Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Format by: Verse Paragraph
Red Letter
Audio Bibles
The Blue Letter Bible

Exodus 4 :: New English Translation (NET)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:1 - Moses answered again, "And if they do not believe me or pay attention to me, but say, 'The LORD has not appeared to you'?"
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:2 - The LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" He said, "A staff."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:3 - The LORD said, "Throw it to the ground." So he threw it to the ground, and it became a snake, and Moses ran from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:4 - But the LORD said to Moses, "Put out your hand and grab it by the tail" - so he put out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand -
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:5 - "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."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:6 - The LORD also said to him, "Put your hand into your robe." So he put his hand into his robe, and when he brought it out - there was his hand, leprous like snow!
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:7 - He said, "Put your hand back into your robe." So he put his hand back into his robe, and when he brought it out from his robe - there it was, restored like the rest of his skin!
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:8 - "If they do not believe you or pay attention to the former sign, then they may believe the latter sign.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:9 - And if they do not believe even these two signs or listen to you, then take some water from the Nile and pour it out on the dry ground. The water you take out of the Nile will become blood on the dry ground."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:10 - Then Moses said to the LORD, "O my Lord, I am not an eloquent man, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant, for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:11 - The LORD said to him, "Who gave a mouth to man, or who makes a person mute or deaf or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:12 - So now go, and I will be with your mouth and will teach you what you must say."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:13 - But Moses said, "O my Lord, please send anyone else whom you wish to send!"

Aaron to Be Moses' Mouthpiece

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:14 - Then the LORD became angry with Moses, and he said, "What about your brother Aaron the Levite? I know that he can speak very well. Moreover, he is coming to meet you, and when he sees you he will be glad in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:15 - "So you are to speak to him and put the words in his mouth. And as for me, I will be with your mouth and with his mouth, and I will teach you both what you must do.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:16 - He will speak for you to the people, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were his God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:17 - You will also take in your hand this staff, with which you will do the signs."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:18 - So Moses went back to his father-in-law Jethro and said to him, "Let me go, so that I may return to my relatives in Egypt and see if they are still alive." Jethro said to Moses, "Go in peace."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:19 - The LORD said to Moses in Midian, "Go back to Egypt, because all the men who were seeking your life are dead."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:20 - Then Moses took his wife and sons and put them on a donkey and headed back to the land of Egypt, and Moses took the staff of God in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:21 - The LORD said to Moses, "When you go back to Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the wonders I have put under your control. But I will harden his heart and he will not let the people go.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:22 - You must say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the LORD, "Israel is my son, my firstborn,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:23 - and I said to you, 'Let my son go that he may serve me,' but since you have refused to let him go, I will surely kill your son, your firstborn!"'"
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:24 - Now on the way, at a place where they stopped for the night, the LORD met Moses and sought to kill him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:25 - But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off the foreskin of her son and touched it to Moses' feet, and said, "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:26 - So the LORD let him alone. (At that time she said, "A bridegroom of blood," referring to the circumcision.)
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:27 - The LORD said to Aaron, "Go to the wilderness to meet Moses. So he went and met him at the mountain of God and greeted him with a kiss.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:28 - Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him and all the signs that he had commanded him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:29 - Then Moses and Aaron went and brought together all the Israelite elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:30 - Aaron spoke all the words that the LORD had spoken to Moses and did the signs in the sight of the people,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:31 - and the people believed. When they heard that the LORD had attended to the Israelites and that he had seen their affliction, they bowed down close to the ground.

The NET Bible®, New English Translation Copyright © 1996 By Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NET Bible® is a registered trademark The NET Bible® Logo, Service Mark Copyright © 1997 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.

Full copyright information is provided here. Visit the NET Bible website.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

New American Standard Bible
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan