Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO EXODUS 4\\

This chapter is a continuation of the discourse that passed between
God and Moses; and here Moses makes other objections to his mission;
one is taken from the unbelief of the people of Israel, which is
removed by giving him power to work miracles, by turning the rod in
his hand into a serpent, and then into a rod again; and by putting
his hand into his bosom at one time, when it became leprous, and
again into the same place, when it became sound and whole, and by
turning the water of the river into blood, \\#Ex 4:1-9\\, another
objection is formed from his want of eloquence, which is answered
with an assurance, that God, that made man's mouth, would be with his
mouth, and teach him what to say; and besides, Aaron his brother, who
was an eloquent man, should be his spokesman, \\#Ex 4:10-17\\ upon
which he returned to Midian, and having obtained leave of his
father-in-law to depart from thence, he took his wife and his sons,
and returned to Egypt, \\#Ex 4:18-20\\ at which time he received some
fresh instructions from the Lord what he should do before Pharaoh,
and what he should say unto him, \\#Ex 4:21-23\\ then follows an
account of what befell him by the way, because of the circumcision of
his son, \\#Ex 4:24-26\\ and the chapter is closed with an account of
the meeting of Moses and Aaron, and of their gathering the elders of
Israel together, to whom the commission of Moses was opened, and
signs done before them, to which they gave credit, and expressed
their joy and thankfulness, \\#Ex 4:27-31\\.