Exodus 2:12
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English Standard Version
He looked this way and that, and seeing no one, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

King James Bible
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

American Standard Version
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had looked about this way and that way, and saw no one there, he slew the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

English Revised Version
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The exposure of the child at once led the king's daughter to conclude that it was one of the Hebrews' children. The fact that she took compassion on the weeping child, and notwithstanding the king's command (Exodus 1:22) took it up and had it brought up (of course, without the knowledge of the king), may be accounted for from the love to children which is innate in the female sex, and the superior adroitness of a mother's heart, which co-operated in this case, though without knowing or intending it, in the realization of the divine plan of salvation. Competens fuit divina vindicta, ut suis affectibus puniatur parricida et filiae provisione pereat qui genitrices interdixerat parturire (August. Sermo 89 de temp.).

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he looked.

Acts 7:24-26 And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian...

slew. If the Egyptian killed the Hebrew, Moses only acted agreeably to the divine law in thus slaying the Egyptian; nor did he violate the law of Egypt; for, according to Diodorus Siculus 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.

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Acts 7:24
And seeing one of them being wronged, he defended the oppressed man and avenged him by striking down the Egyptian.

Acts 7:25
He supposed that his brothers would understand that God was giving them salvation by his hand, but they did not understand.

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