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Exodus 2:12

He looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

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Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Homicide;   Moses;   Rashness;   Zeal, Religious;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Egypt;   Jews, the;  

Dictionaries:

- American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Pharaoh;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Moses;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Abortion;   War, Holy War;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Moses;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Exodus;   Michael;   Moses;  

Encyclopedias:

- Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Exodus, the;   Moses, the Man of God;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Exodus, the Book of;   Moses;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Holy Spirit;   Moses;   Philo Judæ;   Tombs;  

Parallel Translations

American Standard Version
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

Darby's Translation
And he turned this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

Bible in Basic English
And turning this way and that, and seeing no one, he put the Egyptian to death, covering his body with sand.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
And he loked rounde about, and when he sawe no man by, he slewe the Egyptian, and hyd hym in the sande.

Contemporary English Version
Moses looked around to see if anyone was watching, then he killed the Egyptian and hid his body in the sand.

The Geneva Bible (1587)
And he looked rounde about, and when he sawe no man, hee slewe the Egyptian, and hid him in the sande.

Easy-to-Read Version
Moses looked around and saw that no one was watching. Then Moses killed the Egyptian and buried him in the sand.

English Standard Version
He looked this way and that, and seeing no one, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man watching, he slew the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

Brenton Translaton of the Septuagint (LXX)
And having looked round this way and that way, he sees no one; and he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

English Revised Version
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

The Complete Jewish Bible
He looked this way and that; and when he saw that no one was around, he killed the Egyptian and hid his body in the sand.

Good News Translation
Moses looked all around, and when he saw that no one was watching, he killed the Egyptian and hid his body in the sand.

Holman Christian Standard
Looking all around and seeing no one, he struck the Egyptian dead and hid him in the sand.

Hebrew Names Version
He looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no one, he killed the Mitzrian, and hid him in the sand.

New American Standard Version
So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

J.P. Green Literal Translation
And he turned here and there and saw that no man was there. And he struck the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
And he loked rounde aboute him: and whan he sawe that there was no man, he slew the Egipcian, and buried him in the sonde.

New Living Translation
After looking around to make sure no one was watching, Moses killed the Egyptian and buried him in the sand.

New Life Version
so he looked this way and that way. He did not see anyone, so he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

New International Version
Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

New King James
So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

JPS Old Testament
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

King James Version (1611)
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

New Century Version
Moses looked all around and saw that no one was watching, so he killed the Egyptian and hid his body in the sand.

New Revised Standard
He looked this way and that, and seeing no one he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

King James Version
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

The Emphasised Bible
So he turned this way and that, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had looked about this way and that way, and saw no one there, he slew the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

Revised Standard Version
He looked this way and that, and seeing no one he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

The Webster Bible
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that [there was] no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

World English Bible
He looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no one, he killed the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
And whanne he hadde biholdun hidur and thidir, and hadde seyn, that no man was present, he killide the Egipcian, and hidde in soond.

Young's Literal Translation
and he turneth hither and thither, and seeth that there is no man, and smiteth the Egyptian, and hideth him in the sand.

The Message
He looked this way and then that; when he realized there was no one in sight, he killed the Egyptian and buried him in the sand.

Lexham English Bible
And he turned here and there, and he saw no one, and he struck the Egyptian, and he hid him in the sand.

Contextual Overview

11One day, after Moses was grown, it happened that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of [Moses'] brethren. 12He looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13He went out the second day and saw two Hebrew men quarreling and fighting; and he said to the unjust aggressor, Why are you striking your comrade? 14And the man said, Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian? Then Moses was afraid and thought, Surely this thing is known. 15When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh's presence and took refuge in the land of Midian, where he sat down by a well.

Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
he looked
Acts 7:24-26
slew
If the Egyptian killed the Hebrew, Moses only acted agreeably to the divine law (Ge 9:6) in thus slaying the Egyptian; nor did he violate the law of Egypt; for, according to Diodorus Siculus (1. 1.  17), "he who saw a man killed, or violently assaulted on the highway, and did not rescue him, if he could, was punished with death." Moses, therefore, in this transaction, acted as a brave and good man; especially as at this time there was little probability of obtaining justice on an Egyptian murderer.

Cross-References

Exodus 28:20
And the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they shall be set in gold filigree.

Exodus 39:13
And the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they were enclosed in settings of gold filigree.

Numbers 11:7
The manna was like coriander seed and its appearance was like that of bdellium [perhaps a precious stone].

Job 28:16
It cannot be valued in [terms of] the gold of Ophir, in the precious onyx or beryl, or the sapphire.

Ezekiel 28:13
You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.

Gill's Notes on the Bible

And he looked this way, and that way,.... All around, to observe if there were any within sight who could see what he did; which did not arise from any consciousness of any evil he was about to commit, but for his own preservation, lest if seen he should be accused to Pharaoh, and suffer for it:

and when he saw that there was no man; near at hand, that could see what he did, and be a witness against him:

he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand; in a sandy desert place hard by, where having slain him with his sword, he dug a hole, and put him into it; See Gill on Acts 7:24. Of the slaughter of the Egyptian, and the following controversy about it, Demetrius, an Heathen writer, treats of in perfect agreement with the sacred Scriptures.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The slaying of the Egyptian is not to be justified, or attributed to a divine inspiration, but it is to be judged with reference to the provocation, the impetuosity of Moses‘ natural character, perhaps also to the habits developed by his training at the court of Pharaoh. The act involved a complete severance from the Egyptians, but, far from expediting, it delayed for many years the deliverance of the Israelites. Forty years of a very different training prepared Moses for the execution of that appointed work.


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