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  • EXODUS

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  • PREACHING THE WORD Edited by R. Kent Hughes

    Genesis | R. Kent Hughes

    Exodus | Philip Graham Ryken

    Leviticus | Kenneth A. Mathews

    Numbers | Iain M. Duguid

    Deuteronomy | Ajith Fernando

    Joshua | David Jackman

    Judges and Ruth | Barry G. Webb

    1 Samuel | John Woodhouse

    2 Samuel | John Woodhouse

    Job | Christopher Ash

    Psalms, vol. 1 | James Johnston

    Proverbs | Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.

    Ecclesiastes | Philip Graham Ryken

    Song of Solomon | Douglas Sean O’Donnell

    Isaiah | Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.

    Jeremiah and Lamentations | Philip Graham Ryken

    Daniel | Rodney D. Stortz

    Matthew | Douglas Sean O’Donnell

    Mark | R. Kent Hughes

    Luke | R. Kent Hughes

    John | R. Kent Hughes

    Acts | R. Kent Hughes

    Romans | R. Kent Hughes

    1 Corinthians | Stephen T. Um

    2 Corinthians | R. Kent Hughes

    Galatians | Todd Wilson

    Ephesians | R. Kent Hughes

    Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon | R. Kent Hughes

    1–2 Thessalonians | James H. Grant Jr.

    1–2 Timothy and Titus | R. Kent Hughes and Bryan Chapell

    Hebrews | R. Kent Hughes

    1–2 Peter and Jude | David R. Helm

    1–3 John | David L. Allen

    Revelation | James M. Hamilton Jr.

    The Sermon on the Mount | R. Kent Hughes

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  • W H E A T O N , I L L I N O I S

    PREACHING the WORD

    EXODUS Saved for God’s Glory

    PHILIP GRAHAM RYKEN

    R. Kent Hughes Series Editor

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  • Exodus

    Copyright © 2015 by Philip Graham Ryken

    Published by Crossway 1300 Crescent Street Wheaton, Illinois 60187

    All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher, except as provided for by USA copyright law.

    Cover design: John McGrath, Simplicated Studio

    Cover image: Adam Greene, illustrator

    First printing 2005

    Reprinted with new cover 2012

    First printing, ESV edition 2015

    Printed in the United States of America

    Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Ver- sion®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

    Scripture quotations marked kjv are from the King James Version of the Bible.

    Scripture references marked niv are taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

    Scripture references marked nlt are from The Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, IL, 60189. All rights reserved.

    All emphases in Scripture quotations have been added by the author.

    Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4335-4872-7 ePub ISBN: 978-1-4335-4875-8 PDF ISBN: 978-1-4335-4873-4 Mobipocket ISBN: 978-1-4335-4874-1

    Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

    Ryken, Philip Graham, 1966-  Exodus : saved for God’s glory / Philip Graham Ryken; R. Kent Hughes, general editor.   p. cm.—(Preaching the word)  Includes indexes.  ISBN 1-58134-489-9 (hc : alk. paper)  1. Bible. O.T. Exodus—Commentaries. I. Hughes, R. Kent. II. Title. III. Preaching the Word. BS1245.53.R95   2005 222'.1107—dc22 2005004629

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  • To

    james maxwell Ryken

    who brought joy to his father’s heart while this book was being written— the whole first three years of his life

    and to the

    GReat God of the exodus,

    who alone can rescue us from the Egypt of our sin, redeem us by the blood of the Lamb,

    and receive us into his everlasting glory

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  • “I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host,

    and the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord.”

    EXODUS 14 :4

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  • Contents

    A Word to Those Who Preach the Word 11

    Preface 13

    1 Into Egypt (1:1–7) 15

    2 The New Pharaoh (1:8–21) 27

    3 The Birth of a Savior (1:22—2:10) 41

    4 Moses Takes Matters into His Own Hands (2:11–15) 51

    5 Moses in the Wilderness (2:15–25) 61

    6 The Burning Bush (3:1–9) 69

    7 The Great I Am (3:10–15) 79

    8 Wonders and Signs (3:16— 4:9) 89

    9 Here Am I . . . Send Someone Else (4:10–17) 101

    10 Back to Egypt (4:18–31) 111

    11 Who Is the Lord? (5:1–9) 121

    12 Bricks without Straw (5:10–21) 131

    13 When Trouble Comes (5:22—6:5) 141

    14 The Seven “I Wills” of Salvation (6:6–12) 151

    15 They Were the Levites (6:13–27) 159

    16 The Prophet’s Prophet (6:28—7:7) 171

    17 The Staff That Swallowed the Snakes (7:8–13) 181

    18 River of Blood (7:14–24) 191

    19 Why the Frogs Croaked (7:25—8:15) 201

    20 The Finger of God (8:16–19) 211

    21 Lord of the Flies (8:20–32) 221

    22 A Plague on Your Livestock (9:1–7) 233

    23 Can’t Stand That Itch! (9:8–12) 243

    24 The Worst Hailstorm Ever (9:13–35) 253

    25 Something to Tell Your Grandchildren (10:1–20) 263

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  • 26 Heart of Darkness (10:21–29) 275

    27 The Deadliest Plague (11:1–10) 285

    28 The First Passover (12:1–13) 295

    29 A Feast to Remember (12:14–28) 305

    30 Out of Egypt (12:29–42) 315

    31 This Do in Remembrance of Me (12:43–51; 13:3–10) 325

    32 The Redemption of Sons (13:1, 2, 11–16) 337

    33 Between the Desert and the Sea (13:17—14:14) 347

    34 The Great Escape (14:15–31) 357

    35 The Song of Salvation (15:1–21) 367

    36 A Bitter Complaint (15:22–27) 379

    37 Bread from Heaven (16:1–20) 389

    38 A Sabbath for Man (16:21–36) 401

    39 That Rock Was Christ (17:1–7) 411

    40 Lift Up Your Hands (17:8–16) 421

    41 Family Reunion (18:1–12) 433

    42 Israel Gets Organized (18:13–27) 443

    43 Kingdom of Priests (19:1–6) 453

    44 Don’t Touch! (19:7–15) 463

    45 Smoke on the Mountain (19:16–25) 473

    46 Written in Stone (20:1, 2a) 483

    47 A Multiuse Item (20:2b) 495

    48 Interpreting God’s Law (20:3–17) 505

    49 The First Commandment: No Other Gods (20:3) 517

    50 The Second Commandment: The Right God, 527

    the Right Way (20:4–6)

    51 The Third Commandment: Name above All Names (20:7) 537

    52 The Fourth Commandment: Work and Leisure (20:8–11) 549

    53 The Fifth Commandment: Respect Authority (20:12) 561

    54 The Sixth Commandment: Live and Let Live (20:13) 575

    55 The Seventh Commandment: The Joy of Sex (20:14) 587

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  • 56 The Eighth Commandment: What’s Mine Is God’s (20:15) 601

    57 The Ninth Commandment: To Tell the Truth (20:16) 613

    58 The Tenth Commandment: Being Content (20:17) 625

    59 The End of the Law (20:18–21) 637

    60 The Altar of God (20:22–26) 647

    61 Bound for Freedom (21:1–11) 657

    62 An Eye for an Eye (21:12–36) 669

    63 Property Law (22:1–15) 681

    64 Good Laws from a Great God (22:16–31) 691

    65 The People’s Court (23:1–13) 703

    66 Three Pilgrim Feasts (23:14–19) 713

    67 Guardian Angel (23:20–33) 723

    68 The Blood of the Covenant (24:1–8) 733

    69 They Saw God (24:9–18) 745

    70 Freewill Offering (25:1–8) 757

    71 The Ark of the Covenant (25:9–22) 769

    72 The Bread of the Presence (25:23–30) 779

    73 The Golden Lampstand (25:31–40) 789

    74 The Tabernacle of God (26:1–37) 799

    75 The Altar in the Courtyard (27:1–19) 809

    76 A Priest before God (27:20 —28:14) 821

    77 Knowing God’s Will (28:15–30) 831

    78 Fit for a Priest (28:31–43) 843

    79 The Ordination of Priests (29:1–21) 853

    80 The Big Picture (29:22–46) 863

    81 Sweet Altar of Prayer (30:1–10, 34–38) 873

    82 Bought with a Price (30:11–33) 885

    83 Art for God’s Sake (31:1–11) 895

    84 God’s Holy Day (31:12–18) 907

    85 Unholy Cow (32:1–6) 919

    86 Go Down, Moses (32:7–14) 931

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  • 87 Oh, Brother! (32:15–24) 943

    88 Who Is on the Lord’s Side? (32:25–35) 953

    89 With or Without You? (33:1–11) 963

    90 Under the Shadow of His Hand (33:12–23) 973

    91 When God Passes By (34:1–7) 983

    92 God, and God Alone (34:8–17) 995

    93 Staying in Covenant Love (34:18–28; 35:1–3) 1005

    94 Till We Have Faces (34:29–35) 1015

    95 A Heart for Giving (35:4–29) 1025

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