18 So Moses went and returned to r Jethro 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 t Midian, "Go, return to u Egypt; for v all the men who sought your life are dead." 20 Then Moses w took his wife and his sons and set them on a donkey, and he returned to the land of Egypt. And Moses took x the 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 y wonders before Pharaoh which I have put in your hand. But z I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go. 22 "Then you shall a say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the LORD: b "Israel is My son, c My 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 d I will kill your son, your firstborn." ' "
24 And it came to pass on the way, at the e encampment, that the LORD f met him and sought to g kill him. 25 Then h Zipporah took i a sharp stone and cut off the foreskin of her son and 1 cast it at 2 Moses' feet, and said, "Surely you are a husband of blood to me!" 26 So He let him go. Then she said, "You are a 3 husband of blood!" - because of the circumcision.
27 And the LORD said to Aaron, "Go into the wilderness j to meet Moses." So he went and met him on k the mountain of God, and kissed him. 28 So Moses l told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all the m signs which He had commanded him. 29 Then Moses and Aaron n went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel. 30 o And 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 p believed; and when they heard that the LORD had q visited the children of Israel and that He r had looked on their affliction, then s they bowed their heads and worshiped.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.