Exodus 4:20
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English Standard Version
So Moses took his wife and his sons and had them ride on a donkey, and went back to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the staff of God in his hand.

King James Bible
And 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.

American Standard Version
And 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moses therefore took his wife, and his sons, and set them upon an ass: and returned into Egypt, carrying the rod of God in his hand.

English Revised Version
And 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And 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.

Exodus 4:20 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

And Aaron is quite ready to do so. He is already coming to meet thee, and is glad to see thee. The statement in Exodus 4:27, where Jehovah directs Aaron to go and meet Moses, is not at variance with this. They can both be reconciled in the following simple manner: "As soon as Aaron heard that his brother had left Midian, he went to meet him of his own accord, and then God showed him by what road he must go to find him, viz., towards the desert" (R. Mose ben Nachman). - "Put the words" (sc., which I have told thee) "into his mouth;" and I will support both thee and him in speaking. "He will be mouth to thee, and thou shalt be God to him." Cf. Exodus 7:1, "Thy brother Aaron shall be thy prophet." Aaron would stand in the same relation to Moses, as a prophet to God: the prophet only spoke what God inspired him with, and Moses should be the inspiring God to him. The Targum softens down the word "God" into "master, teacher." Moses was called God, as being the possessor and medium of the divine word. As Luther explains it, "Whoever possesses and believes the word of God, possesses the Spirit and power of God, and also the divine wisdom, truth, heart, mind, and everything that belongs to God." In Exodus 4:17, the plural "signs" points to the penal wonders that followed; for only one of the three signs given to Moses was performed with the rod.

Exodus 4:20 Parallel Commentaries

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the rod of God.

Exodus 4:2,17 And the LORD said to him, What is that in your hand? And he said, A rod...

Exodus 17:9 And Moses said to Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek...

Numbers 20:8,9 Take the rod, and gather you the assembly together, you, and Aaron your brother, and speak you to the rock before their eyes...

Cross References
Acts 7:29
At this retort Moses fled and became an exile in the land of Midian, where he became the father of two sons.

Exodus 2:22
She gave birth to a son, and he called his name Gershom, for he said, "I have been a sojourner in a foreign land."

Exodus 4:2
The LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" He said, "A staff."

Exodus 4:17
And take in your hand this staff, with which you shall do the signs."

Exodus 14:16
Lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go through the sea on dry ground.

Exodus 17:9
So Moses said to Joshua, "Choose for us men, and go out and fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand."

Exodus 18:3
along with her two sons. The name of the one was Gershom (for he said, "I have been a sojourner in a foreign land"),

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