EXODUS 4:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.”

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Exodus 4:12 Translation & Meaning

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Now וְעַתָּ֖ה At this time, whether adverb, conjunction or expletive Now
therefore go, לֵ֑ךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) therefore go
and I וְאָֽנֹכִי֙ I and I
will be אֶֽהְיֶ֣ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) will be
with עִם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
thy mouth, פִּ֔יךָ The mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to mouth
and teach וְהֽוֹרֵיתִ֖יךָ Properly, to flow as water (i.e., to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e., to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach teach
thee what אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc thee what
thou shalt say. תְּדַבֵּֽר׃ Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue say

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  • 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.

  • 11  And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord?

  • 12  Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.

  • 13  And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.

  • 14  And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.




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