Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
Then the Lord said unto Moses,.... The same day the plague of the flies was removed:
Go in unto Pharaoh boldly, without any fear of him or his court:
and tell him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews: speak in the name of Jehovah, the God whom the Hebrews worship, and who owns them for his people, and has a special love for them, and takes a special care of them, and is not ashamed to be called their God, as poor and as oppressed as they be:
Let my people go, that they may serve me; this demand had been often made, and, though so reasonable, was refused.