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Exodus 2

Moses is born,

Exodus 2:1 And there wente forth a man of the house of Leui, and toke a doughter of Leui. Exodus 2:2 And the wife conceaued and bare a sonne. And whan she sawe yt it was a proper childe, she hyd him thre monethes.

and in an ark cast into the flags.

Exodus 2:3 And whan she coude hyde him no longer, she toke an Arke of redes, and dawbed it ouer with slyme and pitch, and layed the childe therin, and set it amonge the redes by the waters brynke. Exodus 2:4 But his sister stode a farre of, to wete what wolde come of him.

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

Exodus 2:5 And Pharaos doughter came downe, to wash herself in the water: And hir maydens walked by the water syde: and whan she sawe the Arke amonge the redes, she sent one of hir maydens, and caused it to be fett. Exodus 2:6 And whan she opened it, she sawe ye childe: and beholde the babe wepte. Then had she pytie vpon it, and sayde: It is one of the Hebrues children. Exodus 2:7 Then sayde his syster vnto Pharaos doughter: Shal I go, and call the a nurse of the Hebrues wemen, to nurse ye the childe? Exodus 2:8 Pharaos doughter sayde vnto her: Go thy waye. The mayde wente, and called the childes mother. Exodus 2:9 Then sayde Pharaos doughter vnto her: Take this childe, and nurse it for me, I wyll geue ye thy rewarde. The woman toke the childe, and nursed it. Exodus 2:10 And whan the childe was growne, she brought it vnto Pharaos doughter, and it became hir sonne, and she called him Moses. For she sayde: I toke him out of the water.

He slayeth an Egyptian. He reproveth an Hebrew.

Exodus 2:11 Vpon a tyme whan Moses was greate, he wente forth vnto his brethren, and loked vpon their burthens, and sawe, that an Egipcia smote one of his brethren ye Hebrues. Exodus 2:12 And he loked rounde aboute him: and whan he sawe that there was no man, he slew the Egipcian, and buried him in the sonde. Exodus 2:13 The next daye he wente forth also, and sawe two men of the Hebrues stryuynge together, and sayde to the vngodly: Wherfore smytest thou thy neghboure? Exodus 2:14 But he sayde: Who made the a ruler or iudge ouer vs? Wilt thou slaye me also, as thou slewest the Egipcian? The was Moses afrayed, and sayde: How is this knowne?

He fleeth into Midian.

Exodus 2:15 And Pharao herde of it, and sought for Moses, to slaye him. But Moses fled from Pharao, and kepte him in the lande of Madian, and sat him downe by a wells syde. Exodus 2:16 The prest Madian had seuen doughters, which came to drawe water, and fylled the troughes, to geue their fathers shepe to drinke. Exodus 2:17 Then came the shepherdes, and droue the awaye. But Moses gat him vp, and helped them, and gaue their shepe to drynke. Exodus 2:18 And whan they came to Reguel their father, he saide: How came ye so soone to daie? Exodus 2:19 They sayde: A man of Egipte delyuered vs from ye shepherdes, and drew vnto vs, and gaue the shepe to drynke. Exodus 2:20 He sayde vnto his doughters. Where is he? Wherfore let ye the man go, that ye called him not to eate with vs?

He marrieth Zipporah.

Exodus 2:21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man. And he gaue Moses his doughter Zipora,

Gershom is born.

Exodus 2:22 which bare him a sonne, and he called him Gerson, for he sayde: I am become a straunger in a straunge lande.

God respecteth the Israelites' cry.

Exodus 2:23 And she bare him yet a sonne, whom he called Elieser, and sayde: The God of my father is my helper, and hath delyuered me from Pharaos hade. But after this in processe of tyme, the kynge of Egipte dyed. And the childre of Israel sighed ouer their laboure, and cried. Exodus 2:24 And their crye ouer their labor, came before God. And God herde their coplaynte, & remebred his couenaunt with Abraham Isaac and Iacob. Exodus 2:25 And God loked vpon the childre of Israel, and God knew it.

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