Exodus Chapter 2 (Index)

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001  And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

002  And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

003  And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.

004  And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

005  And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.

006  And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.

007  Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?

008  And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother.

009  And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.

010  And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

011  And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.

012  And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

013  And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?

014  And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.

015  Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.

016  Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

017  And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

018  And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day?

019  And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.

020  And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.

021  And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

022  And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

023  And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

024  And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

025  And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.