Exodus 4:19
New International Version
Now the LORD had said to Moses in Midian, "Go back to Egypt, for all those who wanted to kill you are dead."

New Living Translation
Before Moses left Midian, the LORD said to him, "Return to Egypt, for all those who wanted to kill you have died."

English Standard Version
And the LORD said to Moses in Midian, “Go back to Egypt, for all the men who were seeking your life are dead.”

Berean Study Bible
Now the LORD had said to Moses in Midian, “Go back to Egypt, for all the men who sought to kill you are dead.”

New American Standard Bible
Now the LORD said to Moses in Midian, "Go back to Egypt, for all the men who were seeking your life are dead."

King James Bible
And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy life.

Christian Standard Bible
Now in Midian the LORD told Moses, "Return to Egypt, for all the men who wanted to kill you are dead."

Contemporary English Version
But even before this, the LORD had told Moses, "Leave the land of Midian and return to Egypt. Everyone who wanted to kill you is now dead."

Good News Translation
While Moses was still in Midian, the LORD said to him, "Go back to Egypt, for all those who wanted to kill you are dead."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now in Midian the LORD told Moses, "Return to Egypt, for all the men who wanted to kill you are dead."

International Standard Version
The LORD told Moses in Midian, "Go back to Egypt, because all the men who wanted to kill you are dead."

NET Bible
The LORD said to Moses in Midian, "Go back to Egypt, because all the men who were seeking your life are dead."

New Heart English Bible
The LORD said to Moses in Midian, "Go, return into Egypt; for all the men who sought your life are dead."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now, the LORD had said to Moses in Midian, "Go back to Egypt, because all the men who wanted to kill you are dead."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian: 'Go, return into Egypt; for all the men are dead that sought thy life.'

New American Standard 1977
Now the LORD said to Moses in Midian, “Go back to Egypt, for all the men who were seeking your life are dead.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD also said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt, for all the men are dead who sought thy life.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead who sought your life.

American King James Version
And the LORD said to Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought your life.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt; for all the men are dead that sought thy life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to Moses, in Madian: Go, and return into Egypt: for they are all dead that sought thy life.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said to Moses in Midian, Go, return to Egypt; for all the men are dead who sought thy life.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy life.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD said to Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt; for all the men are dead who sought thy life.

World English Bible
Yahweh said to Moses in Midian, "Go, return into Egypt; for all the men who sought your life are dead."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto Moses in Midian, 'Go, turn back to Egypt, for all the men have died who seek thy life;'
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Moses Leaves for Egypt
18Then Moses went back to his father-in-law Jethro and said to him, “Please let me return to my brothers in Egypt and see if they are still alive.” “Go in peace,” Jethro replied. 19Now the LORD had said to Moses in Midian, “Go back to Egypt, for all the men who sought to kill you are dead.” 20So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey, and headed back to Egypt. And he took the staff of God in his hand.…
Cross References
Exodus 2:15
When Pharaoh heard about this matter, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and settled in the land of Midian, where he sat down beside a well.

Exodus 2:23
After a long time, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned and cried out under their burden of slavery, and their cry for deliverance from bondage ascended to God.

Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD said to Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought your life.

Midian. A country in Arabia Petr?a, on the eastern coast of the Red Sea, near Mount Sinai. This place is still called by the Arabs the Land of Midian, or of Jethro. Abulfeda, speaking of Midian, says, Madyan is a city, in ruins, on the shore of the Red Sea, on the opposite side to Tabuc, from which it is distant about six days' journey. At Midian may be seen the famous well at which Moses watered the flocks of Shoaib, (Jethro.) This city was the capital of the tribe of Midian in the days of the Israelites.

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Exodus 2:15,23 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses …

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Lexicon
Now the LORD
יְהוָ֤ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

had said
וַיֹּ֨אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Moses
מֹשֶׁה֙ (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

in Midian,
בְּמִדְיָ֔ן (bə·miḏ·yān)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4080: Midian -- a son of Abraham and Keturah, also his descendants and the region where they settled

“Go
לֵ֖ךְ (lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

back
שֻׁ֣ב (šuḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to Egypt,
מִצְרָ֑יִם (miṣ·rā·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

for
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the men
הָ֣אֲנָשִׁ֔ים (hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 582: Man, mankind

who sought
הַֽמְבַקְשִׁ֖ים (ham·ḇaq·šîm)
Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1245: To search out, to strive after

to kill you
נַפְשֶֽׁךָ׃ (nap̄·še·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

are dead.”
מֵ֙תוּ֙ (mê·ṯū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill
(19) In Midian.--Moses appears to have delayed his departure after he obtained permission to go from Jethro. Hence the address "Go, return," which is peremptory.

All the men which sought thy life.--Not only the Pharaoh (Exodus 2:23), but the kindred of the murdered man, and the officials empowered by the Pharaoh to arrest Moses. As forty years had elapsed since the homicide, this is readily conceivable.

Verse 19. - And the Lord said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return. It would seem that Moses was still reluctant, and was delaying his departure, even after he had obtained Jethro's leave to go. Perhaps he was making it an excuse to himself for not setting out that if he returned he might still suffer death on account of the offence which had driven him into exile. To remove this last impediment, God assured him that "all the men were dead who had sought his life." 4:18-23 After God had appeared in the bush, he often spake to Moses. Pharaoh had hardened his own heart against the groans and cries of the oppressed Israelites; and now God, in the way of righteous judgment, hardens his heart against the teaching of the miracles, and the terror of the plagues. But whether Pharaoh will hear, or whether he will forbear, Moses must tell him, Thus saith the Lord. He must demand a discharge for Israel, Let my son go; not only my servant, whom thou hast no right to detain, but my son. It is my son that serves me, and therefore must be spared, must be pleaded for. In case of refusal I will slay thy son, even thy first-born. As men deal with God's people, let them expect so to be dealt with.
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