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Exodus 4

NLT 1 But Moses protested again, “What if they won’t believe me or listen to me? What if they say, ‘The never appeared to you’?” NIV 1 Moses answered, "What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, 'The LORD did not appear to you'?" NLT 2 Then the asked him, “What is that in your hand?” “A shepherd’s staff,” Moses replied. NIV 2 Then the LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" "A staff," he replied. NLT 3 “Throw it down on the ground,” the told him. So Moses threw down the staff, and it turned into a snake! Moses jumped back. NIV 3 The LORD said, "Throw it on the ground." Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. NLT 4 Then the told him, “Reach out and grab its tail.” So Moses reached out and grabbed it, and it turned back into a shepherd’s staff in his hand. NIV 4 Then the LORD said to him, "Reach out your hand and take it by the tail." So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand. NLT 5 “Perform this sign,” the told him. “Then they will believe that the , the God of their ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—really has appeared to you.” NIV 5 "This," said the LORD, "is so that they may believe that the LORD, the God of their fathers--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob--has appeared to you." NLT 6 Then the said to Moses, “Now put your hand inside your cloak.” So Moses put his hand inside his cloak, and when he took it out again, his hand was white as snow with a severe skin disease. NIV 6 Then the LORD said, "Put your hand inside your cloak." So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was leprous, like snow. NLT 7 “Now put your hand back into your cloak,” the said. So Moses put his hand back in, and when he took it out again, it was as healthy as the rest of his body. NIV 7 "Now put it back into your cloak," he said. So Moses put his hand back into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was restored, like the rest of his flesh. NLT 8 The said to Moses, “If they do not believe you and are not convinced by the first miraculous sign, they will be convinced by the second sign. NIV 8 Then the LORD said, "If they do not believe you or pay attention to the first miraculous sign, they may believe the second. NLT 9 And if they don’t believe you or listen to you even after these two signs, then take some water from the Nile River and pour it out on the dry ground. When you do, the water from the Nile will turn to blood on the ground.” NIV 9 But if they do not believe these two signs or listen to you, take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the river will become blood on the ground." NLT 10 But Moses pleaded with the , “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.” NIV 10 Moses said to the LORD, "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue." NLT 11 Then the asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the ? NIV 11 The LORD said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD? NLT 12 Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.” NIV 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say." NLT 13 But Moses again pleaded, “Lord, please! Send anyone else.” NIV 13 But Moses said, "O Lord, please send someone else to do it." NLT 14 Then the became angry with Moses. “All right,” he said. “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he speaks well. And look! He is on his way to meet you now. He will be delighted to see you. NIV 14 Then the LORD's anger burned against Moses and he said, "What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and his heart will be glad when he sees you. NLT 15 Talk to him, and put the words in his mouth. I will be with both of you as you speak, and I will instruct you both in what to do. NIV 15 You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. NLT 16 Aaron will be your spokesman to the people. He will be your mouthpiece, and you will stand in the place of God for him, telling him what to say. NIV 16 He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. NLT 17 And take your shepherd’s staff with you, and use it to perform the miraculous signs I have shown you.” NIV 17 But take this staff in your hand so you can perform miraculous signs with it." NLT 18 So Moses went back home to Jethro, his father-in-law. “Please let me return to my relatives in Egypt,” Moses said. “I don’t even know if they are still alive.” “Go in peace,” Jethro replied. NIV 18 Then Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, "Let me go back to my own people in Egypt to see if any of them are still alive." Jethro said, "Go, and I wish you well." NLT 19 Before Moses left Midian, the said to him, “Return to Egypt, for all those who wanted to kill you have died.” NIV 19 Now the LORD had said to Moses in Midian, "Go back to Egypt, for all the men who wanted to kill you are dead." NLT 20 So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey, and headed back to the land of Egypt. In his hand he carried the staff of God. NIV 20 So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey and started back to Egypt. And he took the staff of God in his hand. NLT 21 And the told Moses, “When you arrive back in Egypt, go to Pharaoh and perform all the miracles I have empowered you to do. But I will harden his heart so he will refuse to let the people go. NIV 21 The LORD said to Moses, "When you return to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders I have given you the power to do. But I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go. NLT 22 Then you will tell him, ‘This is what the says: Israel is my firstborn son. NIV 22 Then say to Pharaoh, 'This is what the LORD says: Israel is my firstborn son, NLT 23 I commanded you, “Let my son go, so he can worship me.” But since you have refused, I will now kill your firstborn son!’” NIV 23 and I told you, "Let my son go, so he may worship me." But you refused to let him go; so I will kill your firstborn son.' " NLT 24 On the way to Egypt, at a place where Moses and his family had stopped for the night, the confronted him and was about to kill him. NIV 24 At a lodging place on the way, the LORD met [Moses] and was about to kill him. NLT 25 But Moses’ wife, Zipporah, took a flint knife and circumcised her son. She touched his feet with the foreskin and said, “Now you are a bridegroom of blood to me.” NIV 25 But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son's foreskin and touched [Moses'] feet with it. "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me," she said. NLT 26 (When she said “a bridegroom of blood,” she was referring to the circumcision.) After that, the left him alone. NIV 26 So the LORD let him alone. (At that time she said "bridegroom of blood," referring to circumcision.) NLT 27 Now the had said to Aaron, “Go out into the wilderness to meet Moses.” So Aaron went and met Moses at the mountain of God, and he embraced him. NIV 27 The LORD said to Aaron, "Go into the desert to meet Moses." So he met Moses at the mountain of God and kissed him. NLT 28 Moses then told Aaron everything the had commanded him to say. And he told him about the miraculous signs the had commanded him to perform. NIV 28 Then Moses told Aaron everything the LORD had sent him to say, and also about all the miraculous signs he had commanded him to perform. NLT 29 Then Moses and Aaron returned to Egypt and called all the elders of Israel together. NIV 29 Moses and Aaron brought together all the elders of the Israelites, NLT 30 Aaron told them everything the had told Moses, and Moses performed the miraculous signs as they watched. NIV 30 and Aaron told them everything the LORD had said to Moses. He also performed the signs before the people, NLT 31 Then the people of Israel were convinced that the had sent Moses and Aaron. When they heard that the was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped. NIV 31 and they believed. And when they heard that the LORD was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped.