Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wherefore should the Egyptians speak saying - For mischief, hath he taken them forth to slay them among the mountains, and to make an end of them from off the face of the ground? Turn thou from the kindling of thine anger, and be grieved over the calamity to thy people,
Therefore I prostrated myself unto Yahweh and said, My Lord Yahweh! Do not destroy thy people even thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed in thy greatness, - which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a firm hand.
Were it not that the taunt of the foe, I feared, Lest their adversaries should mistake, - Lest they should say - Our own hand, is exalted, It is not Yahweh, therefore who hath wrought all this!
Oh My Lord, - what shall I say, after Israel have turned their backs before their enemies?
Then would he have bidden to destroy them, - had not Moses his chosen, stood in the breach before him, To turn back his wrath from destroying.
Howbeit I wrought with effect, for the sake of mine own Name, that it might not be profaned - before the eyes of the nations in whose midst they were, - before whose eyes I made myself known unto them, by bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt.