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nurse of the Hebrew women, | And where is he? why is it that ye that she may nurse the child for have left the man? call him, that he thee?
may eat bread. 8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to 21 And Moses was content to dwell her, Go. And the maid went and with the man; and he gave Moses called the child's mother.
Zipporah his daughter. 9 And Pharaoh's daughter said 22. And she bare him a son, and he unto her, Take this child away, and called his name Gershom; for he said, nurse it for me, and I will give thee I have been a stranger in a strange thy wages.
And the woman took land. the child, and nursed it.
23 And it came to pass in process 10 And the child grew, and she of time, that the king of Egypt died: brought him unto Pharaoh's daugh- and the children of Israel sighed by ter, and he became her son. And reason of the bondage, and they cried, she called his name Moses: and she and their cry came up unto God by said, Because I drew him out of the reason of the bondage. water.
24 And God heard their groaning, 11 And it came to pass in those and God remembered his covenant days, when Moses was grown, that with Abraham, with Isaac, and with he went out unto his brethren, and Jacob. looked on their burdens; and he 25 And God looked upon the chilspied an Egyptian smiting a He-dren of Israel, and God had respect brew, one of his brethren.
unto them. 12 And he looked this way and that
CHAPTER III. way, and when he saw that there was
Moses kerpeth Jethro's flock- God appeareth no man, he slew the Egyptian, and to him in a burning bush-He sendeth him hid him in the sand.
to delirer Israel. 13 And when he went out the OW Moses kept the flock of second day, behold, two men of the Jethro his father-in-law, the Hebrews strove together; and he priest of Midian ; and he led the said to him that did the wrong, flock to the back side of the desert, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow? and came to the mountain of God,
14 And he said, Who made thee a even to Horeb. prince and a judge over us? intendest 2 And again, the presence of the thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Lord appeared unto him, in a fame Egyptian? And Moses feared, and of fire in the midst of a bush; and said, Surely this thing is known. he looked, and, behold, the bush
15 Now when Pharaoh heard this burned with fire, and the bush was thing, he sought to slay Moses. But not consumed. Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, 3 And Moses said, I will now turn and dwelt in the land of Midian; and aside, and see this great sight, why he sat down by a well.
the bush is not consumed. 16 Now the priest of Midian had 4 And when the Lord saw that he seven daughters; and they came and turned aside to see, God called unto drew water, and filled the troughs to him out of the midst of the bush, and water their father's flock.
said, Moses, Moses. And he said, 17 And the shepherds came and Here am I. drove them away; but Moses stood 5 And he said, Draw not nigh up and helped them, and watered hither: put off thy shoes from off their flock.
thy feet; for the place whereon thou 18 And when they came to Reuel standest is holy ground. their father, he said, How is it that 6 Moreover he said, I am the God ye are come so soon to-day?
of thy father, the God of Abraham, 19 And they said. An Egyptian the God of Isane, and the God of delivered us out of the hand of the Jacob. And Moses hid his face ; for shepherds, and also drew water he was afraid to look upon God. enough for us, and watered the 7 And the Lord said, I have surely flock.
seen the affliction of my people which 20 And he said unto his daughters, I are in Egypt, and have heard their
cry by reason of their task-masters; | the Hittites, and the Amorites, and for I know their sorrowe;
the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and & And I am come down to deliver the Jebusites, unto a land flowing them out of the band of the Egypt with milk and boney. ians, and to bring them up out of 18 And they shall hearken to rhy that land unto a good land and a voice; and thou shalt come, thou and large, unto a land flowing with milk the elders of Israel, unto the king of and honey; unto the place of the Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, Cabaanites, and the Hittites, and The Lord God of the Hebrews hath the Ainorites, and the Perizzites, and met with us; and now let us go, we tbe Hirites, and the Jebusites. beseech thee, three days' journey into
9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the wilderness, that we may sacrifice the children of Israel is come unto to the Lord our God. me: and I bave also seen the oppres- 19 And I am sure that the king of sion wherewith the Egyptians op- Egypt will not let you go, no, not by
a mighty hand. 10 Come now therefore, and I will 20 And I will stretch out my hand, send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou and smite Egypt with all my wonmapest bring forth my people the ders which I will do in the midst children of Israel out of Egypt. thereof; and after that he will let
11 And Moses said unto God, Who you go. am I, that I xhould go unto Pharaoh, 21 And I will give this people and that I should bring forth the favour in the sight of the Egyptians; ebiliren of Israel out of Egypt? and it shall come to pass, that, when
12 And he said, Certainly I will be ye go, ye shall not go empty; with thee, and this shall be a token 22 But every woman shall borrow uno thee, that I have sent thee; of her neighbour, and of her that When tbou bast brought forth the sojourneth in her house, jewels of people out of Egypt, ye shall servo silver, and jewels of gold, and raiGrd upon this mountain.
ment; and ye shall put them upon 13 And Moses said unto God, Be
your sons, and upon your daughters; bold, when I come unto the children and ye shall spoil the Egyptians. of lerael, and shall say unto them,
CHAPTER IV. The God of your fathers hath sent
Moses is given a rod of power-He is lath to me unto you; and they sball say to
be sent-Aurom is called --Goul's message to me, What is his name? what shall I
Pluranh-Zippurah circumciseth her son say unto them?
- Aaron is called. God said unto Moses, I AM ND and said,
shalt thou say unto the children of lieve me, nor hearken unto my voice; Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. for they will say, The Lord hath not 15 And God said moreover unto appeared unto thre. Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the 2 And the Lord said unto him, chil tren of Israel, The Lord God of What is that in thine hand ? And Four fathers, the God of Abraham, he said, A rod. the God of Isaac, and the God of Jx- 3 And he said, Cast it
on the eob, bath sent me unto you; this is ground. And be cast it on
the my name for ever, and this is my ground, and it became a serpent; memorial unto all generations. and Moses fled from before it.
16 Go, and gather the elders of 4 And the Lord said unto Moses, Israel together, and say unto them, Put forth thine hand, and take it by The Lord God of your fathers, the the tail. And he put forth his hand, God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of and caught it, and it became a rod in Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I his hand; have surely visited you, and seen 5 That they may believe that the that which is done to you in Egypt; Lord God of their fathers, the God
17 And I bave said, I will bring of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and you up out of the afiliction of Egypt the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto the land of the Canaanites, and unto thee.
o And the Lord said furthermore | thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do unto him, Put now thine hand into signs. thy bosom. And he put his hand 18 And Moses went and returned to into his bosom; and when he took it Jethro his father-in-law, and said out, behold, his hand was leprous as unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, Snow.
and return unto my brethren which 7 And he said, Put thy hand into are in Egypt, and see whether they thy bosom again. And he put his be yet alive. And Jethro said to hand into his bosom again; and Moses, Go in peace. plucked it out of his bosom, and, be- 19 Apd the Lord said unto Moses in hold, it was turned again as his other Midian, Go, return into Egypt; for all flesh.
the men are dead which sought thy life. 8. And it shall come to pass, if they 20 And Moses took his wife and his will not believe thee, neither hearken sons, and set them upon an ass, and to the voice of the first sign, that he returned to the land of Egypt; and they will believe the voice of the lat- Moses took the rod of God in his hand. ter sign.
21 And the Lord said unto Moses, 9 And it shall come to pass, if they When thou goest to return into will not believe also these two signs, Egypt, see that thou do all those neither hearken unto thy voice, that wonders before Pharaoh, which I thou shalt take of the water of the have put in thine band, and I will river, and pour it upon the dry land; prosper thee; but Pharaoh will hardand the water which thou takest out en his heart, and he will not let the of the river shall become blood upon people go. the dry land.
22' And thou shalt say unto Pha10 And Moses said unto the Lord, raoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither my son, even my first-born; heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken 23 And I say unto thee, Let my son unto thy servant; but I am slow of go, that he may serve me; and if speech, and of a slow tongue. thou refuse to let him go, behold, I 11 And the Lord said unto him, will stay thy son, even thy first-born. Who hath made man's mouth? or 24 And it came to pass, that the who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or Lord appeared unto him as he was in the seeing, or the blind? have not I the way, by the inn. The Lord was the Lord ?
angry with Moses, and his band was 12 Now therefore go, and I will be about to fall upon him, to kill him; with thy mouth, and teach thee what for he had not circumcised his son. thou shalt say.
25 Then Zipporah took a sharp 13 And he said, O my Lord, send, stone and circumcised her son, and I pray thee, by the hand of him whom cast the stone at his feet, and said, thou wilt send.
Surely thou art a bloody husband 14 And the anger of the Lord was unto me. kindled against Moses, and he said, 26 And the Lord spared Moses and Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? let him go, because Zipporah, his I know that he can speak well. And wife, circumcised the child. And she also, behoid, he cometh forth to meet said, Thou art a bloody husband. thee; and wben he seeth thee, he will And Moses was ashamed, and hid his be glad in his heart.
face from the Lord, and said, I have 15 And thou shalt speak unto him, sinned before the Lord. and put words in his mouth; and I 27 And the Lord said unto Aaron, will be with thy mouth, and with his Go into the wilderness to meet Moses, mouth, and will teach you what ye and he went and met him, in the shall do.
mount of God; in the mount where 16 And he shall be thy spokesman God appeared unto him; and Aaron unto the people; and he shall be, kissed him. even he shall be to thee instead of a 28 And Moses told Aaron all the mouth, and thou shalt be to him in- words of the Lord who had sent him, stead of God.
and all the signs which he bad com17 And thou shalt take this rod in manded him.
A Donafterwardsand Aaron
29 And Moses and Aaron went and 11 Go ye, get your straw where ye gathered together all the elders of the can find it; yet not aught of your children of Israel;
work shall be diminished. 30 And Aarod spake all the words 12 So the people were scattered which the Lord had spoken unto abroad throughout all the land of Moses, and did the signs in the sight Egypt to gather stubble instead of of the people.
straw. 31 And the people believed; and 13 And the taskmasters hasted them, when they heard that the Lord had saying, Fulfil your works, your daily Fisited the children of Israel, and tasks, as when there was straw. that he had looked upon their afflic- 14 And the officers of the children tion, then they bowed their heads and of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmas. Forshipped.
ters bad set over them, were beaten,
and demanded, Wherefore have ye CHAPTER V. Pharach increuseth the Israelites' task-He
not fulfilled your task in making cuerketh their complaints-Moses cryeth to brick, both yesterday and to-day, as God for Israil.
15 Then the officers of the children went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus of Israel came and cried unto Phasaith the Lord God of Israel, Let my raoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou people go, that they may hold a feast thus with thy servants ? unto me in the wilderness.
16 There is no straw given unto thy 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the servants, and they say to us, Make Lord, that I should obey his voice to brick; and, behold, thy servants are let Israel go? I know not the Lord, beaten; but the fault is in thine own neither will I let Israel go.
people. 3 And they said, The God of the 17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are Hebrews baib met with us; let us go, idle; therefore ye say, Let us go and we pray thee, three days' journey do sacrifice to the Lord. into the desert, and sacrifice unto the 18 Go therefore now, and work ; for Lord our God; lest he fall upon us there shall no straw be given you, yet with pestilence, or with the sword. shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.
4 And the king of Egypt said unto 19 And the officers of the children tbem, Wherefore do ye, Moses and of Israel did see that they were in Aaron, lead the people from their evil case, after it was said, Ye shall Forks? get you unto your burdens. not diminish aught from your bricks
5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the peo- of your daily task. ple of the land now are many, and 20 And they met Moses and Aaron, Je make thein rest from their burdens. who stood in the way, as they came
6 And Pharaoh commanded the forth from Pharaoh same day the taskmasters of the 21 And they said unto them, The people, and their officers, saying, Lord look upon you, and judge; be7 Ye shall no more give the people cause ye have made our savour to be straw to make brick, as heretofore; abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and let them go and gather straw for in the eyes of his servants, to put a themselves.
sword in their hand to slay us. 8 And the tale of the bricks, which 22 And Moses returned unto the they did make heretofore, ye shall | Lord, and said, Lord, wherefore hast Lay apon them; ye shall not diminish thou so evil entreated this people ? aught thereof; for they be idle; there-why is it that thou hast sent ine? fore they cry, saying, Let us go and 23 For since I came to Pharaoh to sacrifice to our God.
speak in thy name, he hath done evil 9 Let there more work be laid upon to this people; neither hast thou dethe men, that they may labour therein; livered thy people at all. aod let them not regard vain words.
CHAPTER VI. 10 And the taskmasters of the people God reneweth his promise-- The genealogy of went out, and their officers, and they
Reulen, Simen, and Leci. spake to the people, saying, Thus saith HEX the Lord said unto Moses, Pharaoh, I will not give you straw. Now shalt thou see what I will
do to Pharaoh ; for with a strong the first-born of Israel; Hanoch, and hand shall he let them go, and with Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are a strong band shall he drive them the families of Reuben. out of his land.
15 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, 2 And God spake unto Moses, and and Jamin, and Obad, and Jachin, said unto him, I am the Lord ;
and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, Canaanitish woman; these are the unto Isaac, and unto Jacob.
families of Simeon. the Lord God Almighty; the Lord 16. And these are the names of the JEHOVANI. And was not my name sons of Levi according to their geneknown unto them ?
rations; Gershon, and Kohath, and 4 Yea, and I have also established Merari; and the years of the life of my covenant with them, which I made Levi were a hundred thirty and seven with them, to give them the land of years. Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, 17 The sons of Gershon ; Libni, and wherein they were strangers.
Shimi, according to their families. 5 And I have also heard the groan- 18 And the sons of Kohath; Am. ing of the children of Israel, whom ram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and the Egyptians keep in bondage; and Uzziel; and the years of the life of I have remembered my covenant. Kobath were a hundred thirty and 6 Wherefore say unto the children
three years. of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will 19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali bring you out from under the bur- and Mushi; these are the families of dens of the Egyptians, and I will Levi according to their generations. rid you out of their bondage, and I 20 And Amram took him Jochehed will redeem you with a stretched out his father's sister to wife; and she arm, and with great judgments; bare him Aaron and Muses; and the
7 And I will take you to me for a years of the life of Amram were a people, and I will be to you a God; hundred and thirty and seven years. and ye shall know that I am the Lord 21 And the sons of Izhar; Korah, your God, which bringeth you out from and Nepheg, and Zichri. under the burdens of the Egyptians. 22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael,
8 And I will bring you in unto the and Elzaphan, and Zithri. land, concerning the which I did 23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, daughter of Amminadah, sister of and to Jacob; and I will give it you Naashon, to wife; and she bare him for a heritage; I the Lord will do it. Nailab and Abihu, Eleazar and Itha
9 And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel; but they heark- 24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, ened not unto Moses for anguish of and Elkanah, and Abiasaph ; these spirit, and for cruel bondage.
are families of the Korhites. 10 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took saying,
him one of the daughters of Putiel to 11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king wife; and she bare him Phinehas; of Egypt, that he let the children of these are the beads of the fathers of Israel go out of his land.
the Levites according to their fami12 And Moses spake before the lies. Lord, saying, Behold, the children 26 These are the sons of Aaron, acof Israel have not hearkened unto cording to their families. And all me; how then shall Pharaoh hear these are the names of the children me, who is of uncircumcised lips? of Israel according to the heads of
13 And the Lord spake unto Moses, their families, that the Lord said unto and unto Aaron, and gave them a Aaron and Moses, they should bring charge unto the children of Israel, up out of the land of Egypt, accordand unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to ing to their armies. bring the children of Israel out of 27 These are they concerning whom the land of Egypt.
the Lord spake to Pharaca, king of 14 These are the heads of their fa- Egypt, that he should let them go. thers' houses; The sons of Reuben | And be sent Moses and Aaron to