NASB — Exodus 2 — KJV

The Birth of Moses

1 Now a man from athe house of Levi went and Imarried a daughter of Levi. 2 The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw Ithat he was IIabeautiful, she hid him for three months. 3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got him a Iawicker IIbasket and covered it over with tar and pitch. Then she put the child into it and set [it] among the breeds by the bank of the Nile. 4 aHis sister stood at a distance to Ifind out what would IIhappen to him.

[1] ILit took aEx 6:16, 18, 20
[2] ILit him that IILit good aAc 7:20; He 11:23
[3] II.e. papyrus reeds IIOr chest aIs 18:2 bIs 19:6
[4] ILit know IILit be done aEx 15:20; Nu 26:59

5 ¶ The daughter of Pharaoh came down ato bathe at the Nile, with her maidens walking alongside the Nile; and she saw the Ibasket among the reeds and sent her maid, and she brought it [to her]. 6 When she opened [it], she Isaw the child, and behold, [the] IIboy was crying. And she had pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” 7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call Ia nurse for you from the Hebrew women that she may nurse the child for you?” 8 Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go [ahead].” So the girl went and called the child’s mother. 9 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 The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter and ahe became her son. And she named him IMoses, and said, “Because I IIdrew him out of the water.”

[5] IOr chest aEx 7:15; 8:20
[6] IHeb saw it, the child IIOr lad
[7] ILit a woman giving suck
[10] IHeb Mosheh, from mashah IIHeb mashah aAc 7:21

11 ¶ Now it came about in those days, awhen Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their Ibhard labors; and che saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12 So he Ilooked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one [around], he astruck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 He went out athe next day, and behold, two Hebrews were Ifighting with each other; and he said to the IIoffender, “Why are you striking your companion?” 14 But he said, “aWho made you a Iprince or a judge over us? Are you IIintending to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and said, “Surely the matter has become known.”

[11] ILit burdens aAc 7:23; He 11:24-26 bEx 1:11; 5:4, 5; 6:6, 7 cAc 7:24
[12] ILit turned aAc 7:24, 25
[13] IOr quarreling IIOr the guilty one aAc 7:26-28
[14] ILit man, a prince IILit saying in your heart aGn 19:9; Ac 7:27, 28

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 Isettled in the land of Midian, and he sat down bby a well.

[15] ILit dwelt aAc 7:29; He 11:27 bGn 24:11; 29:2

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 Ito have something to eat.” 21 aMoses was willing to dwell with the man, and he gave his daughter bZipporah to Moses. 22 Then she gave birth to aa son, and he named him IGershom, for he said, “I have been ba IIsojourner in a foreign land.”

[16] aEx 3:1; 18:12 bGn 24:11, 13, 19; 29:9, 10; 1S 9:11
[17] aGn 29:3, 10
[18] aEx 3:1; Nu 10:29
[20] ILit that he may eat bread
[21] aAc 7:29 bEx 4:25; 18:2
[22] ICf Heb ger sham, a stranger there IIHeb ger aEx 4:20; 18:3, 4 bGn 23:4; Lv 25:23; Ac 7:29; He 11:13, 14

23 ¶ Now it came about in [the course of] those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel asighed because of the bondage, and they cried out; and btheir cry for help because of [their] bondage rose up to God. 24 So aGod heard their groaning; and God remembered bHis covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 25 aGod saw the sons of Israel, and God Itook notice [of them].

[23] aEx 6:5, 9 bEx 3:7, 9; Dt 26:7; Jm 5:4
[24] aEx 6:5; Ac 7:34 bGn 15:13f; 22:16-18; 26:2-5; 28:13-15; Ps 105:8, 42
[25] ILit knew them aEx 3:7; 4:31; Ac 7:34


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Moses is born,

1 ¶ And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took [to wife] a daughter of Levi. 2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he [was a] goodly [child], she hid him three months.

[1] Ex 6:16; Nu 26:59; 1Ch 6:1; 23:12.
[2] Ps 112:5; Ac 7:20; He 11:23.

and in an ark cast into the flags.

3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid [it] in the flags by the river's brink. 4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

[3] Gn 6:14; 11:3; 14:10; Ex 1:22; Is 18:2; Mt 2:13, 16; Ac 7:19.
[4] Ex 15:20; Nu 12:1; 20:1; 26:59; Mi 6:4.

He is found, and brought up by Pharaoh's daughter.

5 ¶ And the daughter 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 her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

[5] 1K 17:6; Ps 9:9; 12:5; 46:1; 76:10; Pv 21:1; Jna 1:17; 2:10; Ac 7:21.
[6] 1K 8:50; Ne 1:11; Ps 106:46; Pv 21:1; Ac 7:21; 1P 3:8.
[7] Ex 2:4; 15:20; Nu 12:1; 26:59.
[8] Ex 6:20; Ps 27:10; Is 46:3; Ezk 16:8.
[9] Jg 13:8.
[10] Gn 4:25; 16:11; 48:5; 1S 1:20; Mt 1:21; Ac 7:21; Ga 4:5; He 11:24; 1Jn 3:1.

He slayeth an Egyptian. He reproveth an Hebrew.

11 ¶ And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an 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 when 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.

[11] Ex 1:11; 3:7; 5:9, 14; Is 58:6; Mt 11:28; Lk 4:18; Ac 7:22; He 11:24.
[12] Gn 9:6; Ac 7:24.
[13] Ac 7:26; 1Co 6:7.
[14] Gn 13:8; 19:9; 37:8, 19; Nu 16:3, 13; Ps 2:2; Pv 19:12; 29:25; Mt 21:23; Lk 12:14; 19:14, 27; Ac 7:26, 35.

He fleeth into Midian.

15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew [water], and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. 17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. 18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How [is it that] ye 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 eat bread.

[15] Gn 24:11; 25:2, 4; 28:6; 29:2; Ex 4:19; 1K 19:1, 13; Pv 22:3; Jr 26:21; Mt 10:23; Jn 4:6; Ac 7:29; He 11:27.
[16] Gn 14:18; 24:11, 14; 29:6; 41:45; Ex 3:1; 1S 9:11.
[17] Gn 21:25; 26:15; 29:10; Ex 2:12.
[18] Ex 3:1; 4:18; 18:1; Nu 19:20.
[19] Gn 29:10; 50:11.
[20] Gn 18:5; 19:2; 24:31; 29:13; 31:54; 43:25; Jb 31:32; 42:11; 1Ti 5:10; He 13:2.

He marrieth Zipporah.

21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

[21] Gn 31:38; Ex 2:10; 4:20; 18:2; Nu 12:1; Php 4:11; 1Ti 6:6; He 11:25; 13:5; Jm 1:10.

Gershom is born.

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.

[22] Ex 2:10; 18:3; 22:21; 1Ch 16:20; 23:14; 29:15; Ps 39:12; 119:19; Ac 7:29; He 11:13.

God respecteth the Israelites' cry.

23 ¶ And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto [them].

[23] Gn 4:10; 16:11; 18:20; Ex 3:7; 4:19; 7:7; 22:22; Nu 20:16; Dt 24:15; 26:6; Jg 10:11; Ne 9:9; Ps 12:5; 18:6; 81:6; 107:19; Is 5:7; 19:20; Mt 2:19; Ac 7:30; 12:23; Jm 5:4.
[24] Gn 15:14; 17:7; 18:18; 26:3, 24; 28:12; 32:28; 46:2; Ex 6:5; Jg 2:18; Ne 9:8, 27; Ps 22:5, 24; 79:11; 102:20; 105:6, 42; 106:45; 138:3; Lk 1:72.
[25] Ex 1:8; 3:7; 4:31; 1S 1:11; 2S 16:12; Jb 33:27; Ps 1:6; 55:22; Mt 7:23; Lk 1:25.


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