Exodus 3:12
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New International Version
And God said, "I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain."

King James Bible
And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, For I will be with thee; and this shall be the sign to thee that I have sent thee: when thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

World English Bible
He said, "Certainly I will be with you. This will be the token to you, that I have sent you: when you have brought forth the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain."

Young's Literal Translation
and He saith, 'Because I am with thee, and this is to thee the sign that I have sent thee: in thy bringing out the people from Egypt -- ye do serve God on this mount.'

Exodus 3:12 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Certainly I will be with thee - This great event shall not be left to thy wisdom and to thy power; my counsel shall direct thee, and my power shall bring all these mighty things to pass.

And this shall be a token - Literally, And This to thee for a sign, i.e., this miraculous manifestation of the burning bush shall be a proof that I have sent thee; or, My being with thee, to encourage thy heart, strengthen thy hands, and enable thee to work miracles, shall be to thyself and to others the evidence of thy Divine mission.

Ye shall serve God upon this mountain - This was not the sign, but God shows him, that in their return from Egypt they should take this mountain in their way, and should worship him in this place. There may be a prophetic allusion here to the giving of the law on Mount Sinai. As Moses received his commands here, so likewise should the Israelites receive theirs in the same place. After all, the Divine Being seems to testify a partial predilection for this mountain, for reasons that are not expressed. See Clarke's note on Exodus 3:5.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Certainly.

Exodus 4:12,15 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and teach you what you shall say...

Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am your shield...

Genesis 31:3 And the LORD said to Jacob, Return to the land of your fathers, and to your kindred; and I will be with you.

Deuteronomy 31:23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of a good courage...

Joshua 1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before you all the days of your life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with you...

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you...

Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you...

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.

Mark 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned to the Lord.

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you...

token.

Exodus 4:1-9 And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor listen to my voice: for they will say...

Genesis 15:8 And he said, LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?

Judges 6:17,21,36-40 And he said to him, If now I have found grace in your sight, then show me a sign that you talk with me...

Judges 7:11,13,14 And you shall hear what they say; and afterward shall your hands be strengthened to go down to the host...

Psalm 86:17 Show me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because you, LORD, have helped me, and comforted me.

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Isaiah 37:30 And this shall be a sign to you, You shall eat this year such as grows of itself; and the second year that which springs of the same...

Jeremiah 43:9,10 Take great stones in your hand, and hide them in the clay in the brick kiln, which is at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes...

Jeremiah 51:63,64 And it shall be, when you have made an end of reading this book, that you shall bind a stone to it...

ye shall.

Exodus 19:1 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt...

Exodus 20:1 And God spoke all these words, saying,

Exodus 21:1 Now these are the judgments which you shall set before them.

Exodus 22:1 If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.

Exodus 23:1 You shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Exodus 24:1 And he said to Moses, Come up to the LORD, you, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel...

Exodus 25:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Exodus 26:1 Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet...

Exodus 27:1 And you shall make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare...

Exodus 28:1 And take you to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel...

Exodus 29:1 And this is the thing that you shall do to them to hallow them, to minister to me in the priest's office: Take one young bullock...

Exodus 30:1 And you shall make an altar to burn incense on: of shittim wood shall you make it.

Exodus 31:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Exodus 32:1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron...

Exodus 33:1 And the LORD said to Moses, Depart, and go up hence, you and the people which you have brought up out of the land of Egypt...

Exodus 34:1 And the LORD said to Moses, Hew you two tables of stone like to the first...

Exodus 35:1 And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said to them...

Exodus 36:1 Then worked Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man...

Exodus 37:1 And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it...

Exodus 38:1 And he made the altar of burnt offering of shittim wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof...

Exodus 39:1 And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made cloths of service, to do service in the holy place...

Exodus 40:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 1:1 And the LORD called to Moses, and spoke to him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

Leviticus 2:1 And when any will offer a meat offering to the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil on it...

Leviticus 3:1 And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd; whether it be a male or female...

Leviticus 4:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 5:1 And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he has seen or known of it; if he do not utter it...

Leviticus 6:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 7:1 Likewise this is the law of the trespass offering: it is most holy.

Leviticus 8:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 9:1 And it came to pass on the eighth day, that Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel;

Leviticus 10:1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon...

Leviticus 11:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them,

Leviticus 12:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 13:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,

Leviticus 14:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 15:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

Leviticus 16:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before the LORD, and died;

Leviticus 17:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 18:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 19:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 20:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 21:1 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to the priests the sons of Aaron, and say to them...

Leviticus 22:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 23:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 24:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 25:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses in mount Sinai, saying,

Leviticus 26:1 You shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither raise you up a standing image...

Leviticus 27:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 1:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day of the second month...

Numbers 2:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

Numbers 3:1 These also are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day that the LORD spoke with Moses in mount Sinai.

Numbers 4:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

Numbers 5:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 6:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 7:1 And it came to pass on the day that Moses had fully set up the tabernacle, and had anointed it, and sanctified it...

Numbers 8:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 9:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai...

Numbers 10:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Library
June 7. "When Ye Go; Ye Shall not Go Empty" (Ex. Iii. 21).
"When ye go; ye shall not go empty" (Ex. iii. 21). When we are really emptied He would have us filled with Himself and the Holy Spirit. It is very precious to be conscious of nothing good in ourselves; but, oh, are we also conscious of His great goodness? We may be ready to admit our own disability, but are we as ready to admit His ability? There are many Christians who can say, "We are not sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves"; but the number I fear is very small who can say,
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Fourth Day. Holiness and Revelation.
And when the Lord saw that Moses turned aside to see, He called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. And He said, Draw not nigh hither; put off thy shoes from thy feet, for the place where thou standest is holy ground. And Moses hid his face, for He was afraid to look upon God.'--Ex. iii. 4-6. And why was it holy ground? Because God had come there and occupied it. Where God is, there is holiness; it is the presence of God makes holy. This is the
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ

The Incarnation.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that hath been made. In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not. There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for witness, that he might bear witness of the light, that all might believe through him. He was
Marcus Dods—The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I

Philo of Alexandria, the Rabbis, and the Gospels - the Final Development of Hellenism in Its Relation to Rabbinism and the Gospel According to St. John.
It is strange how little we know of the personal history of the greatest of uninspired Jewish writers of old, though he occupied so prominent a position in his time. [173] Philo was born in Alexandria, about the year 20 before Christ. He was a descendant of Aaron, and belonged to one of the wealthiest and most influential families among the Jewish merchant-princes of Egypt. His brother was the political head of that community in Alexandria, and he himself on one occasion represented his co-religionists,
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Acts 7:7
But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves,' God said, 'and afterward they will come out of that country and worship me in this place.'

Genesis 31:3
Then the LORD said to Jacob, "Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you."

Exodus 3:1
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Exodus 3:13
Moses said to God, "Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' Then what shall I tell them?"

Exodus 4:12
Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say."

Exodus 4:15
You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do.

Exodus 18:5
Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, together with Moses' sons and wife, came to him in the wilderness, where he was camped near the mountain of God.

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