And there went aa man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2 * And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and bwhen she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark cof bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in dthe flags by the river’s brink. 4 And ehis sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him. 5 And the fdaughter 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. 6 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. 7 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? 8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother. 9 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. 10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became gher son. And she called his name * Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.
11 And it came to pass in those days, hwhen Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their iburdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12 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. 13 * And kwhen 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? 14 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. 15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But lMoses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by ma well. 16 Now the * priest of Midian had seven daughters: nand they came and odrew water, and filled the ptroughs to water their father’s flock. 17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and qwatered their flock. 18 And when they came to rReuel their father, he said, How is it that you are come so soon to day? 19 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. 20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may seat bread. 21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses tZipporah his daughter. 22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name * Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
23 And it came to pass uin process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel xsighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and ytheir cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. 24 And God zheard their groaning, and God aremembered his covenant with bAbraham, with Isaac, and with bJacob. 25 And God clooked upon the children of Israel, and God * dhad respect unto them.
B.C. 1571 Heb. 1690? Gr.
See ch. 1. 11.
B.C. 1531 Heb. 1650? Gr. Comp. Acts 7. 23.
Heb. a man a prince. So Gen. 13. 8 marg.
[That is, A stranger here.] Comp. ch. 18. 3.