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Exodus 8:25

Context
NETBible

Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Go, sacrifice to your God within the land.” 1 

XREF

Ex 8:8; Ex 9:27; Ex 10:16; Ex 12:31; Re 3:9

NET © Notes

sn After the plague is inflicted on the land, then Pharaoh makes an appeal. So there is the familiar confrontation (vv. 25-29). Pharaoh’s words to Moses are an advancement on his previous words. Now he uses imperatives: “Go, sacrifice to your God.” But he restricts it to “in the [this] land.” This is a subtle attempt to keep them as a subjugated people and prevent their absolute allegiance to their God. This offered compromise would destroy the point of the exodus – to leave Egypt and find a new allegiance under the Lord.



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