Exodus 2:1–10

Moses is Born

2 And aa man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. So the woman conceived and bore a son. And bwhen she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months. But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of cbulrushes for him, daubed it with dasphalt and epitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds fby the river’s bank. gAnd his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.

Then the hdaughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river. And her maidens walked along the riverside; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it. And when she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby wept. So she had compassion on him, and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.”

Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?”

And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the maiden went and called the child’s mother. Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. 10 And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became iher son. So she called his name 1Moses, saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.”

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