Exodus 18:3
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New International Version
and her two sons. One son was named Gershom, for Moses said, "I have become a foreigner in a foreign land";

New Living Translation
(Moses' first son was named Gershom, for Moses had said when the boy was born, "I have been a foreigner in a foreign land."

English Standard Version
along with her two sons. The name of the one was Gershom (for he said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land”),

New American Standard Bible
and her two sons, of whom one was named Gershom, for Moses said, "I have been a sojourner in a foreign land."

King James Bible
And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
along with her two sons, one of whom was named Gershom (because Moses had said, "I have been a foreigner in a foreign land")

International Standard Version
along with her two sons. The name of the one was Gershom, because he used to say, "I was an alien in a foreign land,"

NET Bible
and her two sons, one of whom was named Gershom (for Moses had said, "I have been a foreigner in a foreign land"),

GOD'S WORD® Translation
along with her two sons. The one son was named Gershom [Foreigner], because Moses said, "I was a foreigner living in another country."

Jubilee Bible 2000
and her two sons, of which the name of the one was Gershon, for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land,

King James 2000 Bible
And her two sons; of whom the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land:

American King James Version
And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:

American Standard Version
and her two sons; of whom the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And her two sons, of whom one was called Gersam, his father saying: I have been a stranger in a foreign country.

Darby Bible Translation
and her two sons, of whom the name of the one was Gershom -- for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land,

English Revised Version
and her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been a sojourner in a strange land:

Webster's Bible Translation
And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; (for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:)

World English Bible
and her two sons. The name of one son was Gershom, for Moses said, "I have lived as a foreigner in a foreign land".

Young's Literal Translation
and her two sons, of whom the name of the one is Gershom, for he said, 'a sojourner I have been in a strange land:'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:1-6 Jethro came to rejoice with Moses in the happiness of Israel, and to bring his wife and children to him. Moses must have his family with him, that while he ruled the church of God, he might set a good example in family government, 1Ti 3:5.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - And her two sons. That Zipporah had borne Moses at least two sons before his return to Egypt from Midian, had appeared from Exodus 4:20. The name of the one, Gershom, and the ground of it, had been declared in Exodus 2:22. The repetition here may be accounted for by the present chapter having been originally a distinct and separate composition, written on a distinct roll, and subsequently incorporated by Moses into his great work.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And her two sons,.... Those also Jethro took along with him and his daughter:

of which the name of the one was Gershom; which seems to be his firstborn, Exodus 2:22, his name signifies a desolate stranger, as some, or, "there I was a stranger": the reason of which name follows agreeably thereunto:

for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land; meaning, not the land of Egypt, where he was born, and had lived forty years; but in the land of Midian, where he was when this son of his was born; and which name was given him partly to keep up the memory of his flight to Midian, and partly to instruct his son, that Midian, though his native place, was not his proper country where he was to dwell, but another, even the land of Canaan.



Exodus 18:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Visit of Jethro
2Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Moses' wife Zipporah, after he had sent her away, 3and her two sons, of whom one was named Gershom, for Moses said, "I have been a sojourner in a foreign land." 4The other was named Eliezer, for he said, "The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh."…
Cross References
Acts 7:29
When Moses heard this, he fled to Midian, where he settled as a foreigner and had two sons.

Exodus 2:22
Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, saying, "I have become a foreigner in a foreign land."

Exodus 4:20
So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey and started back to Egypt. And he took the staff of God in his hand.

Judges 18:30
There the Danites set up for themselves the idol, and Jonathan son of Gershom, the son of Moses, and his sons were priests for the tribe of Dan until the time of the captivity of the land.
Treasury of Scripture

And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:

two sons

Acts 7:29 Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of …

Gershom. i.e. A stranger there

Exodus 2:22 And she bore him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, …

Psalm 39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace …

Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having …

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain …

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