Exodus 18:6
New International Version
Jethro had sent word to him, "I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons."

New Living Translation
Jethro had sent a message to Moses, saying, "I, Jethro, your father-in-law, am coming to see you with your wife and your two sons."

English Standard Version
And when he sent word to Moses, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons with her,”

Berean Study Bible
He sent word to Moses, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons.”

New American Standard Bible
He sent word to Moses, "I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons with her."

King James Bible
And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.

Christian Standard Bible
He sent word to Moses, "I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons."

Good News Translation
He had sent word to Moses that they were coming,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He sent word to Moses, "I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons."

International Standard Version
He told Moses, "I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you along with your wife and her two sons."

NET Bible
He said to Moses, "I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you, along with your wife and her two sons with her."

New Heart English Bible
And one said to Moses, "Look, Jethro, your father-in-law, has come to you, with your wife and her two sons with her."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jethro had sent word to Moses, "I'm coming to [visit] you, [and I'm bringing] your wife and her two sons."

JPS Tanakh 1917
and he said unto Moses: 'I thy father-in-law Jethro am coming unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.'

New American Standard 1977
And he sent word to Moses, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons with her.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
and he said unto Moses, I, thy father-in-law Jethro, am come unto thee and thy wife and her two sons with her.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto Moses, I your father-in-law Jethro am come unto you, and your wife, and her two sons with her.

American King James Version
And he said to Moses, I your father in law Jethro am come to you, and your wife, and her two sons with her.

American Standard Version
and he said unto Moses, I, thy father-in-law Jethro, am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he sent word to Moses, saying: I Jethro thy kinsman come to thee, and thy wife, and thy two sons with her.

Darby Bible Translation
And he sent word to Moses: I, thy father-in-law Jethro, am come to thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.

English Revised Version
and he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to Moses, I thy father-in-law Jethro have come to thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.

World English Bible
He said to Moses, "I, your father-in-law Jethro, have come to you with your wife, and her two sons with her."

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith unto Moses, 'I, thy father-in-law, Jethro, am coming unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.'
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Visit of Jethro
5Moses’ father-in-law Jethro, along with Moses’ wife and sons, came to him in the desert, where he was encamped at the mountain of God. 6He sent word to Moses, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons.” 7So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law and bowed down and kissed him. They greeted each other and went into the tent.…
Cross References
Exodus 18:5
Moses' father-in-law Jethro, along with Moses' wife and sons, came to him in the desert, where he was encamped at the mountain of God.

Exodus 18:7
So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law and bowed down and kissed him. They greeted each other and went into the tent.

Treasury of Scripture

And he said to Moses, I your father in law Jethro am come to you, and your wife, and her two sons with her.

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Lexicon
He sent word
וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

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

“I,
אֲנִ֛י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

your father-in-law
חֹתֶנְךָ֥ (ḥō·ṯen·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2859: To give, away in marriage, to contract affinity by marriage

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

am coming
בָּ֣א (bā)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to
אֵלֶ֑יךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

you with your wife
וְאִ֨שְׁתְּךָ֔ (wə·’iš·tə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

and her
עִמָּֽהּ׃ (‘im·māh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

two
וּשְׁנֵ֥י (ū·šə·nê)
Conjunctive waw | Number - mdc
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

sons.”
בָנֶ֖יהָ (ḇā·ne·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son
Verse 6. - And he said. It is suspected that the true reading here is, "and they said," - i.e., some one said - "to Moses, behold thy father-in-law" (or "brother-in-law"), "Jethro, is come unto thee." So the LXX., and many moderns, as Kennicott, Geddes, Boothroyd, Canon Cook, and others. But the explanation, that Jethro, on arriving in the vicinity of Moses, sent a messenger to him, who spoke in his name (Rosenmuller, Patrick, Pool, Kalisch, Keil, etc.) is at any rate plausible, and removes all necessity of altering the text. 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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