New American Standard Bible
"But when he was approaching the age of forty, it entered his mind to visit his brethren, the sons of Israel.
King James Bible
And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
And when a period of forty years was fulfilled to him, it came into his heart to look upon his brethren, the sons of Israel;
World English Bible
But when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
'And when forty years were fulfilled to him, it came upon his heart to look after his brethren, the sons of Israel;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Full forty years old - This is not recorded in the Old Testament; but it is a constant tradition of the Jews that Moses was 40 years of age when he undertook to deliver them. Thus, it is said, "Moses lived in the palace of Pharaoh forty years; he was forty years in Midian; and he ministered to Israel forty years" (Kuinoel).
To visit ... - Probably with a view of delivering them from their oppressive bondage. Compare Acts 7:25.
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Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren.
Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three, when they spoke to Pharaoh.
"And when he saw one of them being treated unjustly, he defended him and took vengeance for the oppressed by striking down the Egyptian.
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,
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