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Exodus 18:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and her two sons, of whom one was named Gershom, for Moses said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and her two sons,—of whom, the name of the one, was Gershom, for, said he, A sojourner, am I in a strange land,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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:'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And her two sons, of whom one was called Gersam: his father saying, I have been a stranger in a foreign country.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And her two sonnes, of which the name of the one [was] Gershom: for he said, I haue bene an alien in a strange land.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and her two sons: the name of the one was Gershom{gr.Gersam}, [his father] saying, I was a sojourner in a strange land;--
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— 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:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And her two 8147
{8147} Prime
שְׁתַּיִם
sh@nayim
{shen-ah'-yim}
(The first form being dual of H8145; the second form being feminine); two; also (as ordinal) twofold.
sons; 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; 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 H0001, H0251, etc.).
of which x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
the name 8034
{8034} Prime
שֵׁם
shem
{shame}
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.
of the one 259
{0259} Prime
אֶחָד
'echad
{ekh-awd'}
A numeral from H0258; properly united, that is, one; or (as an ordinal) first.
[was] Grm גֵּרשׁוֹם; y1647
[1647] Standard
גֵּרְשׁוֹם
Ger@shom
{gay-resh-ome'}
For H1648; Gereshom, the name of four Israelites.
x1648
(1648) Complement
גֵּרְשׁוֹן
Ger@shown
{gay-resh-one'}
From H1644; a refugee; Gereshon or Gereshom, an Israelite.
for x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
he said, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
I have been x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
an alien 1616
{1616} Prime
גֵּר
ger
{gare}
From H1481; properly a guest; by implication a foreigner.
in a strange 5237
{5237} Prime
נָכְרִי
nokriy
{nok-ree'}
From H5235 (second form); strange, in a variety of degrees and applications (foreign, non-relative, adulterous, different, wonderful).
land: 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Exodus 18:1-5.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Exodus 18:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Exodus 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
two sons:

Acts 7:29 Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons.

Gershom:
i.e. A stranger there,
Exodus 2:22 And she bare [him] a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
Psalms 39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I [am] a stranger with thee, [and] a sojourner, as all my fathers [were].
Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them], and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech [you] as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
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Ex 2:22. Ps 39:12. Ac 7:29. He 11:13. 1P 2:11.

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