Sh'mot (Exodus) Chapter 11

Sh'mot 11:1-3 Now the L-RD said to Moshe, "One more plague I will bring on Pharaoh and on Egypt; after that he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will surely drive you out from here completely. Speak now in the hearing of the people that each man ask from his neighbor and each woman from her neighbor for articles of silver and articles of gold." And the L-RD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Furthermore, the man Moshe himself was greatly esteemed in the land of Egypt, both in the sight of Pharaoh's servants and in the sight of the people.

The silver and gold that was taken from Egypt would be melted down and used to make the various furnishings for the Tabernacle.

Moshe was greatly esteemed in Egypt not only because he was the current leader of Israel but also because he was in line to the throne of Egypt 40 years earlier.

Sh'mot 11:4-8 And Moshe said, "Thus says the L-RD, 'About midnight I am going out into the midst of Egypt, and all the first-born in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first-born of the Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the first-born of the slave girl who is behind the millstones; all the first-born of the cattle as well. 'Moreover, there shall be a great cry in all the land of Egypt, such as there has not been before and such as shall never be again. 'But against any of the sons of Israel a dog shall not even bark, whether against man or beast, that you may understand how the L-RD makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.' "And all these your servants will come down to me and bow themselves before me, saying, 'Go out, you and all the people who follow you,' and after that I will go out." And he went out from Pharaoh in hot anger.

The 10th and final plague was the plague of the first-born. This was an attack on the Pharaoh himself. The Pharaoh was considered to be a god by the Egyptians and his first-born son would also be considered a god. Killing the first-born would be killing one of the Egyptian gods. At this time in Egypt the first-born animals as well as people were often worshipped.

The corresponding letter to this chapter is Kaf-crowning accomplishment.

Here we see the L-rd go against the first-born of Egypt. He even brings His judgment upon the first-born Pharaoh to display His wonders. This death is the crowning accomplishment that finally causes the Pharaoh to relent his wrath on the Hebrews and let them go.

Couldn't you even say the death of the Pharaoh's son is what finally made the Pharaoh set them free?


Why did the hardness of Pharaoh's wrath relent when his son was killed?

This Pharaoh is also a "type". It is the Father's crowning accomplishment to bring His wrath against His own son in order that we are set free from sin. The Jewish Messiah Yeshua also becomes greatly esteemed by Gentiles because of His deeds just like Moshe was among the Egyptians.

Egypt is a type of sin in the Bible. The Israelites bondage in Egypt symbolizes all of mankind's bondage to sin and the need for a redeemer to lead us out of the bondage of sin. Yeshua, like Moshe, did just that.

Note verse 7 - 'But against any of the sons of Israel a dog shall not even bark, whether against man or beast, that you may understand how the L-RD makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.'

In contrast the L-rd makes no distinction when it comes to the free gift of eternal life. It is the same for the gentile person as for the Jewish person.

What stops the Father from pouring out His wrath on you for your sins?

Did you say mitzvos?

What is the standard to receive righteousness through the deeds of the instruction?


Yeshua said, Be therefore perfect as my Father in heaven is perfect.

Do we obtain eternal life through the works of the instruction?

Heaven forbid!

Romans 3:19 Now we know that whatever the Law (instruction) says, it speaks to those who are under the Law (instruction), that every mouth may be closed, and all the world may become accountable to G-d; because by the works of the Law (instruction) no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law (instruction) comes the knowledge of sin.

It was through the actions of G-d we are given eternal life.

Romans 3:21-27 But now apart from the Law (instruction) the righteousness of G-d has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of G-d through faith in Yeshua HaMashiach for all those who believe; for there is NO DISTINCTION; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of G-d, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Yeshua HaMashiach; whom G-d displayed publicly as a propitiation (satisfaction) in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate "HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS", because in the forbearance of G-d He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of "HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS" at the present time, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith/trust in Yeshua.

Yesha'yahu (Isaiah) 53:6 All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the L-RD has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him (Yeshua).

Where is there boasting then?

It is excluded. By what instruction?

Of works?

No, but by the law of faith/trusting.

Romans 5:9 Much more then having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through HIM. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to G-d through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.