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 for Exodus 18:2

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 for Exodus 18:2

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 18:2


18:1 Jethro to congratulate the happiness of Israel, and particularly the honour of Moses his son - in - law; comes to rejoice with them, as one that had a true respect both for them and for their God. And also to bring Moses's wife and children to him. It seems he had sent them back, probably from the inn where his wife's lothness to have her son circumcised had like to have cost him his life, #Ex 4:25|.

18:3 The name of one was Gershom - A stranger, designing thereby not only a memorial of his own condition, but a memorandum to this son of his, for we are all strangers upon earth.

18:4 The name of the other was Eliezer - My God a help: it looks back to his deliverance from Pharaoh, when he made his escape after the slaying of the Egyptian; but if this were the son that was circumcised in the inn, I would rather translate it, The Lord is mine help, and will deliver me from the sword of Pharaoh, which he had reason to expect would be drawn against him, when he was going to fetch Israel out of bondage.


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