King James Version
And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
Darby Bible Translation
And she bore a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.
World English Bible
She bore a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, "I have lived as a foreigner in a foreign land."
Young's Literal Translation
and she beareth a son, and he calleth his name Gershom, for he said, 'A sojourner I have been in a strange land.'
Exodus 2:22 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
Gershom: that is, A stranger here
And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.Exodus 2:22 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryThe Upbringing of Jewish Children
The tenderness of the bond which united Jewish parents to their children appears even in the multiplicity and pictorialness of the expressions by which the various stages of child-life are designated in the Hebrew. Besides such general words as "ben" and "bath"--"son" and "daughter"--we find no fewer than nine different terms, each depicting a fresh stage of life. The first of these simply designates the babe as the newly--"born"--the "jeled," or, in the feminine, "jaldah"--as in Exodus 2:3, 6, 8. …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
The Secret of Its Greatness
Motives to Holy Mourning
Genealogy According to Luke.
Appendix xii. The Baptism of Proselytes
Appendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
John the Baptist's Person and Preaching.
Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons.
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.
And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:
And the name of the other was Eliezer; for the God of my father, said he, was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh:
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