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Exodus 4:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Jehovah said unto him, What is that in thy hand? And he said, A rod.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the LORD said unto him, What [is] that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” And he said, “A staff.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the LORD said to him, What [is] that in thy hand? And he said, A rod.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Jehovah said to him, What is that in thy hand? And he said, A staff.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Yahweh said unto him—What is this in thy hand? And he said—A staff.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Jehovah saith unto him, 'What [is] this in thy hand?' and he saith, 'A rod;'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Then he said to him: What is that thou holdest in thy hand? He answered: A rod.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the LORD said vnto him, What is that in thine hand? and hee said, A rod.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the Lord said to him, What is this thing that is in thine hand? and he said, A rod.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Yahweh said unto him, What [is] that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
said 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto x413
(0413) Complement
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
him, What [is] that x4100
(4100) Complement
A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what? (including how?, why? and when?); but also exclamations like what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational senses.
(2088) Complement
A primitive word; the masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that.
in thine hand? 3027
{3027} Prime
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.
And he said, 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
A rod. 4294
{4294} Prime
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).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Exodus 4:2

_ _ the Lord said, ... What is that in thine hand? — The question was put not to elicit information which God required, but to draw the particular attention of Moses.

_ _ A rod — probably the shepherd’s crook — among the Arabs, a long staff, with a curved head, varying from three to six feet in length.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Exodus 4:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Exodus 4:2

A rod — Or staff.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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a rod:

Exodus 4:17 And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.
Exodus 4:20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.
Genesis 30:37 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which [was] in the rods.
Leviticus 27:32 And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, [even] of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD.
Psalms 110:2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
Micah 7:14 Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily [in] the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed [in] Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.
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