Exodus 18:2
New International Version
After Moses had sent away his wife Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro received her

New Living Translation
Earlier, Moses had sent his wife, Zipporah, and his two sons back to Jethro, who had taken them in.

English Standard Version
Now Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, had taken Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent her home,

Berean Study Bible
After Moses had sent back his wife Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro had taken her in,

New American Standard Bible
Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Moses' wife Zipporah, after he had sent her away,

King James Bible
Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,

Christian Standard Bible
Now Jethro, Moses's father-in-law, had taken in Zipporah, Moses's wife, after he had sent her back,

Good News Translation
So he came to Moses, bringing with him Moses' wife Zipporah, who had been left behind,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, had taken in Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,

International Standard Version
Now Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, had taken back Moses' wife Zipporah after she had been sent away,

NET Bible
Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Moses' wife Zipporah after he had sent her back,

New Heart English Bible
Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, received Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her away,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Moses had sent away his wife Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro had taken her in,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her away,

New American Standard 1977
And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took Moses’ wife Zipporah, after he had sent her away,

Jubilee Bible 2000
then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,

King James 2000 Bible
Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,

American King James Version
Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,

American Standard Version
And Jethro, Moses father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses wife, after he had sent her away,

Douay-Rheims Bible
He took Sephora the wife of Moses whom he had sent back:

Darby Bible Translation
And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,

English Revised Version
And Jethro, Moses' father in law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her away,

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Jethro, Moses's father-in-law, took Zipporah Moses's wife, after he had sent her back,

World English Bible
Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, received Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her away,

Young's Literal Translation
and Jethro, father-in-law of Moses, taketh Zipporah, wife of Moses, besides her parents,
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Visit of Jethro
1Now Moses’ father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian, heard about all that God had done for Moses and His people Israel, and how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt. 2After Moses had sent back his wife Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro had taken her in, 3along with her two sons. One son was named Gershom, for Moses had said, “I have been a foreigner in a foreign land.”…
Cross References
Exodus 2:21
Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.

Exodus 4:25
But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son's foreskin, and touched Moses' feet with it. "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me," she said.

Treasury of Scripture

Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,

Zipporah

Exodus 2:21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah …

Exodus 4:25,26 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her …







Lexicon
After
אַחַ֖ר (’a·ḥar)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

Moses
מֹשֶׁ֑ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

had sent back
שִׁלּוּחֶֽיהָ׃ (šil·lū·ḥe·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7964: A sending away, parting gift

his wife
אֵ֣שֶׁת (’ê·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

Zipporah,
צִפֹּרָ֖ה (ṣip·pō·rāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6855: Zipporah -- 'bird', Moses' wife

[his]
מֹשֶׁ֔ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

father-in-law
חֹתֵ֣ן (ḥō·ṯên)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2859: To give, away in marriage, to contract affinity by marriage

Jethro
יִתְרוֹ֙ (yiṯ·rōw)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3503: Jethro -- Moses' father-in-law

had taken her in,
וַיִּקַּ֗ח (way·yiq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take
(2)After he had sent her back.--Heb., after her dismissal. The fact had not been previously stated, but is in harmony with the general narrative, which has been absolutely silent concerning Zipporah since Exodus 4:26. Moses had sent Zipporah back to her own relations, either in anger, on account of the scene described in Exodus 4:24-26, or simply that he might not be encumbered with wife and children during the dangers and troubles which he anticipated in Egypt. Jethro assumed that, as the main troubles were now over, he would be glad to have his wife and children restored to him.

(2) He does not simply judge--i.e., decide the particular question brought before him; but he takes the opportunity to educate and instruct the people in delivering his judgments--he "makes them know the statutes of God and His laws"--he expounds principles and teaches morality. Both reasons were clearly of great weight, and constituted strong arguments in favour of his practice.

Verse 2. - After he had sent her back. Literally "after her dismissal." It is curious that the fact of the dismissal had not been previously mentioned, yet is here assumed as known. Some commentators (as Knobel) find, in what is said of Zipporah, the trace of two distinct writers who give two contradictory narratives; but the difficulties and obscurities of the history are sufficiently intelligible, if we hear in mind -

1. That Moses was addressing immediately those who knew the facts; and

2. That he was studious of brevity. 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.
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