Exodus 4:12

12 Now therefore go, and 1I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak."

Exodus 4:12 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 4:12

Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth
And put words into it, and cause it to speak readily and powerfully; and so it appears that he was mighty in words, as well as in deeds, ( Acts 7:22 ) : and teach thee what thou shalt say;
to Pharaoh, to the Israelites, and to Aaron, that was to speak for him, as is hereafter observed.

Exodus 4:12 In-Context

10 But Moses said to the LORD, "Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue."
11 Then the LORD said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
12 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak."
13 But he said, "Oh, my Lord, please send someone else."
14 Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses and he said, "Is there not Aaron, your brother, the Levite? I know that he can speak well. Behold, he is coming out to meet you, and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.

Cross References 1

  • 1. [Exodus 3:12; Isaiah 50:4; Jeremiah 1:9; Ezekiel 33:22; Matthew 10:19, 20; Mark 13:11; Luke 12:11, 12; Luke 21:15]