Exodus 4:24

“ And it came to passe by the way in the Inne, that the Lord met him, and sought to kill him.”

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Other Translations

And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.
- King James Version

Now it came about at the lodging place on the way that the LORD met him and sought to put him to death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass on the way at the lodging-place, that Jehovah met him, and sought to kill him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now on the journey, at the night's resting-place, the Lord came in his way and would have put him to death.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass on the way, in the inn, that Jehovah came upon him, and sought to slay him.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.
- Webster's Bible

It happened on the way at a lodging place, that Yahweh met Moses and wanted to kill him.
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass in the way, in a lodging place, that Jehovah meeteth him, and seeketh to put him to death;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass on the way at the lodging-place, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 4:24

4:24 It seems the sin of Moses, was neglecting to circumcise his son, which perhaps was the effect of his being unequally yoked with a Midianite, who was too indulgent of her child, and Moses so of her. The Lord met him, and, probably, by a sword in an angel's hand, sought to kill him - This was a great change. Very lately God was conversing with him as a friend, and now coming forth against him as an enemy. In this case of necessity Zipporah herself circumcised the child without delay; whether with passionate words, expressing the dislike of the ordinance itself, or at least the administration of it to so young a child.

Discussion for Exodus 4

  • Stan jett
    And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. When I was a kid, like Moses, I also could not talk plain. Some said I was tongue tied. Which made me very bashful.Anyone asked me a question, even if I knew it, I would say I don't know. I can surely understand Moses here.
  • BSP
    Verse 14~Jehovah God was patient with Moses in reassuring him of his support, but Moses continued to question and doubt God and this made God angry.
  • Jo
    God did not attend to kill Moses, Moses had to circumcise his son Eliezer or God was going to kill his son. It was their custom to circumcise the males. Since Moses had Eliezer by Zippotah, while in Egypt, it wasn't the Egyptians way. The blessings of God flow down the family tree and Abraham, so all males in that family need to be circumcised if not they will be cut off.... Killed.
  • Surferlaments
    what do i really think? just how lucky that moses was in being picked by God to do God's work here on earth.
  • Evans
    Israel is the first born of God.if you bless Israel you're blessed.

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