. How then shall Pharaoh heed me, for I am of uncircumcised lips?”
Exodus 6:13 Then the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) spoke to Moses and Aaron, and gave them a command for the children of Israel and for Pharaoh, king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
The Family of Moses and Aaron
Exodus 6:14 These are the heads of their fathers’ houses: The sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel, were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. These are the families of Reuben.
Exodus 6:15 And the sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman. These are the families of Simeon.
Exodus 6:16 These are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. And the years of the life of Levi were one hundred and thirty-seven.
Exodus 6:17 The sons of Gershon were Libni and Shimi according to their families.
Exodus 6:18 And the sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. And the years of the life of Kohath were one hundred and thirty-three.
Exodus 6:19 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of Levi according to their generations.
Exodus 6:20 Now Amram took for himself Jochebed, his father’s sister, as wife; and she bore him Aaron and Moses. And the years of the life of Amram were one hundred and thirty-seven.
- Jochabed: Means “The Glory of God”
- Amran : Means “A Called Out people”
When the Glory of God Consummates with the Called Out People, the Redeemer Comes
- Metaphorically: God’s plan for the Jews
- The Jews were in tribulation in Egypt
- The Jews will be in tribulation during the reign of the Antichrist.
- At the end of the tribulation in Egypt the Jews were saved by Moses, a type of Redeemer.
- At the end of the tribulation under the reign of the Antichrist the Jews will be saved by Jesus, their Redeemer.
Every Redeemer First Marries a Gentile Before they Save the Jews
- Moses married Zipporah before leading the Jews out of Egypt. The daughter of Jethro the the priest of Midian – before returning to save the Jews from bondage.
- Joseph married Asenath – the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On – before saving the Jews from a seven year famine.
- Boaz married Ruth – the daughter of the Moabites -before saving Naomi (symbolic of the Jews) from famine.
- Jesus married His “Bride of Christ” – the gentiles of the heathens – before returning to save the Jews at the end of the tribulation, the time of a seven year famine of God’s Word.
Exodus 6:21 The sons of Izhar were Korah, Nepheg, and Zichri.
Exodus 6:22 And the sons of Uzziel were Mishael, Elzaphan, and Zithri.
Exodus 6:23 Aaron took to himself Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahshon, as wife; and she bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Exodus 6:24 And the sons of Korah were Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph. These are the families of the Korahites.
Exodus 6:25 Eleazar, Aaron’s son, took for himself one of the daughters of Putiel as wife; and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites according to their families.
Exodus 6:26 These are the same Aaron and Moses to whom the Lord said, “Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies.”
Exodus 6:27 These are the ones who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt. These are the same Moses and Aaron.
Aaron Is Moses’ Spokesman
Exodus 6:28 And it came to pass, on the day the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,
Exodus 6:29 that the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) spoke to Moses, saying, “I am the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ). Speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say to you.”
Exodus 6:30 But Moses said before the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ), “Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh heed me?”
- Uncircumcised lips – An uncircumcised ear is one that does not hear clearly; an uncircumcised heart one slow to receive and understand warnings; uncircumcised lips cannot speak fluently.
- Uncircumcised figuratively is to remain unharvested (unfruitful) Leviticus 19:23
- The root meaning of uncircumcised: H6188 – ʿārēl profane, impure