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2-4 In the meantime, Moses had sent his wife Zipporah and her two sons to stay with Jethro, and he had welcomed them. Moses was still a foreigner in Midian when his first son was born, and so Moses said, “I’ll name him Gershom.”[a]

When his second son was born, Moses said, “I’ll name him Eliezer,[b] because the God my father worshiped has saved me from the king of Egypt.”[c]

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Footnotes

  1. 18.2-4 Gershom: See the note at 2.22.
  2. 18.2-4 Eliezer: In Hebrew “Eliezer” means “God has helped me.”
  3. 18.2-4 saved. . . Egypt: See 2.1-15.

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