There lives a priest in the region. He has seven daughters. They always come here to fill their troughs with water to water their father’s flocks.
Some shepherds prevent them from taking water. Moses springs into action. He helps them and waters the flocks.
They return to their father earlier than usual. When he inquires about it, they talk about Moses. An Egyptian protected them from the shepherds, they say. He even watered their flocks and filled their troughs.
Their father then wants to know where he is. Why they left him there, he asks them. He wants him to eat with them.
Moses obliges. He stays with the priest. The priest also gives him Zipporah, one of his seven daughters in marriage.
She gives birth to a son and Moses names him Gershom. He is a foreigner in a foreign land, he feels.
Time flies by. The king of Egypt dies. The Israelites cry for help from the death of their slavery. Their groans reach God.
Yahweh hears the groaning of the Israelites. He remembers His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God takes not of it.