New Living Translation
(Moses' first son was named Gershom, for Moses had said when the boy was born, "I have been a foreigner in a foreign land."
King James Bible
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:
Darby Bible Translation
and her two sons, of whom the name of the one was Gershom for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land,
World English Bible
and her two sons. The name of one son was Gershom, for Moses said, "I have lived as a foreigner in a foreign land".
Young's Literal Translation
and her two sons, of whom the name of the one is Gershom, for he said, 'a sojourner I have been in a strange land:'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:3 The name of one was Gershom - A stranger, designing thereby not only a memorial of his own condition, but a memorandum to this son of his, for we are all strangers upon earth.
LibraryOpposition to Messiah Ruinous
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel T here is a species of the sublime in writing, which seems peculiar to the Scripture, and of which, properly, no subjects but those of divine revelation are capable, With us, things inconsiderable in themselves are elevated by splendid images, which give them an apparent importance beyond what they can justly claim. Thus the poet, when describing a battle among bees, by a judicious selection of epithets …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2
After the Scripture.
Appendix xii. The Baptism of Proselytes
When Moses heard that, he fled the country and lived as a foreigner in the land of Midian. There his two sons were born.
Later she gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, for he explained, "I have been a foreigner in a foreign land."
So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey, and headed back to the land of Egypt. In his hand he carried the staff of God.
Then they set up the carved image, and they appointed Jonathan son of Gershom, son of Moses, as their priest. This family continued as priests for the tribe of Dan until the Exile.
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