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 2:2

  • Ben Yospeh for verse 2
    Every time i go over this verse, it reminds me that there is a difference in babies I will keep my child goodly!

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