EXODUS 18:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.”

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Exodus 18:6 Translation & Meaning

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And he said וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Moses, מֹשֶׁ֔ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
I אֲנִ֛י I I
thy father in law חֹֽתֶנְךָ֥ To give (a daughter) away in marriage; hence (generally) to contract affinity by marriage father law
Jethro יִתְר֖וֹ Jethro, Moses' father-in-law Jethro
am come בָּ֣א To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) am come
unto אֵלֶ֑יךָ Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
thee, and thy wife, וְאִ֨שְׁתְּךָ֔ A woman wife
and her two וּשְׁנֵ֥י Two; also (as ordinal) twofold two
sons בָנֶ֖יהָ A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) sons
with עִמָּֽהּ׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
her. עִמָּֽהּ׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) her

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  • 4  And the name of the other was Eliezer; for the God of my father, said he, was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh:

  • 5  And Jethro, Moses' father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God:

  • 6  And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.

  • 7  And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.

  • 8  And Moses told his father in law all that the Lord had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the Lord delivered them.




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