Exodus Chapter 4 verse 24


(Suren Petrosian) #1

Hello Team,

I am currently reading Exodus , I have come across verse 24 in chapter 4, could someone please expain this to me ? I am reading from the NKJV.

And it came to pass on the way, at the encampment, that the Lord met him and sought to kill him. Is that in reference to Moses or Pharaohs Son ?

Thank you for taking the time to answer


(SeanO) #2

@Suren_Petrosian My understanding of this passage is that Moses had failed to circumcise his son, as God had commanded, so when he was on his way to Egypt God required that Moses comply with the terms of the Abrahamic covenant. It was Moses’ life that was in danger, not his son’s life. Moses was culpable for failing to keep the terms of the covenant. His wife called him a ‘bridegroom of blood’ because as a result of marrying Moses she had to circumcise their son. That is my understanding of the passage.


(Suren Petrosian) #3

Hello Sean , thank you for the response! Much appreciated!


(SeanO) #4

@Suren_Petrosian Sure thing! Christ grant you wisdom as you study.