Exodus 18:1-6 NIV

Jethro Visits Moses

1 Now Jethro,1 the priest of Midian2 and father-in-law of Moses, heard of everything God had done for Moses and for his people Israel, and how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt.3

References for Exodus 18:1

2 After Moses had sent away his wife Zipporah,4 his father-in-law Jethro received her

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3 and her two sons.5 One son was named Gershom,a for Moses said, "I have become an alien in a foreign land";6

References for Exodus 18:3

    • a 18:3 - "Gershom" sounds like the Hebrew for "an alien there."
      4 and the other was named Eliezer,b7 for he said, "My father's God was my helper;8 he saved me from the sword of Pharaoh."

      References for Exodus 18:4

        • b 18:4 - "Eliezer" means "my God is helper."
          5 Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, together with Moses' sons and wife, came to him in the desert, where he was camped near the mountain9 of God.

          References for Exodus 18:5

          6 Jethro had sent word to him, "I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons."