Exodus 3:2

“And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Angel of the Lord appeared vnto him, in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush, and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the angel of Jehovah appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the angel of the Lord was seen by him in a flame of fire coming out of a thorn-tree: and he saw that the tree was on fire, but it was not burned up.
- Basic English Bible

And the Angel of Jehovah appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a thorn-bush: and he looked, and behold, the thorn-bush burned with fire, and the thorn-bush was not being consumed.
- Darby Bible

And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
- Webster's Bible

The angel of Yahweh appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
- World English Bible

and there appeareth unto him a messenger of Jehovah in a flame of fire, out of the midst of the bush, and he seeth, and lo, the bush is burning with fire, and the bush is not consumed.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush; and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 3:2


3:2 And the angel of the Lord appeared to him - It was an extraordinary manifestation of the divine glory; what was visible was produced by the ministry of an angel, but he heard God in it speaking to him. In a flame of fire - To shew that God was about to bring terror and destruction to his enemies, light and heat to his people, and to display his glory before all. And the bush burned, and yet was not consumed - An emblem of the church now in bondage in Egypt, burning in the brick - kilns, yet not consumed; cast down, but not destroyed.


Discussion for Exodus 3

  • Luigi
    15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Sovering Lord , JEHOVAH" the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
  • Brother Daniel FC
    To Insight 777:
    “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. Mat 5:17. Read Acts 6:13. What you quoted (verse 14) are false accusations. Jesus was talking about the temple of His body that will be resurrected in three days. To the Hebrews this was the "pay-back time" after years of slavery. Sometimes God (not Moses) works in strange ways.
  • Insight777
    V22, spoil means rob, these "borrowed" treasures are not going to be returned. Where is the forgiveness of ones enemy that Jesus preached? Acts 6, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us." Jesus changes Moses law.
  • G Bethel
    Exodus is my favorite book;because it tells of I am grace,goodness, and genuineness forever.
  • 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.

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