Exodus 18:1-6 CEB

Sharing the burden of leadership

1 Jethro, Midian's priest and Moses' father-in-law, heard about everything that God had done for Moses and for God's people Israel, how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt.

References for Exodus 18:1

      2 Moses' father-in-law Jethro took with him Zipporah, Moses' wife whom he had sent away,
      3 along with her two sons. One was named Gershom because he said, "I have been an immigranta living in a foreign land."

      References for Exodus 18:3

        •  18:3 - Heb <i>ger </i>sounds like <i>Gershom.</i>
          4 The other was named Eliezerb because he said, "The God of my ancestors was my helper who rescued me from Pharaoh's sword."

          References for Exodus 18:4

            • ‚ 18:4 - Or <i>my God is a helper.</i>
              5 Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, brought Moses' sons and wife back to him in the desert where he had set up camp at God's mountain.
              6 He sent word to Moses: "I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you along with your wife and her two sons."