New International Version
Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, saying, "I have become a foreigner 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.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Called his name Gershom - Literally, a stranger; the reason of which Moses immediately adds, for I have been an Alien in a strange land.
The Vulgate, the Septuagint, as it stands in the Complutensian Polyglot, and in several MSS., the Syriac, the Coptic, and the Arabic, add the following words to this verse: And the name of the second he called Eliezer, for the God of my father has been my help, and delivered me from the hand of Pharaoh. These words are found in Exodus 18:4, but they are certainly necessary here, for it is very likely that these two sons were born within a short space of each other; for in Exodus 4:20, it is said, Moses took his wife and his Sons, by which it is plain that he had both Gershom and Eliezer at that time. Houbigant introduces this addition in his Latin version, and contends that this is its most proper place. Notwithstanding the authority of the above versions, the clause is found in no copy, printed or MS., of the Hebrew text.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Gershom. a stranger here.
for he said.
LibraryThe Ark among the Flags
'And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 3. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink. 4. And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him. 5. And the daughter of Pharaoh came …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Secret of Its Greatness
Appendix xii. The Baptism of Proselytes
Appendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
When Moses heard this, he fled to Midian, where he settled as a foreigner and had two sons.
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.
People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own.
"I am a foreigner and stranger among you. Sell me some property for a burial site here so I can bury my dead."
So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey and started back to Egypt. And he took the staff of God in his hand.
and her two sons. One son was named Gershom, for Moses said, "I have become a foreigner in a foreign land";
and the other was named Eliezer, for he said, "My father's God was my helper; he saved me from the sword of Pharaoh."
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