New Living Translation
But some other shepherds came and chased them away. So Moses jumped up and rescued the girls from the shepherds. Then he drew water for their flocks.
King James Bible
And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
Darby Bible Translation
And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses rose and helped them, and watered their flock.
World English Bible
The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
Young's Literal Translation
and the shepherds come and drive them away, and Moses ariseth, and saveth them, and watereth their flock.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:17 Stood up and helped them - This be did, because wherever he was, as occasion offered itself, he loved to be doing justice, and appearing in the defence of such as he saw injured. He loved to be doing good: wherever the Providence of God call us, we should desire and endeavour to be useful; and when we cannot do the good we would, we must be ready to do the good we can.
LibraryJesus Sets Out from Judæa for Galilee.
Subdivision B. At Jacob's Well, and at Sychar. ^D John IV. 5-42. ^d 5 So he cometh to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 and Jacob's well was there. [Commentators long made the mistake of supposing that Shechem, now called Nablous, was the town here called Sychar. Sheckem lies a mile and a half west of Jacob's well, while the real Sychar, now called 'Askar, lies scarcely half a mile north of the well. It was a small town, loosely called …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
Consolations against Impatience in Sickness.
Man's Misery by the Fall
Genealogy According to Luke.
It was the custom there to wait for all the flocks to arrive before removing the stone and watering the animals. Afterward the stone would be placed back over the mouth of the well.
And because Rachel was his cousin--the daughter of Laban, his mother's brother--and because the sheep and goats belonged to his uncle Laban, Jacob went over to the well and moved the stone from its mouth and watered his uncle's flock.
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