Exodus Chapter 3 and Chapter 4

Chapter 3: Moshe at the Burning Bush

1 Now Moshe was tending the flock of Yethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of Yah. 2 And the angel of Yah appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked and behold, the bush was burning with fire but the bush was not consumed. 3 Then Moshe said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn”. 4 So when Yah saw that he turned aside to look, Yah called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moshe, Moshe”! and he said, “Here I am”. 5 Then He said, “Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet for the place where you stand is Set-apart ground”. 6 Moreover He said, “I am the Almighty of your father–the Almighty of Abraham, the Almighty of Yitzshaq and the Almighty of Yahqob”. And Moshe hid his face for he was afraid to look upon Yah. 7 And Yah said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows”. 8 “So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Yebusites”. 9 “Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Ysrayl has come to Me and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them”. 10 “Come now, therefore and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Ysrayl out of Egypt”. 11 But Moshe said to Yah, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and that I should bring the children of Ysrayl out of Egypt”? 12 So He said, “I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve Yah on this mountain”. 13 Then Moshe said to Yah, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Ysrayl and say to them, “The Almighty of your fathers has sent me to you and they say to me what is His name”? “What shall I say to them”? 14 And Yah said to Moshe, “I will be who I will to be” (Hebrew Hayah Asher Hayah). And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Ysrayl, “I Am has sent me to you”. 15 Moreover Yah said to Moshe, “Thus you shall say to the children of Ysrayl: “The Almighty Yah of your fathers, the Almighty of Abraham, the Almighty of Yitzshaq and the Almighty of Yahqob has sent me to you. This is My name forever and this is My memorial to all generations”. 16 “Go and gather the elders of Ysrayl together and say to them, “The Almighty Yah of your fathers, the Power of Abraham, the Power of Yitzshaq and the Power of Yahqob appeared to me saying, “I have surely visited you and seen what is done to you in Egypt”. 17 “And I have said I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Yebusites, to a land flowing with milk and honey”. 18 “Then they will heed your voice and you shall come, you and the elders of Ysrayl, to the king of Egypt and you shall say to him, “The Almighty Power of the Hebrews has met with us and now please let us go three days journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to the Almighty our Father”. 19 “But I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not even by a mighty hand”. 20 “So I will stretch out My hand and strike Egypt with all My wonders which I will do in its midst and after that he will let you go”. 21 “And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians and it shall be when you go that you shall not go empty-handed”. 22 “But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, namely of her who dwells near her house, articles of silver, articles of gold and clothing and you shall put them on your sons and on your daughters. So you shall plunder the Egyptians”.

*Updated 03-06-2016: Yah called Ezra from a bush just like Moses He says. Read 2 Esdras 14:1-8.

Chapter 4: Miraculous Signs for Pharaoh

1 Then Moshe answered and said, “But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice. Suppose they say, the Almighty has not appeared to you”. 2 So Yah said to him, “What is that in your hand”? He said, “A rod”. 3 And He said, “Cast it on the ground”. So he cast it on the ground and it became a serpent and Moses fled from it. 4 Then Yah said to Moshe, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail” (and he reached out his hand and caught it and it became a rod in his hand). 5 “That they may believe that the Almighty Yah of their fathers, the Almighty of Abraham, the Almighty of Yitzshaq and the Almighty of Yahqob has appeared to you”. 6 Furthermore Yah said to him, ” Now put your hand in your bosom”. And he put his hand in his bosom and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous like snow. 7 And He said, “Put your hand in your bosom again”. So he put his hand in his bosom again and  drew it out of his bosom and behold it was restored like his other flesh. 8 “Then it will be, if they do not believe you nor heed the message of the first sign that they may believe the message of the latter sign. 9  “And it shall be, if they do not believe even these two signs or listen to your voice that you shall take water from the river (that is, the Nile) and pour it on the dry land. The water which you take from the river will become blood on the dry land”. 10 Then Moshe said to Yah, “O my Master, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue”. 11 So Yah said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth”? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing or the blind”? Have not I, the Almighty? 12 “Now therefore go and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say”. 13 But he said, “O my Master, please send by the hand of whomever else You may send”. 14 So the anger of Yah was kindled against Moshe and He said, “Is not Aharon the Levite your brother? I know that he can speak well. And look, he is also coming out to meet you. When he sees you, he will be glad in his heart”. 15 “Now you shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth. And I will be with your mouth and with his mouth and I will teach you what you shall do”. 16 “So he shall be your spokesman (prophet) to the people. And he himself shall be as a mouth for you and you shall be to him as (or like) Yah. 17 “And you shall take this rod in your hand with which you shall do the signs”.

Moshe Goes to Egypt

18 So Moshe went and returned to Yethro his father-in-law and said to him, “Please let me go and return to my brothers who are in Egypt and see whether they are still alive”. And Yethro said to Moshe, “Go in peace”. 19 Now Yah said to Moshe in Midian, “Go, return to Egypt for all the men who sought your life are dead”. 20 Then Moshe took his wife and his sons and set them on a donkey and he returned to the land of Egypt. And Moshe took the rod of Yah in his hand. 21 And Yah said to Moshe, “When you go back to Egypt, see that you do all those wonders before Pharaoh which I have put in your hand. But I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go”. 22 “Then you shall say to Pharaoh, “Thus says the Almighty: “Ysrayl is My son, My firstborn”. 23 “So I say to you, let My son go that he may serve Me. But if you refuse to let him go, indeed I will kill your son, your firstborn”. 24 And it came to pass on the way, at the encampment, that Yah met him and sought to kill him. 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone and cut off the foreskin of her son and cast it at Moshe’s feet and said, “Surely you are a husband of blood to me”! 26 So He let him go. Then she said, “You are a husband of blood”! Because of the circumcision. 27 And Yah said to Aharon, “Go into the wilderness to meet Moshe”. So he went and met him on the mountain of Yah and kissed him. 28 So Moshe told Aharon all the words of Yah who had sent him and all the signs which He had commanded him. 29 Then Moshe and Aharon went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Ysrayl. 30 And Aharon spoke all the words which Yah had spoken to Moshe. Then he did the signs in the sight of the people. 31 So the people believed and when they heard that Yah had visited the children of Ysrayl and that He had looked on their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshiped.

Updated 9/26/2015: Exodus 4:10 correlates to Jasher Chapter 70 (or LXX) verse 29. This may explain why Moshe had a speech impediment. We know babies put everything in their mouths. But it says that an angel of Yah put the hot coal to Moshe’s mouth to keep him from putting his hand to the onyx stone. This was done to keep Moshe from being slayed by Pharoah as a toddler. This was after Moshe pulled Pharoah’s crown off his head as a toddler, this was a sign. Then Pharoah and his magician tested Moshe.



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