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.
 ILit took aEx 6:16, 18, 20
 ILit him that IILit good aAc 7:20; He 11:23
 II.e. papyrus reeds IIOr chest aIs 18:2 bIs 19:6
 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°.”
 IOr chest aEx 7:15; 8:20
 IHeb saw it, the child IIOr lad
 ILit a woman giving suck
 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°.”
 ILit burdens aAc 7:23; He 11:24-26 bEx 1:11; 5:4, 5; 6:6, 7 cAc 7:24
 ILit turned aAc 7:24, 25
 IOr quarreling IIOr the guilty one aAc 7:26-28
 ILit man, a prince IILit saying in your heart aGn 19:9; Ac 7:27, 28
Moses Escapes to Midian
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°.”
 aEx 3:1; 18:12 bGn 24:11, 13, 19; 29:9, 10; 1S 9:11
 aGn 29:3, 10
 aEx 3:1; Nu 10:29
 ILit that he may eat bread
 aAc 7:29 bEx 4:25; 18:2
 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].
 aEx 6:5, 9 bEx 3:7, 9; Dt 26:7; Jm 5:4
 aEx 6:5; Ac 7:34 bGn 15:13f; 22:16-18; 26:2-5; 28:13-15; Ps 105:8, 42
 ILit knew them aEx 3:7; 4:31; Ac 7:34
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Moses is born,
1 ¶ And there went¹ª² a manº of the houseº² of Levi,º and tookºª [to wife] a² daughterº of Levi.º 2 And the womanº conceived,ºª and bareºª a son:º and when she sawºª him that² he² [was a] goodlyº [child], she hidºª him threeº months.º
and in an ark cast into the flags.
3 And when she couldºª not² longerº hideºª him, she tookºª for him an arkº of bulrushes,º and daubedºª it with slimeº and with pitch,º and putºª² the childº therein; and she laidºª [it] in the flagsº by² the river'sº brink.º 4 And his sisterº stoodºª afar off,º² to witºª what² would be doneºª to him.
 Gn 6:14; 11:3; 14:10; Ex 1:22; Is 18:2; Mt 2:13, 16; Ac 7:19.
 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 daughterº of Pharaohº came downºª to washºª [herself] at² the river;º and her maidensº walked¹ª along² by² the river'sº side;º and when she sawºª² the arkº amongº the flags,º she sentºª² her maidº to fetchºª it. 6 And when she had openedºª [it], she sawºª² the child:º and, behold,² the babeº wept.ºª And she had compassionºª on² him, and said,ºª This² [is one] of the Hebrews'¹ children.º²² 7 Then saidºª his sisterº to² Pharaoh'sº daughter,º Shall I go¹ª² and callºª to thee a nurseºª² of² the Hebrew¹ women,¹² that she may nurseºª² the childº for thee? 8 And Pharaoh'sº daughterº saidºª to her, Go.¹ª² And the maidº went¹ª² and calledºª the child'sº² mother.º 9 And Pharaoh'sº daughterº saidºª unto her, Take¹ª this child¹ away,¹ª²²²² and nurseºª it for me, and I² will giveºª [thee]² thy wages.º And the womanº tookºª the child,º and nursedºª it. 10 And the childº grew,ºª and she broughtºª him unto Pharaoh'sº daughter,º and he became² her son.º And she calledºª his nameº Moses:º and she said,ºª Because² I drewºª him out of² the water.º
 1K 17:6; Ps 9:9; 12:5; 46:1; 76:10; Pv 21:1; Jna 1:17; 2:10; Ac 7:21.
 1K 8:50; Ne 1:11; Ps 106:46; Pv 21:1; Ac 7:21; 1P 3:8.
 Ex 2:4; 15:20; Nu 12:1; 26:59.
 Ex 6:20; Ps 27:10; Is 46:3; Ezk 16:8.
 Jg 13:8.
 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 pass² in those² days,º when Mosesº was grown,ºª that he went outºª unto² his brethren,º and lookedºª on their burdens:º and he spiedºª an Egyptianºº smitingºª an Hebrew,º² one of his brethren.º² 12 And he lookedºª this wayº and that way,º and when he sawºª that² [there was] no² man,º he slewºª² the Egyptian,º and hidºª him in the sand.º 13 And when he went outºª the secondº day,º behold,² twoº men¹² of the Hebrewsº strove¹ª together:² and he saidºª to him that did the wrong,º Wherefore² smitestºª thou thy fellow?º 14 And he said,ºª Who² madeºª thee¹ a princeº and a judgeºª over² us? intendestºª thou² to killºª me, as² thou killedstºª² the Egyptian?º And Mosesº feared,ºª and said,ºª Surelyº this thingº is known.ºª
 Ex 1:11; 3:7; 5:9, 14; Is 58:6; Mt 11:28; Lk 4:18; Ac 7:22; He 11:24.
 Gn 9:6; Ac 7:24.
 Ac 7:26; 1Co 6:7.
 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 Pharaohº heardºª this²² thing,º he soughtºª to slayºª² Moses.º But Mosesº fledºª from the faceº² of Pharaoh,º and dweltºª in the landº of Midian:º and he sat downºª by² a well.º 16 Now the priestº of Midianº had sevenº daughters:º and they cameºª and drewºª [water], and filledºª² the troughsº to waterºª their father'sº flock.º 17 And the shepherdsºª cameºª and drove them away:ºª but Mosesº stood upºª and helpedºª them, and wateredºª² their flock.º 18 And when they cameºª to² Reuelº their father,º he said,ºª Howº [is it that] ye are comeºª so soonºª to day?º 19 And they said,ºª An Egyptianºº deliveredºª us out of the handº² of the shepherds,ºª and also² drew¹ª [water] enoughºª for us, and wateredºª² the flock.º 20 And he saidºª unto² his daughters,º And where² [is] he? why² [is] it² [that] ye have leftºª² the man?º callºª him, that he may eatºª bread.º
 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.
 Gn 14:18; 24:11, 14; 29:6; 41:45; Ex 3:1; 1S 9:11.
 Gn 21:25; 26:15; 29:10; Ex 2:12.
 Ex 3:1; 4:18; 18:1; Nu 19:20.
 Gn 29:10; 50:11.
 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.
Gershom is born.
God respecteth the Israelites' cry.
23 ¶ And it came to pass² in process¹¹ of time,º²² that the kingº of Egyptº died:ºª and the childrenº of Israelº sighedºª by reason ofº the bondage,º and they cried,ºª and their cryº came upºª unto² Godº by reason of² the bondage.º 24 And Godº heardºª² their groaning,º and Godº rememberedºª² his covenantº with² Abraham,º with² Isaac,º and with² Jacob.º 25 And Godº looked¹ª upon²² the childrenº of Israel,º and Godº had respectºª unto [them].
 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.
 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.
 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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