Exodus 4:4

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 4:4

And the Lord said vnto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the taile: And he put foorth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand and grasp {it} by its tail--so he stretched out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand--"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said unto Moses, Put forth thy hand, and take it by the tail: (and he put forth his hand, and laid hold of it, and it became a rod in his hand:)
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said to Moses, Put out your hand and take it by the tail: (and he put out his hand and took a grip of it and it became a rod in his hand:)
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand and take it by the tail -- and he stretched out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand --
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said to Moses, Put forth thy hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said to Moses, "Put forth your hand, and take it by the tail." He put forth his hand, and laid hold of it, and it became a rod in his hand.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith unto Moses, `Put forth thy hand, and lay hold on the tail of it;' and he putteth forth his hand, and layeth hold on it, and it becometh a rod in his hand --
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Put forth thy hand, and take it by the tail--and he put forth his hand, and laid hold of it, and it became a rod in his hand--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 4:4

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 4:4


4:2 A rod - Or staff.

4:5 That they may believe - An imperfect sentence to be thus compleated, This thou shalt do, before them, that they may believe.

4:6 His hand was leprous, as snow - For whiteness. This signified, That Moses, by the power of God, should bring sore diseases upon Egypt, that at his prayer they should be removed. And that whereas the Israelites in Egypt were become leprous, polluted by sin, and almost consumed by oppression, by being taken into the bosom of Moses they should be cleansed and cured.


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