Exodus 1:1 - 2:10

Moses in the Bulrushes

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Itty bitty Moses

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Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing,
came to power in Egypt. “Look,” he said to his
people, “the Israelites have become far too
numerous for us. Come, we must deal shrewdly with
them or they will become even more numerous and,
if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against
us and leave the country.” So they put slave
masters over them to oppress them with forced
labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store
cities for Pharaoh. But the more they were
oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so
the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and
worked them ruthlessly. They made their lives bitter
with harsh labor in brick and mortar and with all
kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the
Egyptians worked them ruthlessly. The king of Egypt
said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were
Shiphrah and Puah, “When you are helping the
Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery
stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if
it is a girl, let her live.” The midwives, however,
feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt
had told them to do; they let the boys live. Then the
king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked
them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let
the boys live?” The midwives answered Pharaoh,
“Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they
are vigorous and give birth before the midwives
arrive.” So God was kind to the midwives and the
people increased and became even more
numerous. And because the midwives feared God,
he gave them families of their own. Then Pharaoh
gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy
that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let
every girl live.”
Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant and gave
birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. But when
she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch.
Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile.
His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.
Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along
the riverbank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her female slave to get it. She
opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. “This is one of the Hebrew
babies,” she said. Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the
Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?” “Yes, go,” she answered. So the girl went and got
the baby’s mother. 9 Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and nurse him for me, and
I will pay you.” So the woman took the baby and nursed him.
When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She
named him Moses, saying, “I drew him out of the water.” One day, after Moses had grown up,
he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an
Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. Looking this way and that and seeing no
one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. The next day he went out and saw two
Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, “Why are you hitting your fellow Hebrew?”
The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you
killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become
known.” When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and
went to live in Midian
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