EXODUS 3:4

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“And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.”

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Exodus 3:4 Translation & Meaning

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And when the Lord יְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
saw וַיַּ֥רְא To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) saw
that כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
he turned aside סָ֣ר To turn off (literally or figuratively) turned aside
to see, לִרְא֑וֹת To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) see
God אֱלֹהִ֜ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
called וַיִּקְרָא֩ To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
unto אֵלָ֨יו Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
him out of the midst מִתּ֣וֹךְ A bisection, i.e., (by implication) the center out midst
of the bush, הַסְּנֶ֗ה A bramble bush
and said, וַיֹּ֛אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Moses, מֹשֶׁ֥ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
Moses. מֹשֶׁ֖ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
And he said, וַיֹּ֥אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Here הִנֵּֽנִי׃ Lo! Here
am (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
I. הִנֵּֽנִי׃ Lo! I

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  • 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.

  • 3  And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

  • 4  And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

  • 5  And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

  • 6  Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.




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