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The pillar of cloud, and of fire. EXODUS. Pharaoh pursueth the Israelites. thy hand, and for a memorial between thine roth, between Migdol and the sea, over eyes; that the Lord's law may be in thy against Baal-zephon: before it shall ye eninouth: for with a strong hand hath the camp by the sea. Lord brought thee out of Egypt.

3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of 10 Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance Israel, They are entangled in the land, the in his season froin year to year.

wilderness hath shut them in. 11 And it shall be when the LORD shall 4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, as he shall follow after them; and I will be he sware unto thee and to thy fathers, and honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his shall give it thee,

host; that the Egyptians may know that I 12 That thou shalt set apart unto the Lord am the Lord. And they did so. all that openetlı the matrix; and every first- 5. And it was told the king of Egypt that ling that cometh of a beast which thou hast, the people tied: and the heart of Pharaoh the males shall be the Lord's.

and of his servants was turned against the 13 And every firstling of an ass thou shalt re- people, and they said, Why have we done deem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not re- this, that we have let Israel go from serving deem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and us? all the first-born of man among thy children 6 And he made ready his chariot, and took shalt thou redeem.

his people with him: 14 | And it shall be when thy son asketh 7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, thee in time to come, saying, What is this? and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of over every one of them. hand the Lord brought us out from Egypt, 8 And the Lord hardened the heart of from the house of bondage:

Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued as15 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh ter the children of Israel: and the children would hardly let us go, that the Lord slew of Israel went out with a high hand. all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both 9 But the Egyptians pursued after them (all Uie first-born of man, and the first-born of the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his beasts: therefore I sacrifice to the Lord all horsemen, and his army) and overtook them that openeth the matrix, being males; but encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, beall the first-born of my children I redeem. fore Baal-zephon.

16 And it shall be for a token upon thy | 10 | And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the hanıl, and for frontlets between thine eyes: children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and for by strength of haud the Lord brought us behold, the Egyptians marched after them; forth out of Egypt.

and they were sore afraid : and the children 17 And it caine to pass, when Pharaoh of Israel cried out unto the Lord. had let the people go, that God led them not 11 And they said unto Moses, Because through the way of the land of the Philis- there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou tines, althongh that was near; for God said, taken us away to die in the wilderness ? Lest peradventure the people repent when Wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to they see war, and they return to Egypt: carry us forth out of Egypt?

18 But God led the people about, through 12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may and the children of Israel went up harnessed serve the Egyptians ? For it had been better out of the land of Egypt.

for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we 19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with should die in the wilderness. him: for he had straitly sworn the children 13 9 And Moses said unto the people, Fear of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of and ye shall carry up my bones away hence the Lord, which he will shew to you to-day:

for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to2001 And they took their journey from Suc- day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. coth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge 14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye of the wilderness.

shall hold your peace.. 2 And the LORD went before them by day 159 And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherein a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; fore criest tiou unto me? Speak into the and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them children of Israel, that they go forward : light : to go by day and night.

16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out 12. He took not away the pillar of the cloud thy hand over the sea, and divide it: and hy day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from the children of Israel shall go on dry ground before the people.

through the midst of the sea. CHAP. XIV.

17 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts 1 God instructeth the Israelites in their journey. of the Egyptians, and they shall

follow them: 5 Pharaoh pursueth after them. 10 The Israel and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and ites murmur. 13 Moses comforteth them. 15 upon all his host, upon his chariots, and

upon God instructeth Moses. 19 The cloud removeth his horsemen. behind the camp.21 The Israelites pass through 18 9 And the Egyptians shall know that I

the Red sea, 23 which drowneth the Egyptians. am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour AND the Lord spake unto Moses saying, upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon that they turn and encamp before Pi-hahi- | 19 And the angel of God which went be,

with you.

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ze Egyptians drowned.

CHAP. XV. The song of Moses and sliram. e the camp of Israel, removed, and went and I will prepare him a habitation; my fahind them; and the pillar of the cloud ther's God, and I will exalt bim. nt from before their face, and stood be- 3 The LORD is a man of war: the Lord is nd them :

And it came between the camp of the 4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he yptians and the camp of Israel; and it cast into the sea : his chosen captains also s a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave are drowned in the Red sea. Eht by night to these : so that the one came 5 The depths have covered them: they t near the other all the night.

sank into the bottom as a stone. 1 And Moses stretched out his hand over 6 Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glo,

and the LORD caused the sea to go rious in power : thy right hand, O Lord, ck by a strong east wind all that night, and hath dashed in pieces the enemy. de the sea dry land, and the waters were 7 And in the greatness of thine excellency -ided.

thou hast overthrown them that rose up 2. And the children of Israel went into the against thee: thou sentest forth thy wratli, Ast of the sea upon the dry ground: and which consumed them as stubble.

waters were a wall unto them on their 8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the ht hand, and on their left.

waters were gathered together, the floods 3. And the Egyptians pursued, and went stood upright as a heap, and the depths were after them, to the midst of the sea, even congealed in the heart of the sea.

Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his 9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will over'semeil.

take, I will divide the spoil: my lust shall bo And it came to pass, that in the morn- satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, -watch the LORD looked unto the host of my hand shall destroy them. Egyptians through the pillar of fire and 10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea the cloud, and troubled the host of the covered them: they sank as lead in the yptians,

mighty waters. And took off their chariot-wheels, that

11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among y drave them heavily: so that the Egyp- the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holias said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; ness, fearful in praises, doing wonders ?

the LORD fighteth for them against the 12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the yptians.

earth swallowed them. $ And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch 13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the I thy hand over the sea, that the waters people which thou last redeemed: thou hast y come again upon the Egyptians, upon guided them in thy strength unto thy holy eir chariots, and upon their horsemen. habitation. Y' And Moses stretched forth his hand over 14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: 2 sea, and the sea returned to his strength sorrow shall take lold on the inhabitants of en the morning appeared; and the Egyp- Palestina. ins fled against it; and the LORD over

15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amarew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. zed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling 8 And the waters returned, and covered shall take hold upon them; all the inhabie chariots, and the horsemen, and all the tants of Canaan shalt melt away: st of Pharaoh that came into the sea after 16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by em: there remained not so much as one the greatness of thine arm they shall be as liem.

still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O But the children of Israel walked upon LORD, till the people pass over, which thou y land in the midst of the sea; and the hast purchased. ters were a wall unto them on their right 17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant nd, and on their left.

them in the mountain of thine inheritance, 0 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made t of the hand of the Egyptians: and Israel for thee to dwell in; in the sanctuary, 0 V the Egyptians dead upon

the sea- Lord, which thy hands have established.

18 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever. 1 And Israel saw that great work which

19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with 2 LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the his chariots and with his horsemen into the ople feared the LORD, and believed the sea, and the LORD brought again the watels ORD, and his servant Moses.

of the sea upon them: but the children of CHAP. XV.

Israel went on dry land in the midst of the oses' song. 22 The people want water. 23 The waters at Marah are bitter. 25 A tree

20 9 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister sweeteneth them. 27 At Elim are twelve wells, of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and and seventy palm-trees.

all the women went out after her, with simTHEN sang Moses and the children of brels, and with dances.

Israel this song unto the LORD, and 21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to ake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously : - hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and the horse and his rider hath he thrown into s rider hath he thrown into the sea. - The Lord is my strength and song, and 22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red - is become my salvation : he is my God, I sea, and they went out into the wilderness




the sea.

The waters at Isarah sweetened. EXODUS.

Quails and manna sent of Shur; and they went three days in the, which ye murmur against him: And what wilderness, and found no water.

are we? your murmurings are not against 23. And when they came to Marah, they us, but against the Lord. could not drink of thie waters of Marah; for 9 And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say they were bitter: therefore the name of it unto all the congregation of the children of was called Maralı.

Israel, Come near before the Lord: for he 24 And the people murmured against Moses, hatli heard your murmurings. saying, What shall we drink?

10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spake 25 And he cried unto the Lord; and the unto the whole congregation of the children LORD shewed him a tree, which when he of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderhad cast into the waters, the waters were ness, and behold, the glory of the Lord apmade sweet: there he made for them a sta- peared in the cloud. tute and an ordinance, and there le proved 11 and the Lord spake unto Moses, them,

saving, 26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken 121 have lieard the murmurings of the chilto the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt dren of Israel; speak unto them, saying, Al do that which is right in his sight, and wilt even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning give ear to his commandments, and keep all ye shall be filled with bread: and ye shall his statutes, I will put none of these diseases know that I am the Lori) your God. upon thee, which I have brought upon the 13 And it came to pass, that at even the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth quails came up, and covered the camp: and thee.

in the morning the dew lay round about the 27 | And they came to Elim, where were lost. twelve wells of water, and threescore and 14 And when the dew that lay was gone ten palm-trees: and they encamped there by up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness the waters.

there lay a small round thing, as small as the CHAP. XVI.

hoar frost on the ground: i The Israelites come to Sin. 2 They murmur for

15 And when the children of Israel saw it, want of bread. 4 God promiseth them bread they said one to another, It is manna : for from heaven. 11 Quuils are sent, 14 und manna. they wist not what it was. And Moses said 16 The ordering of manna. 25 It was not to be unto them, This is the bread which the Lord found on the sabbath. 32 An omer of it is pre- hath given you to eat. served.

16 This is the thing which the Lord hath ND they took their journey from Elim, commanded, Gather of it every man accordof Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, cording to the number of your persons, take which is between Elim and Sinai, on the ye every man for them which are in his tents. fifteenth day of the second month after their 17 And the children of Israel did so, and departing out of the land of Egypt.

gathered, some more, some less. 2 And the whole congregation of the chil- 13 And when they did mete it with an dren of Israel murmured against Moses and omer, he that gathered much had nothing Aaron in the wilderness:

over, and he that gathered little had no lack: 3 And the children of Israel said unto them, they gathered every man according to his Would to God we had died by the hand of eating. the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat 19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it by the flesh-pots, and when we did eat bread till the morning. to the full: for ye have brought us forth into 20 Notwithstanding, they hearkened not this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly unto Moses; but some of them left of it until with hunger.

the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: 4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Be- and Moses was wroth with them. hold, I will rain bread from heaven for

you; 21 And they gathered it every morning, and the people shall go out and gather a cer- every man according to his eating: and tain rate every day, that I may prove them, when the sun waxed hot it melted. whether they will walk in my law, or no. 22 | And it came to pass, that on the sixth

5 And it shall come to pass, that on the day they gathered twice as much bread, two sixth day they shall prepare that which they omers for one man: and all the rulers of the bring in; and it shall be twice as much as congregation came and told Moses. they gather daily.

23 And he said unto them, This is that 6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the which the Lord hath said, To-morrow is children of Israel, At even, then ye shall the rest of the holy sabbath unto the Lord: know that the Lord hath brought you out bake that which ye will bake to-day, and from the land of Egypt:

seethe that ye will seethe; and that which 7 And in the morning, then ye shall see the remaineth over, lay up for you to be kept glory of the LORD: for that he heareth your until the morning. inurmurings against the Lord: And what 24 And they laid it up till the morning, as are we, that ye murmur against us? Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither

8 And Moses said, This shali be when the was there any worm therein. LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to 25 And Moses said, Eat that to-day; for eat, and in the morning bread to the full; to-day is a sabbath unto the LORD; to-day for that the LORD heareth your murmurings ye shall not find it in the field.


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gathering on the sabbath. CHAP. XVII, XVIII. Amalek is or ercome.

Six days ye shall gather it; but on the smite the rock, and there shall come water enth day, which is the sabbath, in it there out of it, that the people may drink. And Mo. 11 be none.

ses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. I And it came to pass, that there went 7 And he called the name of the place Massome of the people on the seventh day sah, and Meribah, because of the chiding to gather, and they found none.

of the children of Israel, and because they And the LORD said unto Moses, How tempted the LORD, saying, Is the Lord. refuse ye to keep my commandments among us, or not?

8. Then came Amalek, and fought with See, for that the LORD hath given you Israel in Repbidim. = sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the 9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us th day the bread of two days: abide ye out men, and go out, fight with Amalek : toery man in his place, let no man go out of morrow I will stand on the top of the bill place on the seventh day.

with the rod of God in my hand
So the people rested on the seventh day. 10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to liim,

And the house of Israel called the name and fought with Amalek : and Moses, Aaron,
reof Manna: and it was like coriander- and Hur, went up to the top of the hill.
d, white; and the taste of it was like wa- 11 And it came to pass, when Moses held
made with honey:

up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when | And Moses said, This is the thing he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. ich the LORD commandeth, Fill an omer 12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they t to be kept for your generations; that took a stone, and put it under him, and he y may see the bread wherewith I have sat thereon: and Aaron and Hur stayed up you in the wilderness, when I brought his hands, the one on the one side, and the forth from the land of Egypt.

other on the other side; and his hands were And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a steady until the going down of the sun. and put an omer full of manna therein, 13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his

lay it up before the LORD, to be kept people with the edge of the sword. your generations.

14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write As the LORD commanded Moses, so this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse Con laid it up before the Testimony, to it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly

put out the remembrance of Amalek from And the children of Israel did eat man- under heaven. forty years, until they came to a land in- 15 9 And Moses built an altar, and called ited: they did eat manna, until they came the name of it JEHOVAH-nissi :

the borders of the land of Canaan. 16 For he said, Because the LORD hath - Now an omer is the tenth part of an sworn thai the LORD will have war with zah.

Amalek from generation to generation.

The people murmur for water at Rephidim. 1 Jethro bringeth to Moses his wife and two

God sendeth them for water to the rock in sons. 7 Moses entertaineth him. 13 Jethro's
Horeb. 8 Amalek is overcome by the holding counsel is accepted. 27 Jethro departeth.
Ep of Moses' hands. 15 Moses buildeth the
Itar JEHOVAH-nissi.

Moses' failer-in-law, heard of all that
ND all the congregation of the children God had done for Moses, and for Israel his
1 of Israel journeyed from the wilderness people, and that the LORD had brought Is
Bin, after their journeys, according to the rael out of Egypt:
nmandment of the LORD, and pitched in 2 Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took
phidim: and there was no water for the Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent
ople to drink.

her back, Wherefore the people did chide with Mo- 3 And her two sons; of which the name of

and said, Give us water that we may the one was Gershom; (for he said, I have ok. And Moses said unto them, Why been an alien in a strange land:) de ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt 4 And the name of the other was Eliezer ; LORD?

(for the God of my father, said he, was my And the people thirsted there for water; help, and delivered me from thie sword of

the people murmured against Moses, Pharaoh :) said, 'Wherefore is this that thou hast 5 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came -ught us up out of Egypt to kill us and with his sons and his wise unto Moses into - children and our cattle with thirst? the wilderness, where he encamped at the And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, mount of God: bat shall I do unto this people ? they be 6 And he said unto Moses, I thy father-inost ready to stone me.

| law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on and her two sons with her. Fore the people, and take with thee of the 7 And Moses went out to meet his fatherers of Israel: and thy rod, wherewith in-law, and did obeisance, and kissed him: -u smotest the river, take in thine hand, and they asked each other of their welfare : go.

and they came into the tent. Behold, I will stand before thee there 8 And Moses told his father-in-law all that on the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt the LORD had done unto Pharaoh, and to



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Moses 25 counselled by Jethro. EXODUS. God's message to the Isracirtes. the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the ple, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, travail that had come upon them by the way, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. and how the Lord delivered them.

26 And they judged the people at all sea9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness sons: the hard causes they brought unto which the Lord had done to Israel, whom Moses, but every small matter they judged lie had delivered out of the hand of the themselves. Egyptians.

27 And Moses let his father-in-law depart: 10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the Lord, and he went his way into his own land. who hath delivered you out of the hand of

CHAP. XIX. the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pha- | 1 The people come to Sinai. 3 God's message by raoh, who hath delivered the people from

Moses unio the people out of the mount. 8 The under the hand of the Egyptians.

people's answer returned again. 10 The peo11 Now I know that the Lord is greater ple are prepared against the third day. 12 than all gods: for in the thing wherein they

The mountain must not be touched. 10 The dealt proudly, he was above them.

fearful presence of God upon the mount. 12 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took a burnt-offering and sacrifices for God": tank IN the third month, when the children of

Israel were gone forth out of the land of Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel to Egypt, the same day came they into the wileat bread with Moses' father-in-law before derness of Sinai. God.

2 For they were departed from Rephidim, 13 | And it came to pass on the morrow, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and that Moses sat to judge the people: and the had pitched in the wilderness; and there people stood by Moses from ihe morning Israel encamped before the mount. unto the evening.

3 | And Moses went up unto God, and the 14 And when Moses' father-in-law saw all Lord called unto him out of the mountain, that he did to the people, he said, What is saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of this thing that thou doesi to the people? Why Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people .4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egypstand by thee from morning unto even ? tians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings,

15 And Moses said unto his father-in-law, and brought you unto myself. Because the people come unto me to inquire . 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice of God:

indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall 16 When they have a matter, they come be a peculiar treasure unto me above all peounto me, and I judge between one and an- ple: for all the earth is mine: other, and I do make them know the statutes 6 And ye shall be unto ine a kingdom of of God, and his laws.

priests, and a holy nation. These are the 17 And Moses' father-in-law said unto him, words which thou shalt speak unto the chilThe thing that thou doest is not good. dren of Israel.

18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, 7 | And Moses came and called for the and this people that is with thee: for this elders of the people, and laid before their thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not faces all these words which the LORD comable to perforin it thyself alone.

manded him. 19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give 8 And all the people answered together, thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we Be thou for the people to God-ward, that will do. And Moses returned the words of thou mayest bring the causes unto God: the people unto the Lord.

20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances 9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I and laws, and shalt shew them the way come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the

peowherein they must walk, and the work that ple may hear when I speak with thee, and they must do.

believe thee for ever. And Moses told the 21. Moreover, thou shalt provide out of all words of the people unto the Lord. the people, able men, such as fear God, men 10 | And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto of truth, hating covetousness; and place such the people, and sanctify them to-day and toover them to be rulers of thousands, and ru- morrow, and let then wash their clothes, lers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers 11 And be ready against the third day: for of tens:

the third day the Lord will come down in 22 And let them judge the people at all the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. seasons: and it shall be, that every great | 12 And thou shalt set bounds unto the matter they shall bring unto thee, but every people round about, saying, Take heed to small matter they shall judge: so shall it be yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, easier for thyself, and they shall bear the or touch the border of it: whosoever touchburden with thee.

eth the mount shall be surely put to death: 23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God com- 13 There shall not a hand touch it, but he mand thee so, then thou shalt be able to en- shall surely be stoned or shot through: whedure, and all this people shall also go to ther it be beast or man, it shall not live: their place in peace.

when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall 24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his come up to the mount. father-in-law, and did all that he had said. 14 And Moses went down from the mount

25 And Moses chose able men out of all unto the people, and sanctified the people; forei, and made them heads over the peo- land they washed their clothes.

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