New American Standard Bible
"And he supposed that his brethren understood that God was granting them deliverance through him, but they did not understand.
King James Bible
For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.
Darby Bible Translation
For he thought that his brethren would understand that God by his hand was giving them deliverance. But they understood not.
World English Bible
He supposed that his brothers understood that God, by his hand, was giving them deliverance; but they didn't understand.
Young's Literal Translation
and he was supposing his brethren to understand that God through his hand doth give salvation; and they did not understand.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For he supposed - This is not mentioned by Moses; but it is not at all improbable. When they saw him "alone" contending with the Egyptian; when it was understood that he had come and taken vengeance on one of their oppressors, it might have been presumed that he regarded himself as directed by God to interpose, and save the people.
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So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
"And when he saw one of them being treated unjustly, he defended him and took vengeance for the oppressed by striking down the Egyptian.
"On the following day he appeared to them as they were fighting together, and he tried to reconcile them in peace, saying, 'Men, you are brethren, why do you injure one another?'
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