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The pillar of cloud, and of fire.

thy hand, and for a memorial between thine
eyes; that the LORD's law may be in thy
mouth for with a strong hand hath the
LORD brought thee out of Egypt.
10 Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance
in his season from year to year.
11 ¶ And it shall be when the LORD shall
bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, as
he sware unto thee and to thy fathers, and
shall give it thee,

12 That thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix; and every firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast, the males shall be the LORD'S.

EXODUS. Pharaoh pursueth the Israelites. roth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.

3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.

4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.

5¶ And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done re-this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?

6 And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:

7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.

8 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with a high hand.

9 But the Egyptians pursued after them (all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army) and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.

10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.

11 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? Wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?

12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.

13¶ And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to-day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever. 14 The LORD shall fight for and ye shall hold your peace.

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15¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:

13 And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not deem it, then thou shalt break his neck and all the first-born of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.

14 And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:

15 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both the first-born of man, and the first-born of beasts: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the first-born of my children I redeem.

16 And it shall be for a token upon thy hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt.

17 ¶ And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:

18 But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.

19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.

20 And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.

21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light to go by day and night.

22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.

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16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thy hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

17 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

18 ¶ And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour

upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon horsemen.

19¶ And the angel of God which went be

CHAP. XV.
The song of Moses and Miriam.
and I will prepare him a habitation; my fa-
ther's God, and I will exalt him.

3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.

4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.

5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.

ie Egyptians drowned.

e the camp of Israel, removed, and went hind them; and the pillar of the cloud ent from before their face, and stood bend them:

O And it came between the camp of the yptians and the camp of Israel; and it s a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave ht by night to these: so that the one came t near the other all the night.

1 And Moses stretched out his hand over e sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go ck by a strong east wind all that night, and de the sea dry land, and the waters were -ided.

And the children of Israel went into the Ist of the sea upon the dry ground: and e waters were a wall unto them on their ht hand, and on their left.

8. And the Egyptians pursued, and went after them, to the midst of the sea, even Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his

semen.

And it came to pass, that in the morn-watch the LORD looked unto the host of - Egyptians through the pillar of fire and the cloud, and troubled the host of the yptians,

5 And took off their chariot-wheels, that ey drave them heavily: so that the Egypas said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; the LORD fighteth for them against the yptians.

And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch thy hand over the sea, that the waters y come again upon the Egyptians, upon eir chariots, and upon their horsemen. 7 And Moses stretched forth his hand over sea, and the sea returned to his strength en the morning appeared; and the Egypns fled against it; and the LORD overrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 8 And the waters returned, and covered e chariots, and the horsemen, and all the st of Pharaoh that came into the sea after em: there remained not so much as one them.

9 But the children of Israel walked upon y land in the midst of the sea; and the ters were a wall unto them on their right nd, and on their left.

0 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day t of the hand of the Egyptians: and Israel v the Egyptians dead upon the sea

ore.

1 And Israel saw that great work which e LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the ople feared the LORD, and believed the ORD, and his servant Moses.

CHAP. XV.

Moses' song. 22 The people want water. 23 The waters at Marah are bitter. 25 A tree

sweeteneth them. 27 At Elim are twelve wells, and seventy palm-trees. NHEN sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and ake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and srider hath he thrown into the sea. The LORD is my strength and song, and e is become my salvation: he is my God,

6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.

7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.

8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as a heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.

9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil: my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.

10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.

If Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? 12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.

13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.

14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.

15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shalt melt away.

16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.

17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in; in the sanctuary, O LORD, which thy hands have established. 18 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever. 19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them: but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the

sea.

20 T And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her, with timbrels, and with dances.

21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into

the sea.

22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness

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EXODUS.
Quails and manna sent
which ye murmur against him: And what
are we? your murmurings are not against
us, but against the LORD.

9¶ And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the LORD: for he hath heard your murmurings.

10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD ap

The waters at Marah sweetened.

of Shur; and they went three days in the
wilderness, and found no water.

23 And when they came to Marah, they
could not drink of the waters of Marah; for
they were bitter: therefore the name of it
was called Marah.

24 And the people murmured against Moses,
saying, What shall we drink?

25 And he cried unto the LORD; and the
LORD shewed him a tree, which when he
had cast into the waters, the waters were
made sweet: there he made for them a sta-peared in the cloud.
tute and an ordinance, and there he proved
them,

26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken
to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt
do that which is right in his sight, and wilt
give ear to his commandments, and keep all
his statutes, I will put none of these diseases
upon thee, which I have brought upon the
Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth
thee.

27 And they came to Elim, where were
twelve wells of water, and threescore and
ten palm-trees: and they encamped there by
the waters.
CHAP. XVI.

1 The Israelites come to Sin. 2 They murmur for
want of bread. 4 God promiseth them bread
from heaven. 11 Quails are sent, 14 and manna.
16 The ordering of manna. 25 It was not to be
found on the sabbath. 32 An omer of it is pre-
served.

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ND they took their journey from Elim,
of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin,
which is between Elim and Sinai, on the
fifteenth day of the second month after their
departing out of the land of Egypt.

2 And the whole congregation of the chil-
dren of Israel murmured against Moses and
Aaron in the wilderness:

3 And the children of Israel said unto them,
Would to God we had died by the hand of
the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat
by the flesh-pots, and when we did eat bread
to the full: for ye have brought us forth into
this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly
with hunger.
4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Be-
hold, I will rain bread from heaven for you;
and the people shall go out and gather a cer-
tain rate every day, that I may prove them,
whether they will walk in my law, or no.

5 And it shall come to pass, that on the
sixth day they shall prepare that which they
bring in; and it shall be twice as much as
they gather daily.

6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt:

7 And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD: for that he heareth your nurmurings against the LORD: And what are we, that ye murmur against us?

8 And Moses said, This shall be when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings

11 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

12I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel; speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.

13 And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.

14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground:

15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.

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16 This is the thing which the LORD hath an omer every man accommanded, Gather of it every man accordcording to the number of your persons, take ye every man for them which are in his tents. 17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.

18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack: they gathered every man according to his eating.

19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.

20 Notwithstanding, they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.

21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot it melted.

22 And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.

23 And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To-morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to-day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over, lay up for you to be kept until the morning.

24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.

25 And Moses said, Eat that to-day; for to-day is a sabbath unto the LORD; to-day ye shall not find it in the field.

gathering on the sabbath.

Six days ye shall gather it; but on the enth day, which is the sabbath, in it there l be none.

CHAP. XVII, XVIII.

And it came to pass, that there went some of the people on the seventh day to gather, and they found none. And the LORD said unto Moses, How refuse ye to keep my commandments my laws?

See, for that the LORD hath given you sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the th day the bread of two days: abide ye ery man in his place, let no man go out of place on the seventh day.. So the people rested on the seventh day. And the house of Israel called the name reof Manna: and it was like coriander d, white; and the taste of it was like wamade with honey.

CHAP. XVII.

he people murmur for water at Rephidim. God sendeth them for water to the rock in Horeb. 8 Amalek is overcome by the holding p of Moses' hands. 15 Moses buildeth the ltar JEHOVAH-nissi.

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ND all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness Sin, after their journeys, according to the mmandment of the LORD, and pitched in phidim: and there was no water for the ple to drink. Wherefore the people did chide with Moand said, Give us water that we may k. And Moses said unto them, Why ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt LORD? And the people thirsted there for water; the people murmured against Moses, a said, Wherefore is this that thou hast ught us up out of Egypt to kill us and - children and our cattle with thirst? And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, hat shall I do unto this people? they be ost ready to stone me. And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on Fore the people, and take with thee of the ers of Israel: and thy rod, wherewith -u smotest the river, take in thine hand,

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And Moses said, This is the thing ich the LORD commandeth, Fill an omer t to be kept for your generations; that may see the bread wherewith I have you in the wilderness, when I brought forth from the land of Egypt. And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a and put an omer full of manna therein, lay it up before the LORD, to be kept your generations.

As the LORD commanded Moses, so on laid it up before the Testimony, to kept.

And the children of Israel did eat man-under heaven.
forty years, until they came to a land in-
ited: they did eat manna, until they came
o the borders of the land of Canaan.
Now an omer is the tenth part of an
ah.

Behold, I will stand before thee there on the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt

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Amalek is overcome. smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel, 7 And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD. among us, or not?

8¶Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

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9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.

10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur, went up to the top of the hill. 11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon: and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from

15 ¶ And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it JEHOVAH-nissi

16 For he said, Because the LORD hath
sworn that the LORD will have war with
Amalek from generation to generation.
CHAP. XVIII.

1 Jethro bringeth to Moses his wife and two
sons. 7 Moses entertaineth him. 13 Jethro's
counsel is accepted. 27 Jethro departeth.

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Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the LORD had brought Is rael out of Egypt:

2 Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,

3 And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; (for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:)

4 And the name of the other was Eliezer; (for the God of my father, said he, was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh :)

5 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God:

6 And he said unto Moses, I thy father-inlaw Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.

7¶ And Moses went out to meet his fatherin-law, and did obeisance, and kissed him: and they asked each other of their welfare: and they came into the tent.

8 And Moses told his father-in-law all that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh, and to

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EXODUS. God's message to the Israeives. ple, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

26 And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.

27 And Moses let his father-in-law depart: and he went his way into his own land. CHAP. XIX.

The people come to Sinai. 3 God's message by

Moses unto the people out of the mount. 8 The
people's answer returned again. 10 The peo-
ple are prepared against the third day. 12
The mountain must not be touched. 16 The
fearful presence of God upon the mount.
N the third month, when the

Israel were gone, orth out of the land of
Egypt, the same day came they into the wil-
derness of Sinai.

Moses is counselled by Jethro.

the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD delivered them.

9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.

10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the LORD, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pha-1 raoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.

11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly, he was above them.

12 And Jethro, Moses'

took

a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel to eat bread with Moses' father-in-law before God.

13 ¶ And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.

14 And when Moses' father-in-law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? Why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even?

15 And Moses said unto his father-in-law, Because the people come unto me to inquire of God:

16 When they have a matter, they come unto me, and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.

17 And Moses' father-in-law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good. 18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God: 20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

21 Moreover, thou shalt provide out of all the people, able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, and lers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped before the mount.

3¶ And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;

4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.

5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

22 And let them judge the people at all seasons and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.

7 ¶ And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.

8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.

9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD.

10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to-day and toru-morrow, and let them wash their clothes,

11 And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. 12 And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death: 13 There shall not a hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned or shot through: whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.

14 And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people;

23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.

24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his
father-in-law, and did all that he had said.
25 And Moses chose able men out of all
arei, and made them heads over the peo-and they washed their clothes.

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