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בֹּא - "Go"

Weekly parashah #15: Bo

  • Torah: Shemot (Exodus) 10:1-13:16
  • Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 46:13-46:28
  • Greek Scriptures: Mark 4-5
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Exodus 10:1

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may perform these signs of Mine among them,

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The Hebrew Words

בֹּא (bo) is a primitive root which means "to come in", come, go in, and go. Bo (Strong's #935) is used 2562 times in 2290 verses in the Tanakh.

First use in Scripture

The first time bo is used in Scripture is in Genesis 2:19.

Genesis 2:19

Out of the ground the LORD G-d formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.


Last use in Scripture

The last time bo is used in Scripture is in Malachi 4:6.

Malachi 4:6

"He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse."



Parashah Outline

  • The Plague of Locusts - Exodus 10:1
  • Darkness Over the Land - Exodus 10:21
  • The Last Plague - Exodus 11:1
  • The Passover Lamb - Exodus 12:1
  • Feast of Unleavened Bread - Exodus 12:14
  • A Memorial of Redemption - Exodus 12:23
  • Exodus of Israel - Exodus 12:33
  • Ordinance of the Passover - Exodus 12:42
  • Consecration of the Firstborn - Exodus 13:1


The plagues are examined in more detail in The Plagues of the Exodus article.


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