Exodus 4:26

“So he let him goe: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the Circumcision.”

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Other Translations

So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband [thou art], because of the circumcision.
- King James Version

So He let him alone. At that time she said, "{You are} a bridegroom of blood--because of the circumcision."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So he let him alone. Then she said, A bridegroom of blood `art thou', because of the circumcision.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So he let him go. Then she said, You are a husband of blood because of the circumcision.
- Basic English Bible

And he let him go. Then she said, A bloody husband -- because of the circumcision.
- Darby Bible

So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.
- Webster's Bible

So he let him alone. Then she said, "You are a bridegroom of blood," because of the circumcision.
- World English Bible

and He desisteth from him: then she said, `A bridegroom of blood,' in reference to the circumcision.
- Youngs Literal Bible

So He let him alone. Then she said: 'A bridegroom of blood in regard of the circumcision.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 4:26

4:26 So he let him go - The destroying angel withdrew. But still Zipporah cannot forget, but will unreasonably call Moses a bloody husband, because he obliged her to circumcise the child; and upon this occasion, (it is probable) he sent them back to his father - in - law, that they might not create him any farther uneasiness. When we have any special service to do for God, we should remove that as far from us as we can, which is likely to be our hindrance: let the dead bury their dead, but follow thou me.

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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