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Exodus 2:16

Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and drew water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

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- Clarke Commentary;   Birdgeway Bible Commentary;   Coffman Commentaries;   Barne's Notes;   Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes;   Calvin's Commentary;   Chuck Smith Commentary;   Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible ;   Constable's Expository Notes;   Ellicott's Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   Gaebelein's Annotated;   Morgan's Biblical Exposition;   Gill's Exposition;   Everett's Study Notes;   Haydock's Catholic Commentary;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged;   The People's Bible;   Sutcliffe's Commentary;   Trapp's Commentary;   Keil & Delitzsch;   Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible;   Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures;   Grant's Commentary;   Wells of Living Water;   Henry's Complete;   Henry's Concise;   Poole's Annotations;   Mackintosh's Notes;   Pett's Bible Commentary;   Peake's Bible Commentary;   Preacher's Homiletical Commentary;   Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary;   Biblical Illustrator;   Coke's Commentary;   Expositor's Bible;   Pulpit Commentaries;   Treasury of Knowledge;   Whedon's Commentary;  

Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Jethro;   Moses;   Priest;   Shepherd;   Women;   Zipporah;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Children;   Midianites;   Sheep;   Wells;   Woman;  

Dictionaries:

- American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Cush;   Pharaoh;   Wells and Springs;   Woman;   Zipporah;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Kenites;   Midian;   Moses;   Priest;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Priest, Priesthood;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Cattle;   Gutter;   Herdsman;   Midianite;   Woman;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jethro;   Kenites;   Midian;   Priest;   Shepherd;   Well;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Hobab;   Reuel;   Well;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Exodus;   Hobab;   Moses;   Water;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Waterpot ;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Gallery;   Midian, Midianites ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Prince;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Midian;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ken'ite, the,;   Shepherd;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Moses;   Wells;  

Encyclopedias:

- Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Exodus, the;   On to Sinai;   On to Canaan;   Moses, the Man of God;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Cistern;   Exodus, the Book of;   Gallery;   Jethro;   Moses;   Number;   Reuel;   Woman;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Jethro;   Sheep;   Well;  

Parallel Translations

American Standard Version
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

Darby's Translation
And the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came and drew [water], and filled the troughs, to water their father's flock.

Bible in Basic English
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came to get water for their father's flock.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
The priest of Madian had vij. daughters, which came and drewe [water] and filled the troughes for to water their fathers sheepe.

Contemporary English Version
when the seven daughters of Jethro, the priest of Midian, came up to water their father's sheep and goats.

The Geneva Bible (1587)
And the Priest of Midian had seue daughters, which came and drewe water, and filled the troghes, for to water their fathers sheepe.

Easy-to-Read Version
There was a priest in Midian who had seven daughters. Those girls came to that well to get water for their father's sheep. They were trying to fill the water trough with water.

English Standard Version
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and drew water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.

Brenton Translaton of the Septuagint (LXX)
And the priest of Madiam had seven daughters, feeding the flock of their father Jothor; and they came and drew water until they filled their pitchers, to water the flock of their father Jothor.

English Revised Version
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

The Complete Jewish Bible
the seven daughters of the priest of Midyan came to draw water. They had filled the troughs to water their father's sheep,

Good News Translation

Holman Christian Standard
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

Hebrew Names Version
Now the Kohen of Midyan had seven daughters. They came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

New American Standard Version
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

J.P. Green Literal Translation
And the priest of Midian had seven daughters. And they came and drew and filled the troughs to water their father's flocks.

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
The prest Madian had seuen doughters, which came to drawe water, and fylled the troughes, to geue their fathers shepe to drinke.

New Living Translation
Now it happened that the priest of Midian had seven daughters who came regularly to this well to draw water and fill the water troughs for their father's flocks.

New Life Version
Now the religious leader of Midian had seven daughters. They came to get water, and filled the barrels used to water their father's flock.

New International Version
Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father’s flock.

New King James
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. And they came and drew water, and they filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

JPS Old Testament
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

King James Version (1611)
Now the Priest of Midian had seuen daughters, and they came and drew water, and filled the troughes to water their fathers flocke.

New Century Version
There was a priest in Midian who had seven daughters. His daughters went to that well to get water to fill the water troughs for their father's flock.

New Revised Standard
The priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came to draw water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

King James Version
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

The Emphasised Bible
Now, the priest of Midian, had seven daughters, - and they came and drew and filled the troughs, to water their fathers flock.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the priest of Madian had seven daughters, who came to draw water: and when the troughs were filled, desired to water their father’s flocks.

Revised Standard Version
Now the priest of Mid'ian had seven daughters; and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

The Webster Bible
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew [water], and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

World English Bible
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
Forsothe seuene douytris weren to the preest of Madian, that camen to drawe watir; and whanne the trouyis weren fillid, thei coueitiden to watere `the flockis of her fadir.

Young's Literal Translation
And to a priest of Midian [are] seven daughters, and they come and draw, and fill the troughs, to water the flock of their father,

The Message
The priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came and drew water, filling the troughs and watering their father's sheep.

Lexham English Bible
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and drew water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

Contextual Overview

16Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and drew water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. 17The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them and watered their flock. 18And when they came to Reuel [Jethro] their father, he said, How is it that you have come so soon today? 19They said, An Egyptian delivered us from the shepherds; also he drew water for us and watered the flock. 20He said to his daughters, Where is he? Why have you left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread. 21And Moses was content to dwell with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. 22And she bore a son, and he called his name Gershom [expulsion, or a stranger there]; for he said, I have been a stranger and a sojourner in a foreign land.

Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
the priest
or, prince.
3:1; Genesis 14:18; 41:45; *marg:
they came
Genesis 24:11,14-20; 29:6-10; 1 Samuel 9:11

Cross-References

Genesis 2:1
THUS THE heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Genesis 2:2
And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.

Genesis 2:9
And out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight or to be desired--good (suitable, pleasant) for food; the tree of life also in the center of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of [the difference between] good and evil and blessing and calamity.

1 Samuel 15:22
Samuel said, Has the Lord as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

1 Timothy 4:4
For everything God has created is good, and nothing is to be thrown away or refused if it is received with thanksgiving.

1 Timothy 6:17
As for the rich in this world, charge them not to be proud and arrogant and contemptuous of others, nor to set their hopes on uncertain riches, but on God, Who richly and ceaselessly provides us with everything for [our] enjoyment.

Gill's Notes on the Bible

Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters,.... Who being a descendant of Abraham might have retained the knowledge of the true God, and might be a priest of his, as Melchizedek was, or otherwise it may be thought improbable that Moses would have married his daughter, as he afterwards did; and so Aben Ezra says, he was a priest of God; though the word is sometimes used of a prince, ruler, and governor; and is so rendered here by the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan; and Artapanus, an Heathen writer, expressly calls him αρχων, a "prince" of those places, that is, of Arabia; he might be both prince and priest, as Melchizedek before mentioned was, and as has been the usage of many countries:

and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock; which is no contradiction to their being daughters either of a priest or a prince, which were both high titles and characters; since it was usual in those early times, and in those countries, for the sons and daughters of considerable persons to be employed in such services; See Gill on Genesis 29:9.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The Priest of Midian - Reuel Exodus 2:18. His name, and the detailed notices in Exodus 2:17 may indicate that his person and office were lightly regarded by the idolatrous tribes in his immediate neighborhood.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

The priest of Midian - Or prince, or both; for the original כהן cohen has both meanings. See it explained at large at Genesis 15:18; (note). The transaction here very nearly resembles that mentioned Genesis 29 (note) concerning Jacob and Rachel.


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