Exodus 2:22

“And she bare him a sonne, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I haue bene a stranger in a strange land.”

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And she bare [him] a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
- King James Version

Then she gave birth to a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, "I have been a sojourner in a foreign land."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And she bare a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And she gave birth to a son, to whom he gave the name Gershom: for he said, I have been living in a strange land.
- Basic English Bible

And she bore a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.
- Darby Bible

And she bore him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
- Webster's Bible

She bore a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, "I have lived as a foreigner in a foreign land."
- World English Bible

and she beareth a son, and he calleth his name Gershom, for he said, `A sojourner I have been in a strange land.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And she bore a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said: 'I have been a stranger in a strange land.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 2:22


2:22 Gershom - That is, A stranger there. Now this settlement of Moses in Midian was designed by Providence. To shelter him for the present; God will find hiding places for his people in the day of their distress. It was also designed to prepare him for the services he was farther designed to. His manner of life in Midian, where he kept the flock of his father - in - law would be of use to him, to inure him to hardship and poverty; and to inure him to contemplation and devotion. Egypt accomplished him for a scholar, a gentleman, a statesman, a soldier, all which accomplishments would be afterwards of use to him; but yet lacketh he one thing, in which the court of Egypt could not befriend him. He that was to do all by divine revelation must know, what it was to live a life of communion with God, and in this he would be greatly furthered by the retirement of a shepherd's life in Midian. By the former he was prepared to rule in Jeshurun, but by the latter he was prepared to converse with God in mount Horeb. Those that know what it is to be alone with God, are acquainted with better delights than ever Moses tasted in the court of Pharaoh.


Discussion for Exodus 2

  • Irene123
    Some comments on the following pgs. for ch. 2 - say that Moses killed a Hebrew; Moses killed an Egyptian, not a Hebrew.
  • Luke M.
    "Ex. 2: 5, when did it change from a basket made of reeds to a ark among the flags? Why are you changing what the KJV actually said?

    This is actually the same thing the original King James says. flags is another word for reeds. Ark just means safe place to avoid extinction... similar to the ark of the covenant, and obviously Noah's Ark.
  • Nena Sullins
    Ex. 2: 5, when did it change from a basket made of reeds to a ark among the flags? Why are you changing what the KJV actually said? How many other verses have you changed and no one noticed ? You should be a shame to change Gods word like that . You should at least put a foot note to show what the original KJV said . I am very disappointed and will have to check now or use another site
  • Anne
    Purpose preserves life. Moses purpose was to lead the Israelites out of bondage (Egypt) therefore God preserved his life and prepared him for leadership in the courts of Phaorah.
  • Irene123
    God is so good - ALL the time. He kept Moses' family together. I love to see Him work!!!
  • Sandy C
    Hebrew women were very wise women ! In spite of man position or title, God is All Power) Ps 23 ,he led the Hebrew women ! They trust in the Lord just as Daniel did with the lion, As King David with Saul , and many others in the Bible did) when u Keep yr mind on him Isa 26:3 , he will bring u Peace that passes All understanding , and this is what happen with Moses mother and Sister , Moses, Ps-91;3

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