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Exodus 2:2

And the woman became pregnant and bore a son; and when she saw that he was [exceedingly] beautiful, she hid him three months.

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Commentaries:

- 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;   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;   MacLaren's Expositions;   Henry's Complete;   Henry's Concise;   Mackintosh's Notes;   Pett's Bible Commentary;   Peake's Bible Commentary;   Preacher's Homiletical Commentary;   Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary;   Benson's Commentary;   Scofield's Notes;   Biblical Illustrator;   Coke's Commentary;   Expositor's Bible;   Pulpit Commentaries;   Treasury of Knowledge;   Wesley's Notes;   Whedon's Commentary;  

Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Beauty;   Faith;   Jochebed;   Moses;   Servant;   Scofield Reference Index - Christ Types of;   Moses;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bible Stories for Children;   Children;   Home;   Moses;   Pleasant Sunday Afternoons;   Religion;   Stories for Children;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Children;   Egypt;   Parents;  

Dictionaries:

- Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Miriam;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Pre-Existence of Jesus Christ;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Stephen;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Exodus, Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Moses;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Numbers;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Moses;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Robbery,;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Moses;  

Encyclopedias:

- Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Enslavement, the;   Encampment at Sinai;   Moses, the Man of God;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Egypt;   Exodus, the Book of;   Goodly;   Moses;   Number;   Woman;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Adoption;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Amram, Father of Moses;   Ark of Moses;   David;   Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meï;   Moses;   Numbers and Numerals;   Small and Large Letters;  

Parallel Translations

American Standard Version
And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

Darby's Translation
And the woman conceived, and bore a son. And she saw him that he was fair, and hid him three months.

Bible in Basic English
And she became with child and gave birth to a Son; and when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she kept him secretly for three months.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
And the wyfe conceaued and bare a sonne: and when she sawe that it was a proper childe, she hyd him three monethes.

Contemporary English Version
and she later had a baby boy. He was a beautiful child, and she kept him inside for three months.

The Geneva Bible (1587)
And the woman coceiued and bare a sonne: and when she saw that he was faire, she hid him three moneths.

Easy-to-Read Version
The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy. The mother saw how beautiful the baby was, and she hid him for three months.

English Standard Version
The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.

George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
And the woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a handsome boy, she hid him for three months

Brenton Translaton of the Septuagint (LXX)
And she conceived, and bore a male child; and having seen that he was fair, they hid him three months.

English Revised Version
And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

The Complete Jewish Bible
When she conceived and had a son, upon seeing what a fine child he was, she hid him for three months.

Good News Translation
and she bore him a son. When she saw what a fine baby he was, she hid him for three months.

Holman Christian Standard
The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son; when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months.

Hebrew Names Version
The woman conceived, and bore a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.

New American Standard Version
The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months.

J.P. Green Literal Translation
And the woman conceived and bore a son; and she saw him, that he was beautiful. And she concealed him three months.

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
And the wife conceaued and bare a sonne. And whan she sawe yt it was a proper childe, she hyd him thre monethes.

New Living Translation
The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She saw what a beautiful baby he was and kept him hidden for three months.

New Life Version
She was going to have a baby, and she gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months.

New International Version
and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months.

New King James
So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months.

JPS Old Testament
And the woman conceived, and bore a son; and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

King James Version (1611)
And the woman conceiued, and bare a sonne: and when shee saw him that hee was a goodly childe, shee hid him three moneths.

New Century Version
She became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw how wonderful the baby was, she hid him for three months.

New Revised Standard
The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him three months.

King James Version
And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

The Emphasised Bible
And the woman conceived and bare a son, - and she saw him, that he was a goodly child, so she hid him three months.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she conceived, and bore a son: and seeing him a goodly child, hid him three months.

Revised Standard Version
The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
And the woman became pregnant, and gave birth to a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

The Webster Bible
And the woman conceived, and bore a son: and when she saw him that he [was a] goodly [child], she hid him three months.

World English Bible
The woman conceived, and bore a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
which conseyuede, and childide a sone. And sche seiy hym wel farynge, and hidde him bi thre monethis.

Young's Literal Translation
and the woman conceiveth, and beareth a son, and she seeth him that he [is] fair, and she hideth him three months,

The Message
The woman became pregnant and had a son. She saw there was something special about him and hid him. She hid him for three months.

Lexham English Bible
And the woman conceived, and she gave birth to a son, and she saw him, that he was a fine baby, and she hid him three months.

Contextual Overview

1NOW [Amram] a man of the house of Levi [the priestly tribe] went and took as his wife [Jochebed] a daughter of Levi. 2And the woman became pregnant and bore a son; and when she saw that he was [exceedingly] beautiful, she hid him three months. 3And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark or basket made of bulrushes or papyrus [making it watertight by] daubing it with bitumen and pitch. Then she put the child in it and laid it among the rushes by the brink of the river [Nile]. 4And his sister [Miriam] stood some distance away to learn what would be done to him.

Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
A. M. 2433. B.C. 1571. she saw
Psalms 112:5; Acts 7:20; Hebrews 11:23

Cross-References

Genesis 1:31
And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it completely. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.

Genesis 2:8
And the Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden [delight]; and there He put the man whom He had formed (framed, constituted).

Genesis 2:11
The first is named Pishon; it is the one flowing around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.

Exodus 23:12
Six days you shall do your work, but the seventh day you shall rest and keep Sabbath, that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your bondwoman, and the alien, may be refreshed.

Exodus 31:17
It is a sign between Me and the Israelites forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and earth, and on the seventh day He ceased and was refreshed.

Deuteronomy 5:14
But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, or your manservant or your maidservant, or your ox or your donkey or any of your livestock, or the stranger or sojourner who is within your gates, that your manservant and your maidservant may rest as well as you.

Isaiah 58:13
If you turn away your foot from [traveling unduly on] the Sabbath, from doing your own pleasure on My holy day, and call the Sabbath a [spiritual] delight, the holy day of the Lord honorable, and honor Him and it, not going your own way or seeking or finding your own pleasure or speaking with your own [idle] words,

John 5:17
But Jesus answered them, My Father has worked [even] until now, [He has never ceased working; He is still working] and I, too, must be at [divine] work.

Hebrews 4:4
For in a certain place He has said this about the seventh day: And God rested on the seventh day from all His works.

Gill's Notes on the Bible

And the woman conceived, and bare a son,.... Which was not her first child, nor indeed her first son, for she had both Aaron and Miriam before this: this son, which was Moses, was born, as the Jews say, in the thirty seventh year after the death of Levi, A. M. 2365, (or, as others, 2368,) on a Wednesday, the seventh of the month Adar, in the third hour of the day: some say it was on the twenty fourth of Nisan; but, according to Bishop Usher, he was born forty one years after the death of Levi, A. M. 2433, and in the year before Christ 1571:

and when she saw him that he was a goodly child; exceeding fair and beautiful, as Stephen expresses it, Acts 7:20, the Jews say his form was like an angel of God, and Trogus, an Heathen writer, says his beautiful form recommended him: this engaged the affections of his parents to him, and who, from hence, might promise themselves that he would be a very eminent and useful person, could his life be preserved:

she hid him three months; in her bedchamber, some Jewish writers say; others, in a house under ground, that is, in the cellar; however, it was in his father's house, Acts 7:20.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Bare a son - Not her firstborn; Aaron and Miriam were older than Moses. The object of the writer is simply to narrate the events which led to the Exodus, and he mentions nothing that had no direct bearing upon his purpose.

A goodly child - See the marginal references. Probably Jochebed did not call in a midwife Exodus 1:15, and she was of course cautious not to show herself to Egyptians. The hiding of the child is spoken of as an act of faith in Hebrews 11:23. It was done in the belief that God would watch over the child.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

Bare a son - This certainly was not her first child, for Aaron was fourscore and three years old when Moses was but fourscore, see Exodus 7:7; : and there was a sister, probably Miriam, who was older than either; see below, Exodus 2:4, and see Numbers 26:59. Miriam and Aaron had no doubt been both born before the decree was passed for the destruction of the Hebrew male children, mentioned in the preceding chapter.

Goodly child - The text simply says הוא טיב כי ki tob hu, that he was good, which signifies that he was not only a perfect, well-formed child, but that he was very beautiful; hence the Septuagint translate the place, Ιδοντες δε αυτο αστειον, Seeing him to be beautiful, which St. Stephen interprets, Ην αστειος τῳ Θεῳ, He was comely to God, or divinely beautiful. This very circumstance was wisely ordained by the kind providence of God to be one means of his preservation. Scarcely any thing interests the heart more than the sight of a lovely babe in distress. His beauty would induce even his parents to double their exertions to save him, and was probably the sole motive which led the Egyptian princess to take such particular care of him, and to educate him as her own, which in all likelihood she would not have done had he been only an ordinary child.


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