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Acts 7:29

    Acts 7:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Moses fled at this saying, and became a sojourner in the land of Midian, where he begat two sons.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And at these words, Moses went in flight to the land of Midian, and was living there for a time, and had two sons.

    Webster's Revision

    And Moses fled at this saying, and became a sojourner in the land of Midian, where he begat two sons.

    World English Bible

    Moses fled at this saying, and became a stranger in the land of Midian, where he became the father of two sons.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Moses fled at this saying, and became a sojourner in the land of Midian, where he begat two sons.

    Definitions for Acts 7:29

    Begat - To bear; to bring forth.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 7:29

    Then fled Moses ... - Moses fled because he now ascertained that what he had done was known. He supposed that it had been unobserved, Exodus 2:12. But he now thought that the knowledge of it might reach Pharaoh, and that his life might thus be endangered. Nor did he judge incorrectly; for as soon as Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to take his life, Exodus 2:15.

    Was a stranger - Or became a sojourner πάροικος paroikos, one who had a temporary abode in the land. The use of this word implies that he did not expect to make that his permanent dwelling.

    In the land of Madian - This was a part of Arabia. "This would seem," says Gesenius, "to have been a tract of country extending from the eastern shore of the Elanitic Gulf to the region of Moab on the one hand, and to the vicinity of Mount Sinai on the, other. The people were nomadic in their habits, and moved often from place to place." This was extensively a desert region, an unknown land; and Moses expected there to be safe from Pharaoh.

    Where he begat two sons - He married Zipporah, the daughter of "Reuel" Exodus 2:18, or "Jethro" Numbers 10:29; Exodus 3:1, a "priest" of Midian. The names of the two sons were Gershom and Eliezer, Exodus 18:3-4.