Moses is born,
Exodus 2:1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and married a daughter of Levi. Exodus 2:2 And the woman conceived, and bore a son: and when she saw him that he [was a] goodly [child], she hid him three months.
and in an ark cast into the flags.
Exodus 2:3 And when she could no 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. Exodus 2:4 And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.
He is found, and brought up by Pharaoh's daughter.
Exodus 2:5 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. Exodus 2:6 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. Exodus 2:7 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? Exodus 2:8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother. Exodus 2:9 And Pharaoh's daughter said to 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. Exodus 2:10 And the child grew, and she brought him to 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.
He slayeth an Egyptian. He reproveth an Hebrew.
Exodus 2:11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren. Exodus 2:12 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. Exodus 2:13 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, Why smitest thou thy fellow? Exodus 2:14 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.
He fleeth into Midian.
Exodus 2:15 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. Exodus 2:16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew [water], and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. Exodus 2:17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. Exodus 2:18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How [is it that] you are come so soon to day? Exodus 2:19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us from the hand of the shepherds, and also drew [water] enough for us, and watered the flock. Exodus 2:20 And he said to his daughters, And where [is] he? why [is] it [that] ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.
He marrieth Zipporah.
Exodus 2:21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
Gershom is born.
Exodus 2:22 And she bore [him] a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
God respecteth the Israelites' cry.
Exodus 2:23 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 ascended to God, by reason of the bondage. Exodus 2:24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. Exodus 2:25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect to [them].