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22 She conceived and bore a son, whom he named Gershom;[a] for he said, “I am a stranger residing in a foreign land.”(A)

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  1. 2:22 Gershom: the name is explained unscientifically as if it came from the Hebrew word ger, “sojourner, resident alien,” and the Hebrew word sham, “there.” Stranger residing: Hebrew ger, one who seeks and finds shelter and a home away from his or her own people or land.

and her two sons. One of these was named Gershom;(A) for he said, “I am a resident alien in a foreign land.” The other was named Eliezer; for he said, “The God of my father is my help; he has rescued me from Pharaoh’s sword.”

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