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Exodus 2

Moses is born,

Exodus 2:1 After this there went a man of the house of Levi; and took a wife of his own kindred. Exodus 2:2 And she conceived, and bore a son: and seeing him a goodly child, hid him three months.

and in an ark cast into the flags.

Exodus 2:3 And when she could hide him no longer, she took a basket made of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and pitch: and put the little babe therein, and laid him in the sedges by the river's brink, Exodus 2:4 His sister standing afar off, and taking notice what would be done.

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

Exodus 2:5 And behold the daughter of Pharao came down to wash herself in the river: and her maids walked by the river's brink. And when she saw the basket in the sedges she sent one of her maids for it: and when it was brought, Exodus 2:6 She opened it, and seeing within it an infant crying, having compassion on it, she said: This is one of the babes of the Hebrews. Exodus 2:7 And the child's sister said to her: Shall I go, and call to thee a Hebrew woman, to nurse the babe? Exodus 2:8 She answered: Go. The maid went and called her mother. Exodus 2:9 And Pharao's daughter said to her: Take this child, and nurse him for me: I will give thee thy wages. The woman took and nursed the child: and when he was grown up, she delivered him to Pharao's daughter. Exodus 2:10 And she adopted him for a son, and called him Moses, saying: Because I took him out of the water.

He slayeth an Egyptian. He reproveth an Hebrew.

Exodus 2:11 In those days, after Moses was grown up, he went out to his brethren: and saw their affliction, and an Egyptian striking one of the Hebrews, his brethren. Exodus 2:12 And when he had looked about this way and that way, and saw no one there, he slew the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. Exodus 2:13 And going out the next day, he saw two Hebrews quarrelling: and he said to him that did the wrong: Why strikest thou thy neighbour? Exodus 2:14 But he answered: Who hath appointed thee prince and judge over us? wilt thou kill me, as thou didst yesterday kill the Egyptian? Moses feared, and said: How is this come to be known?

He fleeth into Midian.

Exodus 2:15 And Pharao heard of this word, and sought to kill Moses: but he fled from his sight, and abode in the land of Madian, and he sat down by a well. Exodus 2:16 And the priest of Madian had seven daughters, who came to draw water: and when the troughs were filled, desired to water their father's flocks. Exodus 2:17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: and Moses arose, and defending the maids, watered their sheep. Exodus 2:18 And when they returned to Raguel their father, he said to them: Why are ye come sooner than usual? Exodus 2:19 They answered: A man of Egypt delivered us from the hands of the shepherds: and he drew water also with us, and gave the sheep to drink. Exodus 2:20 But he said: Where is he? why have you let the man go? call him that he may eat bread.

He marrieth Zipporah.

Exodus 2:21 And Moses swore that he would dwell with him. And he took Sephora his daughter to wife:

Gershom is born.

Exodus 2:22 And she bore him a son, whom he called Gersam, saying: I have been a stranger in a foreign country. And she bore another, whom he called Eliezer, saying: For the God of my father, my helper, hath delivered me out of the hand of Pharao.

God respecteth the Israelites' cry.

Exodus 2:23 Now after a long time the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel groaning, cried out because of the works: and their cry went up unto God from the works. Exodus 2:24 And he heard their groaning, and remembered the covenant which he made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Exodus 2:25 And the Lord looked upon the children of Israel, and he knew them.

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