Exodus 18:3
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”),

Berean Study Bible
along with her two sons. One son was named Gershom, for Moses had said, “I have been a foreigner 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:

New King James Version
with her two sons, of whom the name of one was Gershom (for he said, “I have been a stranger in a foreign land”)

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

NASB 1995
and her two sons, of whom one was named Gershom, for Moses said, "I have been a sojourner in a foreign land."

NASB 1977
and her two sons, of whom one was named Gershom, for he said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.”

Amplified Bible
along with her two sons, of whom one was named Gershom (stranger), for Moses said, “I have been a stranger in a foreign land.”

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

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:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And her two children, one of whose names was Gershon, because he said, “I was a stranger in a strange land”:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and her two sons: the name of the one was Gersam, his father saying, I was a sojourner in a strange 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.

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:

Good News Translation
and Gershom and Eliezer, her two sons. (Moses had said, "I have been a foreigner in a strange land"; so he had named one son Gershom.

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."

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,"

JPS Tanakh 1917
and her two sons; of whom the name of the one was Gershom; for he said: 'I have been a stranger in a strange land';

Literal Standard Version
and her two sons, of whom the name of one [is] Gershom, for he said, “I have been a sojourner in a strange 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"),

New Heart 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".

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:'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Visit of Jethro
2After Moses had sent back his wife Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro had received her, 3along with her two sons. One son was named Gershom, for Moses had said, “I have been a foreigner in a foreign land.” 4The other son was named Eliezer, for Moses had said, “The God of my father was my helper and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh.”…

Cross References
Acts 7:29
At this remark, Moses fled to the land of Midian, where he lived as a foreigner and had two sons.

Exodus 2:22
And she 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 headed back to Egypt. And he took the staff of God in his hand.

Judges 18:30
The Danites set up idols for themselves, and Jonathan son of Gershom, the son of Moses, and his sons were priests for the tribe of Dan until the day 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 Madian, where he begat two sons.

Gershom.

Exodus 2:22
And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

Psalm 39:12
Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

Hebrews 11:13
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.









(3)Gershom.--See Note on Exodus 2:22.

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
along with her two
שְׁנֵ֣י (šə·nê)
Number - mdc
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

sons.
בָנֶ֑יהָ (ḇā·ne·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

One
הָֽאֶחָד֙ (hā·’e·ḥāḏ)
Article | Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

[son]
אֲשֶׁ֨ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

was named
שֵׁ֤ם (šêm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8034: A name

Gershom,
גֵּֽרְשֹׁ֔ם (gê·rə·šōm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1647: Gershom -- three Israelites

for
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

Moses had said,
אָמַ֔ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“I have been
הָיִ֔יתִי (hā·yî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a foreigner
גֵּ֣ר (gêr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1616: A guest, a foreigner

in a foreign
נָכְרִיָּֽה׃ (nā·ḵə·rî·yāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 5237: Foreign, alien

land.”
בְּאֶ֖רֶץ (bə·’e·reṣ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land


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