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Exodus 4:2

    Exodus 4:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the LORD said to him, What is that in your hand? And he said, A rod.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jehovah said unto him, What is that in thy hand? And he said, A rod.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Lord said to him, What is that in your hand? And he said, A rod.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jehovah said unto him, What is that in thy hand? And he said, A rod.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh said to him, "What is that in your hand?" He said, "A rod."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 4:2

    A rod - מתה matteh, a staff, probably his shepherd's crook; see Leviticus 27:32. As it was made the instrument of working many miracles, it was afterwards called the rod of God; see Exodus 4:20.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 4:2

    A rod - The word seems to denote the long staff which on Egyptian monuments is borne by men in positions of authority. It was usually made of acacia wood.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 4:2

    4:2 A rod - Or staff.