Exodus 4 :16

Exodus 4 :16 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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 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 speak for thee to 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.

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.

Definitions for Exodus 4 :16

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's Commentary 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 Commentary on Exodus 4 :16

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