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Exodus 4:18

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1 So Moses went back 2  to his father-in-law Jethro and said to him, “Let me go, so that I may return 3  to my relatives 4  in Egypt and see 5  if they are still alive.” Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.”

XREF

Ge 45:3; Ex 3:1; 1Sa 1:17; Lu 7:50; Ac 15:36; Ac 16:36; 1Ti 6:1

NET © Notes

sn This last section of the chapter reports Moses’ compliance with the commission. It has four parts: the decision to return (18-20), the instruction (21-23), the confrontation with Yahweh (24-26), and the presentation with Aaron (27-31).

tn The two verbs form a verbal hendiadys, the second verb becoming adverbial in the translation: “and he went and he returned” becomes “and he went back.”

tn There is a sequence here with the two cohortative forms: אֵלְכָה נָּא וְאָשׁוּבָה (’elÿkhah nnavÿashuva) – “let me go in order that I may return.”

tn Heb “brothers.”

tn This verb is parallel to the preceding cohortative and so also expresses purpose: “let me go that I may return…and that I may see.”



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