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Exodus 2:21

And Moses was content to dwell with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

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Commentaries:

- Clarke Commentary;   Birdgeway Bible Commentary;   Coffman Commentaries;   Barne's Notes;   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;   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;   Benson'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;   Zipporah;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kenites, the;  

Dictionaries:

- American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Cush;   Pharaoh;   Raguel;   Zipporah;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Kenites;   Midian;   Moses;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Ethiopian Woman;   Marriage;   Midianite;   Zipporah;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Midian;   Raguel;   Zipporah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Cush;   Zipporah;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Exodus;   Jethro;   Marriage;   Moses;   Zipporah;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Midian, Midianites ;   Zipporah ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Dwelling;   Midian;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Mid'ian;   Mo'ses;   Zip'porah,;   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 - Cushite, (Ethiopian) Woman;   Exodus, the Book of;   Jethro;   Marriage;   Midian;   Moses;   Reuel;   Shiphrah;   Zipporah;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Jethro;   Marriage;   Zipporah;  

Parallel Translations

American Standard Version
And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

Darby's Translation
And Moses consented to remain with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

Bible in Basic English
And Moses was happy to go on living with the man; and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
And Moyses was content to dwell with the man: & he gaue Moyses Sephora his daughter:

Contemporary English Version
Moses agreed to stay on with Jethro, who later let his daughter Zipporah marry Moses.

The Geneva Bible (1587)
And Moses agreed to dwell with the man: who gaue vnto Moses Zipporah his daughter:

Easy-to-Read Version
Moses was happy to stay with that man. Reuel let Moses marry his daughter, Zipporah.

English Standard Version
And Moses was content to dwell with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah.

George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
And Moses was content to dwell with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

Brenton Translaton of the Septuagint (LXX)
And Moses was established with the man, and he gave Sepphora his daughter to Moses to wife.

English Revised Version
And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

The Complete Jewish Bible
Moshe was glad to stay on with the man, and he gave Moshe his daughter Tzipporah in marriage.

Good News Translation
So Moses decided to live there, and Jethro gave him his daughter Zipporah in marriage,

Holman Christian Standard
Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses [in marriage].

Hebrew Names Version
Moshe was content to dwell with the man. He gave Moshe Tzipporah, his daughter.

New American Standard Version
Moses was willing to dwell with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses.

J.P. Green Literal Translation
And Moses consented to live with the man; and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses.

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
And Moses was content to dwell with the man. And he gaue Moses his doughter Zipora,

New Living Translation
Moses was happy to accept the invitation, and he settled down to live with them. In time, Reuel gave Moses one of his daughters, Zipporah, to be his wife.

New Life Version
Moses was willing to stay with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses.

New International Version
Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.

New King James
Then Moses was content to live with the man, and he gave Zipporah his daughter to Moses.

JPS Old Testament
And Moses was content to dwell with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

King James Version (1611)
And Moses was content to dwel with the man, and he gaue Moses Zipporah his daughter.

New Century Version
Moses agreed to stay with Jethro, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses to be his wife.

New Revised Standard
Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah in marriage.

King James Version
And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

The Emphasised Bible
And Moses was well-pleased to dwell with the man, - and he gave Zipporah his daughter to Moses.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moses swore that he would dwell with him. And he took Sephora his daughter to wife:

Revised Standard Version
And Moses was content to dwell with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zippo'rah.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

The Webster Bible
And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

World English Bible
Moses was content to dwell with the man. He gave Moses Zipporah, his daughter.

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
Therfor Moises swoor, that he wolde dwelle with Jetro; and he took a wijf, Sefora, `the douyter of Jetro.

Young's Literal Translation
And Moses is willing to dwell with the man, and he giveth Zipporah his daughter to Moses,

The Message
Moses agreed to settle down there with the man, who then gave his daughter Zipporah (Bird) to him for his wife.

Lexham English Bible
And Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave Zipporah his daughter to Moses.

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 Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
content
10; Genesis 31:38-40; Philippians 4:11,12; 1 Timothy 6:6; Hebrews 11:25; 13:5; James 1:10
Zipporah
4:20-25; 18:2-6; Numbers 12:1

Cross-References

Genesis 15:12
When the sun was setting, a deep sleep overcame Abram, and a horror (a terror, a shuddering fear) of great darkness assailed and oppressed him.

1 Samuel 26:12
So David took the spear and the bottle of water from Saul's head, and they got away. And no man saw or knew or wakened, for they were all asleep, because a deep sleep from the Lord had fallen upon them.

Job 4:13
In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men,

Job 33:15
[One may hear God's voice] in a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men while slumbering upon the bed,

Proverbs 19:15
Slothfulness casts one into a deep sleep, and the idle person shall suffer hunger.

Daniel 8:18
Now as he [Gabriel] was speaking with me, I fell stunned and in deep unconsciousness with my face to the ground; but he touched me and set me upright [where I had stood].

Gill's Notes on the Bible

And Moses was content to dwell with the man,.... After he had been called and brought into the house, and had had some refreshment, and after some conversation had passed between them, and perhaps after some days' stay in Reuel's house; Reuel having observed his disposition and behaviour, and being delighted therewith, proposed to him to take up his residence with him, with which motion Moses was well pleased, and accepted of it:

and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter; to be his wife. It is not to be supposed that this was done directly; though both Philo and Josephus intimate as if it was done at first meeting together; but it is not likely that Reuel would dispose of his daughter so suddenly to a stranger, though he might at once entertain an high opinion of him; nor would Moses marry a woman directly he had so slender an acquaintance with, so little knowledge of her disposition, endowments of mind and religion. The Targum of Jonathan says it was at the end of ten years; and indeed forty years after this a son of his seems to have been young, having not till then been circumcised, Exodus 4:22. The author of the Life of Moses says, that he was seventy seven years of age when he married Zipporah, which was but three years before he returned to Egypt. This circumstance of Moses's marrying Reuel's daughter is confirmed by Artapanus an Heathen historian; and also by Demetrius, and expressly calls her Sapphora, who he says was a daughter of Jother or Jethro; and likewise by Ezekiel the tragedian.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Moses tells us nothing of what he may have learned from his father-in-law, but he must have found in him a man conversant with the traditions of the family of Abraham; nor is there any improbability in the supposition that, as hereditary priest, Reuel may have possessed written documents concerning their common ancestors.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

Zipporah his daughter - Abul Farajius calls her "Saphura the black, daughter of Rewel the Midianite, the son of Dedan, the son of Abraham by his wife Keturah." The Targum calls her the granddaughter of Reuel. It appears that Moses obtained Zipporah something in the same way that Jacob obtained Rachel; namely, for the performance of certain Services, probably keeping of sheep: see Exodus 3:1.


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