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Exodus 2:15–21

Moses Escapes to Midian

15 When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he tried to kill Moses. But aMoses fled from the presence of Pharaoh and 1settled in the land of Midian, and he sat down bby a well.

16 Now athe priest of Midian had seven daughters; and bthey came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.

17 Then the shepherds came and drove them away, but aMoses stood up and helped them and watered their flock.

18 When they came to aReuel their father, he said, “Why have you come back so soon today?”

19 So they said, “An Egyptian delivered us from the hand of the shepherds, and what is more, he even drew the water for us and watered the flock.”

20 He said to his daughters, “Where is he then? Why is it that you have left the man behind? Invite him 1to have something to eat.”

21 aMoses was willing to dwell with the man, and he gave his daughter bZipporah to Moses.

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