Exodus 3:11

“And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Moses saide vnto God, Who am I, that I should goe vnto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Moses said to God, Who am I to go to Pharaoh and take the children of Israel out of Egypt?
- Basic English Bible

And Moses said to God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
- Darby Bible

And Moses said to God, Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
- Webster's Bible

Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?"
- World English Bible

And Moses saith unto God, `Who [am] I, that I go unto Pharaoh, and that I bring out the sons of Israel from Egypt?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Moses said unto God: 'Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 3:11


3:11 Who am I? - He thinks himself unworthy of the honour and unable for the work. He thinks he wants courage, and therefore cannot go to Pharaoh: he thinks he wants conduct, and therefore cannot bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt; they are unarmed, undisciplined, quite dispirited, utterly unable to help themselves, Moses was incomparably the fittest of any man living for this work, eminent for learning, wisdom, experience, valour, faith, holiness, and yet Who am I? The more fit any person is for service, commonly the less opinion he has of himself.


Discussion for Exodus 3

  • A disciple
    (7-10) In that the LORD did these things, and let the rest of the world continue; indicates that it was a sign of the Great Deliverance and Salvation at the end of days: for Israel was to set as a sign for blessing and spiritual guidance to the world, up to that day; but they knew it not. (19-22) As it was with bringing Israel out of Egypt, so for us in the end time: God will save us by His Power!
  • Lilian Makau
    Its such a great revelation to know that we need to ask God what to say just like Moses when faced with situations.
  • CJ
    Sometimes we may feel unworthy or inadequate to do something but with Jehovah God help all things are possible.
  • BaNathShal Ahayah
    The ONLY place in the Bible (A Hebrew Israelite History Book), where the Most High God, the Great I AM reveals HIS NAME: I AM THAT I AM (in ancient Hebrew is (Ahayah Asher Ahayah). What's amazing is you never see it again written throughout the Bible...I wonder why? Shalom.
  • 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

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