Exodus 4:15

15 1You shall speak to him and 2put the words in his mouth, and 3I will be with your mouth and with his mouth and will teach you both what to do.

Exodus 4:15 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 4:15

And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth,
&c.] Or "things" F26, the matter and substance of what he should say, who being a man of words, an eloquent man, and a good spokesman, would put them into proper language, and express them fluently: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you
what ye shall do;
or speak what Moses should say to Aaron, and what Aaron should say to Pharaoh, and to the people of Israel; so that as Aaron was under Moses, and at his direction, they were both dependent on the Lord, and under his direction; and the one, as well as the other, needed his assistance, even Aaron that could speak well. Moses furnished him with matter, he put it into words, and both were instructed and influenced by the Lord what they should say and do.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 (Myrbdh ta) .

Exodus 4:15 In-Context

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.
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 both what to do.
16 He shall speak for you to the people, and he shall be your mouth, and you shall be as God to him.
17 And take in your hand this staff, with which you shall do the signs."

Cross References 3

  • 1. Exodus 7:1, 2
  • 2. Numbers 22:38; Numbers 23:5, 12, 16; Deuteronomy 18:18; 2 Samuel 14:3, 19; Isaiah 51:16
  • 3. [See ver. 12 above]