Chapter 2

Birth of Moses

2:1 And a man went of the house of Levi and took a daughter of Levi.
2:2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son and when she saw him that he [was a] goodly [child], she hid him three months.
2:3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of papyrus, and daubed it with bituman and with pitch, and put the child in it; and she laid [it] in the reeds by the lip of the Nile.
2:4 And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.

Baby Moses found

2:5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash [herself] at the Nile ; and her maidens walked along by the Nile's side ; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her slavegirl to get it.
2:6 And when she had opened [it], she saw the child and, behold, a boy crying! And she had compassion on him, and said, This [is one] of the Hebrews' children.
2:7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to you a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?
2:8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the girl went and called the child's mother.
2:9 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give [you] your wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
2:10 And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

Moses kills Egyptian

2:11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren, and looked on their burdens and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
2:12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that [there was] no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
2:13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore strike you your fellow ?
2:14 And he said, Who made you a prince and a judge over us? intend you to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian ? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.

Moses flees to Midian

2:15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian and he sat down by a well.
2:16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters and they came and drew [water], and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
2:17 And the shepherds came and drove them away but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
2:18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How [is it that] you are come so soon to day ?
2:19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew [water] enough for us, and watered the flock.
2:20 And he said to his daughters, And where [is] he? why [is] it [that] you have left the man ? call him, that he may eat bread.
2:21 And Moses was content to stay with the man and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
2:22 And she bare [him] a son, and he called his name Gershom for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
2:23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up to God by reason of the bondage.
2:24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
2:25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect to [them].

Exodus Index || Main Index

Chapter 1 || Chapter 2 || Chapter 3 || Chapter 4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter 6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8 || Chapter 9 || Chapter 10

Chapter 11 || |Chapter 12 || Chapter 13 || Chapter 14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter 16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18 || Chapter 19 || Chapter 20

Chapter 21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23 || Chapter 24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter 26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28 || Chapter 29 || Chapter 30

Chapter 31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33 || Chapter 34 || Chapter 35 || Chapter 36 || Chapter 37 || Chapter 38 || Chapter 39 || Chapter 40