Now a priest of Midian1 had seven daughters, and they came to draw water2 and fill the troughs3 to water their father's flock.
Some shepherds came along and drove them away, but Moses got up and came to their rescue4 and watered their flock.518
When the girls returned to Reuel6 their father, he asked them, "Why have you returned so early today?"
They answered, "An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock."
"And where is he?" he asked his daughters. "Why did you leave him? Invite him to have something to eat."721
Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah8 to Moses in marriage.
Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom,a9 saying, "I have become an alien10 in a foreign land."