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Exodus 4:16

    Exodus 4:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he shall be your spokesman to the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to you instead of a mouth, and you shall be to him instead of God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people; and it shall come to pass, that he shall be to thee a mouth, and thou shalt be to him as God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he will do the talking for you to the people: he will be to you as a mouth and you will be to him as God.

    Webster's Revision

    And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people; and it shall come to pass, that he shall be to thee a mouth, and thou shalt be to him as God.

    World English Bible

    He will be your spokesman to the people; and it will happen, that he will be to you a mouth, and you will be to him as God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and it shall come to pass, that he shall be to thee a mouth, and thou shalt be to him as God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 4:16

    He shall be thy spokesman - Literally, He shall speak for thee (or in thy stead) to the people.

    He shall be to thee instead of a mouth - He shall convey every message to the people; and thou shalt be to him instead of God - thou shalt deliver to him what I communicate to thee.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 4:16

    Instead of a mouth - We may bear in mind Aaron's unbroken habitude of speaking Hebrew and his probable familiarity with Egyptian.

    Instead of God - The word "God" is used of persons who represent the Deity, as kings or judges, and it is understood in this sense here: "Thou shalt be to him a master."

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 4:16

    4:16 Instead of God - To teach and to command him.