Day 1 - Week 17

Day 1 - Week 17

Written on 02/09/2020


Exodus 18:1-12

Now Yitro the priest of Midyan, Moshe’s father-in-law, heard about all that God had done for Moshe and for Isra’el his people, how Adonai had brought Isra’el out of Egypt. 

After Moshe had sent away his wife Tzipporah and her two sons, Yitro Moshe’s father-in-law had taken them back. 

The name of the one son was Gershom, for Moshe had said, “I have been a foreigner in a foreign land.” 

The name of the other was Eli‘ezer [my God helps], “because the God of my father helped me by rescuing me from Pharaoh’s sword.” 

Yitro Moshe’s father-in-law brought Moshe’s sons and wife to him in the desert where he was encamped, at the mountain of God. 

He sent word to Moshe, “I, your father-in-law Yitro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons.”

Moshe went out to meet his father-in-law, prostrated himself and kissed him. Then, after inquiring of each other’s welfare, they entered the tent. 

Moshe told his father-in-law all that Adonai had done to Pharaoh and the Egyptians for Isra’el’s sake, all the hardships they had suffered while traveling and how Adonai had rescued them. 

Yitro rejoiced over all the good that Adonai had done for Isra’el by rescuing them from the Egyptians.

10 Yitro said, “Blessed be Adonai, who has rescued you from the Egyptians and from Pharaoh, who has rescued the people from the harsh hand of the Egyptians. 

11 Now I know that Adonai is greater than all other gods, because he rescued those who were treated so arrogantly.” 

12 Yitro Moshe’s father-in-law brought a burnt offering and sacrifices to God, and Aharon came with all the leaders of Isra’el to share the meal before God with Moshe’s father-in-law.