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Exodus 2:17

The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them and watered their flock.

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Commentaries:

- Clarke Commentary;   Birdgeway Bible Commentary;   Coffman Commentaries;   Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes;   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;   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;   Benson's Commentary;   Biblical Illustrator;   Coke's Commentary;   Expositor's Bible;   Pulpit Commentaries;   Treasury of Knowledge;   Wesley's Notes;   Whedon's Commentary;  

Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Jethro;   Moses;   Zipporah;   Thompson Chain Reference - Brotherly Kindness;   Kindness;   Kindness-Cruelty;   Selfishness;   Selfishness-Unselfishness;   Shepherds;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Sheep;   Wells;  

Dictionaries:

- American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Cush;   Pharaoh;   Wells and Springs;   Zipporah;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Kenites;   Midian;   Moses;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Midianite;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Amalekites;   Deborah;   Shepherd;   Well;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Exodus;   Moses;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Midian, Midianites ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Midian;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Moses;  

Encyclopedias:

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

Parallel Translations

American Standard Version
And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

Darby's Translation
And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses rose and helped them, and watered their flock.

Bible in Basic English
And the keepers of the sheep came up and were driving them away; but Moses got up and came to their help, watering their flock for them.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
And the shepheardes came and droue them away: but Moyses stoode vp and helped them, and watred their sheepe.

Contemporary English Version
Some shepherds tried to chase them away, but Moses came to their rescue and watered their animals.

The Geneva Bible (1587)
Then the shepherds came and droue them away: but Moses rose vp and defended them, and watered their sheepe.

Easy-to-Read Version
But there were some shepherds there who chased the girls away and would not let them get water. So Moses helped the girls and gave water to their animals.

English Standard Version
The shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and saved them, and watered their flock.

George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses rose up and rescued them, and watered their flock.

Brenton Translaton of the Septuagint (LXX)
And the shepherds came, and were driving them away; and Moses rose up and rescued them, and drew water for them, and watered their sheep.

English Revised Version
And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

The Complete Jewish Bible
when the shepherds came and tried to drive them away. But Moshe got up and defended them; then he watered their sheep.

Good News Translation
But some shepherds drove Jethro's daughters away. Then Moses went to their rescue and watered their animals for them.

Holman Christian Standard
Then some shepherds arrived and drove them away, but Moses came to their rescue and watered their flock.

Hebrew Names Version
The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moshe stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

New American Standard Version
Then the shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and helped them and watered their flock.

J.P. Green Literal Translation
And the shepherds came and drove them away; and Moses rose up and saved them, and watered their flocks.

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
Then came the shepherdes, and droue the awaye. But Moses gat him vp, and helped them, and gaue their shepe to drynke.

New Living Translation
But other shepherds would often come and chase the girls and their flocks away. This time, however, Moses came to their aid, rescuing the girls from the shepherds. Then he helped them draw water for their flocks.

New Life Version
The shepherds came and tried to make them go away. But Moses stood up and helped them. He gave water to their flock.

New International Version
Some shepherds came along and drove them away, but Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their flock.

New King James
Then the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

JPS Old Testament
And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

King James Version (1611)
And the shepheards came and droue them away: but Moses stood vp and helped them, & watred their flocke.

New Century Version
Some shepherds came and chased the girls away, but Moses defended the girls and watered their flock.

New Revised Standard
But some shepherds came and drove them away. Moses got up and came to their defense and watered their flock.

King James Version
And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

The Emphasised Bible
Then came the shepherds, and drave them away, - so Moses rose up, and succoured them, and watered their flock,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the shepherds came and drove them away: and Moses arose, and defending the maids, watered their sheep.

Revised Standard Version
The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

The Webster Bible
And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

World English Bible
The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
Scheepherdis camen aboue, and dreuen hem awei; and Moises roos, and defendide the dameselis; and he watride `the scheep of hem.

Young's Literal Translation
and the shepherds come and drive them away, and Moses ariseth, and saveth them, and watereth their flock.

The Message
When some shepherds came and chased the girls off, Moses came to their rescue and helped them water their sheep.

Lexham English Bible
And the shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and came to their rescue and watered their 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

And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
shepherds
Genesis 21:25; 26:15-22
watered
12; Genesis 29:10

Cross-References

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

Genesis 2:4
This is the history of the heavens and of the earth when they were created. In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens--

Genesis 2:6
But there went up a mist (fog, vapor) from the land and watered the whole surface of the ground--

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.

Genesis 2:10
Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four [river] heads.

Genesis 2:12
The gold of that land is of high quality; bdellium (pearl?) and onyx stone are there.

Genesis 2:13
The second river is named Gihon; it is the one flowing around the whole land of Cush.

Genesis 2:18
Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper meet (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him.

Genesis 2:20
And Adam gave names to all the livestock and to the birds of the air and to every [wild] beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper meet (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him.

Genesis 2:21
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and while he slept, He took one of his ribs or a part of his side and closed up the [place with] flesh.

Gill's Notes on the Bible

And the shepherds came and drove them away,.... The daughters of the priest of Midian, and their flock likewise; these were shepherds of some neighbouring princes or great men, who were so rude and slothful, and to save themselves a little trouble of drawing water, brought up their flocks to drink of the water those virgins had drawn, and to do this forced them and their flocks away:

but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock; moved to see such rude and uncivil treatment of the weaker sex, rose up from the ground on which he sat, and took their parts, and obliged the shepherds to give way, and brought up their flock to the troughs, and drew water for them, and gave them it; either he did this alone, or together with the servants that waited upon the priest's daughters, perhaps alone; and if it be considered that shepherds being usually not of a very martial spirit, and these also in a wrong cause, and Moses a man of an heroic disposition, and had doubtless the appearance of a man of some eminence and authority, they were the more easily intimidated and overcome.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

The shepherds - drove them - The verb יגרשים yegareshum, being in the masculine gender, seems to imply that the shepherds drove away the flocks of Reuel's daughters, and not the daughters themselves. The fact seems to be, that, as the daughters of Reuel filled the troughs and brought their flocks to drink, the shepherds drove those away, and, profiting by the young women's labor, watered their own cattle. Moses resisted this insolence, and assisted them to water their flocks, in consequence of which they were enabled to return much sooner than they were wont to do, Exodus 2:18.


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