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Moses flees from Egypt. EXODUS. He is sent to deliver Israel.

4 And his sister stood afar off, to witįthe man : and he gave Moses Zipporah his what would be done to him.

daughter. 5 1 And the daughter of Pharaoh came 22 And she bare him a son, and he called down to wash herself at the river; and her his name Gershom; for he said, I have maidens walked along by the river's side : been a stranger in a strange land. and when she saw the ark among the flags 23 1 And it came to pass, in process of she sent her maid to fetch it. . time, that the king of Egypt died : and the

6 And when she had opened it, she saw children of Israel sighed by reason of the the child : and, behold, the babe wept. And bondage, and they cried ; and their cry she had compassion on him, and said, This came up unto God, by reason of the bonis one of the Hebrews' children.

dage. 7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's 24 And God heard their groaning, and daughter, Shall I go, and call to thee a God remembered his covenant with Abranurse of the Hebrew women, that she may ham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. nurse the child for thee?

| 25 And God looked upon the children 8 And Pharaon's daughter said to her, of Israel, and God had respect unto them. Go. And the maid went and called the

CHAP. III. child's mother.

INOW Moses kept the flock of Jethro 9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, I his father-in-law, the priest of Midian : Take this child away and nurse it for me, and he led the flock to the back side of the and I will give thee thy wages. And the desert, and came to the mountain of God, woman took the child and nursed it. even to Horeb.

10 And the child grew, and she brought 2 And the angel of the LORD appeared him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he be- unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst came her son. And she called his name of a bush; and he looked, and, behold the Moses: and she said, Because I drew him bush burned with fire, and the bush was out of the water.

not consumed. 11 1 And it came to pass in those days, 3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, when Moses was grown, that he went out and see this great sight, why the bush is unto his brethren, and looked on their bur- not burned. dens : and he spied an Egyptian smiting: 4 And when the LORD saw that he turnan Hebrew, one of his brethren.

ed aside to see, God called unto him out of 12 And he looked this way and that the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, way, and when he saw that there was no Moses ! And he said, Here am . man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in 5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither : the sand.

put off thy shoes from off thy feet; for the 13 And when he went out the second place whereon thou standest is holy ground. day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove 6 Moreover, he said, I am the God of thy together : and he said to him that did the father, the God of Abraham, the God of wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow ? Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses

14 And he said, Who made thee a prince hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill God. me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And 7 | And the LORD said, I have surely Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is seen the affliction of my people which are known.

in Egypt, and have heard their cry by rea15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, son of their taskmasters; for I know their he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled sorrows: from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the 8 And I am come down to deliver them land of Midian : and he sat down by a well. out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to

16 1 Now the priest of Midian had seven bring them up out of that land, unto a good daughters: and they came and drew water, land, and a large, unto a land flowing with and filled the troughs to water their fa- milk and honey ; unto the place of the Cather's flock.

naanites, and the Hittites, and the Amo17 And the shepherds came and drove rites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, them away: but Moses stood up and help- and the Jebusites. ed them, and watered their flock. i 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the

18 And when they came to Reuel their children of Israel is come unto me: and father, he said, How is it that ye are come I have also seen the oppression wherewith so soon to-day?

the Egyptians oppress them. 19 And they said, An Egyptian deliver- 10 Come now therefore, and I will send ed us out of the hand of the shepherds, and thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring also drew water enough for us, and watered forth my people, the children of Israel, out the flock.

of Egypt. 20 And he said unto his daughters, And 11 TAnd Moses said unto God, Who am where is he? why is it that ye have left the I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that man? call him, that he may eat bread. I should bring forth the children of Israel 21 And Moses was content to dwell with out of Egypt?

God's message to Israel. CHAP. IV. Moses' rod turned into a serpent.

12 And he said, Certainly I will be with And he cast it on the ground, and it became thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, a serpent: and Moses fled from before it. that I have sent thee: When thou hast 4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. shall serve God upon this mountain. And he put forth his hand, and caught it,

13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, and it became a rod in his hand : when I come unto the children of Israel, 5 That they may believe that the LORD and shall say unto them, The God of your God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, fathers hath sent me unto you; and they the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath shall say to me, What is his name? What appeared unto thee. shall I say unto them?

1 *6 And the LORD said furthermore unto 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. THAT I AM: And he said, Thus shalt And he put his hand into his bosom : and thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM when he took it out, behold, his hand was hath sent me unto you.

Jleprous as snow. 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, l. 7 And he said, Put thine hand into thy Thus shalt thou say unto the children of bosom again. And he put his hand into his Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the bosom again, and plucked it out of his boGod of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and som, and behold, it was turned again as his the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: other flesh. this is my name for ever, and this is my 8 And it shall come to pass, if they will memorial unto all generations.

not believe thee, neither hearken to the 16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel voice of the first sign, that they will believe together, and say unto them, The LORD the voice of the latter sign. God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, 9 And it shall come to pass, if they will of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, not believe also these two signs, neither saying, I have surely visited you, and seen hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take that which is done to you in Egypt : of the water of the river, and pour it upon

17 And I have said, I will bring you up the dry land: and the water which thou out of the affliction of Egypt, unto the land takest out of the river shall become blood of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the upon the dry land. Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hi- 10 | And Moses said unto the LORD, O vites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither herewith milk and honey.

tofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy 18 And they shall hearken to thy voice; servant : but I am slow of speech, and of a and thou shalt come, thou and the elders slow tongue. of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye 11 And the LORD said unto him, Who shall say unto him, The LORD God of the hath made man's mouth? or who maketh Hebrews hath met with us; and now let the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the us go (we beseech thee) three days' jour-blind ? have not I the LORD? ney into the wilderness, that we may sacri- 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy fice to the LORD our God.

mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. 19 S And I am sure that the king of '13 And he said, O my Lord, send, 1 Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou mighty hand.

wilt send. 20 And I will stretch out my hand, and 14 And the anger of the LORD was kinsmite Egypt with all my wonders which dled against Moses, and he said, Is not I will do in the midst thereof: and after Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that that he will let you go.

The can speak well. And also behold, he 21 And I will give this people favour in cometh forth to meet thee : and when he the sight of the Egyptians : and it shall seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart. come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall 15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and not go empty :

put words in his mouth: and I will be with 22 But every woman shall borrow of her thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in teach you what ye shall do. her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of 16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them the people: and he shall be, even he shall upon your sons, and upon your daughters: be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.

shalt be to him instead of God. CHAP. IV.

I 17 And thou shalt take this rod in thine A ND Moses answered and said, But, hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.

behold, they will not believe me, nor 18 | And Moses went and returned to hearken unto my voice: for they will say, Jethro his father-in-law, and said unto him, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee. Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto

2 And the LORD said unto him, What is my brethren which are in Egypt, and see that in thine hand! And he'said, 'A rod. whether they be yet alive. And Jethro

3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. I said to Moses, Go in peace.

Pharaoh chides


Moses and Aaron. 19 And the Lord said unto Moses ini 5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the of the land now are many, and ye make men are dead which sought thy life. them rest from their burdens.

20 And Moses took his wife, and his 6 ( And Pharaoh commanded the same sons, and set them upon an ass, and he re-day the taskmasters of the people, and turned to the land of Egypt. And Moses their officers, saying, took the rod of God in his hand.

17 Ye shall no more give the people straw 21 | And the LORD said unto Moses, to make brick, as heretofore: let them go When thou goest to return into Egypt, see and gather straw for themselves. that thou do all those wonders before Pha- 8 And the tale of the bricks which they raoh which I have put in thine hand: but did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon I will harden his heart, that he shall not let them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof: the people go.

for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, 22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Let us go and sacrifice to our God. Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, I 9 Let there more work be laid upon the even my first-born.

Imen, that they may labour therein: and 23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, let them not regard vain words. that he may serve me: and if thou refuse 10 | And the taskmasters of the people to let him go, behold I will slay thy son, went out, and their officers, and they spake even thy first-born.

to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, 24 1 And it came to pass by the way in I will not give you straw. the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought 11 Go ye, get you straw where ye can to kill him.

find it: yet not ought of your work shall 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, be diminished. and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast 12 So the people were scattered abroad it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody hus-throughout all the land of Egypt, to gather band art thou to me.

istubble instead of straw. 26 So he let him go: then she said, A 13 And the taskmasters hasted them, bloody husband thou art, because of the saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, circumcision.

as when there was straw. 27 ( And the LORD said to Aaron, Go 14 And the officers of the children of Isinto the wilderness to meet Moses. And rael, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set he went, and met him in the mount of God, over them, were beaten, and demanded, and kissed him.

Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task 28 And Moses told Aaron all the words in making brick, both yesterday and to-day, of the LORD who had sent him, and all the as heretofore? signs which he had commanded him. 16 1 Then the officers of the children of

29 { And Moses and Aaron went, and Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saygathered together all the elders of the chil- ing, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy dren of Israel.

servants? 30 And Aaron spake all the words which 16 There is no straw given unto thy the LORD had spoken unto Moses, and did servants, and they say to us, Make brick": the signs in the sight of the people. and behold, thy servants are beaten ; but

31 And the people believed: and when the fault is in thine own people. they heard that the LORD had visited the 17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle : children of Israel, and that he had looked therefore ye say, Let us go, and do sacriupon their affliction, then they bowed their fice to the LORD. heads and worshipped.

18 Go therefore now, and work : for CHAP. V.

there shall no straw be given you, yet shall AND afterward Moses and Aaron went ye deliver the tale of bricks. A in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the 19 And the officers of the children of LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, Israel did see that they were in evil case, that they may hold a feast unto me in the after it was said, Ye shall not minish ought wilderness.

from your bricks of your daily task. 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, 20 And they met Moses and Aaron, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? who stood in the way, as they came forth I know not the LORD, neither will I let Is-from Pharaoh: rael go.

1 21 And they said unto them, The LORD 3 And they said, The God of the He- look upon you, and judge; because ye brews hath met with us: let us go, we pray have made our savour to be abhorred in thee, three days' journey into the desert, and the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall his servants, to put a sword in their hand upon us with pestilence, or with the sword. to slay us.

4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, 22 | And Moses returned unto the LORD, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evilthe people from their works? get you unto entreated this people? why is it that thou your burdens.

last sent me ?

God renews his promise, CHAP. VI, VII. and encourages Moses.

23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak 16 | And these are the names of the sons in thy name, he hath done evil to this peo of Levi, according to their generations; ple: neither hast thou delivered thy people Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari. And at all.

the years of the life of Levi were an hunCHAP. VI.

|dred thirty and seven years. THEN the LORD said unto Moses, Now 17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and

I shalt thou see what I will do to Pha- Shimi, according to their families. raoh: for with a strong hand shall he let 18 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, them go, and with a strong hand shall he and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel : and drive them out of his land.

the years of the life of Kohath were an hun2 And God spake unto Moses, and said dred thirty and three years. unto him, I on the LORD :

| 19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali and 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Mushi: these are the families of Levi, acIsaac, and unto Jacob by the name of God cording to their generations. Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH 20 And Amram took him Jochebed his was I not known to them.

father's sister to wife; and she bare him 4 And I have also established my cove- Aaron and Moses. And the years of the nant with them, to give them the land of life of Amram were an hundred and thirty Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, and seven years. wherein they were strangers.

1.21 And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and 5 And I have also heard the groaning of Nepheg, and Zichri. the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians_22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and keep in bondage: and I have remembered Elzaphan, and Zithri. Ty covenant.

| 23And Aaron took him Elisheba daugh6 Wherefore say unto the children of ter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon to Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you wife; and she bare him Nadab and Abihu, out from under the burdens of the Egyp- Eleazar and Ithamar. tians, and I will rid you out of their bon- 24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and dage, and I will redeem you with a stretch- Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the faed-out arm, and with great judgments: milies of the Korhites.

7 And I will take you to me for a people, 25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took him and I will be to you a God: and ye shall one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and know that I am the LORD your God, which she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads bringeth you out from under the burdens of of the fathers of the Levites, according to the Egyptians.

their families. 8 And I will bring you in unto the land, 26 These are that Aaron and Moses, to concerning the which I did swear to give it whom the LORD said, Bring out the children to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I of Israel from the land of Egypt according will give it you for an heritage: I am the to their armies. LORD.

| 27 These are they which spake to Pha9 And Moses spake so unto the children raoh king of Egypt, to bring out the chilof Israel: but they hearkened not unto/dren of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses, for anguish of spirit, and for cruel Moses and Aaron. bondage.

1 28 1 And it came to pass on the day when 10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, the Lord spake unto Moses in the land of saying,

Egypt, 11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of 29 That the LORD spake unto Moses, fgypt, that he let the children of Israel go saying, I am the LORD: speak thou unto out of his land,

(Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto 12 And Moses spake before the LORD, thee. saying, Behold, the children of Israel have 30 And Moses said before the Lord, Benot hearkened unto me; how then shall hold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised shall Pharaoh hearken unto me? lips!

CHAP. VII. 13 And the LORD spake unto Moses, and AND the LORD said unto Moses, See, I tinto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto have made thee a god to Pharaoh : the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh and Aaron thy brother shall be thy proking of Egypt, to bring the children of Is- phet. rael out of the land of Egypt.

2 Thou shalt speak all that I command 14 ? These be the heads of their fathers' thee: and Aaron" thy brother shall speak houses: The sons of Reuben the first-born unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Israel out of his land. Carmi : these be the families of Reuben. | 3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and

15 $ And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, multiply my signs and my wonders in the and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and 20-land of Egypt. har, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish 4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto woman: these are the families of Simeon. you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt

Aaron's rod becomes a serpent. EXODUS.

The plague of frogs ; and bring forth mine armies, and my peo-, and smote the waters that were in the river, ple the children of Israel, out of the land in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of of Egypt, by great judgments.

his servants; and all the waters that were 6And the Egyptians shall know that I in the river were turned into blood. am the LORD, when I stretch forth mine 21 And the fish that was in the river died; hand upon Egypt, and bring out the chil- and the river stank, and the Egyptians dren of Israel from among them.

could not drink of the water of the river ; 6 And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD and there was blood throughout all the land commanded them, so did they.

of Egypt. 7 And Moses was fourscore years old, 22 And the magicians of Egypt did so and Aaron fourscore and three years old, with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's when they spake unto Pharaoh.

| heart was hardened, neither did he hearken 8.1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, unto them; as the LORD had said. and unto Aaron, saying,

23 And Pharaoh turned and went into 9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, his house, neither did he set his heart to this saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou also. shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and 24 And all the Egyptians digged round cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become about the river for water to drink; for they a serpent.

could not drink of the water of the river. 10 And Moses and Aaron went in unto 25 And seven days were fulfilled after Pharaoh, and they did so as the Lord had that the LORD had smitten the river. commanded : And Aaron cast down his rod

CHAP. VIII. before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and AND the LORD spake unto Moses, Go it became a serpent.

h unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus 11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise saith the LORD, Let my people go that they men, and the sorcerers : now the magicians may serve me. of Egypt, they also did in like manner with 2 And if thou refuse to let them go, their enchantments.

behold, I will smite all thy borders with 12 For they cast down every man his rod, frogs: and they became serpents; but Aaron's 3 And the river shall bring forth frogs rod swallowed up their rods.

abundantly, which shall go up and come 13 And he hardened Pharaoh's heart that into thine house, and into thy bed-chamber, he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy had said.

servants, and upon thy people, and into 14 | And the LORD said unto Moses, thine ovens, and into thy kneading troughs: Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he refuseth to 4 And the frogs shall come up both on let the people go.

thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy 15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning ; servants. lo, he goeth out unto the water, and thou 5 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say . shalt stand by the river's brink against he unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with

come: and the rod which was turned to a thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and serpent shalt thou take in thine hand over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up

16 And thou shalt say unto him, The upon the land of Egypt. LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent me 6 And Aaron stretched out his hand over unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came they may serve me in the wilderness: and up, and covered the land of Egypt. behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear. And the magicians did so with their

17 Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt enchantments, and brought up frogs upon know that I am the LORD: behold, I will the land of Egypt. smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon 8 1 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and the waters which are in the river, and they Aaron, and said, Entreat the LORD that lie shall be turned to blood.

may take away the frogs from me, and from 18 And the fish that is in the river shall my people: and I will let the people go, die, and the river shall stink: and the Egyp- that they may do sacrifice unto the LORD. tians shall loathe to drink of the water of 9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory the river.

lover me: when shall I entreat for thee and 19 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, for thy servants, and for thy people, to deSay unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch stroy the frogs from thee, and thy houses, out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, that they may remain in the river only ? upon their streams, upon their rivers, and 10 And he said, To-morrow. And he upon their ponds, and upon all their pools said, Be it according to thy word : that thou of water, that they may become blood : and mayest know that there is none like unto that there may be blood throughout all the the LORD our God. land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and 11 And the frogs shall depart from thee, in vessels of stone.

and from thy houses, and from thy servants, 20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the and from thy people; they shall remain in LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod the river only.

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