Exodus 2:12

“And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one {around,} he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And turning this way and that, and seeing no one, he put the Egyptian to death, covering his body with sand.
- Basic English Bible

And he turned this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
- Darby Bible

And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
- Webster's Bible

He looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no one, he killed the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
- World English Bible

and he turneth hither and thither, and seeth that there is no man, and smiteth the Egyptian, and hideth him in the sand.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 2:12


2:12 He slew the Egyptian - Probably it was one of the Egyptian task - masters, whom he found abusing his Hebrew slave. By special warrant from heaven (which makes not a precedent in ordinary cases) Moses slew the Egyptian, and rescued his oppressed brother. The Jew's tradition is, that he did not slay him with any weapon, but as Peter slew Ananias and Sapphira, with the word of his mouth.


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