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Exodus 4:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And thou shalt take in thy hand this rod, wherewith thou shalt do the signs.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “You shall take in your hand this staff, with which you shall perform the signs.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And thou shalt take this rod in thy hand, with which thou shalt perform signs.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And thou shalt take this staff in thy hand, with which thou shalt do the signs.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, this staff, take thou in thy hand,—wherewith thou shalt do the signs.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and this rod thou dost take in thy hand, with which thou doest the signs.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And take this rod in thy hand. wherewith thou shalt do the signs.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt doe signes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And this rod that was turned into a serpent thou shalt take in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt work miracles.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And thou shalt take 3947
{3947} Prime
לָקַח
laqach
{law-kakh'}
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
this x2088
(2088) Complement
זֶה
zeh
{zeh}
A primitive word; the masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that.
rod 4294
{4294} Prime
מַטֶּה
matteh
{mat-teh'}
From H5186; a branch (as extending); figuratively a tribe; also a rod, whether for chastising (figuratively correction), ruling (a sceptre), throwing (a lance), or walking (a staff; figuratively a support of life, for example bread).
in thine hand, 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
wherewith x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
thou shalt do 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
signs. 226
{0226} Prime
אוֹת
'owth
{oth}
Probably from H0225 (in the sense of appearing); a signal (literally or figuratively), as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Exodus 4:10-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Exodus 4:17

Take this rod — The staff or crook he carried as a shepherd, that he might not be ashamed of that mean condition out of which God called him. This rod must be his staff of authority, and must be to him instead, both of sword and sceptre.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Exodus 4:2 And the LORD said unto him, What [is] that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.
Exodus 7:9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast [it] before Pharaoh, [and] it shall become a serpent.
Exodus 7:19 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and [that] there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in [vessels of] wood, and in [vessels of] stone.
1 Corinthians 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
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Ex 4:2; 7:9, 19. 1Co 1:27.

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