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 for Exodus 4:24

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 for Exodus 4:24

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.


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