Exodus 2:2
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New International Version
and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months.

New Living Translation
The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She saw that he was a special baby and kept him hidden for three months.

English Standard Version
The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.

New American Standard Bible
The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months.

King James Bible
And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son; when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months.

International Standard Version
Later, the woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She saw that he was a beautiful child, and hid him for three months.

NET Bible
The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a healthy child, she hid him for three months.

New Heart English Bible
The woman conceived, and bore a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The woman became pregnant and had a son. She saw how beautiful he was and hid him for three months.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the woman conceived, and bore a son; and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

New American Standard 1977
And the woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who conceived and gave birth to a son, and seeing that he was beautiful, she hid him three months.

King James 2000 Bible
And the woman conceived, and bore a son: and when she saw him that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.

American King James Version
And the woman conceived, and bore a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

American Standard Version
And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she conceived, and bore a son; and seeing him a goodly child hid him three months.

Darby Bible Translation
And the woman conceived, and bore a son. And she saw him that he was fair, and hid him three months.

English Revised Version
And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the woman conceived, and bore a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

World English Bible
The woman conceived, and bore a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.

Young's Literal Translation
and the woman conceiveth, and beareth a son, and she seeth him that he is fair, and she hideth him three months,
Study Bible
The Birth of Moses
1Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a daughter of Levi. 2The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months. 3But when she could hide him no longer, she got him a wicker basket and covered it over with tar and pitch. Then she put the child into it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.…
Cross References
Acts 7:20
At that time Moses was born, and he was beautiful in the sight of God. For three months he was nurtured in his father's house.

Hebrews 11:23
By faith Moses' parents hid him for three months after his birth, because they saw he was a beautiful child, and they were unafraid of the king's edict.

Exodus 6:20
Amram married his father's sister Jochebed, and she bore him Aaron and Moses; and the length of Amram's life was one hundred and thirty-seven years.

Numbers 26:59
The name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; and she bore to Amram: Aaron and Moses and their sister Miriam.

Deuteronomy 33:16
And with the choice things of the earth and its fullness, And the favor of Him who dwelt in the bush. Let it come to the head of Joseph, And to the crown of the head of the one distinguished among his brothers.

1 Samuel 16:12
So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance. And the LORD said, "Arise, anoint him; for this is he."
Treasury of Scripture

And the woman conceived, and bore a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

A.M.

Psalm 112:5 A good man shows favor, and lends: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Acts 7:20 In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished …

Hebrews 11:23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, …

(2) When she saw him that he was a goodly child.--St. Stephen says, that Moses was" comely before God"-- ??????? ?? ??? (Acts 7:20). Trogus Pompeius spoke of him as recommended by the beauty of his personal appearance (ap. Justin, Hist. Philipp. xxvi. 2). His infantine "goodliness" intensified the desire of his mother to save his life, but must not be re garded as the main cause of her anxiety.

She hid him three months.--As long as she could hope to conceal him effectually. It must be remembered that Egyptians were mixed up with Israelites in Goshen, and that each Hebrew household would be subjected to espionage from the time of the issue of the edict.

Verse 2. - And the woman conceived. Not for the first time, as appears from ver. 4, nor even for the second, as we learn from Exodus 7:7; but for the third. Aaron was three years old when Moses was born. As no difficulty has occurred with respect to him, we must regard the edict as issued between his birth and that of Moses. When she saw that he was a goodly child. Perhaps Jochebed would have done the same had Moses been ill-favoured, for mothers have often loved best their weakest and sickliest; but still it nard-rally seemed to her the harder that she was called upon to lose a strong and beautiful baby; and this is what the writer means to express - the clauses are not "simply co-ordinate." She hid him - i.e, kept him within the house - perhaps even in the female apartments. Egyptians were mixed up with the Israelites in Goshen - not perhaps in any great numbers, but still so that no Hebrew felt himself safe from observation. And the woman conceived, and bare a son,.... Which was not her first child, nor indeed her first son, for she had both Aaron and Miriam before this: this son, which was Moses, was born, as the Jews say (t), in the thirty seventh year after the death of Levi, A. M. 2365, (or, as others, 2368,) on a Wednesday, the seventh of the month Adar, in the third hour of the day: some say it was on the twenty fourth of Nisan; but, according to Bishop Usher (u), he was born forty one years after the death of Levi, A. M. 2433, and in the year before Christ 1571:

and when she saw him that he was a goodly child; exceeding fair and beautiful, as Stephen expresses it, Acts 7:20, the Jews say (w) his form was like an angel of God, and Trogus (x), an Heathen writer, says his beautiful form recommended him: this engaged the affections of his parents to him, and who, from hence, might promise themselves that he would be a very eminent and useful person, could his life be preserved:

she hid him three months; in her bedchamber, some Jewish writers say (y); others (z), in a house under ground, that is, in the cellar; however, it was in his father's house, Acts 7:20.

(t) Shatshalet Hakabala, fol. 5. 2. Tzemach David, par. 1. fol. 7. 1.((u) Annal. Vet. Test. p. 18. (w) Pirke Eliezer, c. 48. fol. 57. 2.((x) Justin e Trogo, l. 36. c. 2.((y) Chronicon Mosis, fol. 3. 2. (z) Pirke Eliezer, ut supra. (c.48. fol. 57.2) 2. the woman … bare a son, etc.—Some extraordinary appearance of remarkable comeliness led his parents to augur his future greatness. Beauty was regarded by the ancients as a mark of the divine favor.

hid him three months—The parents were a pious couple, and the measures they took were prompted not only by parental attachment, but by a strong faith in the blessing of God prospering their endeavors to save the infant.2:1-4 Observe the order of Providence: just at the time when Pharaoh's cruelty rose to its height by ordering the Hebrew children to be drowned, the deliverer was born. When men are contriving the ruin of the church, God is preparing for its salvation. The parents of Moses saw he was a goodly child. A lively faith can take encouragement from the least hint of the Divine favour. It is said, Heb 11:23, that the parents of Moses hid him by faith; they had the promise that Israel should be preserved, which they relied upon. Faith in God's promise quickens to the use of lawful means for obtaining mercy. Duty is ours, events are God's. Faith in God will set us above the fear of man. At three months' end, when they could not hide the infant any longer, they put him in an ark of bulrushes by the river's brink, and set his sister to watch. And if the weak affection of a mother were thus careful, what shall we think of Him, whose love, whose compassion is, as himself, boundless. Moses never had a stronger protection about him, no, not when all the Israelites were round his tent in the wilderness, than now, when he lay alone, a helpless babe upon the waves. No water, no Egyptian can hurt him. When we seem most neglected and forlorn, God is most present with us.
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