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Exodus 4:14 Then the anger of the LORD burned against Moses, and He said, "Is there not your brother Aaron the Levite? I know that he speaks fluently. And moreover, behold, he is coming out to meet you; when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.

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      14. the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses--The Divine Being is not subject to ebullitions of passion; but His displeasure was manifested by transferring the honor of the priesthood, which would otherwise have been bestowed on Moses, to Aaron, who was from this time destined to be the head of the house of Levi (1Ch 23:13). Marvellous had been His condescension and patience in dealing with Moses; and now every remaining scruple was removed by the unexpected and welcome intelligence that his brother Aaron was to be his colleague. God knew from the beginning what Moses would do, but He reserves this motive to the last as the strongest to rouse his languid heart, and Moses now fully and cordially complied with the call. If we are surprised at his backwardness amidst all the signs and promises that were given him, we must admire his candor and honesty in recording it.

JFB.


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Brief Summary: The LORD gives signs to Moses, Aaron is chosen as a spokesman, The Children of Israel are the LORD's firstborn and must be released to serve Him, Zipporah circumcises his son, Moses and Aaron lead in worship.

Outline
1 Moses' rod is turned into a serpent
6 His hand becomes leprous
10 He is loath to be sent
14 Aaron is appointed to assist him
18 Moses departs from Jethro
21 God's message to Pharaoh
24 Zipporah circumcises her son
27 Aaron is sent to meet Moses
31 The people believe them

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