Exodus 2:2

“And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the woman conceiued, and bare a sonne: and when shee saw him that hee was a goodly childe, shee hid him three moneths.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And she became with child and gave birth to a Son; and when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she kept him secretly for three months.
- Basic English Bible

And the woman conceived, and bore a son. And she saw him that he was fair, and hid him three months.
- Darby Bible

And the woman conceived, and bore a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
- Webster's Bible

The woman conceived, and bore a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.
- World English Bible

and the woman conceiveth, and beareth a son, and she seeth him that he [is] fair, and she hideth him three months,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the woman conceived, and bore a son; and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 2:2


2:2 Bare a son - It seems just at the time of his birth that cruel law was made for the murder of all the male - children of the Hebrews, and many no doubt perished by the execution of it. Moses's parents had Miriam and Aaron, both elder than he, born to them before that edict came out. Probably his mother had little joy of her being with child of him, now this edict was in force. Yet this child proves the glory of his father's house. Observe the beauty of providence: just when Pharaoh's cruelty rose to this height, the deliverer was born. She hid him three months - In some private apartment of their own house, though probably with the hazard of their lives had he been discovered. It is said, #Heb 11:23|. That Moses's parents hid him by faith: some think they had a special revelation that the deliverer should spring from their loins; however, they believed the general promise of Israel's preservation, and in that faith hid their child.


Discussion for Exodus 2

  • Lu2677
    Darrell, Exodus 2:16-18 "Priest of Median" is Reuel, he has 7 daughters, one is named Zipporah. V:21 Reuel gave Zipporah to Moses for his wife.Ex. 3:1 Reuel is called Jethro for the first time, it does not say why the name change. Ex. 18:2 Jethro, Moses father in law took his daughter Zipporah back when Moses returned her. In the next few verse we see Moses was in the wilderness.
  • A disciple
    Darrell; I'm sure there are some very smart old books where we can get a good and thorough answer to that question; I speculate that they were simply two names, like, 'John Smith,' or perhaps it was something in the languages? Good question! I like that Moses was still humble and respectful toward his father-in-law, and of his spirituality; receiving his guidance and wisdom in handling the people
  • Darrell
    Why is it that we find Moses father-in-law's name in verse 18 as Reuel but in the commentary it states Moses was married to the daughter of Jethro.
  • 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

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