26 And Moses answered, It is not meet to do so: for then we should offer unto the Lord our God that, which is an [a]abomination unto the Egyptians. Lo, can we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and they not stone us?

27 Let us go three days’ journey in the desert, and sacrifice unto the Lord our God, (A)as he hath commanded us.

28 And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice unto the Lord your God in the wilderness: but [b]go not far away, pray for me.

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 8:26 For the Egyptians worshipped divers beasts, as the ox, the sheep and such like which the Israelites offered in sacrifice, which thing the Egyptians abhorred to see.
  2. Exodus 8:28 So the wicked prescribe unto God’s messengers how far they shall go.

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