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Exodus 4

NRS 1 Then Moses answered, "But suppose they do not believe me or listen to me, but say, "The Lord did not appear 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'?" NRS 2 The Lord said to him, "What is that in your hand?" He said, "A staff." NIV 2 Then the LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" "A staff," he replied. NRS 3 And he said, "Throw it on the ground." So he threw the staff on the ground, and it became a snake; and Moses drew back from it. 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. NRS 4 Then the Lord said to Moses, "Reach out your hand, and seize it by the tail"—so he reached out his hand and grasped it, and it became a 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. NRS 5 "so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, 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." NRS 6 Again, the Lord said to him, "Put your hand inside your cloak." He put his hand into his cloak; and when he took it out, his hand was leprous, as white as snow. 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. NRS 7 Then God said, "Put your hand back into your cloak"—so he put his hand back into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was restored like 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. NRS 8 "If they will not believe you or heed the first sign, they may believe 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. NRS 9 If they will not believe even these two signs or heed you, you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground; and the water that you shall take from the Nile will become blood on the dry 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." NRS 10 But Moses said to the Lord, "O my Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor even now that you have spoken to your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue." 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." NRS 11 Then the Lord said to him, "Who gives speech to mortals? Who makes them mute or deaf, seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? 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? NRS 12 Now go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you are to speak." NIV 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say." NRS 13 But he said, "O my Lord, please send someone else." NIV 13 But Moses said, "O Lord, please send someone else to do it." NRS 14 Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses and he said, "What of your brother Aaron the Levite? I know that he can speak fluently; even now he is coming out to meet you, and when he sees you his heart will be glad. 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. NRS 15 You shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth; and I will be with your mouth and with his mouth, and will teach you what you shall 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. NRS 16 He indeed shall speak for you to the people; he shall serve as a mouth for you, and you shall serve as God for him. 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. NRS 17 Take in your hand this staff, with which you shall perform the signs." NIV 17 But take this staff in your hand so you can perform miraculous signs with it." NRS 18 Moses went back to his father-in-law Jethro and said to him, "Please let me go back to my kindred in Egypt and see whether they are still living." And Jethro said to Moses, "Go in peace." 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." NRS 19 The Lord said to Moses in Midian, "Go back to Egypt; for all those who were seeking your life are dead." 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." NRS 20 So Moses took his wife and his sons, put them on a donkey, and went back to the land of Egypt; and Moses carried the staff of God in his hand. 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. NRS 21 And the Lord said to Moses, "When you go back to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders that I have put in your power; but I will harden his heart, so that he will not 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. NRS 22 Then you shall say to Pharaoh, "Thus says the Lord: Israel is my firstborn son. NIV 22 Then say to Pharaoh, 'This is what the LORD says: Israel is my firstborn son, NRS 23 I said to you, "Let my son go that he may worship me." But you refused to let him go; now I will 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.' " NRS 24 On the way, at a place where they spent the night, the Lord met him and tried to kill him. NIV 24 At a lodging place on the way, the LORD met [Moses] and was about to kill him. NRS 25 But Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin, and touched Moses' feet with it, and said, "Truly 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. NRS 26 So he let him alone. It was then she said, "A bridegroom of blood by circumcision." NIV 26 So the LORD let him alone. (At that time she said "bridegroom of blood," referring to circumcision.) NRS 27 The Lord said to Aaron, "Go into the wilderness to meet Moses." So he went; and he met him at the mountain of God and kissed 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. NRS 28 Moses told Aaron all the words of the Lord with which he had sent him, and all the signs with which he had charged him. 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. NRS 29 Then Moses and Aaron went and assembled all the elders of the Israelites. NIV 29 Moses and Aaron brought together all the elders of the Israelites, NRS 30 Aaron spoke all the words that the Lord had spoken to Moses, and performed the signs in the sight of the people. NIV 30 and Aaron told them everything the LORD had said to Moses. He also performed the signs before the people, NRS 31 The people believed; and when they heard that the Lord had given heed to the Israelites and that he 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.