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    Hearing the cries – Bo

    Slavery in Egypt, from a Dutch bible, 1728

    Slavery in Egypt, from a Dutch bible, 1728

    We read in Ex. 6:5 that God heard the cries of the enslaved Hebrews in Egypt.

    Good for God. When His people are in pain He knows it and feels it. But how can anyone suppose that He doesn’t expect it?

    Already in B’reshit (Gen. 15:12) it says that the Egyptians will oppress the Hebrews and make them slaves. So what’s the big deal when the prophecy really comes true?

    One of the answers is that when it comes to it the Egyptians pile on a lot of extra hardship. They enjoy being cruel. They are far harsher than they need to be.

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