New International Version
Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.
King James Bible
And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
Darby Bible Translation
And Moses consented to remain 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Zipporah his daughter - Abul Farajius calls her "Saphura the black, daughter of Rewel the Midianite, the son of Dedan, the son of Abraham by his wife Keturah." The Targum calls her the granddaughter of Reuel. It appears that Moses obtained Zipporah something in the same way that Jacob obtained Rachel; namely, for the performance of certain Services, probably keeping of sheep: see Exodus 3:1.
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'And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 3. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink. 4. And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him. 5. And the daughter of Pharaoh came …
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When Moses heard this, he fled to Midian, where he settled as a foreigner and had two sons.
"And where is he?" Reuel asked his daughters. "Why did you leave him? Invite him to have something to eat."
Then Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, "Let me return to my own people in Egypt to see if any of them are still alive." Jethro said, "Go, and I wish you well."
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.
After Moses had sent away his wife Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro received her
Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite.
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