Moses' father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian, heard about everything God had done for Moses and his people Israel and how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt.
When Moses had sent away his wife Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro had taken her in,
along with her two sons. The one son was named Gershom [Foreigner], because Moses said, "I was a foreigner living in another country."
The name of the other was Eliezer [My God Is a Helper], because he said, "My father's God was my helper. He saved me from Pharaoh's death sentence."
Moses' father-in-law Jethro brought Moses' sons and wife to Moses in the desert where he was camped near the mountain of God.
Jethro had sent word to Moses, "I'm coming to [visit] you, [and I'm bringing] your wife and her two sons."