Exodus 4 (asv)
Exodus 4 (asv)
4:10And Moses said unto Jehovah, Oh, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. 4:11And Jehovah said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? Or who maketh a man dumb, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, Jehovah? 4:12Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt speak. 4:13And he said, Oh, Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send. 4:14And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is there not Aaron thy brother the Levite? 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. 4:15And thou shalt speak unto him, and put the words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do. 4:16And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people; and it shall come to pass, that he shall be to thee a mouth, and thou shalt be to him as God. 4:17And thou shalt take in thy hand this rod, wherewith thou shalt do the signs. 4:18And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren that are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace. 4:19And Jehovah said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt; for all the men are dead that sought thy life. 4:20And 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. 4:21And Jehovah said unto Moses, When thou goest back into Egypt, see that thou do before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in thy hand: but I will harden his heart and he will not let the people go. 4:22And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith Jehovah, Israel is my son, my first-born: 4:23and I have said unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me; and thou hast refused to let him go: behold, I will slay thy son, thy first-born. 4:24And it came to pass on the way at the lodging-place, that Jehovah met him, and sought to kill him. 4:25Then Zipporah took a flint, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet; and she said, Surely a bridegroom of blood art thou to me. 4:26So he let him alone. Then she said, A bridegroom of blood art thou, because of the circumcision.
4:27And Jehovah said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mountain of God, and kissed him. 4:28And Moses told Aaron all the words of Jehovah wherewith he had sent him, and all the signs wherewith he had charged him. 4:29And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel: 4:30and Aaron spake all the words which Jehovah had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people. 4:31And the people believed: and when they heard that Jehovah had visited the children of Israel, and that he had seen their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.