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Moses Flees to Midian

11 Now it came to pass in those days, jwhen Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. And he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12 So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he kkilled the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 And lwhen he went out the second day, behold, two Hebrew men mwere fighting, and he said to the one who did the wrong, “Why are you striking your companion?”

14 Then he said, n“Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?”

So Moses ofeared and said, “Surely this thing is known!” 15 When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he sought to kill Moses. But pMoses fled from 2the face of Pharaoh and dwelt in the land of qMidian; and he sat down by ra well.

16 sNow the priest of Midian had seven daughters. tAnd they came and drew water, and they filled the utroughs to water their father’s flock. 17 Then the vshepherds came and wdrove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and xwatered their flock.

18 When they came to yReuel 3their father, zhe said, “How is it that you have come so soon today?

19 And they said, “An Egyptian delivered us from the hand of the shepherds, and he also drew enough water for us and watered the flock.”

20 So he said to his daughters, “And where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may aeat bread.”

21 Then Moses was content to live with the man, and he gave bZipporah his daughter to Moses. 22 And she bore him a son. He called his name cGershom, 4for he said, “I have been da 5stranger in a foreign land.”

23 Now it happened ein the process of time that the king of Egypt died. Then the children of Israel fgroaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and gtheir cry came up to God because of the bondage. 24 So God hheard their groaning, and God iremembered His jcovenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 And God klooked upon the children of Israel, and God lacknowledged them.


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