New American Standard Bible
Then she gave birth to a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, "I have been a sojourner in a foreign land."
King James Bible
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
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Gershom - The first syllable "Ger" is common to Hebrew and Egyptian, and means "sojourner." The second syllable "Shom" answers exactly to the Coptic "Shemmo," which means "a foreign or strange land."
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 Faith of Moses.
"At this remark, MOSES FLED AND BECAME AN ALIEN IN THE LAND OF MIDIAN, where he became the father of two sons.
All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.
"I am a stranger and a sojourner among you; give me a burial site among you that I may bury my dead out of my sight."
So Moses took his wife and his sons and mounted them on a donkey, and returned to the land of Egypt. Moses also took the staff of God in his hand.
and her two sons, of whom one was named Gershom, for Moses said, "I have been a sojourner in a foreign land."
The other was named Eliezer, for he said, "The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh."
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