New American Standard Bible
So He let him alone. At that time she said, "You are a bridegroom of blood "-- because of the circumcision.
King James Bible
So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.
Darby Bible Translation
And he let him go. Then she said, A bloody husband because of the circumcision.
World English Bible
So he let him alone. Then she said, "You are a bridegroom of blood," because of the circumcision.
Young's Literal Translation
and He desisteth from him: then she said, 'A bridegroom of blood,' in reference to the circumcision.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
So he let him go - i. e. God withdrew His visitation from Moses.
Moses sent Zipporah and her children back to Jethro before he went to Egypt, Exodus 18:2. The journey would have been delayed had he waited for the healing of the child.
LibraryMay the Twelfth Mouth and Matter
"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, …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
To the Saddest of the Sad
Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and threw it at Moses' feet, and she said, "You are indeed a bridegroom of blood to me."
Now the LORD said to Aaron, "Go to meet Moses in the wilderness." So he went and met him at the mountain of God and kissed him.
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