Exodus 4:10 And Moses saith unto Jehovah, 'O, my Lord, I am not a man of words, either yesterday, or before, or since Thy speaking unto Thy servant, for I am slow of mouth, and slow of tongue.'


Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

And Moses saith unto Jehovah, 'O, my Lord, I am not a man of words, either yesterday, or before, or since Thy speaking unto Thy servant, for I am slow of mouth, and slow of tongue.'

New American Standard Bible

Then Moses said to the LORD, "Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither recently nor in time past, nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue."

King James Version

And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

Holman Bible

But Moses replied to the Lord, "Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent-either in the past or recently or since You have been speaking to Your servant-because I am slow and hesitant in speech."

International Standard Version

Then Moses told the LORD, "Please, LORD, I'm not eloquent. I never was in the past nor am I now since you spoke to your servant. In fact, I talk too slowly and I have a speech impediment."

A Conservative Version

And Moses said to LORD, Oh, LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou have spoken to thy servant, for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

American Standard Version

And Moses said unto Jehovah, Oh, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

Amplified

And Moses said to the Lord, O Lord, I am not eloquent or a man of words, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow of speech and have a heavy and awkward tongue.

Bible in Basic English

And Moses said to the Lord, O Lord, I am not a man of words; I have never been so, and am not now, even after what you have said to your servant: for talking is hard for me, and I am slow of tongue.

Darby Translation

And Moses said to Jehovah, Ah Lord! I am not eloquent, neither heretofore nor since thou hast spoken to thy servant, for I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither up until now, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy slave; but I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue.

Julia Smith Translation

And Moses will say to Jehovah, With leave my Lord, not a man of words, also from yesterday, also from the third day, also from the time of thy speaking to thy servant; for I being heavy of mouth, and heavy of tongue.

King James 2000

And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before, nor since you have spoken unto your servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Moses said to Yahweh, "Please, Lord, I [am] not a man of words, {neither recently nor in the past nor since your speaking} to your servant, because I [am] heavy of mouth and of tongue."

Modern King James verseion

And Moses said to Jehovah, O my Lord, I am not a man of words now, nor since You have spoken to Your servant, but I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Moses said unto the LORD, "O my Lord. I am not eloquent, no not in times past and namely since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow mouthed and slow tongued."

NET Bible

Then Moses said to the Lord, "O my Lord, I am not an eloquent man, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant, for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue."

New Heart English Bible

Moses said to the LORD, "Oh, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue."

The Emphasized Bible

And Moses said unto Yahweh - Pardon, O My Lord! not a man of words, am I, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant, - for heavy of mouth and heavy of tongue, I am.

Webster

And Moses said to the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoke to thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

World English Bible

Moses said to Yahweh, "O Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue."

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
משׁה 
Mosheh 
Usage: 766

unto the Lord

Usage: 0

O
בּי 
Biy 
O, Oh, alas
Usage: 12

my Lord
אדני 
'Adonay 
Usage: 438

I
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

am not eloquent
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

שׁלשׁם שׁלשׁום 
Shilshowm 
Usage: 24

אז 
'az 
Usage: 141

thou hast spoken
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

but I am slow
כּבד 
Kabed 
Usage: 40

and of a slow
כּבד 
Kabed 
Usage: 40

References

Context Readings

Yahweh Provides Signs And Help For Speaking

9 And it hath come to pass, if they do not give credence even to these two signs, nor hearken to thy voice, that thou hast taken of the waters of the River, and hast poured on the dry land, and the waters which thou takest from the River have been, yea, they have become -- blood on the dry land.' 10 And Moses saith unto Jehovah, 'O, my Lord, I am not a man of words, either yesterday, or before, or since Thy speaking unto Thy servant, for I am slow of mouth, and slow of tongue.' 11 And Jehovah saith unto him, 'Who appointed a mouth for man? or who appointeth the dumb, or deaf, or open, or blind? is it not I, Jehovah?


Cross References

Exodus 6:12

and Moses speaketh before Jehovah, saying, 'Lo, the sons of Israel have not hearkened unto me, and how doth Pharaoh hear me, and I of uncircumcised lips?'

Jeremiah 1:6

And I say, 'Ah, Lord Jehovah! lo, I have not known -- to speak, for I am a youth.'

Exodus 4:1

And Moses answereth and saith, 'And, if they do not give credence to me, nor hearken to my voice, and say, Jehovah hath not appeared unto thee?'

Acts 7:22

and Moses was taught in all wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was powerful in words and in works.

Job 12:2

Truly -- ye are the people, And with you doth wisdom die.

1 Corinthians 2:1-4

And I, having come unto you, brethren, came -- not in superiority of discourse or wisdom -- declaring to you the testimony of God,

2 Corinthians 10:10

because the letters indeed -- saith one -- are weighty and strong, and the bodily presence weak, and the speech despicable.'

2 Corinthians 11:6

and even if unlearned in word -- yet not in knowledge, but in every thing we were made manifest in all things to you.



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