Exodus 3:3

“And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Moses saide, I will nowe turne aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Moses said, "I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Moses said, I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Moses said, I will go and see this strange thing, why the tree is not burned up,
- Basic English Bible

And Moses said, Let me now turn aside and see this great sight, why the thorn-bush is not burnt.
- Darby Bible

And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
- Webster's Bible

Moses said, "I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt."
- World English Bible

And Moses saith, `Let me turn aside, I pray thee, and I see this great appearance; wherefore is the bush not burned?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Moses said: 'I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 3:3


3:3 I will turn aside and see - He speaks as one inquisitive, and bold in his inquiry; whatever it was, he would if possible know the meaning of it.


Discussion for Exodus 3

  • BSP
    Moses was humble and this is a quality that God looks for in order to use someone to accomplish his purpose. Any lack in an individual can be made up for by God's power.
  • Nomalay
    This proves again and again who God is forever and ever with out us having doubts and he can use anything anyone to fulfil his promise
  • Robo
    Indeed I am one of those who is being blessed by the Daily Bible Reading prraogm. I don't believe that if one seriously and meditatorily open the bible in the right frame of mind, sincerely willing to understand, inviting the Holy Spirit who inspired its writing,jotting down important revealed points,can fail to understand. It is true that if it is opened just like any other text book, hurriedly and when the mind is not ready,without a heartfelt prayer, no understanding. Students set themselves targets to complete text books that matter to their exam. If heaven matters to me, seriously I can set myself a target to complete the ONLY BOOK that can reveal God's will for me in preparation for that.Through this prraogm, I can summarise important events in ALL the books I have covered. At our Church, we take turns to summarise each book covered, and the whole church makes inputs.It is working wonders.
  • Priscilla mcentyre
    spoken prophecy .....
  • Sonja
    It's amazing how God chose to use Moses even though he hadn't learned much about God,but obviously knew a little about Him. Thinking in himself that he could not do this great work that God was asking him to do. God sure knew what he could do through Him and through his obedience.How awesome is He!
  • Angie
    I am always so awed when we ask God how is it He chooses us to do something, as Moses did in 3:11...and God stated, "Certainly I will be with you"....it would have been impossible for Moses without God...as it would be impossible for us to do anything without God... and without Him sending us...

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