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The birth of Moses.

CHAPTER II. He fleeth into Midian.

| looked on their burdens : and he spied CHAPTER II.

an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one 1 Moses is born, 3 and placed in an ark among the flags of the river. 5 He is found, and brought up by Pha of his brethren. raoh's daughter. 11 He slayeth an Egyptian. 13 He 12 And he looked this way and that reproveth a Hebreu., 15 He fleeth into Midian. 21 He marrieth Zipporah. 22 Gershom is born. 23 God way, and when he saw that there was respecteth the Israelites' cry.

no man, he slew the Egyptian, and AND there went a man of the hid him in the sand. A house of Levi, and took to wife 13 And when he went out the a daughter of Levi.

second day, behold, two men of the 2 And the woman conceived, and Hebrews strove together : and he bare a son: and when she saw him said to him that did the wrong, that he was a goodly child, she hid Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow ? him three months.

14 And he said, Who made thee a 3 And when she could not longer prince and a judge over us? intendhide him, she took for him an ark of est thou to kill me, as thou killedst bulrushes, and daubed it with slime the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and with pitch, and put the child and said, Surely this thing is known. therein; and she laid it in the flags 15 Now when Pharaoh heard this by the river's brink.

thing, he sought to slay Moses. But 4 And his sister stood afar off, to Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, wit what would be done to him. and dwelt in the land of Midian: and

5 | And the daughter of Pharaoh he sat down by a well. came down to wash herself at the ri. 16 Now the priest of Midian had ver; and her maidens walked along seven daughters : and they came and by the river's side: and when she drew water, and filled the troughs to saw the ark among the flags, she sent water their father's flock. her maid to fetch it.

17 And the shepherds came and 6 And when she had opened it, she drove them away: but Moses stood saw the child : and, behold, the babe up and helped them, and watered wept. And she had compassion on their flock. him, and said, This is one of the 18 And when they came to Reuel Hebrews' children.

their father, he said, How is it that ye 7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's are come so soon to day? daughter, Shall I go and call to thee 19 And they said, An Egyptian a nurse of the Hebrew women, that delivered us out of the hand of the she may nurse the child for thee? shepherds, and also drew water enough

8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to for us, and watered the flock. her, Go. And the maid went and 1 20 And he said unto his daughters, called the child's mother.

And where is he? why is it that ye 9 And Pharaoh's daughter said un have left the man ? call him, that he to her, Take this child away, and nurse may eat bread. it for me, and I will give thee thy 21 And Moses was content to dwell wages. And the woman took the with the man: and he gave Moses child, and nursed it.

Zipporah his daughter. 10 And the child grew, and she 22 And she bare him a son, and he brought him unto Pharaoh's daugh. | called his name Gershom: for he said, ter, and he became her son. And she I have been a stranger in a strange called his name Moses : and she said, land. Because I drew him out of the water. 23 | And it came to pass in pro

11 | And it came to pass in those cess of time, that the king of Egypt days, when Moses was grown, that died: and the children of Israel he went out unto his brethren, and sighed by reason of the bondage, and God sendeth Moses

EXODUS,

to deliver Israel. they cried, and their cry came up | the Hittites, and the Amorites, and unto God by reason of the bondage. the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and

24 And God heard their groaning, the Jebusites. and God remembered his covenant 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of with Abraham, with Isaac, and with the children of Israel is come unto Jacob.

me: and I have also seen the oppres25 And God looked upon the chil. / sion wherewith the Egyptians oppress dren of Israel, and God had respect them. unto them.

10 Come now therefore, and I will CHAPTER III.

send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou 1 Moses keepeth Jethro's flock. 2 God appeareth to mayest bring forth my people the him in a burning bush ; 9 and sendeth him to deliver

children of Israel out of Egypt. Israel. 14 The name of God. 15 His message to Israel.

11 | And Moses said unto God, Who N OW Moses kept the flock of am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, I Jethro his father in law, the and that I should bring forth the priest of Midian: and he led the children of Israel out of Egypt ? flock to the back side of the desert, 12 And he said, Certainly I will be and came to the mountain of God, with thee; and this shall be a token even to Horeb.

unto thee, that I have sent thee: 2 And the Angel of the LORD ap- When thou hast brought forth the peared unto him in a flame of fire out people out of Egypt, ye shall serve of the midst of a bush: and he looked, | God upon this mountain. and, behold, the bush burned with 13 And Moses said unto God, Befire, and the bush was not consumed. hold, when I come unto the children

3 And Moses said, I will now turn of Israel, and shall say unto them, aside, and see this great sight, why | The God of your fathers hath sent the bush is not burnt.

me unto you; and they shall say to 4 And when the Lord saw that he me, What is his name? what shall I turned aside to see, God called unto say unto them? him out of the midst of the bush, and 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM said, Moses, Moses : and he said, | THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt Here am I.

thou say unto the children of Israel, 5 And he said, Draw not nigh | I AM hath sent me unto you. hither: put off thy shoes from off 15 And God said moreover unto thy feet; for the place whereon thou Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the standest is holy ground.

children of Israel, The Lord God of 6 Moreover he said, I am the God your fathers, the God of Abraham, of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jathe God of Isaac, and the God of cob, hath sent me unto you: this is Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for my name for ever, and this is my he was afraid to look upon God. memorial unto all generations.

7 And the LORD said, I have 16 Go, and gather the elders of surely seen the affliction of my people Israel together, and say unto them, which are in Egypt, and have heard | The Lord God of your fathers, the their cry by reason of their taskmas. God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of ters; for I know their sorrows; Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I

8 And I am come down to deliver have surely visited you, and seen that them out of the hand of the Egyptians, | which is done to you in Egypt: and to bring them up out of that land 17 And I have said, I will bring unto a good land and a large, unto a you up out of the affliction of Egypt land flowing with milk and honey ; ) unto the land of the Canaanites, and unto the place of the Canaanites, and i the Hittites, and the Amorites, and

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God giveth him signs. CHAPTER IV. Aaron appointed to aid him. the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and and caught it, and it became a rod in the Jebusites, unto a land flowing his hand: with milk and honey.

5 That they may believe that the 18 And they shall hearken to thy | LORD God of their fathers, the God voice: and thou shalt come, thou of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and and the elders of Israel, unto the the God of Jacob, hath appeared unking of Egypt, and ye shall say to thee. unto him, The Lord God of the He | 6 | And the LORD said furthermore brews hath met with us: and now unto him, Put now thine hand into let us go, we beseech thee, three thy bosom. And he put his hand into days' journey into the wilderness, his bosom: and when he took it out, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our behold, his hand was leprous as snow. God.

7 And he said, Put thine hand into 19 | And I am sure that the king thy bosom again. And he put his hand of Egypt will not let you go, no, into his bosom again; and plucked not by a mighty hand.

it out of his bosom, and, behold, it 20 And I will stretch out my hand, was turned again as his other flesh. and smite Egypt with all my wonders | 8 And it shall come to pass, if they which I will do in the midst thereof: will not believe thee, neither hearken and after that he will let you go. to the voice of the first sign, that they

21 And I will give this people fa- will believe the voice of the latter sign. vour in the sight of the Egyptians : 9 And it shall come to pass, if they and it shall come to pass, that, when will not believe also these two signs, ye go, ye shall not go empty:

neither hearken unto thy voice, that 22 But every woman shall borrow thou shalt take of the water of the of her neighbour, and of her that river, and pour it upon the dry land : sojourneth in her house, jewels of and the water which thou takest out silver, and jewels of gold, and rai- of the river shall become blood upon ment: and ye shall put them upon the dry land. your sons, and upon your daughters; 10 | And Moses said unto the and ye shall spoil the Egyptians. Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent,

neither heretofore, nor since thou hast CHAPTER IV.

spoken unto thy servant; but I am 1 Moses' rod is turned into a serpent. 6 His hand becometh leprous. 10 He is loath to be sent. 14 Aaron is

slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. appointed to assist him. 18 Moses departeth from Je 11 And the LORD said unto him, thro. 21 God's message to Pharaoh. 24 Zipporah cir. cumciseth her son. 27 Aaron is sent to meet Moses.

Who hath made man's mouth? or 31 The people believeth them.

who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or AND Moses answered and said, the seeing, or the blind ? have not I A But, behold, they will not be the LORD? lieve me, nor hearken unto my voice: 12 Now therefore go, and I will be for they will say, The Lord hath with thy mouth, and teach thee what not appeared unto thee.

thou shalt say. 2 And the LORD said unto him, 13 And he said, O my Lord, send, What is that in thine hand ? And he I pray thee, by the hand of him whom said, A rod.

thou wilt send. 3 And he said, Cast it on the 14 And the anger of the LORD ground. And he cast it on the was kindled against Moses, and he ground, and it became a serpent; said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy and Moses fled from before it. brother? I know that he can speak

4 And the LORD said unto Moses, well. And also, behold, he coineth Put forth thine hand, and take it by forth to meet thee: and when he seeth the tail. And he put forth his hand, I thee, he will be glad in his heart.

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God's message to Pharaoh. EXODUS, Aaron sent to meet Moses.

15 And thou shalt speak unto him, | A bloody husband thou art, because and put words in his mouth: and of the circumcision. I will be with thy mouth, and with 27 And the LORD said to Aaron, his mouth, and will teach you what Go into the wilderness to meet Moye shall do.

ses. And he went, and met him in 16 And he shall be thy spokesman the mount of God, and kissed him. unto the people: and he shall be, 28 And Moses told Aaron all the even he shall be to thee instead of a words of the LORD who had sent mouth, and thou shalt be to him in- | him, and all the signs which he had stead of God.

17 And thou shalt take this rod in 29 | And Moses and Aaron went thine hand, wherewith thou shalt and gathered together all the elders do signs.

of the children of Israel : 18 | And Moses went and returned 30 And Aaron spake all the words to Jethro his father in law, and said which the LORD had spoken unto unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, Moses, and did the signs in the sight and return unto my brethren which of the people. are in Egypt, and see whether they 31 And the people believed : and be yet alive. And Jethro said to when they heard that the Lord had Moses, Go in peace.

visited the children of Israel, and 19 And the LORD said unto Moses that he had looked upon their afflicin Midian, Go, return into Egypt: / tion, then they bowed their heads and for all the men are dead which worshipped. sought thy life.

CHAPTER V. 20 And Moses took his wife and 1 Pharaoh chideth Moses and Aaron for their message ; his sons, and set them upon an ass,

5 and increaseth the Israelites task. 15 He derideth

their complaints. 20 They cry out upon Moses and and he returned to the land of Egypt: Aaron. 22 Moses complaineth to God. and Moses took the rod of God in AND afterward Moses and Aaron his hand.

A went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus 21 And the LORD said unto Moses, saith the LORD God of Israel, Let When thou goest to return into my people go, that they may hold a Egypt, see that thou do all those feast unto me in the wilderness. wonders before Pharaoh, which I 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the have put in thine hand: but I will LORD, that I should obey his voice harden his heart, that he shall not to let Israel go? I know not the let the people go.

LORD, neither will I let Israel go. 22 And thou shalt say unto Pha- 3 And they said, The God of the raoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is Hebrews hath met with us: let us my son, even my firstborn:

go, we pray thee, three days' journey 23 And I say unto thee, Let my into the desert, and sacrifice unto the son go, that he may serve me: and Lord our God; lest he fall upon us if thou refuse to let him go, behold, with pestilence, or with the sword. I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn. 4 And the king of Egypt said unto

24 | And it came to pass by the them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and way in the inn, that the LORD met | Aaron, let the people from their him, and sought to kill him.

works? get you unto your burdens. 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp 5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the stone, and cut off the foreskin of people of the land now are many, and her son, and cast it at his feet, and ye make them rest from their burdens. said, Surely a bloody husband art 6 And Pharaoh commanded the thou to me.

same day the taskmasters of the 26 So he let him go: then she said, ' people, and their officers, saying,

The people's task increased. CHAPTER VI. God reneweth his promise.

7 Ye shall no more give the people, not minish aught from your bricks straw to make brick, as heretofore: of your daily task. let them go and gather straw for 20 | And they met Moses and Aathemselves.

ron, who stood in the way, as they 8 And the tale of the bricks, which

s, which came forth from Pharaoh : they did make heretofore, ye shall L 21 And they said unto them, The lay upon them; ye shall not diminish | LORD look upon you, and judge; aught thereof: for they be idle; there. | because ye have made our savour to fore they cry, saying, Let us go and be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, sacrifice to our God.

and in the eyes of his servants, to 9 Let there more work be laid upon put a sword in their hand to slay us. the men, that they may labour therein; 22 And Moses returned unto the and let them not regard vain words. | LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast

10 | And the taskmasters of the thou so evil entreated this people ? people went out, and their officers, why is it that thou hast sent me ? and they spake to the people, saying, 23 For since I came to Pharaoh to Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give speak in thy name, he hath done you straw.

evil to this people; neither hast 11 Go ye, get you straw where ye | thou delivered thy people at all. can find it: yet not aught of your work shall be diminished.

CHAPTER VI. 12 So the people were scattered 1 God reneweth his promise by his name JEHOVAH,

10 He sendeth Moses to Pharaoh. 14 The genealogy abroad throughout all the land of of Reuben, 15 of Simeon, 16 of Levi, of whom cams Egypt to gather stubble instead of

Moses and Aaron. straw.

T HEN the LORD said unto Moses, 13 And the taskmasters hasted 1 Now shalt thou see what I will them, saying, Fulfil your works, your do to Pharaoh: for with a strong daily tasks, as when there was straw. hand shall he let them go, and with

14 And the officers of the children a strong hand shall he drive them of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters out of his land. had set over them, were beaten, and 2 And God spake unto Moses, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not ful. said unto him, I am the LORD: filled your task in making brick both 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, un. yesterday and to day, as heretofore? | to Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name

15 | Then the officers of the chil- of God Almighty ; but by my name dren of Israel came and cried unto JEHOVAH was I not known to them. Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest 4 And I have also established my thou thus with thy servants ?

covenant with them, to give them the 16 There is no straw given unto land of Canaan, the land of their pil. thy servants, and they say to us, grimage, wherein they were strangers. Make brick: and, behold, thy serv. | 5 And I have also heard the groanants are beaten ; but the fault is in ing of the children of Israel, whom thine own people.

the Egyptians keep in bondage; and 17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are I have remembered my covenant. idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and | 6 Wherefore say unto the children do sacrifice to the LORD.

of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will 18 Go therefore now, and work; bring you out from under the burfor there shall no straw be given you, dens of the Egyptians, and I will rid yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks. you out of their bondage, and I will

19 And the officers of the children redeem you with a stretched out of Israel did see that they were in arm, and with great judgments : evil case, after it was said, Ye shall / 7 And I will take you to me for a

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