Rod of Moses
Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me,
nor listen unto my voice for they will say, Yehovah has not
appeared unto ya'll.
4:2 And Yehovah said unto him, What [is] that in your hand ?
And he said, A rod.
4:3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground,
and it became a serpent ; and Moses fled from before it.
4:4 And Yehovah said unto Moses, Put forth your hand, and take it by
the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became
a rod in his hand
they may believe that Yehovah God of their fathers, the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared
Moses' leprous hand
4:6 And Yehovah said furthermore unto him, Put now your hand into your
bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom and when he took it
out, behold, his hand [was] leprous as snow.
he said, Put your hand into your bosom again. And he put his hand
into his bosom again ; and plucked it out of his bosom, and,
behold, it was turned again as his [other] flesh.
4:8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe you, neither
listen to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe
the voice of the latter sign.
4:9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these
two signs, neither listen unto your voice, that you shall take
of the water of the river, and pour [it] upon the dry
[land] and the water which you take out of the river shall become
blood upon the dry [land].
4:10 And Moses said unto Yehovah, O my Lord, I [am]
not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since you have spoken unto
your servant but I [am] slow of speech, and of a slow
4:11 And Yehovah said unto him, Who has made man's mouth ?
or who makes the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind ?
have not I Yehovah ?
4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and
teach you what you shall say.
4:13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray you, by the hand [of
him whom] you will send.
4:14 And the anger of Yehovah was kindled against Moses, and
he said, [Is] not Aaron the Levite your brother ? I know
that he can speak well. And also, behold, he comes forth to meet
you and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.
4:15 And you shall speak unto him, and put words in his
mouth and I will be with your mouth, and with his mouth, and will
teach you what you shall do.
4:16 And he shall be your spokesman unto the people and he
shall be, [even] he shall be to ya'll instead of a mouth,
and you shall be to him instead of God.
4:17 And you shall take this rod in your hand, by which you
shall do signs.
4:18 And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father in
law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray you, and return unto my
brethren which [are] in Egypt, and see whether they be
yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.
4:19 And Yehovah said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into
Egypt for all the men are dead which sought your life.
4:20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon
an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt and Moses took the
rod of God in his hand.
Moses' message to Pharaoh
4:21 And Yehovah said unto Moses, When you go to return into
Egypt, see that you do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I
have put in your hand but I will harden his heart, that he shall
not let the people go.
4:22 And you shall say unto Pharaoh, This says Yehovah,
Israel [is] my son, [even] my firstborn
4:23 And I say unto you, Let my son go, that he may serve me
and if you refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay your son, [even]
4:24 And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that Yehovah
met him, and sought to kill him.
4:25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the
foreskin of her son, and cast [it] at his feet, and said, Surely
a bloody husband [are] you to me.
4:26 So he let him go then she said, A bloody husband [you
are], because of the circumcision.
4:27 And Yehovah said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to
meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed him.
4:28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of Yehovah who had
sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded him.
4:29 And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the
elders of the children of Israel
4:30 And Aaron spoke all the words which Yehovah had spoken
unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.
4:31 And the people believed and when they heard that
Yehovah had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their
heads and worshipped.
Exodus Index || Main Index
1 || Chapter 2 || Chapter 3 || Chapter
4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter
6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8 || Chapter
9 || Chapter 10
11 || |Chapter 12 || Chapter 13 || Chapter
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18 || Chapter
19 || Chapter 20
21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23 || Chapter
24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter
26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28 || Chapter
29 || Chapter 30
31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33 || Chapter
34 || Chapter 35 || Chapter
36 || Chapter 37 || Chapter 38 || Chapter
39 || Chapter 40