New Living Translation
Soon after this, Moses said good-bye to his father-in-law, who returned to his own land.
King James Bible
And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.
Darby Bible Translation
And Moses sent away his father-in-law, and he departed into his land.
World English Bible
Moses let his father-in-law depart, and he went his way into his own land.
Young's Literal Translation
And Moses sendeth his father-in-law away, and he goeth away unto his own land.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:27 He went into his own land - It is supposed the Kenites mentioned 1Sam 15:6, were the posterity of Jethro, (compare Jud 1:16,) and they are taken under special protection, for the kindness their ancestor shewed to Israel.
LibraryOpposition to Messiah Ruinous
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel T here is a species of the sublime in writing, which seems peculiar to the Scripture, and of which, properly, no subjects but those of divine revelation are capable, With us, things inconsiderable in themselves are elevated by splendid images, which give them an apparent importance beyond what they can justly claim. Thus the poet, when describing a battle among bees, by a judicious selection of epithets …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2
After the Scripture.
Appendix xii. The Baptism of Proselytes
One day Moses said to his brother-in-law, Hobab son of Reuel the Midianite, "We are on our way to the place the LORD promised us, for he said, 'I will give it to you.' Come with us and we will treat you well, for the LORD has promised wonderful blessings for Israel!"
But Hobab replied, "No, I will not go. I must return to my own land and family."
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