Exodus 4:10

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

¶ And Moses saide vnto the Lord, O my lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken vnto thy seruant: but I am slow of speach, and of a slow tongue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Moses said to the LORD, "Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither recently nor in time past, nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Moses said unto Jehovah, Oh, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Moses said to the Lord, O Lord, I am not a man of words; I have never been so, and am not now, even after what you have said to your servant: for talking is hard for me, and I am slow of tongue.
- Basic English Bible

And Moses said to Jehovah, Ah Lord! I am not eloquent, neither heretofore nor since thou hast spoken to thy servant, for I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue.
- Darby Bible

And Moses said to the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoke to thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
- Webster's Bible

Moses said to Yahweh, "O Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue."
- World English Bible

And Moses saith unto Jehovah, `O, my Lord, I [am] not a man of words, either yesterday, or before, or since Thy speaking unto Thy servant, for I [am] slow of mouth, and slow of tongue.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Moses said unto the LORD: 'Oh Lord, I am not a man of words, neither heretofore, nor since Thou hast spoken unto Thy servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 4:10


4:10 O my Lord, I am not eloquent - He was a great philosopher, statesman, and divine, and yet no orator; a man of a clear head, great thought and solid judgment, but had not a voluble tongue, nor ready utterance; and therefore he thought himself unfit to speak before great men, and about great affairs. Moses was mighty in word, #Acts 7:22|, and yet not eloquent: what he said was strong and nervous, and to the purpose, and distilled as the dew, #Deu 32:2|, though he did not deliver himself with that readiness, ease and fineness that some do.


Discussion for Exodus 4:10

  • Woww I can 't believe this happened though that that is crazy though woww
  • Bittencourt for verse 10
    Hello, brethen. Many servants of God have told fo Exodus 4:10 that Moses could not speak clearly; they learn that there was a physical problem in Moses´tongue. I am really sure they are all wrong. In accordance with the Hebrew Bible - Torah -, Moses had probably said, "LO ISH DEVARIM", that means I AM NOT A MAN OF WORDS (LO= NO; ISH= MAN; DEVARIM= WORDS, PLURAL OF DEVAR=WORD.

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