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Exodus 2:16

    Exodus 2:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came to get water for their father's flock.

    Webster's Revision

    Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

    World English Bible

    Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 2:16

    The priest of Midian - Or prince, or both; for the original כהן cohen has both meanings. See it explained at large at Genesis 15:18 (note). The transaction here very nearly resembles that mentioned Genesis 29 (note) concerning Jacob and Rachel.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 2:16

    The Priest of Midian - Reuel Exodus 2:18. His name, and the detailed notices in Exodus 18, prove that he was a priest of the one true God who was known to the patriarchs especially under the name El. The great bulk of his tribe, certainly those who lived farther north and more closely in contact with the Hamites of Canaan, were already plunged in idolatry. The conduct of the shepherds Exodus 2:17 may indicate that his person and office were lightly regarded by the idolatrous tribes in his immediate neighborhood.