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Exodus 4

WBT 1 And Moses answered and said, But behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken to my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared to thee. NIV 1 Moses answered, "What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, 'The LORD did not appear to you'?" WBT 2 And the LORD said to him, What [is] that in thy hand? And he said, A rod. NIV 2 Then the LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" "A staff," he replied. WBT 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. 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. WBT 4 And the LORD said to Moses, Put forth thy hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod 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. WBT 5 That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared to thee. 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." WBT 6 And the LORD said furthermore to him, Put now thy hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand [was] leprous 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. WBT 7 And he said, Put thy hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again, and drew it out of his bosom, and behold, it was turned again as his [other] flesh. 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. WBT 8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter 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. WBT 9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken to thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour [it] upon the dry [land]: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry [land]. 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." WBT 10 And Moses said to the LORD, O my Lord, I [am] not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoke to thy servant: but I [am] slow of speech, and of a slow 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." WBT 11 And the LORD said to him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have 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? WBT 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. NIV 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say." WBT 13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand [of him whom] thou wilt send. NIV 13 But Moses said, "O Lord, please send someone else to do it." WBT 14 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, [Is] not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart. 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. WBT 15 And thou shalt speak to him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye 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. WBT 16 And he shall speak for thee to the people: and he shall be, [even] he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God. 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. WBT 17 And thou shalt take this rod in thy hand, with which thou shalt perform signs. NIV 17 But take this staff in your hand so you can perform miraculous signs with it." WBT 18 And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said to him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return to my brethren who [are] in Egypt, and see whether they are yet alive. 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." WBT 19 And the LORD said to Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt; for all the men are dead who sought thy life. 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." WBT 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. 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. WBT 21 And the LORD said to Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou perform all those wonders before Pharaoh which I have put in thy hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall 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. WBT 22 And thou shalt say to Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel [is] my son, [even] my first-born. NIV 22 Then say to Pharaoh, 'This is what the LORD says: Israel is my firstborn son, WBT 23 And I say to thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou shalt refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, [even] thy first-born. 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.' " WBT 24 And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him. NIV 24 At a lodging place on the way, the LORD met [Moses] and was about to kill him. WBT 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 [art] thou 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. WBT 26 So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband [thou art], because of the circumcision. NIV 26 So the LORD let him alone. (At that time she said "bridegroom of blood," referring to circumcision.) WBT 27 And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount 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. WBT 28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded 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. WBT 29 And Moses and Aaron went, and assembled all the elders of the children of Israel: NIV 29 Moses and Aaron brought together all the elders of the Israelites, WBT 30 And Aaron spoke all the words which 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, WBT 31 And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads, 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.