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Exodus 2

Introduction

Overview

Exodus 2:1, Moses is born, and in an ark cast into the flags; Exodus 2:5, He is found, and brought up by Pharaoh’s daughter; Exodus 2:7, who employs his mother to nurse him; Exodus 2:11, He slays an Egyptian; Exodus 2:13, He reproves an Hebrew; Exodus 2:15, He flees into Midian, and marries Zipporah; Exodus 2:22, Gershom is born; Exodus 2:23, God respects the Israelites’ cry.

Verse 1

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of the house: Exodus 6:16-Proverbs :, Numbers 26:59, 1 Chronicles 6:1-Leviticus :, 1 Chronicles 23:12-2 Chronicles :

Reciprocal: Genesis 29:34 - was Exodus 6:20 - Amram 1 Kings 11:17 - Hadad

Verse 2

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she saw: Psalms 112:5, Acts 7:20, Hebrews 11:23

Reciprocal: Exodus 6:20 - Amram Numbers 26:59 - General Joshua 2:6 - hid them Matthew 2:13 - for Acts 7:21 - when

Verse 3

could not: Exodus 1:22, Matthew 2:13, Matthew 2:16, Acts 7:19

an ark: Isaiah 18:2

bulrushes: Gome, is the papyrus, so famous in all antiquity. It grows on the banks of the Nile, and in marshy grounds; the stalk rises to the height of six or seven cubits above the water, is triangular, and terminates in a crown of small filaments, resembling hair. This reed was of the greatest use to the Egyptians; the pith serving them for food, and the woody part to build vessels with; which vessels frequently appear on various monuments of Egyptian antiquity. That boats were made of this reed is also attested by Pliny and others.

with slime: Genesis 6:14, Genesis 11:3, Genesis 14:10

Reciprocal: Job 8:11 - the rush Isaiah 19:6 - the reeds

Verse 4

Exodus 15:20, Numbers 12:1-Ezra :, Numbers 20:1, Numbers 26:59, Micah 6:4

Reciprocal: Exodus 2:7 - General 1 Chronicles 6:3 - Miriam

Verse 5

daughter: Acts 7:21

herself: As the word herself is not in the original, Dr. A. Clarke is of opinion that it was for the purpose of washing, not her person, but her clothes, that Pharaoh's daughter came to the river; which was an employment not beneath even king's daughters in those primitive times.

when she: 1 Kings 17:6, Psalms 9:9, Psalms 12:5, Psalms 46:1, Psalms 76:10, Proverbs 21:1, Jonah 1:17, Jonah 2:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:15 - princes Exodus 7:15 - he goeth

Verse 6

she had compassion: 1 Kings 8:50, Nehemiah 1:11, Psalms 106:46, Proverbs 21:1, Acts 7:21, 1 Peter 3:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 14:13 - the Jeremiah 34:9 - Hebrew Luke 10:33 - he had

Verse 7

Exodus 2:4, Exodus 15:20, Numbers 12:1, Numbers 26:59

Reciprocal: Numbers 20:1 - Miriam 1 Chronicles 6:3 - Miriam

Verse 8

Go: Psalms 27:10, Isaiah 46:3, Isaiah 46:4, Ezekiel 16:8

mother: Exodus 6:20

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 19:35 - I hear Isaiah 7:15 - Butter

Verse 9

Take: Judges 13:8

Verse 10

and he: Genesis 48:5, Acts 7:21, Acts 7:22, Galatians 4:5, Hebrews 11:24, 1 John 3:1

Moses: Drawn out

Because: Genesis 4:25, Genesis 16:11, 1 Samuel 1:20, Matthew 1:21

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:20 - Adam Exodus 2:21 - content Exodus 2:22 - for he said Psalms 18:16 - drew

Verse 11

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Moses: Acts 7:22-Jeremiah :, Hebrews 11:24-Ezekiel :

burdens: Exodus 1:11, Exodus 3:7, Exodus 5:9, Exodus 5:14, Isaiah 58:6, Matthew 11:28, Luke 4:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 14:13 - the Genesis 24:27 - of my Genesis 31:23 - General Lamentations 5:13 - fell Acts 7:23 - when

Verse 12

he looked: Acts 7:24-Ezekiel :

slew: If the Egyptian killed the Hebrew, Moses only acted agreeably to the divine law - Genesis 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.

Reciprocal: Exodus 2:17 - watered Acts 7:23 - when

Verse 13

and he said: Acts 7:26, 1 Corinthians 6:7, 1 Corinthians 6:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:8 - brethren Genesis 24:27 - of my Genesis 31:23 - General Exodus 18:16 - one and another Exodus 21:18 - men 2 Samuel 14:6 - and they two Proverbs 5:12 - and my

Verse 14

Who: Genesis 19:9, Genesis 37:8-1 Kings :, Genesis 37:19, Genesis 37:20, Numbers 16:3, Numbers 16:13, Psalms 2:2-Joshua :, Matthew 21:23, Luke 12:14, Luke 19:14, Luke 19:27, Acts 7:26-Hosea :, Acts 7:35

a prince: Heb. a man

a prince: Genesis 13:8

Moses: Proverbs 19:12, Proverbs 29:25

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:27 - they Exodus 4:1 - General Exodus 5:6 - officers 2 Samuel 20:26 - chief ruler Proverbs 5:12 - and my Mark 11:28 - General Luke 20:2 - who John 7:52 - Art John 9:34 - and dost Acts 4:7 - By what power Acts 7:29 - General Hebrews 11:27 - not fearing

Verse 15

fled: Exodus 4:19, Genesis 28:6, Genesis 28:7, 1 Kings 19:1-Leviticus :, 1 Kings 19:13, 1 Kings 19:14, Proverbs 22:3, Jeremiah 26:21-Isaiah :, Matthew 10:23, Acts 7:29, Hebrews 11:27

Midian: Genesis 25:2, Genesis 25:4

sat down: Genesis 24:11, Genesis 29:2, John 4:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:15 - princes Genesis 16:6 - fled Genesis 21:25 - reproved Genesis 29:9 - Rachel Genesis 35:1 - when thou Exodus 18:4 - delivered 1 Kings 11:18 - Midian 1 Kings 19:3 - he arose 1 Chronicles 1:32 - Midian

Verse 16

the priest: or, prince, Exodus 3:1, Genesis 14:18, Genesis 41:45, *marg.

they came: Genesis 24:11, Genesis 24:14-Proverbs :, Genesis 29:6-2 Samuel :, 1 Samuel 9:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:25 - servants Genesis 24:13 - daughters Genesis 24:15 - pitcher Genesis 25:2 - Midian Genesis 29:2 - a well Genesis 29:9 - Rachel Genesis 37:28 - Midianites Exodus 18:1 - Jethro Numbers 12:1 - Ethiopian Numbers 31:2 - the Midianites 2 Samuel 20:26 - chief ruler 1 Chronicles 1:32 - Midian Proverbs 31:13 - worketh

Verse 17

shepherds: Genesis 21:25, Genesis 26:15-Song of Solomon :

watered: Exodus 2:12, Genesis 29:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:7 - a strife Judges 5:11 - in the places

Verse 18

Exodus 3:1, Exodus 4:18, Exodus 18:1-2 Kings :, Jethro, or, Jether, Numbers 19:20, Raguel

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:4 - Reuel Numbers 10:29 - General Judges 4:11 - Hobab John 9:12 - Where

Verse 19

an Egyptian: Genesis 50:11

and also: Genesis 29:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:40 - General

Verse 20

call him: Genesis 24:31-Micah :, Genesis 18:5, Genesis 19:2, Genesis 19:3, Genesis 29:13, Genesis 31:54, Genesis 43:25, Job 31:32, Job 42:11, 1 Timothy 5:10, Hebrews 13:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:12 - eat bread

Verse 21

content: Exodus 2:10, Genesis 31:38-Matthew :, Philippians 4:11, Philippians 4:12, 1 Timothy 6:6, Hebrews 11:25, Hebrews 13:5, James 1:10

Zipporah: Exodus 4:20-Lamentations :, Exodus 18:2-Joshua :, Numbers 12:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 29:9 - Rachel Exodus 3:1 - his father Exodus 18:1 - Jethro

Verse 22

Gershom: i.e. a stranger here, 1 Chronicles 23:14-Esther :

for he said: Exodus 2:10, Exodus 18:3, Exodus 22:21, 1 Chronicles 16:20, 1 Chronicles 29:15, Psalms 39:12, Psalms 119:19, Acts 7:29, Hebrews 11:13, Hebrews 11:14

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 1:20 - when the time was come about 1 Chronicles 6:43 - Gershom 1 Chronicles 6:62 - Gershom 1 Chronicles 23:15 - Gershom

Verse 23

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in process: Exodus 7:7, Acts 7:30

the king: Exodus 4:19, Matthew 2:19, Matthew 2:20, Acts 12:23, Acts 12:24

sighed: Genesis 16:11, Numbers 20:16, Deuteronomy 26:6, Deuteronomy 26:7, Psalms 12:5

cry: Exodus 3:7-1 Samuel :, Exodus 22:22-Daniel :, Genesis 4:10, Genesis 18:20, Genesis 18:21, Deuteronomy 24:15, Judges 10:11, Judges 10:12, Nehemiah 9:9, Psalms 18:6, Psalms 81:6, Psalms 81:7, Psalms 107:19, Psalms 107:20, Isaiah 5:7, Isaiah 19:20, James 5:4

Reciprocal: Exodus 1:14 - their lives Exodus 3:9 - the cry Exodus 3:17 - I will bring Exodus 16:3 - flesh Exodus 22:27 - when he crieth Leviticus 25:43 - rule Numbers 16:13 - out of a 1 Samuel 9:16 - looked upon 1 Samuel 12:8 - cried 1 Chronicles 17:9 - as at the 2 Chronicles 10:4 - grievous Job 24:12 - groan Job 34:28 - they Job 35:9 - they make Psalms 44:24 - forgettest Psalms 79:11 - sighing Psalms 94:5 - afflict Psalms 102:1 - let my Psalms 102:20 - To hear Psalms 105:25 - to hate Psalms 107:10 - bound Psalms 107:12 - he brought Psalms 107:39 - oppression Ecclesiastes 4:1 - and considered Isaiah 52:5 - make Isaiah 54:11 - thou afflicted Isaiah 58:3 - labours Jeremiah 31:2 - The people Lamentations 3:32 - General Ezekiel 16:4 - for Acts 7:34 - I have seen

Verse 24

God heard: Exodus 6:5, Judges 2:18, Nehemiah 9:27, Nehemiah 9:28, Psalms 22:5, Psalms 22:24, Psalms 79:11, Psalms 102:20, Psalms 138:3

remembered: Genesis 15:14-Job :, Genesis 17:7, Genesis 18:18, Genesis 26:3, Genesis 26:24, Genesis 28:12-2 Chronicles :, Genesis 32:28, Genesis 46:2-Numbers :, Nehemiah 9:8, Nehemiah 9:9, Psalms 105:6-1 Chronicles :, Psalms 105:42, Psalms 106:45, Luke 1:72, Luke 1:73

Reciprocal: Genesis 8:1 - God remembered Genesis 16:11 - hath Genesis 17:21 - my Exodus 22:27 - when he crieth Leviticus 26:42 - will I Leviticus 26:45 - for their Numbers 20:16 - we cried 1 Samuel 12:8 - cried 2 Samuel 16:12 - the Lord 2 Kings 13:23 - had respect Job 24:12 - groan Job 34:28 - they Psalms 12:5 - oppression Psalms 44:24 - forgettest Psalms 94:5 - afflict Psalms 107:10 - bound Psalms 107:39 - oppression Psalms 115:12 - hath Psalms 132:1 - remember Ecclesiastes 4:1 - and considered Isaiah 5:7 - a cry Isaiah 52:5 - make Isaiah 58:3 - labours Jeremiah 14:2 - the cry Ezekiel 16:4 - for Ezekiel 16:6 - and saw James 5:4 - the cries

Verse 25

looked: Exodus 4:31, 1 Samuel 1:11, 2 Samuel 16:12, Job 33:27, Luke 1:25

God: For elohim, God, Houbigant reads aleyhem, unto them; which is countenanced by the LXX, Vulgate, Chaldee, Coptic, and Arabic, and appears to have been the original reading.

had respect: Heb. knew, Exodus 1:8, Exodus 3:7, Exodus 3:8, Psalms 1:6, Psalms 55:22, Matthew 7:23

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:13 - thy Exodus 3:16 - visited Leviticus 26:9 - for I 2 Kings 13:23 - had respect Nehemiah 9:9 - didst see Psalms 115:12 - hath Ezekiel 16:6 - and saw Hosea 13:5 - know

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Exodus 2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/exodus-2.html.