Exodus 2:11-22 ESV

Moses Flees to Midian

11 One day, 1when Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and looked on their 2burdens, and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people.a

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    • d 2:11 - Hebrew brothers
      12 He looked this way and that, and seeing no one, he 3struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

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      13 When 4he went out the next day, behold, two Hebrews were struggling together. And he said to the man in the wrong, "Why do you strike your companion?"

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      14 He answered, 5"Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses was afraid, and thought, "Surely the thing is known."

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      15 When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But 6Moses fled from Pharaoh and stayed in the land of Midian. And he sat down by 7a well.

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      16 Now the 8priest of Midian had seven daughters, and 9they came and drew water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

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      17 The shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and saved them, and 10watered their flock.

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      18 When they came home to their father 11Reuel, he said, "How is it that you have come home so soon today?"

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      19 They said, "An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds and even drew water for us and 12watered the flock."

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        • 37 2:19 - [See ver. 17 above]
          20 He said to his daughters, "Then where is he? Why have you left the man? Call him, that he may 13eat bread."

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          21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter 14Zipporah.

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          22 She gave birth to a son, and he called his name 15Gershom, for he said, "I have been a 16sojournerb in a foreign land."

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            • e 2:22 - Gershom sounds like the Hebrew for sojourner