Exodus 18:27

27 Then Moses sent his father-in-law on his way, and Jethro returned to his own country.

Read Exodus 18:27 Using Other Translations

And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.
Then Moses let his father-in-law depart, and he went away to his own country.
Soon after this, Moses said good-bye to his father-in-law, who returned to his own land.

What does Exodus 18:27 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Exodus 18:27

And Moses let his father in law depart
After he had been with him some time, and desired leave to go into his own country, which was granted; or he "dismissed" F25 him in an honourable way: and as he went out to meet him when he came, if he did not attend him, when he went, some way in person, yet sent a guard along with him, both for honour and for safety:

and he went his way into his own land;
the land of Midian: the Targum of Jonathan,

``he went to proselyte all the children of his own country;''

or, as Jarchi expresses it, the children of his family; and it is plain that the Kenites and Rechabites descended from him, who in later times lived among the Jews, and were proselytes to their religion, ( Judges 1:16 ) ( 1 Chronicles 2:55 ) ( Jeremiah 35:2 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F25 (xlvyw) "et dimisit", V. L. Tigurine version, Montanus, Vatablus, Drusius, Piscator.
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