Exodus 2:24 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Exodus 2:24, NIV: "God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob."

Exodus 2:24, ESV: "And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob."

Exodus 2:24, KJV: "And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob."

Exodus 2:24, NASB: "So God heard their groaning; and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."

Exodus 2:24, NLT: "God heard their groaning, and he remembered his covenant promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."

Exodus 2:24, CSB: "And God heard their groaning; and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob;"

What does Exodus 2:24 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The phrase indicating that God heard Israel's cries of pain is parallel with the phrase describing that "groaning" in verse 23. They prayed, and He heard, reminding us God always hears our prayers. Further, God "remembered" His covenant. The covenant referred to here is the Abrahamic covenant (Genesis 12:1–3). God promised to bless Abraham and his descendants. They would become a great people and a nation. God would bless those who blessed them and judge those who judged them.

This covenant extended from Abraham to his son Isaac and Isaac's son Jacob. From Jacob came the twelve sons who became leaders of the twelve tribes of Egypt (Exodus 1:1–7), extending God's covenant to all the Jewish people. God's promise to Abraham was that his descendants would live in the land where Abraham walked, the land of Israel. This promise would be realized through Moses leading the people of Israel out of Egyptian slavery toward this Promised Land.