כה. השליח ידבר על פי השולח. ואמר דרך קצרה כי תחסר מלת שלוחו. וככה הנה אנכי שלוחו מכה במטה אשר בידי. THUS SAITH THE LORD. The messenger speaks the word of the one who sent him.71Moses said, In this thou shalt know that I am the Lord. However, as Moses is not the Lord, Moses should rather have said: In this thou shalt know that He is the Lord. Hence I.E.’s comment. Moses was brief, for the term “His messenger” has been omitted. The statement should be understood thus: behold, I His messenger72What Moses meant was: Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I am His messenger, in this thou shalt know, etc. will smite with the rod that is in my hand.
ואמר אשר בידי ואע"פ שביד אהרן היה. כי שניהם שוים ומשתתפים באות: [WITH THE ROD THAT IS IN MY HAND.] Moses said, that is in my hand, even though the rod was in Aaron’s hand because they were equals73If they were not equals then the sign would have been attributed to the more important one even though both participated in the performance of the sign. and both participated in the performance of the sign.