New International Version
Now the LORD had said to Moses in Midian, "Go back to Egypt, for all those who wanted to kill you are dead."
King James Bible
And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy life.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said to Moses in Midian, Go, return to Egypt; for all the men are dead who sought thy life.
World English Bible
Yahweh said to Moses in Midian, "Go, return into Egypt; for all the men who sought your life are dead."
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto Moses in Midian, 'Go, turn back to Egypt, for all the men have died who seek thy life;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In Midian - This was a new revelation, and appears to have taken place after Moses returned to his father-in-law previous to his departure for Egypt.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Midian. A country in Arabia Petr?a, on the eastern coast of the Red Sea, near Mount Sinai. This place is still called by the Arabs the Land of Midian, or of Jethro. Abulfeda, speaking of Midian, says, Madyan is a city, in ruins, on the shore of the Red Sea, on the opposite side to Tabuc, from which it is distant about six days' journey. At Midian may be seen the famous well at which Moses watered the flocks of Shoaib, (Jethro.) This city was the capital of the tribe of Midian in the days of the Israelites.
LibraryJanuary 13. "Thou Shalt be to Him Instead of God" (Ex. Iv. 16).
"Thou shalt be to him instead of God" (Ex. iv. 16). Such was God's promise to Moses, and such the high character that Moses was to assume toward Aaron, his brother. May it not suggest a high and glorious place that each of us may occupy toward all whom we meet, instead of God? What a dignity and glory it would give our lives, could we uniformly realize this high calling! How it would lead us to act toward our fellow-men! God can always be depended upon. God is without variableness or shadow of turning. …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
A Bundle of Myrrh is My Well-Beloved unto Me; He Shall Abide Between My Breasts.
Appendix xii. The Baptism of Proselytes
A Canticle of Love
When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well.
During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God.
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