Verse of the Day 2.18.18: Exodus 12:51
Today, C4C is studying Exodus 12. At the end of the chapter that tells of the first Passover, this verse serves as a prediction-fulfillment/command-fulfillment notice (cf. Ex 12:41). This makes it clear to readers that what the LORD commanded and predicted actually came to pass.1
51 וַיְהִ֕י בְּעֶ֖צֶם הַיּ֣וֹם הַזֶּ֑ה הוֹצִ֨יא יְהוָ֜ה אֶת־בְּנֵ֧י יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל מֵאֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרַ֖יִם עַל־צִבְאֹתָֽם׃ פ2
51 And on that very day the LORD brought the Israelites out of Egypt by their divisions.3
And it came to pass: in that very day the LORD brought the people of Israel out from the land of Egypt by their companies.
Memorize Exodus 12:51 after watching a brief video tutorial demonstrating the How to Memorize Any Bible Verse in Less Than Five Minutes method below:
- Without fulfillment notices, readers of any age, but especially those in the ancient world where the prediction-fulfillment and command-fulfillment style was so prominent in stories, might wonder if what was prescribed to Moses and Aaron actually happened generally throughout the nation. In this case it certainly did. The Passover was celebrated, and Israel was thus united as a community of faith within God’s protection and guidance because they “did just what the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron.” Douglas K. Stuart, Exodus, vol. 2, The New American Commentary (Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2006), 310.
- Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia: With Werkgroep Informatica, Vrije Universiteit Morphology; Bible. O.T. Hebrew. Werkgroep Informatica, Vrije Universiteit. (Logos Bible Software, 2006), Ex 12:51.
- The New International Version (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011), Ex 12:51.