Exodus 8:16

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Exodus 8

Law Analysis overview

16 YHWH said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the earth, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.’” Exodus 8:16WEB


The Command[/Principle]

This passage contains a positive command, directed toward Pharaoh, through Moses: 'Go and tell Pharaoh to let my people go".

The command is followed by an explanation of God's purpose for them, "that they may serve me", and of the penalty which God intends to impose on a disobedient Pharaoh.


This command is part of the Principles and Definitions. It is a One-Time Command.

It is relevant to an understanding of Stewardship, because it relates to Pharaoh's stewardship over God's possession Israel. It is relevant to an understanding of Prophecy because Moses is acting as prophet of God, relaying a direct revelation from God to Pharaoh.


The command to Moses and Aaron was fulfilled by them when they obeyed God and delivered his message to Pharaoh. The command to Pharaoh was later fulfilled by a begrudging Pharaoh in the face of God's mighty hand of judgement.

Notes on Interpretation/Application

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