Exodus 4
American Standard Version
Moses' Staff

1And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice; for they will say, Jehovah hath not appeared unto thee. 2And Jehovah said unto him, What is that in thy hand? And he said, A rod. 3And he said, Cast in on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. 4And 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:) 5That they may believe that Jehovah, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.

Moses' Hand

6And Jehovah said furthermore unto him, Put now thy hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous, as white as'snow. 7And he said, Put thy hand into thy bosom again. (And he put his hand into his bosom again; and when he took it out of his bosom, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.) 8And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign. 9And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe even these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.

The Appointment of Aaron

10And Moses said unto Jehovah, Oh, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. 11And Jehovah said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? Or who maketh a man dumb, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, Jehovah? 12Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt speak. 13And he said, Oh, Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.

14And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is there not Aaron thy brother the Levite? 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. 15And thou shalt speak unto him, and put the words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do. 16And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people; and it shall come to pass, that he shall be to thee a mouth, and thou shalt be to him as God. 17And thou shalt take in thy hand this rod, wherewith thou shalt do the signs.

Moses Leaves for Egypt

18And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren that are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace. 19And Jehovah said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt; for all the men are dead that sought thy life. 20And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.

21And Jehovah said unto Moses, When thou goest back into Egypt, see that thou do before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in thy hand: but I will harden his heart and he will not let the people go. 22And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith Jehovah, Israel is my son, my first-born: 23and I have said unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me; and thou hast refused to let him go: behold, I will slay thy son, thy first-born.

24And it came to pass on the way at the lodging-place, that Jehovah met him, and sought to kill him. 25Then Zipporah took a flint, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet; and she said, Surely a bridegroom of blood art thou to me. 26So he let him alone. Then she said, A bridegroom of blood art thou , because of the circumcision.

The People Believe Moses and Aaron

27And Jehovah said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mountain of God, and kissed him. 28And Moses told Aaron all the words of Jehovah wherewith he had sent him, and all the signs wherewith he had charged him. 29And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel: 30and Aaron spake all the words which Jehovah had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people. 31And the people believed: and when they heard that Jehovah had visited the children of Israel, and that he had seen their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Moses's rod is turned into a serpent.
6. His hand is leprous.
10. He loathes his calling.
13. Aaron is appointed to assist him.
18. Moses departs from Jethro.
21. God's message to Pharaoh.
24. Zipporah circumcises her son.
27. Aaron is sent to meet Moses.
29. The people believe them.
Exodus 1: The Israelites Multiply in Egypt

Exodus 2: The Birth of Moses

Exodus 3: Moses at the Burning Bush

Exodus 4: Moses' Staff

Exodus 5: Pharaoh's First Refusal

Exodus 6: God Promises Deliverance

Exodus 7: I Will Stretch Out My Hand

Exodus 8: The Second Plague: Frogs

Exodus 9: The Fifth Plague: Livestock

Exodus 10: The Eighth Plague: Locusts

Exodus 11: The Plague on the Firstborn Foretold

Exodus 12: The First Passover

Exodus 13: Dedication of the Firstborn

Exodus 14: Pharaoh Pursues the Israelites

Exodus 15: Moses' Song of Deliverance

Exodus 16: Manna and Quail From Heaven

Exodus 17: Water From the Rock

Exodus 18: The Visit of Jethro

Exodus 19: Israel at Mount Sinai

Exodus 20: The Ten Commandments

Exodus 21: Laws for Servants

Exodus 22: Property Laws

Exodus 23: Justice and Mercy

Exodus 24: The Covenant Sealed

Exodus 25: Offerings for the Tabernacle

Exodus 26: The Ten Curtains of the Tabernacle

Exodus 27: The Bronze Altar

Exodus 28: Garments for the Priests

Exodus 29: Consecration of the Priests

Exodus 30: The Altar of Incense

Exodus 31: Bezaleel and Oholiab the Craftsmen

Exodus 32: The Golden Calf

Exodus 33: The Command to Leave Sinai

Exodus 34: The Tablets Are Replaced

Exodus 35: The Sabbath

Exodus 36: The Tabernacle Underwritten

Exodus 37: Constructing The Ark

Exodus 38: The Altar of Burnt Offerings

Exodus 39: The Ephod

Exodus 40: The Tabernacle Set Up

Exodus 3
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