Exodus 2:20

“And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 2:20

And he said vnto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that yee haue left the man? Call him, that hee may eate bread.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said to his daughters, "Where is he then? Why is it that you have left the man behind? Invite him to have something to eat."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? Why is it that ye have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to his daughters, Where is he? why have you let the man go? make him come in and give him a meal.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to his daughters, And where is he? why then have ye left the man behind? Call him, that he may eat bread.
- Darby Bible

And he said to his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.
- Webster's Bible

He said to his daughters, "Where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread."
- World English Bible

and he saith unto his daughters, `And where [is] he? why [is] this? -- ye left the man! call for him, and he doth eat bread.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said unto his daughters: 'And where is he? Why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 2:20

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 2:20


2:18 Reul or Raguel (see #Num 10:29|,) seems to have been their grandfather and father of Hobab or Jethro, their immediate father.

2:22 Gershom - That is, A stranger there. Now this settlement of Moses in Midian was designed by Providence. To shelter him for the present; God will find hiding places for his people in the day of their distress. It was also designed to prepare him for the services he was farther designed to. His manner of life in Midian, where he kept the flock of his father - in - law would be of use to him, to inure him to hardship and poverty; and to inure him to contemplation and devotion. Egypt accomplished him for a scholar, a gentleman, a statesman, a soldier, all which accomplishments would be afterwards of use to him; but yet lacketh he one thing, in which the court of Egypt could not befriend him. He that was to do all by divine revelation must know, what it was to live a life of communion with God, and in this he would be greatly furthered by the retirement of a shepherd's life in Midian. By the former he was prepared to rule in Jeshurun, but by the latter he was prepared to converse with God in mount Horeb. Those that know what it is to be alone with God, are acquainted with better delights than ever Moses tasted in the court of Pharaoh.


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