Exodus, Chapter 6
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6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by
[the name of] God Almighty, but by my name a JEHOVAH was I
not known to them.
(a) By which he signifies that he will perform indeed that
which he promised to their fathers: for this name
declares that he is constant and will perform his
6:7 And I will b take you to me for a people, and I will be to
you a God: and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD your God,
which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the
(b) He means, concerning the outward calling, the dignity of
which they lost later by their rebellion: but as for
election to life everlasting, it is unchangeable.
6:9 And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they
hearkened (c) not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for
(c) So hard a thing it is to show true obedience under the
6:12 And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the
children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then
shall Pharaoh hear me, who [am] of d uncircumcised lips?
(d) Or barbarous and rude in speech and by this word
(uncircumcised) is signified the whole corruption of
6:14 These [be] the heads e of their fathers' houses: The sons
of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu,
Hezron, and Carmi: these [be] the families of Reuben.
(e) This genealogy shows whom Moses and Aaron came from.
6:16 And these [are] the names of the sons of Levi according to
their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the
years of the life of Levi [were] an hundred f thirty and
(f) For he was 42 years old when he came into Egypt and
lived there 94 years.
6:20 And Amram took him Jochebed his g father's sister to
wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of
the life of Amram [were] an hundred and thirty and seven
(g) This type of marriage was later forbidden in the law;
6:21 And the sons of Izhar; h Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.
(h) Moses and he were cousins, whose rebellion was punished
in (Nu 16:1).
6:23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister
of i Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu,
Eleazar, and Ithamar.
(i) Who was a prince of Judah, (Nu 1:7).
6:26 These [are] that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said,
Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt
according to their k armies.
(k) For their families were so great, that they might be
compared to armies.
6:30 And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I [am] of l
uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?
(l) The disobedience both of Moses and of the people, shows
that their deliverance came only from God's free
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