Father-in-law

Father-in-law

 
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  • Someone told Tamar that her father-in-law had left for the sheep-shearing at Timnah. - Genesis 38:13


  • But as they were taking her out to kill her, she sent this message to her father-in-law: "The man who owns this identification seal and walking stick is the father of my child. Do you recognize them?" - Genesis 38:25


  • One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro,* the priest of Midian, and he went deep into the wilderness near Sinai,* the mountain of God.1 - Exodus 3:1


  • Then Moses went back home and talked it over with Jethro, his father-in-law. "With your permission," Moses said, "I would like to go back to Egypt to visit my family. I don't even know whether they are still alive." "Go with my blessing," Jethro replied. - Exodus 4:18


  • Word soon reached Jethro, the priest of Midian and Moses' father-in-law, about all the wonderful things God had done for Moses and his people, the Israelites. He had heard about how the LORD had brought them safely out of Egypt. - Exodus 18:1


  • Some time before this, Moses had sent his wife, Zipporah, and his two sons to live with Jethro, his father-in-law. - Exodus 18:2


  • Moses was told, "Jethro, your father-in-law, has come to visit you. Your wife and your two sons are with him." - Exodus 18:6


  • So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law. He bowed to him respectfully and greeted him warmly. They asked about each other's health and then went to Moses' tent to talk further. - Exodus 18:7


  • Moses told his father-in-law about everything the LORD had done to rescue Israel from Pharaoh and the Egyptians. He also told him about the problems they had faced along the way and how the LORD had delivered his people from all their troubles. - Exodus 18:8


  • When Moses' father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, "Why are you trying to do all this alone? The people have been standing here all day to get your help." - Exodus 18:14


  • "This is not good!" his father-in-law exclaimed. - Exodus 18:17


  • Moses listened to his father-in-law's advice and followed his suggestions. - Exodus 18:24


  • Soon after this, Moses said good-bye to his father-in-law, who returned to his own land. - Exodus 18:27


  • That afternoon, as he and his concubine and servant were preparing to leave, his father-in-law said, "Look, it's getting late. Stay the night and enjoy yourself. Tomorrow you can get up early and be on your way." - Judges 19:9


  • When the tribe of Judah left Jericho,* the Kenites, who were descendants of Moses' father-in-law, traveled with them into the wilderness of Judah. They settled among the people there, near the town of Arad in the Negev.3 - Judges 1:16
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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