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 6:12
6:12 Moses spoke, interrupting the revelation. 'Even the Israelites will not listen to me,' he said. 'How can I expect Pharaoh to listen to me? I have no self-confidence when I speak.'
Vayedaber Moshe lifney Adonay lemor hen bney-Yisra'el lo-sham'u elay ve'eych yishma'eni Far'oh va'ani aral sfatayim.



Commentary:

interrupting the revelation
  Literally, 'Moses spoke before God.'

I have no self confidence...
  (Cf. Rashi; Ralbag)... Literally, 'I have uncircumcised lips.' The expression may also be interpreted, 'I can hardly speak,' or 'I have a speech defect.' See Exodus 4:10.





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