New American Standard Bible
Now it came about at the lodging place on the way that the LORD met him and sought to put him to death.
King James Bible
And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass on the way, in the inn, that Jehovah came upon him, and sought to slay him.
World English Bible
It happened on the way at a lodging place, that Yahweh met Moses and wanted to kill him.
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass in the way, in a lodging place, that Jehovah meeteth him, and seeketh to put him to death;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In the inn - Or "resting place." See Genesis 42:27 note.
Met him, and sought to kill him - Moses was attacked by a sudden and dangerous illness, which he knew was inflicted by God. The word "sought to kill" implies that the sickness, whatever might be its nature, was one which threatened death had it not been averted by a timely act. Zipporah believed that the illness of Moses was due to his having neglected the duty of an Israelite, and to his not having circumcised his own son; the delay was probably owing to her own not unnatural repugnance to a rite, which though practiced by the Egyptians, was not adopted generally in the East, even by the descendants of Abraham and Keturah. Moses appears to have been utterly prostrate and unable to perform the rite himself.
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"Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth." --EXODUS iv. 10-17. And what a promise that is for anyone who is commissioned to proclaim the King's decrees. Here can teachers and preachers find their strength. God will be with their mouths. He will control their speech, and order their words like troops. He does not promise to make us eloquent, but to endow our words with the "demonstration of power." "And I will teach thee what thou shall say." The Lord will not only be with our mouths, …
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"But an uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant."
But God was angry because he was going, and the angel of the LORD took his stand in the way as an adversary against him. Now he was riding on his donkey and his two servants were with him.
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