Exodus 2:21

“And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 2:21

And Moses was content to dwel with the man, and he gaue Moses Zipporah his daughter.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Moses was willing to dwell with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Moses was happy to go on living with the man; and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses.
- Basic English Bible

And Moses consented to remain with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
- Darby Bible

And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
- Webster's Bible

Moses was content to dwell with the man. He gave Moses Zipporah, his daughter.
- World English Bible

And Moses is willing to dwell with the man, and he giveth Zipporah his daughter to Moses,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Moses was content to dwell with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 2:21

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 2:21


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.

2:23 The king of Egypt died - And after him, one or two more of his sons or successors. And the children of Israel sighed by reason of bondage - Probably the murdering of their infants did not continue, that part of their affliction only attended the birth of Moses, to signalize that. And now they were content with their increase, finding that Egypt was enriched by their labour; so they might have them for their slaves, they cared not how many they were. On this therefore they were intent, to keep them all at work, and make the best hand they could of their labour. When one Pharaoh died, another rose up in his place, that was as cruel to Israel as his predecessors. And they cried - Now at last they began to think of God under their troubles, and to return to him from the idols they had served, #Eze 20:8|. Hitherto they had fretted at the instruments of their trouble, but God was not in all their thoughts. But before God unbound them, he put it into their hearts to cry unto him. It is a sign God is coming towards us with deliverance, when he inclines us to cry to him for it.


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