Word soon reached Jethro, the priest of Midian and Moses' father-in-law, about all the wonderful things God had done for Moses and his people, the Israelites. He had heard about how the LORD had brought them safely out of Egypt.
Some time before this, Moses had sent his wife, Zipporah, and his two sons to live with Jethro, his father-in-law.
The name of Moses' first son was Gershom, a for Moses had said when the boy was born, "I have been a stranger in a foreign land."
The name of his second son was Eliezer, b for Moses had said at his birth, "The God of my fathers was my helper; he delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh."
Jethro now came to visit Moses, and he brought Moses' wife and two sons with him. They arrived while Moses and the people were camped near the mountain of God.
Moses was told, "Jethro, your father-in-law, has come to visit you. Your wife and your two sons are with him."
So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law. He bowed to him respectfully and greeted him warmly. They asked about each other's health and then went to Moses' tent to talk further.
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