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.”

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.

New King James Version
Now he had said to Moses, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons with her.”

New American Standard Bible
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.”

NASB 1995
He sent word to Moses, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons with her.”

NASB 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.”

Amplified Bible
He sent a message to Moses, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons [who are] 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.”

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.”

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it was said to Moshe, “Behold, your Father in Law Yethrown has come to you, and your wife and both your sons with him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it was told Moses, saying, Behold, thy father-in-law Jothor is coming to thee, and thy wife and two sons with him.

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.

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

International Standard Version
He told Moses, "I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you along with 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.'

Literal Standard Version
and he says to Moses, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you, and your wife, and her two sons with her.”

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

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."

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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
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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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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

to
אֵלֶ֑יךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 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 802: Woman, wife, female

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

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

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


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