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18 And the king of Egypt called for CHRIST,

the midwives, and said to them, Why 1 The children of Israel, after Joseph's death, 1035. do multiply: 8 The more they are of pressed

have ye done this thing, and have saved by a new king, the more they muliiply. 15

the male-children alive ?' T'he godliness of the midwives in saving the

19 And the midwives said to Pharaoh, male-children alive. 22 Pharaoh command.

Because the Hebrew women are not as eth the male-children to be cast into the river.

the Egyptian women: for they are live

a Gen. 46. S. TOW these are the names of the

ly, and are delivered ere the inidwives

c. 6. 14. children of Israel, who came into

come in to them. Egypt; every man and his household

20 Therefore God dealt well with the came with Jacob.

midwives : and the people multiplied, 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,

and became very mighty.

6 Gen. 46. 27. 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,

Deut. 10.22

21 And it came to pass, because the 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

midwives feared God, that he made them 5 And all the souls that descended

houses. from Jacob, were • seventy souls: for Jo

22 And Pharaoh charged all his peoseph was in Egypt already.

ple, saying, every son that is born ye 6 And Joseph died, and all his breth-Acts 7. 17. shall cast into the river, and every daughren, and all that generation.

ter ye shall save alive. 79. And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and

CHAP. II. multiplied, and became exceeding migh- 1 Heb. And 2 Moses is born, 3 and in an ark cast into the ty; and the land was filled with them. as they af:

flag8. 5 He is found and brought up by 8 Now there arose a new king over

Pharaoh's daughter : 11 He slayeth an flicted

them, so Egyptian : 13 He reproveth a Hebrew : 15 Egypt, who knew not Joseph.

they multi

He fleeth into Midian : 21 He marrieth Zip9 And he said to his people, Behold, plied, &c.

porah. 22 Gershom is born. 23 God respect

eth the cry of the Israelites. the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we. 10 Come, let us deal wisely with them:

of Levi, and married a daughter of lest they multiply, and it shall come to

Levi. pass, that when there falleth out any

2 And the woman conceived, and bore war, they will join with our enemies,

a son: and when she saw him that he and fight against us, and depart from the

was a goodly child, she b hid him three land.

months. 11 Therefore they set over them task

3 And when she could no longer hide masters, to afflict them with their bur

bim, she took for him an ark of buldens. And they built for Pharaoh treas

rushes, and daubed it with slime and ure-cities, Pithom, and Raamses.

with pitch, and put the child therein; 12 i But the more they atilicted them,

and she laid it in the flags by the river's the more they multiplied and grew. And


& c. 6. 20. they were grieved because of the chil

4 And his sister stood afar off, to know

Num. 26. 59. dren of Israel.

what would be done to him. 13 And the Egyptians made the chil

51 And the daughter of Pharaoh came dren of Israel to serve with rigor.

down to wash herself at the river, and 14 And they made their lives bitter

her maidens walked along by the river's with hard bondage, in mortar, and in

side: and when she saw the ark among brick, and in all manner of service in the

the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. field: all their service in which they

6 And when she had opened it, she made them serve, was with rigor.

saw the child: and behold, the babe 15 And the king of Egypt spoke to the

wept. And she had compassion on him, Hebrew midwives (of which the name

and said, This is one of the Hebrews' of one was Shiphrah, and the name of

children. the other Puah:)

7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's 16 And he said, When ye do the office

daughter, Shall I go, and call to thee a of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and

nurse of the Hebrew women, that she see them upon the stools; if it shall be a

may nurse the child for thee? son, then ye shall kill him ; but if it shall

8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, be a daughter, then she shall live.

Go. And the maid went and called the 17 But the midwives feared God, and Acts 7. 20. child's mother. did not as the king of Egypt commanded Heb. 11. 23. 9 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, them, but saved the male-children alive.

Take this child away and nurse it for

Before me, and I will give thee thy wages. And

dian: and he led the flock to the back

CHRIST, the woman took the child and nursed it.

1571. side of the desert, and came to the moun10 And the child grew, and she brought

tain of God, eren to Horeb. him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he be

2 And the angel of the Lord appeared came her son. And she called his name

to him in a a flame of fire out of the 1 Moses: and she said, Because I drew

midst of a bush: and he looked, and behim out of the water.

1 That is, hold, the bush burned with fire, and the 11 1 And it came to pass in those days, drawn out. bush was not consumed. when Moses was grown, that he went

3 And Moses said, I will now tarn out to his brethren, and looked on their

aside, and see this great sight, why the burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smit

bush is not burnt. ing a Hebrew, one of his brethren.

4 And when the LORD saw that he 12 And he looked this way and that 2 Heb.a man turned aside to see, God called to him way, and when he saw that there was no a prince. out of the midst of the bush, and said, man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him

Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. in the sand.

5 And he said, Approach not hither: 13 And when he went out the second

b put off thy shoes from thy feet, for the day, behold, two men of the Hebrews

place on which thou standest is holy strove together: and he said to him that sor, prince.ground. did the wrong, Why smitest thou thy

6 Moreover he said, cI am the God fellow?

of thy father, the God of Abraham, the 14 And he said, who made thee 2 a

God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And prince and a judge over us? intendest

Moses hid his face: for he was afraid to

cc. 18. 3. thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyp

look upon God. tain ? And Moses feared, and said,

71 And the Lord said, I have surely Surely this thing is known.

seen the affliction of my people who are 15 Now when Pharaoh heard this a Gen. 15. 14. in Egypt, and have heard their cry by thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Mo- & 46. 4.

reason of their task-masters; for I know ses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and

their sorrows; dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat

8 And I am come down to deliver down by a well.

them from the hand of the Egyptians, 16 Now the 3 priest of Midian had 1 Heb.knew. and to bring them out of that land, to a seven daughters: and they came and

good land, and a large, to a land flowing drew water, and filled the troughs to wa

with milk and honey; to the place of the ter their father's flock.

Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the 17 And the shepherds came and drove

Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the them away : but Moses stood up and

Hivites, and the Jebusites. helped them, and watered their flock.

9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of 18 And when they came to Reuel their

the children of Israel is come to me: and father, he said, How is it that you are

I have also seen the oppression with come so soon to day?

which the Egyptians oppress them. 19 And they said, An Egyptian deliv

10 Come now therefore, and I will ered us from the hand of the shepherds,

send thee to Pharaoh, that thou mayest and also drew water enough for us, and

bring forth my people the children of Iswatered the flock.

a Acts 7. 30. rael ont of Egypt. 20 And he said to his daughters, And

11 1 And Moses said to God, Who am where is he? why is it that ye have left

I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that the man ? call him, that he may eat

I should bring forth the children of Israbread.

el out of Egypt ? 21 And Moses was content to dwell

12 And he said, Certainly I will be with the man: and he gave Moses Zip

with thee; and this shall be a token to porah his daughter.

thee, that I have sent thee: When thou 22 And she bore him a son, and he

hast brought forth the people out of called his name « Gershom: for he said,

Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this I have been a stranger in a strange land.

mountain. 233 And it came to pass in process of

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, time, that the king of Egypt died: and

when I come to the children of Israel, the children of Israel sighed by reason of Josh7.53.3.5 and shall say to them, The God of your the bondage, and they cried; and their

fathers hath sent me to you; and they cry ascended to God, by reason of the

shall say to me, What is his name? bondage.

What shall I say to them? 24 And God heard their groaning, and

14 And God said to Moses, I AM God remembered his d covenant with

THAT I AM: And he said, Thus Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

shalt thou say to the children of Israel, 25 And God looked npon the children

I AM hath sent me to you. of Israel, and God 4 had respect to them.

15 And God said, moreover, to Moses, CHAP. III.

Thus shalt thou say to the children of 1 Moses keepeth Jethro's flock : 2 God appear:

Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, eth to him in a burning bush: 9 He sendeth

the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, him to deliver Israel. 14 The name of God :

and the God of Jacob, hath sent me to 15 His message to Isruel.

* Matt. 22.32. you: this is my name for ever, and this TOW Moses kept the flock of Jethro Acts 7. 32. is my memorial to all generations.

16 Go and assemble the elders of Isra


Before el, and say to them, The LORD God of


8 And it shall come to pass, if they your fathers, the God of Abraham, of 1491. will not believe thee, neither hearken to Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, say

the voice of the first sign, that they will ing, I have surely visited you, and scen

believe the voice of the latter sign. that which is done to you in Egypt.

9 And it shall come to pass, if they will 17 And I have said, I will bring you

not believe also these two signs, neither out of the affliction of Egypt to the land i or, but by hearken to thy voice, that thou shalt take of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and strong of the water of the river, and pour it the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the

upon the dry land: and the water which Hivites, and the Jebusites, to a land flow

thou takest out of the river i shall being with milk and honey.

come blood upon the dry land. 18 And they shall hearken to thy voice:

10 1 And Moses said to the LORD, O and thou shalt come, thou and the elders

my Lord, I am not 2 eloquent, neither 3 of Israel, to the king of Egypt, and ye

heretofore, nor since thou hast spoke to shall say to him, The LORD God of the dc. 11. 2 & thy servant: but I am slow of speech, Hebrews hath met with us: and now let 12. 35. and of a slow tongue. us go (we beseech thee) three days jour

11 And the Lord said to him, Who ney into the wilderness, that we may sac

hath made man's mouth ? or who makrifice to the Lord our God.

eth the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or 19 1 And I am sure that the king of

the blind ? have not I the Lord. Egypt will not let you go, i no, not by a

12 Now therefore go, and I will be mighty hand.

a with thy mouth, and teach thee what 20 And I will stretch out my hand, and 2 or, ask.

thou shalt say. smite Egypt with all my wonders which

13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I I will do in the midst thereof: and after

pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou that he will let you go.

4 wilt send. 21 And I will give this people favor

14 1 And the anger of the LORD was in the sight of the Egyptians : and it

kindled against Moses, and he said, Is shall come to pass, that when ye go, ye 3 or, Egypt. not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I shall not go empty :

know that he can speak well. And also 22 But every woman shall 2 borrow

behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: of her neighbor, and of her that dwelleth

and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels

in his heart. of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put

15 And thou shalt speak to him, and them upon your sons, and upon your

put words in his mouth: and I will be daughters: and ye shall spoil 3 the Egyp- 1 Heb. shall with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and tians.

be, and will teach you what ye shall do. CHAP. IV.

shall be. 16 And he shall speak for thee to the 1 Moses' tod is turned into a serpent. 6 His

people: and he shall be, even he shall be hand is leprous. 10 He is unwilling to be

to thee instead of a mouth, and b thou sent. 14 Auron is appointed to assist him.

shalt be to him instead of God. 18 Moses departeth from Jethro. 21 God's | Heb. a message to Pharaoh. 24 Zipporah circum. man of

17 And thou shalt take this rod in thy ciseth her son. 27 Aaron is sent to meet Mo- words. hand, with which thou shalt perform ses. 31 The people believe them.

signs. ND Moses answered and said, But

18 | And Moses went and returned to

Jethro his father-in law, and said to him,

3 Heb. since nor hearken to my voice: for they will


Let me go, I pray thee, and return to my say, The Lord hath not appeared to nor since brethren who are in Egypt, and see thee.

the third

whether they are yet alive. And Jethro 2 And the LORD said to him, What is day. said to Moses, Go in peace. that in thy hand? And he said, A rod.

19 And the LORD said to Moses in Mi3 And he said, Cast it on the ground.

dian, Go, return into Egypt; for all the And he cast it on the ground, and it be- "Matt

. 10.19. men are dead who sought thy life. came a serpent: and Moses fled from be- Luke 12. 11: 20 And Moses took his wife, and his fore it.

sons, and set them upon an ass, and he 4 And the Lord said to Moses, Put

returned to the land of Egypt. And forth thy hand, and take it by the tail.

Moses took the rod of God in his hand. And he put forth his hand, and caught

21 | And the Lord said to Moses, it, and it became a rod in his hand :

When thou goest to return into Egypt, 5. That they may believe that the LORD "or

, should see that thou perform all those wonders God of their fathers, the God of Abra

before Pharaoh which I have put in thy ham, the God of Isaac, and the God of

hand: but I will harden his heart, that Jacob, hath appeared to thee.

he shall not let the people go. 6 T And the LORD said furthermore to

22 And thou shalt say to Pharaoh, him, Put now thy hand into thy bosom.

Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, And he put his hand into his bosom:

cven my first-born. and when he took it out, behold, his hand oc.7. 1. 23 And I say to thee, Let my son go, was leprous as snow.

that he may serve me: and if thou shalt 7 And he said, Put thy hand into thy

refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay bosom again. And he put his hand into

thy son, even thy first-born. his bosom again, and drew it out of his

24 1 And it came to pass by the way bosom, and behold, it was turned again

in the inn, that the LORD met him, and as his other flesh.

sought to kill him.



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11 Go ye, get you straw where ye can and cut off the foreskin of her son, and 1491. find it: yet not aught of your work shall 6 cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a

be diminished. bloody husband art thou to me.

12 So the people were scattered abroad 26 So he let him go: then she said, A

throughout all the land of Egypt, to gathbloody husband thou art, because of the

er stubble instead of straw. circumcision.

13 And the task-masters hastened 27 And the Lord said to Aaron, Go

them, saying, Fulfill your works, your into the wilderness to meet Moses. And

2 daily tasks, as when there was straw. he went, and met him in the mount of

14 And the officers of the children of God, and kissed him.

5 or, knife.

Israel, which Pharaoh's task-masters 28 And Moses told Aaron all the

had set over them, were beaten, and dewords of the LORD who had sent him,

manded, Why have ye not fulfilled and all the signs which he had com

your task in making brick, both yestermanded him.

day and to-day, as heretofore ? 29 And Moses and Aaron went, and

15 11 Then the officers of the children assembled all the elders of the children. Heb. made of Israel came and cried to Pharaoh, sayof Israel:

it touch. ing, Why dealest thou thus with thy ser30 And Aaron spoke all the words

vants ? which the Lord had spoken to Moses,

16 There is no straw given to thy serand performed the signs in the sight of

vants, and they say to us, Make brick: the people.

and behold, thy servants are beaten; but 31 1 And the people believed : and

the fault is in thy own people. when they heard that the Lord had vis

17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are ited the children of Israel, and that he

* c. 3. 18.

idle : therefore ye say, Let us go, and had looked upon their affliction, then

do sacrifice to the LORD. they bowed their heads, and worshiped.

18 Go therefore now, and work; for CHAP. V.

there shall no straw be given you, yet 1 Pharaoh chideth Moses and Aaron for their

shall ye deliver the number of bricks. message. 5 He increaseth the task of the Is. raelites. 15 He checketh their complaints. 19

19 í And the officers of the children of They cry out upon Moses and Aaron. 221 Heb. Let Israel saw that they were in evil case, afMoses complainetk to God.

the work beter it was said, Ye shall not diminish ND afterward Moses and Aaron heavy upon aught from your bricks of your daily

task. saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my

20 And they met Moses and Aaron, people go, that they may hold a feast to

who stood in the way, as they came forth me in the wilderness.

from Pharaoh : 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the

21 And they said to them, The LORD LORD, that I should obey his voice to

look upon you, and judge; because ye let Israel go? I know not the LORD, nei

have made our savor to be abhorred in ther will I let Israel go.

the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of 3 And they said, « The God of the He

his servants, to put a sword in their brews hath met with us : let us go, we

hands to slay us. pray thee, three days' journey into the

22 9 And Moses returned to the Lord, desert, and sacrifice to the Lord our God;

and said, Lord, why hast thou so ill treatlest he fall upon us with pestilence, or

ed this people ? why is it that thou hast with the sword.

sent me? 4 And the king of Egypt said to them,

23 For since I came to Pharaoh to Why do ye, Moses and Aaron, hinder

speak in thy name, he hath done evil to the people from their works; go you to

this people; 3 neither hast thou delivered your burdens.

2 Heb. o

thy people at all. 51 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the matter of

CHAP. VI. people of the land now are many, and ye

a day in his day.

1 God reneweth his promise by his name JE.. make them rest from their burdens.

HOVAH. 14 The genealogy of Reuben, 15 6 And Pharaoh commanded the same

of Simeon, 16 of Levi, of rohom came Moses day the task-masters of the people, and

and Aaron. their officers, saying,

WHEN the LORD said to Moses, Now 7 Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore ; let

raoh; for with a strong hand shall he let them go and gather straw for themselves.

them go, and with a strong hand shall he 8 And the number of the bricks which

drive them from his land. they made heretofore, ye shall lay upon

2 And God spoke to Moses, and said them; ye shall not diminish aught there

to him, I am the LORD: of; for they are idle: therefore they cry,

And I appeared to Abraham, to saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our 3 Heb. delid. Isaac, and to Jacob, by the name of God God.

hast not de. Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH 9 1 Let more work be laid upon the livered.

was I not known to them. men, that they may labor therein: and

4 And I have also established my cov. let them not regard vain words.

enant with them, to give them the land of 10 And the task-masters of the people

Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, went out, and their officers, and they

in which they were strangers. spoke to the people, saying, Thus saith

5 And I have also heard the groaning Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.

of the children of Israel, whom the Egyp




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shon, for a wife; and she bore him Nadab membered my covenant.


and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 6 Wherefore say to the children of

24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring

Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the you from under the burdens of the Egyp

families of the Korhites. tians, and I will deliver you from their

25 And Eleazar, Aaron's son, took him bondage, and I will redeem you with 1 Heb. lift up one of the daughters of Putiel for a wife; outstretched arm, and with great judg- my hand. and / she bore to him Phinehas: these ments:

are the heads of the fathers of the Le7 And I will take you to me for a peo

vites, according to their families. ple, and I will be to you a God: and ye 2 Heb. short 26 These are that Aaron and Moses, shall know that I am the LORD your God, ness, or, to whom the Lord said, Bring out the who bringeth you out from under the straitness. children of Israel from the land of Egypt burdens of the Egyptians.

according to their armies. 8 And I will bring you into the land,

27 These are they who spoke to Phaconcerning which I i swore to give it to Gen. 46. 9: raoh, king of Egypt, to bring out the chilAbraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I 1 Chr. 5. 3. dren of Israel from Egypt: these are that will give it to you for a heritage: I am

Moses and Aaron. the Lord.

28 And it came to pass, on the day 9 And Moses spoke so to the children • 1 Chr. 4.24. when the Lord spoke to Moses in the of Israel: but they hearkened not to Mo

land of Egypt, ses, by reason of 2 anguish of spirit, and

29 That the LORD spoke to Moses, cruel bondage.

Numb.3.17. saying, I am the LORD: speak thou to 10 And the Lord spoke to Moses, say-| 1 Chr. 6. 1. Pharaoh, king of Egypt, all that I say to

thee. 11 Go in, speak to Pharaoh, king of

30 And Moses said before the LORD, Egypt, that he let the children of Israel - Numb. 26. Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and

57. I Chr. depart from his land.

6. 2.

how shall Pharaoh hearken to me ? 12 And Moses spoke before the LORD,

CHAP. VII. saying, Behold, the children of Israel

1 Moses is encouraged to go to Pharaoh : 7 have not hearkened to me; how then

e c. 2. 1.

His age. 10 His rod is turned into a ser. shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of un- Numb. 26.

pent. 11 The sorcerers do the like. 13 Pha

raoh's heart is hardened. 14 God's message circumcised lips ?

to Pharaoh. 19 The riter is turned into 13 1 And the Lord spoke to Moses,

blood. and to Aaron, and gave them a charge

ND the Lord said to Moses, See, I to the children of Israel, and to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, to bring the children of

and Aaron thy brother shall be thy Israel out of the land of Egypt.

prophet. 14 These are the heads of their fa

2 Thou shalt speak all that I comther's houses: « The sons of Reuben the

mand thee: and Aaron thy brother shall first-born of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu,

speak to Pharaoh, that he send the chilHezron, and Carmi: these are the fami

dren of Israel out of his land. lies of Reuben.

3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, 15 16 And the sons of Simeon; Jem

and multiply my signs and my wonders uel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin,

in the land of Egypt. and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Ca

4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken to naanitish woman: these are the families

you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, of Simeon.

and bring forth my armies, my people 16 | And these are the names of the

the children of Israel, out of the land of sons of Levi, according to their genera

Egypt, by great judgments. tions; Gershon, and Kohath, and Me

5 And the Egyptians shall know that rari. And the years of the life of Levi

I am the Lord, when I stretch forth my were a hundred and thirty-seven years.

hand upon Egypt, and bring out the chil17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and

dren of Israel from among them. Shimi, according to their families.

6 And Moses and Aaron did as the 18 And d the sons of Kohath; Am

LORD commanded them, so did they. ram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uz

7 9 And Moses was eighty years old, ziel: and the years of the life of Kohath

and Aaron eighty and three years old, were a hundred and thirty-three years.

when they spoke to Pharaoh. 19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali

8 And the Lord spoke to Moses, and and Mushi : these are the families of

to Aaron, saying, Levi, according to their generations.

9 When Pharaoh shall speak to you,

I Numb. 20'.And • Amram took him Jochebed, 23. 11. saying, Show a miracle for you: then his father's sister, for a wife; and she bore

thou shalt say to Aaron, Take thy rod, him Aaron and Moses. And the years

and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall of the life of Amram were a hundred

become a serpent. and thirty-seven years.

10 I And Moses and Aaron went in 21. And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and

to Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD Nepheg, and Zichri.

had commanded: And Aaron cast down 22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael,

his rod before Pharaoh, and before his and Elzaphan, and Zithri.

servants, and it became a serpent. 23 And Aaron took him Elisheba

11 | Then Pharaoh also called the daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naa

wise-men, and the sorcerers: now the

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