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1)

What was Hashem referring to when He said "Lema'an Har'oscha Es Kochi"?

1.

Rashi (in Yeshayah) 1 : He was referring to K'ri'as Yam-Sof, where Egypt witnessed Hashem's strength in full force.

2)

Why was it important for Pharaoh to see Hashem's strength?

1.

Seforno: So that he should do Teshuvah. 1


1

Because Hashem does not want the Rasha to die (Yechezkel, 18:32 [Seforno]). According to the opinion that he survived K'ri'as Yam-Suf and became king of Ninveh, he did indeed do Teshuvah.

3)

What Hashem mean when He added "u'Lema'an Saper Shmi..."?

1.

Seforno: He meant that Pharaoh should tell the world, and prevent many people from sinning. 1


1

See 9:16:1:1** - and he also saved the people of Ninveh from sinning (i.e. he caused them to do Teshuvah).

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