18 So Moses went and returned to rJethro his father-in-law, and said to him, “Please let me go and return to my brethren who are in Egypt, and see whether they are still alive.”
And Jethro said to Moses, s“Go in peace.”
19 Now the Lord said to Moses in tMidian, “Go, return to uEgypt; for vall the men who sought your life are dead.” 20 Then Moses wtook his wife and his sons and set them on a donkey, and he returned to the land of Egypt. And Moses took xthe rod of God in his hand.
21 And the Lord said to Moses, “When you go back to Egypt, see that you do all those ywonders before Pharaoh which I have put in your hand. But zI will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go. 22 Then you shall asay to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the Lord: b“Israel is My son, cMy firstborn. 23 So I say to you, let My son go that he may serve Me. But if you refuse to let him go, indeed dI will kill your son, your firstborn.” ’ ”
24 And it came to pass on the way, at the eencampment, that the Lord fmet him and sought to gkill him. 25 Then hZipporah took ia sharp stone and cut off the foreskin of her son and 3cast it at 4Moses’ feet, and said, “Surely you are a husband of blood to me!” 26 So He let him go. Then she said, “You are a 5husband of blood!”—because of the circumcision.
27 And the Lord said to Aaron, “Go into the wilderness jto meet Moses.” So he went and met him on kthe mountain of God, and kissed him. 28 So Moses ltold Aaron all the words of the Lord who had sent him, and all the msigns which He had commanded him. 29 Then Moses and Aaron nwent and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel. 30 oAnd Aaron spoke all the words which the Lord had spoken to Moses. Then he did the signs in the sight of the people. 31 So the people pbelieved; and when they heard that the Lord had qvisited the children of Israel and that He rhad looked on their affliction, then sthey bowed their heads and worshiped.
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