Exodus 4:24

“And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe by the way in the Inne, that the Lord met him, and sought to kill him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 4:24

  • Pastor Michael Dale for verse 24
    I believe this was a practice that had been ignored during the Hebrews captivity in Egypt. Therefore this was a procedure that had to be done to be in right standing following the Covenant between God and His people.
  • Anonymous for verse 24
    I think god require total obedience from his people , his servants.the call of god require total obedience.god does not change his mind concerni g his words.in this age people making laws attempting to nulify the words of god, this will leadto death of the lawmakers and the lawbreakers.the results of disobedience is death.
  • It seems as though God had to have been seeking to kill Moses son Eliezer
  • Anonymous for verse 24
    I think god require total obedience from his people , his servants.the call of god require total obedience.god does not change his mind concerni g his words.in this age people making laws attempting to nulify the words of god, this will leadto death of the lawmakers and the lawbreakers.the results of disobedience is death.
  • Charles for verse 24
    do you think Moses disobay God command to circmcise his son

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