Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, together with Moses' sons and wife, came to him in the desert, where he was camped near the mountain1 of God.
Jethro had sent word to him, "I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons."
So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law and bowed down2 and kissed3 him. They greeted each other and then went into the tent.
Moses told his father-in-law about everything the LORD had done to Pharaoh and the Egyptians for Israel's sake and about all the hardships4 they had met along the way and how the LORD had saved5 them.
Jethro was delighted to hear about all the good things6 the LORD had done for Israel in rescuing them from the hand of the Egyptians.
He said, "Praise be to the LORD,7 who rescued you from the hand of the Egyptians and of Pharaoh, and who rescued the people from the hand of the Egyptians.
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all other gods,8 for he did this to those who had treated Israel arrogantly."912
Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law,10 brought a burnt offering11 and other sacrifices12 to God, and Aaron came with all the elders of Israel to eat bread13 with Moses' father-in-law in the presence14 of God.