Exodus 4:18-26 Reading the Passage

There are No Exemptions from Obedience – Exodus 4:18-26

4 (18) Then Moses departed and returned to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, Please, let me go, so that I may return to my people who are in Egypt and see if they are still alive. Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace. (19) Now Jehovah had said to Moses in Midian, Go, return to Egypt; for all the men who attempted to kill you are dead. (20) So Moses took his wife and his sons and mounted them on a donkey and returned to the land of Egypt. And he took the staff of God in his hand.

(21) Then Jehovah said to Moses, When you go back to Egypt see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders that I have given you the power to do. But I will harden his heart, and he will not let the people go. (22) You shall say to Pharaoh, This is what Jehovah says: Israel is my son, my first born, (23) and I have told you, Let my son go, so that he may serve me, but you have refused to let him go. Listen. I will kill your son, your first born.

(24) At a lodging place on the way, Jehovah met Moses and attempted to kill him. (25) Then Zipporah took a flint knife and cut off her son’s foreskin and threw it at his feet. She said, You are surely a bridegroom of blood to me! (26) So Jehovah left him alone. At that time she said, “You are a bridegroom of blood,” referring to the circumcision.

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