Exodus 6:30
New International Version
But Moses said to the LORD, "Since I speak with faltering lips, why would Pharaoh listen to me?"

New Living Translation
But Moses argued with the LORD, saying, "I can't do it! I'm such a clumsy speaker! Why should Pharaoh listen to me?"

English Standard Version
But Moses said to the LORD, “Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips. How will Pharaoh listen to me?”

Berean Study Bible
But in the LORD’s presence Moses replied, “Since I am unskilled in speech, why would Pharaoh listen to me?”

New American Standard Bible
But Moses said before the LORD, "Behold, I am unskilled in speech; how then will Pharaoh listen to me?"

King James Bible
And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?

Christian Standard Bible
But Moses replied in the LORD's presence, "Since I am such a poor speaker, how will Pharaoh listen to me?"

Contemporary English Version
But Moses answered, "You know I am a very poor speaker, and the king will never listen to me."

Good News Translation
But Moses answered, "You know that I am such a poor speaker; why should the king listen to me?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Moses replied in the LORD's presence, "Since I am such a poor speaker, how will Pharaoh listen to me?"

International Standard Version
Moses said in the presence of the LORD, "Look, I'm not a persuasive speaker, so how will Pharaoh listen to me?"

NET Bible
But Moses said before the LORD, "Since I speak with difficulty, why should Pharaoh listen to me?"

New Heart English Bible
Moses said before the LORD, "Look, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh listen to me?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Moses said to the LORD, "Why would Pharaoh listen to me?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Moses said before the LORD: 'Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?'

New American Standard 1977
But Moses said before the LORD, “Behold, I am unskilled in speech; how then will Pharaoh listen to me?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?

King James 2000 Bible
And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?

American King James Version
And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh listen to me?

American Standard Version
And Moses said before Jehovah, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Moses said before the Lord, Behold, I am not able in speech, and how shall Pharao hearken to me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moses said before the Lord: Lo I am of uncircumcised lips, how will Pharao hear me?

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses said before Jehovah, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how will Pharaoh hearken unto me?

English Revised Version
And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?

Webster's Bible Translation
And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken to me?

World English Bible
Moses said before Yahweh, "Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh listen to me?"

Young's Literal Translation
And Moses saith before Jehovah, 'Lo, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how doth Pharaoh hearken unto me?'
Study Bible
Genealogies of Moses and Aaron
29He said to him, “I am the LORD; tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything that I say to you.” 30But in the LORD’s presence Moses replied, “Since I am unskilled in speech, why would Pharaoh listen to me?”
Cross References
Exodus 4:1
Then Moses answered, "What if they refuse to believe me or listen to my voice? For they may say, 'The LORD has not appeared to you.'"

Exodus 4:10
"Please, Lord," Moses replied, "I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since You have spoken to Your servant, for I am slow of speech and tongue."

Exodus 6:12
But in the LORD's presence Moses replied, "If the Israelites will not listen to me, then how will Pharaoh listen to me, since I am unskilled in speech?"

Isaiah 6:5
Then I said, "Woe is me, for I am ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips dwelling among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of Hosts."

Jeremiah 1:6
"Ah, Lord GOD," I said, "I surely do not know how to speak, for I am only a child!"

Treasury of Scripture

And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh listen to me?

uncircumcised

Exodus 6:12
And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?

Exodus 4:10
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.

1 Corinthians 9:16,17
For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! …







Lexicon
But in the LORD’s
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

presence
לִפְנֵ֣י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

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

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

“Since
הֵ֤ן (hên)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

I
אֲנִי֙ (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

am unskilled
עֲרַ֣ל (‘ă·ral)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6189: Having foreskin (uncircumcised)

in speech,
שְׂפָתַ֔יִם (śə·p̄ā·ṯa·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin

why
וְאֵ֕יךְ (wə·’êḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 349: How?, how!, where

would Pharaoh
פַּרְעֹֽה׃ (par·‘ōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6547: Pharaoh -- a title of Egypt kings

listen
יִשְׁמַ֥ע (yiš·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

to me?”
אֵלַ֖י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to
Verse 30. - All that I say unto thee. To the general command thus expressed, was probably appended the particular injunction of verse 11, not here repeated - Speak thou unto Pharaoh, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land." The sacred historians continually abbreviate



6:14-30 Moses and Aaron were Israelites; raised up unto them of their brethren, as Christ also should be, who was to be the Prophet and Priest, the Redeemer and Lawgiver of the people of Israel. Moses returns to his narrative, and repeats the charge God had given him to deliver his message to Pharaoh, and his objection against it. Those who have spoken unadvisedly with their lips ought to reflect upon it with regret, as Moses seems to do here.Uncircumcised, is used in Scripture to note the unsuitableness there may be in any thing to answer its proper purpose; as the carnal heart and depraved nature of fallen man are wholly unsuited to the services of God, and to the purposes of his glory. It is profitable to place no confidence in ourselves, all our sufficiency must be in the Lord. We never can trust ourselves too little, or our God too much. I can do nothing by myself, said the apostle, but I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
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