Matthew Bible

Exodus 2

Moses is born,

Exodus 2:1 And there went a man of the house of Leui. And toke a daughter of Leuy. Exodus 2:2 And the wyfe conceaued and bare a sonne. And when she saw that it was a propre chylde, she hydde hym three monethes longe.

and in an ark cast into the flags.

Exodus 2:3 And when she could no longer hyde him she toke a basket of bulryshes, & dawbed it wyth slyme & pytch, & laied þe child therin, & put it in the flagges by the ryuers brinke. Exodus 2:4 And his sister stode a farre of, to wete what wold come out of it.

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

Exodus 2:5 And the daughter of Pharao came downe to þe riuer to wash hir selfe & hir maidens walked a long by þe riuers side. And when she saw the basket among the flagges, she sent one of hir maydes & caused it to be fet. Exodus 2:6 And when she had opened it she sawe the chyld, & behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on it: & sayed it is one of the Ebrues chyldren. Exodus 2:7 Then sayd his sister vnto Pharaos daughter: shall I go and call vnto the a nurse of the Ebrues women, to nurse the child? Exodus 2:8 And the mayd ranne & called the childs mother. Exodus 2:9 Then Pharaos daughter saied vnto hyr take thys chylde awaye and nurse it for me, & I wil reward the for thy laboure. And the womanne toke the chylde, and nursed it vp. Exodus 2:10 And when the chylde was growen, she broughte it vnto Pharaos daughter, and it was made hyr son, & she called it Moses, bicause (said she) I toke hym oute of the water.

He slayeth an Egyptian. He reproveth an Hebrew.

Exodus 2:11 And it happened in those daies when Moses was waxte great, that he went out vnto hys brethren and loked on theyr burdens, & spyed an Egiptian smytynge one of his brethren an Ebrue. Exodus 2:12 And he loked round aboute and when he sawe that there was no man by, he slewe the Egyptian and hyd him in the sond. Exodus 2:13 And he went oute an other daye: & behold, two Hebrues strowe togyther. And he sayd vnto hym that did the wrong: wherfore smytest thou thyne neyghbour? Exodus 2:14 And he answered: who hathe made the a ruler or a iudge ouer vs? intendest thou to kyll me, as thou kylledst the Egyptian? Then Moyses feared and sayed: of a suretye the thynge is knowen.

He fleeth into Midian.

Exodus 2:15 And Pharao hearde of it and went about to slea Moyses: but he fled from Pharao and dwelte in the Lande of Madian, & he sate downe by a wells syde. Exodus 2:16 The priest of Madian had .vij. doughters which came and drewe water and filled the troughes, for to water theyr fathers shepe. Exodus 2:17 And the shepherdes came & droue them away: but Moyses stode vp & helped them, & watred their shepe. Exodus 2:18 And when they came to Raguel their father he saied: howe happeneth it that ye are come so sone to daye? Exodus 2:19 And they answered: there was an Egiptian that deliuered vs from the shepeherds, & so drew vs water, & watered the shepe. Exodus 2:20 And he sayed vnto hys doughters: wher is he? why haue ye left the man? Go call him þt he may eate breade.

He marrieth Zipporah.

Exodus 2:21 And Moyses was content to dwel with the manne. And he gaue Moyses Zelphora his daughter,

Gershom is born.

Exodus 2:22 which bare a sonne, & he called him Gerson: for he said: I haue bene a straunger in a straunge lande.

God respecteth the Israelites' cry.

Exodus 2:23 And she bare yet an other sonne, whom he called Elieser, sayinge: the God of my father is myne helper, and hath ryd me out of the handes of Pharao. And it chaunced in processe of tyme, that the kynge of Egypt dyed, and the chyldren of Israel syghed by the reason of labour and cried. Exodus 2:24 And their complaint came vp vnto God from the labour. And God remembred hys promise wyth Abraham, Isaac, & Iacob. Exodus 2:25 And God loked vpon the children of Israel, and knewe them.

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