Exodus 4:26
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New International Version
So the LORD let him alone. (At that time she said "bridegroom of blood," referring to circumcision.)

New Living Translation
(When she said "a bridegroom of blood," she was referring to the circumcision.) After that, the LORD left him alone.

English Standard Version
So he let him alone. It was then that she said, “A bridegroom of blood,” because of the circumcision.

Berean Study Bible
So the LORD let him alone. (When she said, “bridegroom of blood,” she was referring to the circumcision.)

New American Standard Bible
So He let him alone. At that time she said, "You are a bridegroom of blood "-- because of the circumcision.

King James Bible
So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.

Christian Standard Bible
So he let him alone. At that time she said, "You are a bridegroom of blood," referring to the circumcision.

Contemporary English Version
So the LORD did not harm Moses. Then Zipporah said, "Yes, my dear, you are safe because of this circumcision."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So He let him alone. At that time she said, "You are a bridegroom of blood," referring to the circumcision.

International Standard Version
Then the LORD withdrew from him, and she said, "…a bridegroom of blood because of circumcision."

NET Bible
So the LORD let him alone. (At that time she said, "A bridegroom of blood," referring to the circumcision.)

New Heart English Bible
So he let him alone. Then she said, "You are a bridegroom of blood," because of the circumcision.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the LORD let him alone. It was because of the circumcision that she said at that time, "You are a bridegroom of blood!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
So He let him alone. Then she said: 'A bridegroom of blood in regard of the circumcision.'

New American Standard 1977
So He let him alone. At that time she said, “You are a bridegroom of blood”—because of the circumcision.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.

King James 2000 Bible
So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband you are, because of the circumcision.

American King James Version
So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband you are, because of the circumcision.

American Standard Version
So he let him alone. Then she said, A bridegroom of blood art thou , because of the circumcision.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he let him go after she had said A bloody spouse art thou to me, because of the circumcision.

Darby Bible Translation
And he let him go. Then she said, A bloody husband -- because of the circumcision.

English Revised Version
So he let him alone. Then she said, A bridegroom of blood art thou, because of the circumcision.

Webster's Bible Translation
So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.

World English Bible
So he let him alone. Then she said, "You are a bridegroom of blood," because of the circumcision.

Young's Literal Translation
and He desisteth from him: then she said, 'A bridegroom of blood,' in reference to the circumcision.
Study Bible
Moses Leaves for Egypt
25But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son’s foreskin, and touched Moses’ feet with it. “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me,” she said. 26So the LORD let him alone. (When she said, “bridegroom of blood,” she was referring to the circumcision.)
Cross References
Exodus 4:25
But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son's foreskin, and touched Moses' feet with it. "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me," she said.

Exodus 4:27
Meanwhile, the LORD had said to Aaron, "Go and meet Moses in the wilderness." So he went and met Moses at the mountain of God and kissed him.

Treasury of Scripture

So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband you are, because of the circumcision.

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(26) So he let him go.--God let Moses go, i.e., allowed him to recover--accepted Zipporah's act as sufficient, albeit tardy, reparation, and spared the life of her husband.

Then she said.--When Moses was sufficiently recovered, Zipporah explained to him why she had called him "a bloody husband;" it was "on account of the circumcisions," i.e., the two circumcisions--of Gershom in Midian, many years previously, and now of Eliezer. We learn from Exodus 18:2-3, that Zipporah and her boys were sent back to Jethro by Moses, probably at this time. Moses was in haste, and the child could not have travelled conveniently for some days.

Verse 26. - So he let him go. i.e. "God let Moses go" - allowed him to escape death, accepted Zipporah's tardy act as a removal of the cause of offence, and gave her husband back to her. Then she said, etc. This is not a second address of Zipporah to Moses, conceived in the same terms, but an explanation of her previous address. She called him "a bloody husband because of the circumcision." Literally, "of the circumcisions." The two circumcisions, of Gershom in Midian, and of Eliezer on the way to Egypt, are especially in the writer's mind.

CHAPTER 4:27, 28 So he let him go,.... That is, the Lord let Moses go; suffered him to go on his journey without any further interruption; as the Targums, "it", the angel, ceased from him, or left him; or the disease and trembling departed from him, as Aben Ezra, and he was quite well and easy; though Grotius, after Lyra, understands it of Zipporah, she departed from him, that is, from Moses, and returned to Midian again, as it seems she did; but this the grammatical construction of the words will not bear, being masculine, though sometimes the masculine is used of women, as in Exodus 1:21,

then she said, a bloody husband thou art because of the circumcision; this is repeated, partly to give the reason of her calling him a bloody husband, because of the circumcision, and partly because of her great joy on occasion of her husband's restoration to her by this means. 26. So he let him go—Moses recovered; but the remembrance of this critical period in his life would stimulate the Hebrew legislator to enforce a faithful attention to the rite of circumcision when it was established as a divine ordinance in Israel, and made their peculiar distinction as a people.4:24-31 God met Moses in anger. The Lord threatened him with death or sent sickness upon him, as the punishment of his having neglected to circumcise his son. When God discovers to us what is amiss in our lives, we must give all diligence to amend it speedily. This is the voice of every rod; it calls us to return to Him that smites us. God sent Aaron to meet Moses. The more they saw of God's bringing them together, the more pleasant their interview was. The elders of Israel met them in faith, and were ready to obey them. It often happens, that less difficulty is found than was expected, in such undertakings as are according to the will of God, and for his glory. Let us but arise and try at our proper work, the Lord will be with us and prosper us. If Israel welcomed the tidings of their deliverance, and worshipped the Lord, how should we welcome the glad tidings of redemption, embrace it in faith, and adore the Redeemer!
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