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CHAP. II, III. He keepeth Jethro's flock. 53 midwives: and the people multiplied, and 14 And he said, Who made thee a waxed very mighty.

prince and a judge over us? intendest thou 21 And it came to pass, because the to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? midwives feared God, that he maçle And Moses feared, and said, Surely this them houses.

thing is known. 22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, 15 Now when Pharaoh heard this saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses into the river and every daughter ye shall fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt save alive.

in the land of Midian: and he sat down CHAP. II.

by a well. 1 Moses is born, and put into the flags. 5 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven He is found and brought up by Pha- daughters : and they came and drew raon's daughter. 15 He fleeih into water, and filled the troughs to water Midian.

their father's flock. AND theme went a martof the abuse of

17 And the shepherds came and drove Levi, and took to wife a daughter of them away : but Moses stood up and helpLevi.

ed them, and watered their flock. 2 And the woman conceived, and bare a 18 And when they came to Reuel their son: and when she saw him that he was father, he said, How is it that you are a goodly child, she hid him three months. come so soon to-day?

3 And when she could no longer hide 19 And they said, An Egyptian delivhim, she took for him an ark of bul-ered us out of the hand of the shepherds, rushes, and daubed it with slime and with and also drew water enough for us, and pitch, and put the child therein ; and she watered the flock. laid it in the flags by the river's brink. 20 And he said unto his daughters, And

4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit where is he? why is it that ye have left what would be done to him.

the man? call him, that he may eat bread. 5 ? And the daughter of Pharaoh came 21 And Moses was content to dwell down to wash herself at the river, and with the man: and he gave Moses Zipher maidens walked along by the river's porah his daughter. side : and when she saw the ark among ed his name Gershom : for he said

, I have

22 And she bare him a son, and he callthe flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.

6 And when she had opened it, she saw been a stranger in a strange land. the child : and behold, the babe wept. 23 | And it came to pass in process of And she had compassion on him, and said, time, that the king of Egypt died : and This is one of the Hebrew's children. the children of Israel sighed by reason of

7 Then said his sisterto Pharaoh'sdaugh- the bondage, and they cried ; and their ter, Shall I go, and call to thee a nurse of cry came up unto God, by reason of the the Hebrew women, that she may nurse bondage. the child for thee?

24 And God heard their groaning, and 8 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto God remembered his covenant with Abraher, Go And the maid went and called | ham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. the child's mother.

25 And God looked upon the children 9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto of Israel, and God had respect unto them. her, Take this child away and nurse it for

CHAP. III. me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the 1 Moses keepeth Jethro's flock. 2 God woman took the child and nursed it. appeareth to him in a burning bush. 9 10 And

He sendeth him to deliver Israel.

Moses kept came her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew himian : and he led the flock to the back out of the water.

side of the desert, and came to the moun-
11 9 And it came to pass in those days, tain of God, even to Horeb.
when Moses was grown, that he went out 2 And the angel of the LORD appear-
into his brethren, and looked on their ed unto him in a flame of fire out of the
burdens : and he spied an Egyptian smit- midst of a bush : and he looked, and be-
ing an Hebrew, one of his brethren. hold, the bush burned with fire, and the

12 And he looked this way and that bush was not consumed.
way, and when he saw that there was no 3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside,
man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him and see this great sight, why the bush is

not burnt.
13 And when he went out the second 4. And when the LORD saw that he turn-
day, behold, two men of the Hebrews | ed aside to see, God called unto him out
stove together: and he said to him that of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses,
did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou Moses. And he said, Here am I.
aby fellow

5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither ;

him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he be Ny father-in-law, the priest of Mid

in the sand.

54 Moses seni to deliver Israel: EXODUS. Ilis rod turned into a serpent. put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for | Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land the place whereon thou standest is holy | flowing with milk and honey. ground

18 And they shall hearken to thy voice; 6 Moreover he said, I am the God of and thou shalt come, thou and the elders thy father, the God of Abraham, the Goal of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And shall say unto him, The Lord God of the Moses hid his face : for he was afraid to Hebrews hath met with us ; and now let look upon God.

us go, (we beseech thee) three daysjour7 And the LORD said, I have surely ney into the wilderness, that we may saseen the affliction of my people which are crifice to the Lord our God. in Egypt, and have heard theircry by rea- 19 | And I am sure that the king of son of their task-masters; for I know their Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a sorrows;

mighty hand. 8. And I am come down to deliver them 20 And I will stretch out my hand, and out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to smite Egypt with all my wonders which bring them up out of that land, unto a good I will do in the midst thereof : and after land, and a large, unto a land flowing with that he will let you go. milk and honey ; unto the place of the 21 And I will give this people farour in Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Am- the sight of the Egyptians : and it shall orites, and the Perizzites, and the Hi- come to pass, that when ye go, ye shall vites, and the Jebusites.

not go empty : 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of 22 But every woman shall borrow of the children of Israel is come unto me : her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth and I have also seen the oppression where in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels with the Egyptians oppressed them, of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them

10 Come now therefore, and I will send | upon your sons, and upon your daughthee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest ters: and ye shall spoil the Egyptians. bring forth my people the children of Is

CHAP. IV. rael out of Egypt.

1 Moses' rod is turned into a serpent. 11 | And Moses said unto God; Who 6 His hand is leprous. 21 God's mesam I, that I should go unto Pharoah, and sage to Pharaoh. that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

behold, they will not believe me, nor 12 And he said, Certainly I will be with hearken unto my voice: for they will say, thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, The Lord hath not appeared unto thee. that I have sent thee : When thou hast 2 And the LORD said unto him, What brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye is that in thine hand ? And he said, A shall serve God upon this mountain. rod.

13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, 3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. cvhen I come unto the children of Israel, And he cast it on the ground, and it beand shall say unto them, The God of your came a serpent: and Moses fled from befathers hath sent me unto you ; and they fore it. shall say to me, What is his name? What 4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put shall I say unto them?

forth thine hand, and take it by the tail

. 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM And he put forth his hand, and caught it, THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt and it became a rod in his hand : thou say unto the children of Israel, I 5 That they may believe that the LORD AM hath sent me unto you.

God of their fathers, the God of Abra15 And God said moreover unto Moses, ham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Jacob, liath appeared unto thee. Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, 6 | And the LORD said furthermore the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, unto him, Put now thine hand into thy and the God of Jacob hath sent me unto bosom. And he put his hand into his boyou: this & my name for ever, and this som : and when he took it out, behold, is my memorial unto all generations. his hand was leprous as snow.

16 Go and gather the elders of Israel 7 And he said, Put thine hand into thy together, and say unto them, The Lord bosom again. And he put his hand into God of your fathers, the God of Abra- his bosom again, and plucked it out of ham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared un- his bosom, and behold, it was turned ato me, saying, I have surely visited you, gain as his other flesh. and seen that which is done to you in 8 And it shall come to pass, if they will Egypt :

not believe thee, neither hearken to the 17 And I have said, I will bring you up voice of the first sign, that they will beout of the affliction of Egypt, unto the land lieve the voice of the latter sign. of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and 9 And it shall come to pass, if they the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the I will not believe also these two signs, ncis

shalt say.

God's message to Pharaoh. CHAP. y. The Israelites bondage increased. 55 ther hearken unto thy voice, that thou and cut off the foreskin of her son, and shalt take of the water of the river, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody pour it upon the dry land : and the water husband art thou to me. which thou takest out of the river shall 26 So he let him go: then she said, A become blood upon the dry land.

bloody husband thou art, because of the 10 s And Moses said unto the LORD, circumcision. O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither. 27 9 And the Lord said to Aaron, Go heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken un- into the wilderness to meet Moses. And to thy servant: but I am slow of speech, he went, and met him in the mount of and of a slow tongue.

God, and kissed him. 11 And the LORD said unto him, Who 28 And Moses told Aaron all the words hath made man's mouth? or who mak- || of the LORD who had sent him, and all the eth the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or signs which he had commanded him. the blind? have not I the LORD?

29 And Moses and Aaron went, and 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with gathered together all the elders of the thy mouth, and teach thee what thou children of Israel:

S0 And Aaron spake all the words 13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I which the Lord had spoken unto Moses, pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou and did the signs in the sight of the people. wilt send.

31 | And the people believed: and when 14 And the anger of the LORD was they heard that the Lord had visited the kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not children of Israel, and that he had looked Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know upon their affliction, then they bowed that he can speak well. And also behold, their heads and worshipped. he cometh forth to meet thee : and when

CHAP. V. be seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart. || 1 Pharaoh chideth Moses and Aaron. 5

15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and He increaseth the Israelites task. 22 put words in his mouth : and I will be Moses complaineth to God. with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and

A will teach you what ye shall do.

went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus 16 And he shall be thy spokesman un- saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my to the people: and he shall be, even he people go, that they may hold a feast unshall be to thee instead of a mouth, and to me in the wilderness. thou shalt be to him instead of God. 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the

17 And thou shalt take this rod in thine LORD, that I should obey his voice to hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs. let Israel go? I know not the LORD, nei

18 And Moses went and returned to ther will I let Israel go. Jethro his father-in-law, and said unto 3 And they said, The God of the Hehim, Let me go, I pray thee, and return brews hath met with us : let us go, we tanto my brethren which are in Egypt, pray thee, three days journey into the and see whether they be yet alive. And desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace. God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence,

19 And the LORD said unto Moses in or with the sword. Midian, Go, return into Egypt : for all 4 And the king of Egypt said unto the men are dead which sought thy life. them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aa

20 And Moses took his wife, and his | ron, let the people from their works? get Sons, and set them upon an ass, and he you unto your burdens. returned to the land of Egypt. And Mo- 5 | And Pharaoh said, Bchold, the ** took the rod of God in his hand. people of the land now are many, and ye

21 And the LORD said unto Moses, make them rest from their burdens. When thou goest to return into Egypt, 6 And Pharaoh commanded the same see that thou do all those wonders before day the task-masters of the people, and Pharaoh which I have put in thine hand: their officers, saying, but I will harden his heart, that he shall 7 Ye shall no more give the people

straw to make brick, as heretofore ; let 22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, them go and gather straw for themselves. Thus saith the LORD, Ísrael is my son,

8 And the tale of the bricks which they even my first-porn.

did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon 23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go them: ye shall not diminish aught thereof: that he may serve me: and if thou refuse for they be idle ; therefore they cry, saya to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, ing, Let us go and sacrifice to our God. even thy first-born.

9 Let there more work be laid upon 24 F And it came to pass by the way

che men, that they may labour therein: in the inn, that the Lord met him, and and let them not regard vain words. sought to kill him.

10 And the task-masters of the people 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, ll went out, and their officers, and they

Det let the people go.

56 Pharaoh's severity.

EXODUS. The genealogy of Reuben, &c. spake to the people, saying, Thus saith Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH Pharaoh, I will not give you straw. was I not known to them.

11 Goye, get you straw where ye can 4 And I have also established my covfind it: yet not aught of your work shall enant with them, to give them the land be diminished.

of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, 12 So the people were scattered abroad wherein they were strangers. throughout all the land of Egypt, to gath- 5 And I have also heard the groaning er stubble instead of straw.

of the children of Israel, whom the Egyp13 And the task-masters hasted them, tians keep in bondage : and I have resaying, Fulfil your works, your daily membered my covenant. tasks, as when there was straw.

6 Wherefore say unto the children of 14 And the officers of the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring Israel, which Pharaoh's task-masters had you out from under the burdens of the set over them, were beaten, and demand Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their ed, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your bondage, and I will redeem you with a task in making brick, both yesterday and stretched out arm, and with great judgto-day, as heretofore?

ments : 15 | Then the officers of the children 7 And I will take you to me for a peoof Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, ple, and I will be to you a God : and ye saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with shall know that I am the LORD your God, thy servants?

which bringeth you out from under the '16 There is no straw given unto thy burdens of the Egyptians. servants, and they say to us, Make brick: 8 And I will bring you in unto the land, and behold, thy servants are beaten; but concerning the which I did swear to give the fault is in thine own people.

it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; 17 But he said, Yeare idle, ye are idle: and I will give it you for an heritage: I therefore ye say, Let us go, and do sacri- am the LORD. fice to the LORD.

9 And Moses spake so unto the chil18 Go therefore now, and work : for dren of Israel : but they hearkened not there shall no straw be given you, yet unto Moses, for anguish of spirit, and for shall ye deliver the tale of bricks. cruel bondage.

19 | And the officers of the children of 10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Israel did see that they were in evil case, saying, after it was said, Ye shall not minish 11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of aught from your bricks of your daily Egypt, that he let the children of Israel task.

go out of his land. 20 And they met Moses and Aaron, 12 And Moses spake before the LORD, who stood in the way, as they came saying, Behold, the children of Israel have forth from Pharaoh :

not hearkened unto me; how then shall 21 And they said unto them, The Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumLord look upon you, and judge ; be- cised lips? cause ye have made our savour to be ab- 13 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, horred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in 1 and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in | unto the children of Israel, and unto Phatheir hands to slay us.

raoh king of Egypt, to bring the children 22 q And Moses returned unto the of Israel out of the land of Egypt. LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast 14 These be the heads of their father's thou 80 evil-entreated this people? why houses : The sons of Reuben the firstis it that thou hast sent me?

born of Israel ; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hez23 For since I came to Pharaoh to ron, and Carmi : these be the families of speak in thy name, he hath done evil to Reuben. this people; neither hast thou delivered 15 | And the sons of Simeon ; Jemuel, thy people at all.

and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and CHAP. VI.

Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish 1 God renesveth his promise by his name woman; these are the families of Simeon.

JEHOVAH. 14 The genealogy of 16 | And these are the names of the Reuben, 15 of Simeon, 16 of Levi. sons of Levi, according to their generaHEN the LORD said unto Moses, tions; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari:

Now shalt thou see what I will do and the years of the life of Levi were an to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall hundred thirty and seven years. he let them go, and with a strong hand 17 The sons of Gershon ; Libni, and shall he drive them out of his land. Shimi, according to their families.

2 And God spake unto Moses, and said 18 And the sons of Kohath ; Amram, unto him, I am the LORD :

and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel ; and 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto the years of the life of Kohath were an Isaac, and unto Jacob by the name of God hundred thirty and three years.


Moses is encouraged.

CHAP. VII. Pharaoh's heart is hardened. 57' 19 And the sons of Merari ; Mahali, the children of Israel from among them, and Mushi: these are the families of Levi, 6 And Moses and Aaron did as the according to their generations.

Lord commanded them, so did they. 20 And Amram took him Jochebed 7 9 And Moses was fourscore years his father's sister to wife ; and she bare old, and Aaron fourscore and three years him Aarou and Moses : and the years of old, when they spake unto Pharaoh. the life of Amram were an hundred and 8 And the LORD spake unto Moses, thirty and seven years.

and unto Aaron, saying, 21. And the sons of Izhar ; Korah, and 9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, Nepheg, and Zichri.

saying, Shew a miracle for you : then 2 And the sons of Uzziel ; Mishael, thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and Elzaphan, and Zithri.

and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall 23 And Aaron took him Elisheba become a serpent. daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naa- 10 | And Moses and Aaron went in shan to wife ; and she bare him Nadab unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

LORD had commanded : And Aaron cast 24 And the sons of Korah ; Assir, and down his rod before Pharaoh, and before Elkanah, and Abiasaph : these are the his servants, and it became a serpent. families of the Korhites.

11 | Then Pharaoh also called the wise 25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took him men, and the sorcerers : now the magione of the daughters of Putiel to wife ; | cians of Egypt, they also did in like and she bare hin Phinehas: these are manner with their enchantments. the heads of the fathers of the Levites, 12 For they cast down every man his according to their families.

rod, and they became serpents : but Aa26 These are that Aaron and Moses, ron's rod swallowed up their rods. to whom the LORD said, Bring out the 13 | And he hardened Pharaoh's heart children of Israel from the land of Egypt | that he hearkened not unto them ; as according to their armies.

the Lord had said. 27 These are they which spake to 14 | And the Lord said unto Moses, Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he refuseth children of Israel from Egypt : these are to let the people go that Moses and Aaron.

15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morn28 And it came to pass on the day ing; lo, hie goeth out unto the water, Then the LORD spake unto Moses in the and thou shalt stand by the river's brink land of Egypt,

against he come: and the rod which was 29 That the LORD spake unto Moses, l turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine saying, I am the LORD : speak thou un- hand. to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say 16 And thou shalt say unto him, The onto thee.

LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent 50 And Moses said before the LORD, me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and that they may serve me in the wilderhow shall Pharaoh hearken unto me? ness : and behold, hitherto thou wouldest CHAP. VII.

not hear. 1 Moscs is encouraged to go to Pharaoh. 17 Thus saith the LORD, In this thou

10 His rod is turned into a serpent. shalt know that I am the Lord; behold, 13 Pharaol's heart is hardened. 19 || I will smite with the rod that is in mine The river is turned into blood.

hand upon the waters which are in the ND the LORD said unto Moses, See, river, and they shall be turned to blood.

18 And the fish that is in the river and Aaron thy brother shall be thy shall die, and the river shall stink: and prophet.

the Egyptians shall loathe to drink of the 2 Thou shalt speak all that I command water of the river. thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak 19 9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, unto Pharaoh, that he send the children Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and Israel out of his land.

stretch out thine hand upon the waters and I will harden Pharaoh's heart, | of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their ant multiply my signs and my wonders rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon in the land of Egypt.

all their pools of water, that they may be4 But Pharaon shall not hearken unto come blood : and that there may be blood Tou, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, throughout all the land of Egypt, botlı and bring forth mine armies, and my in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone. people the children of Israel, out of the 20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as land of Egypt, by great jurigments

. the LORD commanded ; and he lifted up 5 And the Egyptians shall know that the rod and smote the waters that were • I am the Lord, when I stretch forth in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out in the sight of his servants ; and all the

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