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Birth of Moses.


He leaveth Egypt the field: all their service, wlierein they, nurse of the Hebrew women, that she made them serve, was with rigour. may nurse the child for thee? 15 | And the king of Egypt spake to 8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, the Hebrew midwives, of which the Go. And the maid

went and called the Rame of the one was Shiphrah, and the child's mother. name of the other Puah;

9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto 16 And he said, When ye do the office her, Take this child away, and nurse it of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and for me, and I will give thee thy wages. see them upon the stools, if it be a son, And the woman took the chilu, and then ye shall kill him; but if it be a nursed it. daughter, then she shall live.

10 And the child grew, and she brought 17 But the midwives feared God, and him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he did not as the king of Egypt command became her son. And she called his ed them but saved the men children name Moses: and she said, Because I alive.

drew him out of the water. 18 And the king of Egypt called for the 11 And it came to pass in those days, midwives, and said unto them, Why have when Moses was grown, that he went ye done this thing, and have saved the out unto his brethren, and looked on men children alive?

their burdens : and he spied an Egyptian 19 And the midwives said unto Pha-smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren. raoh, Because the Hebrew women are 12 And he looked this way and that not as the Egyptian women; for they way, and when he saw that there was are lively, and are delivered ere the no man, he slew the Egyptian, anıl hiu midwives come in unto them.

him in the sand. 20 Therefore God dealt well with the 13 And when he went out the second midwives, and the people multiplied, day, behold, two men of the Hebrews and waxed very mighty.

strove together: and he said to him 21 And it came to pass, because the that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest midwives feared Gocl, that he made thou thy fellow? them houses.

14 And he said, who made thee a 22 And Pharaoh charged all his peo- prince and a judge over us? intendest ple, saying, Every son that is born ye thou to kill me, as thou killedst the shall cast into the river, and every Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, daughter ye shall save alive.

Surely this thing is known.

15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, CHAPTER II.

he sought to slay Moses. But Moses Moser is born, 3 and placed in an ark among the fed from the face of Pharaol, nu dwelt flags of the river. 5 He is found, and brought in the land of Midian: and he sat down up by Pharaoh's daughter. 11 He slayetle an by a well.

16 Now the priest of Midian had sev. feeth into Midian. 31 Ile marrieth Zipporah. en daughters : and they came and drew 22 Gershom is born. 23 God respecteth the 1s-water, and filled the trouglis to water raelites' cry.

their father's flock. ANPhere wentua mweathe thronese

17 And the shepherds came and drove of Levi, and took to wife a daughter them away: but Moses stood up and of Levi.

lielped them, and watered their flock. 2 And the woman conceived, and bare 18 And when they came to Reuel their a son: and when she saw him that he father, he said, How is it that ye are was a goodly child, she hid him three come so soon to day? months.

19 And they said, An Egyptian deliv3 And when she could not longer hide ered us out of the band of the shephim, she took for lum an ark of bulherds, and also drew water enough for rushes, and daubed it with slinie and us, and watered the flock. with pitch, and put the child therein; 20 And he said unto his daughters, and she laid it in the flags by the river's And where is he? why is it that ye have brink.

left the man ? call him, that he may eat 4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit bread, what would be done to him.

21 And Moses was content to dwell" 5 TAnd

the daughter of Pharaoh came with the man: and he gave Moses Zipdown to wash herself at the river; and porah his daughter. her maidens walked along by the river's 22 And she bare him a son, and he side: and when she saw the ark among called his name Gershom: for he said, the flags, she sent ler maid to fetch it. I have been a stranger in a strange 6 And when she had opened it, she lanıl, saw the child : and, behold, the babe 23 And it came to pass in process of went. And she had compassion on him, time, that the king of Egypt died: und mnd said, This is one of the Hebrews' the children of Israel sighed by reason children.

of the bondage, and they cried, and their Then said his sister to Pharaoh's cry came up unto Gol by reason of the daughter, Shall I go and call to thce a bondage.

am I.

God sendeth Moses


to deliver Israel, 24 And God heard their groaning, and 13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, God remembered his covenant with when I come unto the children of Israel, Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. and shall say unto them, The God of

25 And God looked upon the children your fathers hath sent me unto you; of Israel, and God had respect unto and they shall say to me, What is his them.

name? what shall I say unto them? CHAPTER III.

14 And God said unto Moses, I AM Muses keepeth Jethro's Hock. 2 God appeareth THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt

Ro him in a burning bush; 9 and sendeth him thou say unto the children of Israel, 1 to deliver Israel. 14 The name of God. 15 His AM hath sent me unto you. me88age to Israel,

15 And God said moreover unto Moses, No

his father in law, the priest of of Israel, The LORD God of your fa Mitlian: and he led the flock to the thers, the God of Abraham, the God of back side of the desert, and came to the Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent mountain of God, even to Horeb.

me unto you: this is my name for ever, 2 And the Angel of the LORD appeared and this is my memorial unto all gen unto him in a flame of fire out of the erations, inidst of a bush: and he looked, and, 16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel behold, the bush burned with fire, and together, and say unto them, The LORD the bush was not consumed.

God of your fathers, the God of Abra3 And Moses said, I will now turn ham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared aside, and see this great sight, why the unto me, saying, I have surely visited bush is not burnt.

you, and seen that which is done to 4 And when the LORD saw that he you in Egypt: turned aside to see, God called unto 17 And I have said, I will bring you him out of the midst of the bush, and up out of the affliction of Egypt unto said, Moses, Moses : and he said, Here the land of the Canaanites, and the

Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Per. 5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: izzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebput off thy shoes from off thy feet; for usites, unto a land flowing with milk the place whereon thou standest is holy and honey. ground.

18 And they shall hearken to thy 6 Moreover he said, I am the God of voice: and thou shalt come, thou and thy father, the God of Abraham, the the elders of Israel, unto the king of God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Egypt, and ye shall 'say unto him, The And Moses hid his face; for he was LORD God of the Hebrews hath met afraid to look upon God.

with us: and now let us go, we beseech 7 ! And the LORD said, I have surely thee, three days' journey into the wil seen the affliction of my people which derness, that we may sacrifice to the are in Egypt, and have heard their cry LORD our God. by reason of their taskmasters; for I 19 9 And I am sure that the king of know their sorrows;

Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a & And I am come down to deliver them mighty hand. out of the hand of the Egyptians, and 20 And I will stretch out my hand, to bring them up out of that land unto and smite Egypt with all niy wonders a good land and a large, unto a land which I will do in the midst thereof: Aowing with milk and honey ; unto and after that he will let you go. the place of the Canaanites, and the 21 And I will give this people favour Hittites, and the Amorites, and the in the sight of the Egyptians: and it Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye Jebusites.

shall not go empty : 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the 22 But every woman shall borrow of children of Israel is come unto me: and her neighbour, and of her that sojournI have also seen the oppression where-eth in her house, jewels of silver, and with the Egyptians oppress them. jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye

10 Come now therefore, and I will shall put them upon your sons, and nipo send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou may- on your daughters; and ye shall spoil est bring forth my people the children the Egyptians. of Israel out of Egypt. 11 | And Moses said unto God, Who

CHAPTER IV. am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, Moses' tod is turned into a serpent. 6 His hand and that I should bring forth the chil becometh leprous. 10 He is loath to be sent.. dren of Israel out of Egypt?

14 Aaron is appointed to assist him. 18 Moses 12 And he said, Certainly, I will be departeth from Jethro, 21 God's message to with thee; and this shall be a token Pharaoh. 24 Zipporah circumciseth her son, unto thee, that I have sent thee: When

27 Aaron is sent to meet Moses. 31 The people thou hast brought forth the people out

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He gweth him signs. EXODUS. His message to Pharaoh nor hearken unto my voice: for they 17 And thou shalt take this rod in will say, The LORD hath not appeared thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do unto thee.

signs. 2 And the LORD said unto him, What 18 And Moses went and returned to is that in thine hand? And he said, A Jethro his father in law, and said unto rod.

him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return 3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. unto my brethren which are in Egypt, And he cast it' on the ground, and it and see whether they be yet alive. And became a serpent; and Moses fled from Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace. before it.

19 And the LORD said unto Moses in 4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all forth thine hand, and take it by the the men are dead which svught thy tail. And he put forth his hand, and life. caught it, and it became a rod in his 20 And Moses took nis wife and his hand :

sons, and set them upon an ass, and he 5 That they may believe that the LORD returned to the land of Egypt: and Mo God of their fathers, the God of Abra- ses took the rod of God in his hand. ham, the God of Isaac, and the God of 21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Jacob, hath appeared unto thee. When thon goest to return into Egypt, 6 And the LORD said furthermore see that thou do all those wonders beunto him, Put now thine hand into thy fore Pharaoh, which I have put in thine bosom. And he put his hand into his hand: but I will harden his heart, that bosom: and when he took it out, be- he shall not let the people go. hold, his hand was leprous as snow. 22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, 7 And he said, Put thine hand into Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, thy bosom again. And he put his hand even my first boru: into his bosom again; and plucked it 23 And I say unto thee, Let my son ont of his bosom, and, behold, it was go, that he may serve me: and if thou turned again as his other flesh.

refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay 8 And it shall come to pass, if they will thy son, even thy firstboru. not believe thee, neither hearken to the 24 And it came to pass by the way voice of the first sign, that they will be- in the inn, that the LORD met him, and lieve the voice of the latter sign. sought to kill him.

9 And it shall come to pass, if they will 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, not believe also these two signs, neither and cut off the foreskin of her son, and hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a take of the water of the river, and pour bloody husband art thou to me. it upon the dry land : and the water 26 So he let him go: then she said, which thou takest out of the river shall A bloody husband thou art, because of become blood upon the dry land. the circumcision. 10 | And Moses said unto the LORD, 27 And the LORD said to Aaron, Go O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither into the wilderness to meet Moses. And heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken he went, and met him in the mount of unto thy servant; but I am slow of God, and kissed him. speech, and of a slow tongue.

28 And Moses told Aaron all the words 11 And the LORD said unto him, who of the LORD who had sent him, and hath made man's mouth? or who ma- all the signs which he had commandketh the dumb, or deat, or the seeing, ed him. or the blind I have not I the LORD? 29 And Moses and Aaron went and 12 Now therefore go, and I will be gathered together all the elders of the with thy mouth, and teach thee what children of Israel: thou shalt say.

30 And Aaron spake all the words 13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I which the LORD had spoken unto Mopray thee, by the hand of him whom ses, and did the signs in the sight of thou wilt send.

the people. 14 And the anger of the LORD was 31 And the people believed ; and when kindled against Moses, and he said, Is they heard that the LORD had visited not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I the children of Israel, and that he had know that he can speak well. And also, looked upon their affliction, then they behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: bowed their heads and worshipped. and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.

CHAPTER V. 15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and Pharaoh chideth Moses and Aaron for their put words in his mouth: and I will be message ; 5 and increaseth the Israelites' task, with thy mouth, and with his mouth,

15 le dérideth their complaints. 20 They cry and will teach you what ye shall do.

out upon Moses and Aaron. 22 Moses com 16 And he shall be thy spokesman un

plaineth to God. to the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and went in, and told Pharaoh, Thn thou shalt be to him instead of God. saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my

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Pharaoh chideth Moses. EXODUS. God's promise renewed. people go, that they may hold a feast | Israel did see that they were in evil unto me in the wilderness.

case, after it was said, Ye shall not 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, minish aught from your bricks of your that I should obey his voice to let Is- daily task. rael go! I know not the LORD, neither 2017 And they met Moses and Aaron, will I let Israel go.

who stood in the way, as they came 3 And they said, The God of the He- forth from Pharaoh : brews hath met with us: let us go, we 21. And they said unto them, The pray thee, three days' journey into the LORD look upon you, and judge; bedesert, and sacrifice unto the Lord our cause ye have made our savour to be God; lest he fall upon us with pesti- abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and lence, or with the sword.

in the eyes of his servants, to put a 4 And the king of Egypt said unto sword in their hand to slay us. them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aa 22 And Moses returned unto the LORD, ron, let the people from their works ? and said, Lord, wherefore last thou 50 get you into your burdens.

evil entreated this people? why is it 5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the peo- that thou hast sent me?' ple of the land now are many, and ye 23 For since I came to Pharaoh to make then rest from their burdens. speak in thy name, he hath done evil 6 And Pharaoh commanded the same to this people; neither hast thou doday the taskmasters of the people, and livered thy people at all. their officers, saying, 7 Ye shall no more give the people

CHAPTER VI straw to niake brick, as heretofore: let God reneweth his promise by his name JEHO. them go and gather straw for them

VAI. 10 He senileth Moses to Pharaoh. 14 selves.

The genealogy of Reuben, 15 of Simeon, 16 of 8 And the tale of the bricks, which

Levi, of whom cume Moses and Aaron. tipos dich enake leerstafores de alminisy THEN the LORD se v hinto Moses aught thereof : for they be idle; there to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand fore they cry, saying, Let us go and shall he let them go, and with a strong sacrifice to our God.

hand shall he drive them out of his 9 Let there more work be laid upon land. the men, that they may labour therein; 2 And God spake unto Moses, and and let them not regard vain words. said unto him, I am the LORD:

10 T And the taskmasters of the peo 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto ple went out, and their officers, and they Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of s'ake the people, saying, Thus saith God Almighty; but by my name JEPharaoh, I will not give you straw. HOVAH was I not known to them.

11 Go ye, get you straw where ye can 4 And I have also established my covfind it yet not aught of your work enant with them, to give them the shall be diminished.

land of Canaan, the land of their pil12 So the people were scattered abroad grimage, wherein they were strangers. throughout ail the land of Egypt to 5 And I have also heard the groangather stubble instead of straw. ing of the children of Israel, whom 13. And the taskmasters hasted them, the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I saying, Fulfil your works, your daily have remembered my covenant. tasks, as when there was straw.

6 Wherefore say unto the children of 1 And the officers of the children Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters you out from under the burdens of the had set over them, were beaten, and Egyptians, and I will rid you out of demanded, Wherefore have ye not ful- their bondage, and I will redeem you filled your task in making brick both with a stretched' out arm, and with yesterday and to day, as heretofore? great judgments :

15 T Then the officers of the children 7 And I will take you to me for a of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, people, and I will be to you a God saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus and ye shall know that I am the LORD with thy servants?

your God, which bringeth you out from 16 There is no straw given unto thy under the burdens of the Egyptians. servants, and they say to us, Make 8 And I will bring you in unto the brick: and, behold, thy servants are land, concerning the which I did swear beaten; but the fault is in thine own to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to people.

Jacob; and I will give it you for a 17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are heritage: I am the LORD. idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and 9 And Moses spake so unto the childo sacrifice to the LORD.

dren of Israel: but they hearkened not 18 Go therefore now, and work; for unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and there shall no straw be given you, yet for cruel bondage. shall ye deliver the tale of bricks. 19 And the officers of the children of saying,

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His command to Moses, EXODUS.

Moses is encouraged. 11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of 29 That the LORD spake unto Moses, Egypt, that he let the children of Is- saying, I am the LORD: speak thou rael go out of his land.

unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that 12 And Moses spake before the LORD, I say unto thee. saying, Behold, the children of Israel 30 And Moses said before the LORD, have not hearkened unto me; how then Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of un- how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me? cireumcised lips ? 13 And the LORD spake unto Moses

CHAPTER VII. and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge Moses is encourayed to go to Pharaoh. 7 His unto the children of Israel, and unto age. 8 Ilis rou is turned into a serpent. 11 Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the

The sorcerers do the like. 13 Pharuul's heart children of Israel out of the land of

is hardened. 14 Gul's messuge to Pharaoh. Egypt.

19 The river is turned into Wood. be the heads of their fa ND the LORD said unto Moses, See, firstborn of Israel ; Hanoch, and Pallu, raoh; and Aaron thy brother shall be Hezron, and Carmi: these be the fami- thy prophet. lies of Reuben.

2 Thou shalt speak all that I com 15 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, mand thee; and Aaron thy brother and Jamin, and Ohau, and Jachin, and shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he sen Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaan- the children of Israel out of his land. itish woman: these are the families of 3 And I will harden Pharaoh's hear Simeon.

and multiply my signs and my won16 I And these are the names of the ders a the land of Egypt. sons of Levi according to their gener

4 Ľit Pharaoh shall not hearken unations ; Gershon, and Kohath, and Me- to yı a, that I may lay my hand upox rari : and the years of the life of Levi Egy ;, and bring forth mine

armies, were a hundred thirty and seven years, and my people the children of Israel, 17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and out w the land of Egypt by great judga Shimi, according to their families. ments,

18 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, 5 And the Egyptians shall know that I and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel : and am the LORD, when I stretch forth mine the years of the life of Kohath were hand upon Egypt, and bring out the a hundred thirty and three years.

children of Israel from among them. 19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali 6 And Moses and Aaron did as the and Mushi: these are the fainilies of LORD commanded them, so did they Leyi according to their generations. 7 And Moses was fourscore years old, 20 And Amram took him Jochebed and Aaron fourscore and three years his father's sister to wise; and she bare old, when they spake unto Pharaoh. him Aaron and Moses: and the years 8 And the LORD spake unto Moses of the life of Amram were a hudred and unto Aaron, saying, and thirty and seven years,

9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto 21 | And the sons of Izhar; Korah, you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: and Nepheg, and Zichri.

then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take 22. And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and and Elzaphan, and Zithri.

it shall become a serpent. 23. And Aaron took him Elisheba, 10 And Moses and Aaron went in daughter of Amminadab, sister of Na-unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the ashon, to wife; and she bare him Na- LORD had commanded : and Aaron cast dab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. down his rod before Pharaoh, and he24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and fore his servants, and it became a serElkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the pent. families of the Korhites.

11 Then Pharann also called the wise 25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took him men and the sorcerers: now the mugione of the daughters of Putiel to wife; cians of Egypt, they also did in like and she bare liim Phinehas: these are manner with their enchantments. the heads of the fathers of the evites 12 For they cast down every man his according to their families.

rod, and they became serpents: but 26 These are that Aaron and Moses, Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. to whom the LORD said, Bring out the 13 And he hardened Pharaoh's heart, children of Israel from the land of that he hearkened not unto them; as Egypt according to their armies. the LORD had said.

27 These are they which spake to Pha 14 | And the LORD said unto Moses, raoh king of Egypt, to bring out the Pharaoh's heart is hardened: he refuchildren of Israel from Egypt: these seth to let the people go. are that Moses and Aaron.

15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morn281 And it came to pass on the day ing; lo, he goeth out unto the water; when the LORD spake unto Moses in and thou shalt stand by the river's brink the land of Egypt,

against he come; and the rod which

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