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10But Moses said to the LORD, "My Lord, I’ve never been able to speak well, not yesterday, not the day before, and certainly not now since you’ve been talking to your servant. I have a slow mouth and a thick tongue."
11Then the LORD said to him, "Who gives people the ability to speak? Who’s responsible for making them unable to speak or hard of hearing, sighted or blind? Isn’t it I, the LORD? 12Now go! I’ll help you speak, and I’ll teach you what you should say."
13But Moses said, "Please, my Lord, just send someone else."
14Then the LORD got angry at Moses and said, "What about your brother Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak very well. He’s on his way out to meet you now, and he’s looking forward to seeing you. 15Speak to him and tell him what he’s supposed to say. I’ll help both of you speak, and I’ll teach both of you what to do. 16Aaron will speak for you to the people. He’ll be a spokesperson for you, and you will be like God for him. 17Take this shepherd’s rod with you too so that you can do the signs."
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