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of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and || and I will give thee thy wages. And the see them upon the stools ; if it be a son, then woman took the child, and nursed it. ye shall kill him; but if it be a daughter, 10. And the child grew, and she brought then she shall live.
him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became 17. But the midwives feared God, and her son. And she called his name Moses: did not as the king of Egypt commanded and she said, Because I drew him out of them, but saved the men-children alive. the water.
18. And the king of Egypt called for the 11. 1 And it came to pass in those days, midwives, and said unto them, Why have when Moses was grown, that he went out ye done this thing, and have saved the men- unto his brethren, and looked on their burchildren alive!
dens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting a 19. And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Hebrew, one of his brethren. Because the Hebrew women are not as the || 12. And he looked this way and that Egyptian women; for they are lively, and way, and when he saw that there was no are delivered ere the midwives come in unto man, he slew the 'Egyptian, and hid him them.
in the sand. 20. Therefore God dealt well with the 13. And when he went out the second midwives: and the people multiplied, and day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove waxed very mighty.
together : and he said to him that did the 21. And it came to pass, because the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow ? midwives feared God, that he made them | 14. And he said, Who made thee a prince houses.
and a judge over us? Intendest thou to kill 22. And Pharaoh charged all his people, me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is into the river, and every daughter ye shall | known. save alive.
15. Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, CHAP. II.
he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled 2 Moses is born. 3 and in an ark cast into the flags. u Hell from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the
slayeth an Egyptian : 21 He marrieth Zipporah, | land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. 1. AND there went a man of the house 16. Now the priest of Midian had seven
A of Levi, and took to wife a daughter daughters: and they came and drew water, of Levi.
and filled the troughs to water their father's 2. And the woman conceived and bare a flock. son: and when she saw him that he was a 17. And the shepherds came and drove goodly child, she hid him three months. them away: but Moses stood up and helped
3. And when she could no longer hide him, them, and watered their flock. she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and 18. And when they came to Reuel their daubed it with slime and with pitch, and father, he said, How is it that ye are come put the child therein ; and she laid it in the so soon to-day? Aags by the river's brink.
19. And they said, An Egyptian delivered 4. And his sister stood afar off, to wit us out of the hand of the shepherds, and what would be done to him.
also drew water enough for us, and watered 5. And the daughter of Pharaoh came the flock. down to wash herself at the river; and her 20. And he said unto his daughters, And maidens walked along by the river's side: where is he? Why is it that ye have left the and when she saw the ark among the flags,|| man? Call him, that he may eat bread. she sent her maid to fetch it.
| 21. And Moses was content to dwell 6. And when she had opened it, she saw with the man: and he gave Moses Zipthe child : and, behold, the babe wept. And porah his daughter. she had compassion on him, and said, This 22. And she bare him a son, and he is one of the Hebrews' children.
called his name Gershom: for he said, I 7. Then said his sister to Pharaoh's ||
| have been a stranger in a strange land. daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse 23. | And it came to pass, in process of of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse time, that the king of Egypt died : and the the child for thee?
children of Israel sighed by reason of the 8. And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, || bondage, and they cried; and their cry came Go. And the maid went and called the up unto God by reason of the bondage. child's mother.
24. And God heard their groaning, and 9. And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, God remembered his covenant with AbraTake this child away, and nurse it for me, | ham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
st of Mic thou sayt me un
25. And God looked upon the children || shall say unto them, The God of your fathers of Israel, and God had respect unto them. hath sent me unto you; and they shall say CHAP. III.
unto me, What is his name ? What shall T God appeareth to Moses in a burning bush: 9 He sendeth
say unto them? him to deliver Israel, 14 The name of God: 15 His message to Israel.
14. And God said unto Moses, I AM 1. NTOW Moses kept the flock of Jethro THAT I AM: And he said, Thus shalt
IV his father-in-law, the priest of Mi thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM dian: and he led the flock to the back side hath sent me unto you. of the desert, and came to the mountain of 15. And God said, moreover, unto Moses, God, even to Horeb.
Thus shalt thou say unto the children of 2. And the angel of the LORD appeared Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the unto him in a flame of fire, out of the midst God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this bush burned with fire, and the bush was is my name for ever, and this is my memorial not consumed.
| unto all generations. 3. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, 16. Go and gather the elders of Israel and see this great sight, why the bush is together, and say unto them, The LORD not burnt.
God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, 4. And when the LORD saw that he turned of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, aside to see, God called unto him out of the saying, I have surely visited you, and seen midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. that which is done to you in Egypt: And he said, Here am I.
17. And I have said, I will bring you up out 5. And he said, Draw not nigh hither: of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the the Canaanites; and the Hittites, and the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the
6. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land father, the God of Abraham, the God of flowing with milk and honey. Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid 18. And they shall hearken to thy voice: his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. and thou shalt come, thou and the elders
7. And the LORD said, I have surely seen of Israel, unto the king of Egypt; and you the affliction of my people, which are in shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us their task-masters; for I know their sorrows; I go, we beseech thee, three days' journey
8. And I am come down to deliver them into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to the LORD our God. bring them up out of that land unto a good 19. And I am sure that the king of Egypt land and a large, unto a land flowing with will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand. milk and honey; unto the place of the Ca 20. And I will stretch out my hand, and naanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, smite Egypt with all my wonders which I and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the will do in the midst thereof: and after that Jebusites.
he will let you go 9. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the 21. And I will give this people favour children of Israel is come unto me: and I in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall have also seen the oppression wherewith the come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not Egyptians oppress them.
go empty;" 10. Come now, therefore, and I will send 22. But every woman shall borrow of her thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her forth my people, the children of Israel, outhouse, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, of Egypt.
and raiment: and ye shall put them upon 11. And Moses said unto God, Who am your sons, and upon your daughters; and 1, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I ye shall spoil the Egyptians. should bring forth the children of Israel out
CHAP. IV. , of Egypt?
1 Moses' rod is turned into a serpent. 14 Aaron is appoint
ed to assist him. 21 God's message to Pharaoh. 24 Zip12. And he said, Certainly I will be
porah circumciseth her son. 27 Aaron is sent to meet Moses. with thee: and this shall be a token unto 1. A ND Moses answered and said, But, thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast A behold, they will not believe me, nor brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye hearken unto my voice: for they will say, shall serve God upon this mountain. | The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.
13. And Moses said unto God, Behold, 2. And the LORD said unto him, What is when I come unto the children of Israel, and that in thine hand? And he said. A rod.
forth thine beforth his h his hanat the Loren, whetheres, Go in pearso said upt
3. And He said, Cast it on the ground. | the people: and he shall be, even he shall And he cast it on the ground, and it be- | be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou came a serpent; and M oses fled from be- shalt be to him instead of God. fore it.
17. And thou shalt take this rod in thine 4. And the LORD said unto Moses, Put | band, wherewith thou shalt do signs. forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. 18. | And Moses went, and returned to And he put forth his hand, and caught it, || Jethro his father-in-law, and said unto him, and it became a rod in his hand.
Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my 5. That they may believe that the LORD brethren which are in Egypt, and sec God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, || to Moses, Go in peace. hath appeared unto thee.
19. And the LORD said unto Moses in 6. And the LORD said furthermore unto | Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. men are dead which sought thy life. And he put his hand into his bosom; and 20. And Moses took his wife and his when he took it out, behold, his hand was sons, and set them upon an ass, and he releprous as snow.
turned to the land of Egypt.. \And Moses 7. And he said, Put thine hand into thy took the rod of God in his hand. bosom again. And he put his hand into his 21. And the LORD said unto Moses, When bosom again, and plucked it out of his bo-thou goest to return into Egypt, see that som; and, behold, it was turned again as thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh his other flesh.
which I have put in thine hand: but I will 8. And it shall come to pass, if they will harden his heart, that he shall not let the not believe thee, neither hearken to the people go. voice of the first sign, that they will believe _22. And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, the voice of the latter sign.
Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even 9. And it shall come to pass, if they will | my first-born: not believe also these two signs, neither 23. And I say unto thee, Let my son go, hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to of the water of the river, and pour it upon | let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even the dry land: and the water, which thou thy first-born. takest out of the river, shall become blood 24. | And it came to pass, by the way in upon the dry land.
the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought 10. And Moses said unto the LORD, O to kill him. my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither hereto | 25. Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, fore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husslow tongue.
band art thou to me. 11. And the LORD said unto him, Who 26. So he let him go: then she said, A hath made man's mouth? or who maketh bloody husband thou art, because of the the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the circumcision. blind? have not I the LORD?
27. TAnd the LORD said to Aaron, Go 12. Now therefore go, and I will be with into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt went, and met him in the mount of God, say.
and kissed him. 13. And he said, O my Lord, send, I 28. And Moses told Aaron all the words pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou of the LORD who had sent him, and all the wilt send.
signs which he had commanded him. 14. And the anger of the LORD was 29. And Moses and Aaron went, and kindled against Moses; and he said, Is not gathered together all the elders of the chilAaron the Levite thy brother? I know that dren of Israel : he can speak well. And also, behold, he | 30. And Aaron spake all the words which cometh forth to meet thee; and when he the Lord had spoken unto Moses, and did seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart the signs in the sight of the people.
15. And thou shalt speak unto him, and 31. And the people believed: and when put words in his mouth: and I will be with they heard that the LORD had visited the thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will children of Israel, and that he had looked teach you what ye shall do.
upon their affliction, then they bowed their 16. And he shall be thy spokesman unto ll heads and worshipped.
ll 16. There is no straw given unto thy seri Pharaoh chideth Moses and Aaron for their message. | vants, and they say to us, Make brick : 6 He increaseth the Israelites' task.
and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the 1. AND afterward Moses and Aaron || fault is in thine own people.
A went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus 17. But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle; saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my peo- therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice ple go, that they may hold a seast unto me to the Lord. in the wilderness.
18. Go therefore now and work; for there 2. And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye that I should obey his voice to let Israel | deliver the tale of bricks. go? I know not the LORD, neither will | 19. And the officers of the cliildren of IsI let Israel go.
rael did see that they were in evil case, after 3. And they said, The God of the He- || it was said, Ye shall not minish aught from brews hath met with us: let us go, we pray | your bricks of your daily task. thee, three days' journey into the desert, and | 20. And they met Moses and Aaron, who sacrifice unto the Lord our God; lest he fall stood in the way, as they came forth from upon us with pestilence, or with the sword. Pharaoh ;
4. And the king of Egypt said unto them, 21. And they said unto them, The LORD Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let | look upon you, and judge; because you the people from their works? get you unto |have made our savour to be abhorred in the your burdens.
eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his ser5. And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people vants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us. of the land now are many, and you make || 22. | And Moses returned unto the them rest from their burdens.
LORD, and said, LORD, wherefore hast thou 6. | And Pharaoh commanded the same so evil entreated this people? Why is it that day the task-masters of the people, and thou hast sent me? their officers, saying,
23. For since I came to Pharaoh to speak 7. Ye shall no more give the people in thy name, he hath done evil to this peostraw to make brick, as heretofore: let them ple; neither hast thou delivered thy people go and gather straw for themselves. at all. 8. And the tale of the bricks, which they
CHAP. VI. did make heretofore, you shall lay upon God reneweth his promise by his name JEHOVAH. them; you shall not diminish aught thereof: 1. THEN the LORD said unto Moses, for they be idle ; therefore they cry, saying, I Now shalt thou see what I will do to Let us go and sacrifice to our God.
Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he 9. Let there more work be laid upon the let them go, and with a strong hand shall men, that they may labour therein ; and let he drive them out of his land. them not regard vain words.
2. And God spake unto Moses, and said 10. And the task-masters of the people unto him, I am the LORD: went out, and their officers, and they spake 3. And I appeared unto Abraham, unto to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God I will not give you straw.
Almighty ; but by my name JEHOVAH 11. Go ye, get you straw where you can was I not known to them. find it: yet not aught of your work shall be | 4. And I have also established my covediminished.
nant with them, to give them the land of 12. T So the people were scattered abroad Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherethroughout all the land of Egypt, to gather in they were strangers. stubble instead of straw.
5. And I have also heard the groaning 13. And the task-masters hasted them, of the children of Israel, whom the Egypsaying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, tians keep in bondage; and I have rememas when there was straw.
bered my covenant. 14. And the officers of the children of Israel, 6. Wherefore say unto the children of which Pharaoh's task-masters had set over Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you them were beaten,and demanded, Wherefore out from under the burdens of the Egyphaveyenot fulfilled your task in makingbrick,tians, and I will rid you out of their bonboth yesterday and to-day, as heretofore? dage; and I will redeem you with a stretch
15. Then the officers of the children of ed-out arm, and with great judgments : Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, 7. And I will take you to me for a people, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy ser- and I will be to you a God: and ye shall vants?
ll know that I am the LORD your God, which
bringeth you out from under the burdens of wise; and she bare him Nadab and Abihu, the Egyptians.
Eleazar and Ithamar. 8. And I will bring you in unto the land, 24. And the sons of Korah; Assır, and concerning the which I did swear to give it Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the famito Abraham, to Isaac, and. to Jacob; and lies of the Korhites. I will give it you for an heritage: I am the 25. And Eleazar, Aaron's son, took him
one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and 9. And Moses spake so unto the chil- she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads dren of Israel : but they hearkened not unto of the fathers of the Levites, according to Moses, for anguish of spirit, and for cruel || their families. bondage.
26. These are that Aaron and Moses, to 10. And the LORD spake unto Moses, whom the LORD said, Bring out the chilsaying,
dren of Israel from the land of Egypt, ac11. Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of cording to their armies. Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go 27. These are they which spake to Phaout of his land.
raoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children 12. And Moses spake before the LORD, of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses saying, Behold, the children of Israel have and Aaron. not hearkened unto me; how then shall | 28. 1 And it came to pass, on the day Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircum- || when the LORD spake unto Moses in the cised lips?
land of Egypt, 13. And the LORD spake unto Moses 29. That the LORD spake unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge saying, I am the LORD: speak thou unto unto the children of Israel, and unto Pha. Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto raoh king of Egypt, to bring the children thee. of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
30. And Moses said before the LORD, 14. I These be the heads of their fathers' Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and houses: The sons of Reuben, the first-born | how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me ? of Israel; Hanoch, and Phallu, Hezron,
CHAP. VII. and Carmi: these be the families of 1 Moses is encouraged to go to Pharaoh. 7 His age.
10 His rod is turned into a serpent. 13 Pharaoh's heart Reuben.
is hardened. 19 The river is turned into blood. 15. And the sons of Simeon ;Jemuel, and || 1. AND the LORD said unto Moses, See, Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, li A I have made thee a god to Phaand Shaul, the son of a Canaanitish woman: raoh;' and Aaron thy brother shall be thy these are the families of Simeon.
prophet. 16. And these are the names of the sons 2. Thou shalt speak all that I command of Levi, according to their generations; || thee; and Aaron thy brother shall speak unGershon, and Kohath, and Merari. And the to Pharaoh, that he send the children of years of the life of Levi were a hundred | Israel out of his land. thirty and seven years.
3. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, 17. The sons of Gershon; Libni, and and multiply my signs and my wonders in Shimi, according to their families.
the land of Egypt. 18. And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and 4. But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel. And the you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, years of the life of Kohath were a hundred and bring forth mine armies, and my people thirty and three years.
the children of Israel, out of the land of 19. And the sons of Merari; Mahali, and Egypt by great judgments. Mushi: these are the families of Levi, ac- || 5. And the Egyptians shall know that I cording to their generations.
am the LORD, when I stretch forth mine 20. And Amram took him Jochebed, his hand upon Egypt, and bring out the chilfather's sister, to wife; and she bare him dren of Israel from among them. Aaron and Moses. And the years of the 6. And Moses and Aaron did as the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty LORD commanded them, so did they. and seven years.
7. And Moses was fourscore years old, 21. And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and and Aaron fourscore and three years old, Nepheg, and Zichri.
when they spake unto Pharaoh. 22. And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and 8. 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses Elzaphan, and Zithri.
and unto Aaron, saying, 23. And Aaron took him Elisheba, daugh- || 9. When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, ter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to saying, Show a miracle for you, then thou
IsraPharaoh, tha thy brothethat command
? and Ecuchildren of nine armies. upon Egypt