Exodus 2:21
New International Version
Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.

New Living Translation
Moses accepted the invitation, and he settled there with him. In time, Reuel gave Moses his daughter Zipporah to be his wife.

English Standard Version
And Moses was content to dwell with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah.

Berean Study Bible
Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.

New American Standard Bible
Moses was willing to dwell with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses.

King James Bible
And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

Christian Standard Bible
Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.

Contemporary English Version
Moses agreed to stay on with Jethro, who later let his daughter Zipporah marry Moses.

Good News Translation
So Moses decided to live there, and Jethro gave him his daughter Zipporah in marriage,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.

International Standard Version
Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.

NET Bible
Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.

New Heart English Bible
And Moses was content to dwell with the man. And he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter in marriage.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Moses decided to stay with the man. So Reuel gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses as his wife.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Moses was content to dwell with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

New American Standard 1977
And Moses was willing to dwell with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Moses was content to dwell with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah, his daughter.

King James 2000 Bible
And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

American King James Version
And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

American Standard Version
And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Moses was established with the man, and he gave Sepphora his daughter to Moses to wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moses swore that he would dwell with him. And he took Sephora his daughter to wife:

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses consented to remain with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

English Revised Version
And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

World English Bible
Moses was content to dwell with the man. He gave Moses Zipporah, his daughter.

Young's Literal Translation
And Moses is willing to dwell with the man, and he giveth Zipporah his daughter to Moses,
Study Bible
Moses Flees to Midian
20“So where is he?” their father asked. “Why did you leave the man behind? Invite him to have something to eat.” 21Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage. 22And she gave birth to a son whom he named Gershom, for he said, “I have become a stranger in a strange land.”…
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 2:20
"So where is he?" their father asked. "Why did you leave the man behind? Invite him to have something to eat."

Exodus 4:18
Then Moses went back to his father-in-law Jethro and said to him, "Please let me return to my brothers in Egypt and see if they are still alive." "Go in peace," Jethro replied.

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.

Exodus 18:2
After Moses had sent back his wife Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro had taken her in,

Numbers 12:1
Then Miriam and Aaron criticized Moses because of the Cushite woman he had married, for he had taken a Cushite wife.

Treasury of Scripture

And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

content.

Exodus 2:10
And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

Genesis 31:38-40
This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten…

Philippians 4:11,12
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content…

Zipporah.

Exodus 4:20-25
And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand…

Exodus 18:2-6
Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back, …

Numbers 12:1
And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.







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

agreed
וַיּ֥וֹאֶל (way·yō·w·’el)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2974: To show willingness, be pleased, determine, undertake (to do anything)

to stay
לָשֶׁ֣בֶת (lā·še·ḇeṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

with
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

the man,
הָאִ֑ישׁ (hā·’îš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

and he gave
וַיִּתֵּ֛ן (way·yit·tên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

his daughter
בִתּ֖וֹ (ḇit·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

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

to Moses in marriage.
לְמֹשֶֽׁה׃ (lə·mō·šeh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver
(21) Moses was content to dwell with the man.--Reuel must have been so pleased with the manner and appearance of Moses that he invited him to take service with him--perhaps to share his tent. Moses consented, and in course of time took to wife Zipporah, one of Reuel's daughters. Marriage with the Midianites was allowed, even under the Law. It has been conjectured that Reuel might have communicated to Moses traditions, or even documents concerning their common ancestor, Abraham, and his family. But there is nothing to indicate the use of letters at this early date by the Midianites.

Verse 21. - Moses was content to dwell with the man. Moses had fled from Egypt without any definite plan, simply to save his life, and had now to determine how he would obtain a subsistence. Received into Reuel's house, or tent, pleased with the man and with his family, he consented to stay with him, probably entered into his service, as Jacob into Laban's (Genesis 29:15-20), kept his sheep, or otherwise made himself useful (see Exodus 3:1); and in course of time Reuel gave Moses his daughter, accepted him for his son-in-law, so that he became not merely a member of his household, but of his family, was adopted probably into the tribe, so that he could not quit it without permission (Exodus 4:18), and, so far as his own intention went, cast in his lot with the Midianites, with whom he meant henceforth to live and die. Such vague ideas as he may previously have entertained of his "mission" had passed away; he had been "disillusioned" by his ill-success, and now looked forward to nothing but a life of peaceful obscurity. 2:16-22 Moses found shelter in Midian. He was ready to help Reuel's daughters to water their flocks, although bred in learning and at court. Moses loved to be doing justice, and to act in defence of such as he saw injured, which every man ought to do, as far as it is in his power. He loved to be doing good; wherever the providence of God casts us, we should desire and try to be useful; and when we cannot do the good we would, we must be ready to do the good we can. Moses commended himself to the prince of Midian; who married one of his daughters to Moses, by whom he had a son, called Gershom, a stranger there, that he might keep in remembrance the land in which he had been a stranger.
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