New American Standard Bible
So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
King James Bible
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
Darby Bible Translation
And he turned this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
World English Bible
He looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no one, he killed the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
Young's Literal Translation
and he turneth hither and thither, and seeth that there is no man, and smiteth the Egyptian, and hideth him in the sand.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The slaying of the Egyptian is not to be justified, or attributed to a divine inspiration, but it is to be judged with reference to the provocation, the impetuosity of Moses' natural character, perhaps also to the habits developed by his training at the court of Pharaoh. The act involved a complete severance from the Egyptians, but, far from expediting, it delayed for many years the deliverance of the Israelites. Forty years of a very different training prepared Moses for the execution of that appointed work.
LibraryThe Upbringing of Jewish Children
The tenderness of the bond which united Jewish parents to their children appears even in the multiplicity and pictorialness of the expressions by which the various stages of child-life are designated in the Hebrew. Besides such general words as "ben" and "bath"--"son" and "daughter"--we find no fewer than nine different terms, each depicting a fresh stage of life. The first of these simply designates the babe as the newly--"born"--the "jeled," or, in the feminine, "jaldah"--as in Exodus 2:3, 6, 8. …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
The Faith of Moses.
"And when he saw one of them being treated unjustly, he defended him and took vengeance for the oppressed by striking down the Egyptian.
"And he supposed that his brethren understood that God was granting them deliverance through him, but they did not understand.
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