Understanding the Scriptures
|Goodly (v. 2)||Beautiful, pleasant-natured, and intelligent|
|Took for him an ark of bulrushes (v. 3)||Made for him a waterproof basket out of reeds or palm leaves|
|Maidens (v. 5)||Servants|
|Smiting, smitest (vv. 11, 13)||Hitting with the intent to injure|
|Strove (v. 13)||Fought|
|Content (v. 21)||Pleased|
|Sighed (v. 23)||Groaned|
|By reason (v. 23)||Because|
|Had respect (v. 25)||Knew of their circumstances|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study Exodus 2.
Get Help from the New Testament
In order to more fully understand what happened to Moses while in Midian, read Exodus 2:15–22. Read the other name for Reuel in Exodus 3:1 (see Exodus 2:18). Then read Doctrine and Covenants 84:6 to see what Reuel had to offer Moses. List in your notebook the three experiences Moses had in Midian that you think were important ones in preparing him for his work with the children of Israel.