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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Exodus 2:5-10

Here is, I. Moses saved from perishing. Come see the place where that great man lay when he was a little child; he lay in a bulrush-basket by the river's side. Had he been left to lie there, he must have perished in a little time with hunger, if he had not been sooner washed into the river or devoured by a crocodile. Had he fallen into any other hands than those he did fall into, either they would not, or durst not, have done otherwise than have thrown him straightway into the river; but... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 2:8

And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, go ,.... She fell in at once with the proposal, being, no doubt, overruled, by the providence of God, to agree to have such a person called: and the maid went and called the child's mother ; and her own, whose name was Jochebed the wife of Amram, as observed in Exodus 2:1 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 2:1-9

The infancy of Moses. I . WE HAVE , IN THIS EXPERIENCE OF THE INFANT AND HIS MOTHER , A MOST AFFECTING ILLUSTRATION OF THE MISERABLE STATE TO WHICH ISRAEL HAD BEEN REDUCED . We come down from the general statement of the first chapter to the particular instance of the second. Moses was born, in all likelihood, just at the very height of Pharaoh's exasperation, and when the command of Exodus 1:22 was in process of being carried out. His... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 2:1-10

THE BIRTH, ESCAPE, AND EDUCATION OF MOSES . Some years before the Pharaoh issued his edict for the general destruction of the Hebrew male children, Amram of the tribe of Levi, had married Jochebed, his kinswoman ( Exodus 6:20 ). They had already had two children — Miriam, a daughter, born probably soon after the marriage, and Aaron, a son, born some twelve years later. Soon after the issue of the edict, Jochebed gave birth to her third child, a son, who therefore came under its terms.... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 2:1-10

By works was faith made perfect. Bad times; harsh decrees against the Israelites; doubts and misgivings which must have occurred to one in Amram's position; a hard experience and a dark prospect. Still the man believed in God, remembered the promises, and knew that God also must remember them; did not see how they were to be fulfilled, but was content to do his own duty and leave all else to God. See — I . How HIS FAITH WAS MANIFESTED BY HIS WORKS . We have — 1. His... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 2:1-10

A picture of true faith. I . WHAT TRUE FAITH IS . 1. There was obedience to a Divine impulse: her heart was appealed to, she saw he was a goodly child, and she hid him three months. She read in the child's appearance an intimation of future greatness, and that God did not mean him to die in accordance with the king's commandment. The work of faith begins in obeying the Spirit's prompting in the heart. 2. She was not daunted by difficulties. She might have asked what could... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 2:1-10

The child of the water. "And she called his name Moses... water." — Exodus 2:10 . Save Jesus, Moses is the greatest name in history. Compare with it Mahomet, or even that of Paul. As the founder of the Jewish religion — under God — his influence is felt to-day, not only by 6,000,000 Jews, but throughout the Christian Church. Here is the beginning of his career. This mighty stream of influence we can trace to its source; not like the Nile, whose origin is still in debate, a mystery. The... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 2:1-11

A child of providence. This section recounts the birth, deliverance, and upbringing at the court of Pharaoh, of the future Deliverer of Israel. In which we have to notice — I . AN ACT OF FAITH ON THE PART OF MOSES ' PARENTS . The faith of Moses' parents is signalised in the Epistle to the Hebrews ( Hebrews 11:23 ). Observe — 1. The occasion of its trial. The king's edict threatened the child's life. The ease of Moses was peculiar, yet not entirely so. No... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 2:3-9

§ 3. The escape of Moses. The escape of Moses teaches three things especially — 1. God's over-ruling providence, and his power to make wicked men work out his will; 2. The blessing that rests upon a mother's faithful love and care; and 3. The fact that natural virtue is acceptable in God's sight. I . GOD'S OVER-RULING PROVIDENCE turned the cruel king's edict to the advantage of the child whom he designed for great things. Had it not been for the edict, Moses would never have... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Exodus 2:1-25

Preparation of Moses (2:1-25)Moses was the person God chose to save his people and lead them out of Egypt. He was born of godly Hebrew parents, who no doubt taught him that the true and living God was the only legitimate object of human worship, and this God had chosen Israel to be his people. At the same time Moses grew up in the Egyptian palace, where he was trained in the best learning and culture available at that time (2:1-10; see Acts 7:22; Hebrews 11:23).By the time he was forty years of... read more

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