Exodus 18:2

“Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Iethro Moses father in law tooke Zipporah Moses wife, after he had sent her backe,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Moses' wife Zipporah, after he had sent her away,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her away,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her away,
- Basic English Bible

And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,
- Darby Bible

Then Jethro, Moses's father-in-law, took Zipporah Moses's wife, after he had sent her back,
- Webster's Bible

Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, received Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her away,
- World English Bible

and Jethro, father-in-law of Moses, taketh Zipporah, wife of Moses, besides her parents,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her away,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Exodus 18

  • A disciple
    "Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them." God brought Israel out from under the oppression and cruelty of the arrogant and perverted Egyptians; and He will also bring us out from under our oppressors. The difference between real superiority, and that which the wicked do; is that they think that by pride and cruelty is power.
  • Grace
    It is a wonderful illustration that sometimes we can not handle all issues by ourselves. So often, our lack of seeking wisdom can create further issues. It shows the humility of Moses and the wisdom of Jethro. If we are willing to listen, God will provide all we need.
  • George wanjau
    Im humbled by Moses whom God spoke to directly and took advice from Jethro a gentile. Im sure if it was one of us pride would have not allowed us . This shows that God can use anyone or anything to speak to us. Remember Baalam and the donkey. God bless you
  • KAM CARTER
    GOD does not always speak directly to you sometimes other people speak GOD 's word to you even when you are faithfully standing. Moses recognized that his father-in-law spoke well and was able to take his advice.
  • Zorle David for verse 21
    Get from all the people able men men who have learned ,such as reverence God, that love truth, that refuse unjust gain and appoint them over thousands, hundreds, fifties tens:
  • Exodus 18:11 is powerful to the soul.

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