Exodus 2:12
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New International Version
Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

New Living Translation
After looking in all directions to make sure no one was watching, Moses killed the Egyptian and hid the body in the sand.

English Standard Version
He looked this way and that, and seeing no one, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

New American Standard Bible
So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

King James Bible
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Looking all around and seeing no one, he struck the Egyptian dead and hid him in the sand.

International Standard Version
Looking around and seeing no one else, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

NET Bible
He looked this way and that and saw that no one was there, and then he attacked the Egyptian and concealed the body in the sand.

New Heart English Bible
He looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no one, he killed the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He looked all around, and when he didn't see anyone, he beat the Egyptian to death and hid the body in the sand.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

New American Standard 1977
So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no one, he slew the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

King James 2000 Bible
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

American King James Version
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

American Standard Version
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had looked about this way and that way, and saw no one there, he slew the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

Darby Bible Translation
And he turned this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

English Revised Version
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

World English Bible
He looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no one, he killed the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

Young's Literal Translation
and he turneth hither and thither, and seeth that there is no man, and smiteth the Egyptian, and hideth him in the sand.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:11-15 Moses boldly owned the cause of God's people. It is plain from Heb 11. that this was done in faith, with the full purpose of leaving the honours, wealth, and pleasures of his rank among the Egyptians. By the grace of God he was a partaker of faith in Christ, which overcomes the world. He was willing, not only to risk all, but to suffer for his sake; being assured that Israel were the people of God. By special warrant from Heaven, which makes no rule for other cases, Moses slew an Egyptian, and rescued an oppressed Israelites. Also, he tried to end a dispute between two Hebrews. The reproof Moses gave, may still be of use. May we not apply it to disputants, who, by their fierce debates, divide and weaken the Christian church? They forget that they are brethren. He that did wrong quarreled with Moses. It is a sign of guilt to be angry at reproof. Men know not what they do, nor what enemies they are to themselves, when they resist and despise faithful reproofs and reprovers. Moses might have said, if this be the spirit of the Hebrews, I will go to court again, and be the son of Pharaoh's daughter. But we must take heed of being set against the ways and people of God, by the follies and peevishness of some persons that profess religion. Moses was obliged to flee into the land of Midian. God ordered this for wise and holy ends.
Study Bible
Moses Kills an Egyptian
11Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13He went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were fighting with each other; and he said to the offender, "Why are you striking your companion?"…
Cross References
Acts 7:24
And when he saw one of them being wronged, Moses went to his defense and avenged him by striking down the Egyptian who was oppressing him.

Acts 7:25
He assumed his brothers would understand that God was using him to deliver them, but they did not.
Treasury of Scripture

And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

he looked.

Acts 7:24-26 And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged …

slew. If the Egyptian killed the Hebrew, Moses only acted agreeably to the divine law in thus slaying the Egyptian; nor did he violate the law of Egypt; for, according to Diodorus Siculus he who saw a man killed, or violently assaulted on the highway, and did not rescue him, if he could, was punished with death. Moses, therefore, in this transaction, acted as a brave and good man; especially as at this time there was little probability of obtaining justice on an Egyptian murderer.

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