Moses Is Born(A)

And (B)a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. So the woman conceived and bore a son. And (C)when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months. But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of (D)bulrushes for him, daubed it with (E)asphalt and (F)pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds (G)by the river’s bank. (H)And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.

Then the (I)daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river. And her maidens walked along the riverside; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it. And when she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby wept. So she had compassion on him, and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.”

Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?”

And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the maiden went and called the child’s mother. Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. 10 And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became (J)her son. So she called his name [a]Moses, saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.”

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  1. Exodus 2:10 Heb. Mosheh, lit. Drawn Out

The Exodus

31 Then he (A)called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, “Rise, go out from among my people, (B)both you and the children of Israel. And go, serve the Lord as you have (C)said. 32 (D)Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also.”

33 (E)And the Egyptians (F)urged the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste. For they said, “We shall all be dead.” 34 So the people took their dough before it was leavened, having their kneading bowls bound up in their clothes on their shoulders. 35 Now the children of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, and they had asked from the Egyptians (G)articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing. 36 (H)And the Lord had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. Thus (I)they plundered the Egyptians.

37 Then (J)the children of Israel journeyed from (K)Rameses to Succoth, about (L)six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. 38 A (M)mixed multitude went up with them also, and flocks and herds—a great deal of (N)livestock. 39 And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they had brought out of Egypt; for it was not leavened, because (O)they were driven out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared provisions for themselves.

40 Now the [a]sojourn of the children of Israel who lived in [b]Egypt was (P)four hundred and thirty years. 41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years—on that very same day—it came to pass that (Q)all the armies of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt. 42 It is (R)a [c]night of solemn observance to the Lord for bringing them out of the land of Egypt. This is that night of the Lord, a solemn observance for all the children of Israel throughout their generations.

Passover Regulations(S)

43 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “This is (T)the ordinance of the Passover: No foreigner shall eat it. 44 But every man’s servant who is bought for money, when you have (U)circumcised him, then he may eat it. 45 (V)A sojourner and a hired servant shall not eat it. 46 In one house it shall be eaten; you shall not carry any of the flesh outside the house, (W)nor shall you break one of its bones. 47 (X)All the congregation of Israel shall keep it. 48 And (Y)when a stranger [d]dwells with you and wants to keep the Passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as a native of the land. For no uncircumcised person shall eat it. 49 (Z)One law shall be for the native-born and for the stranger who dwells among you.”

50 Thus all the children of Israel did; as the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did. 51 (AA)And it came to pass, on that very same day, that the Lord brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt (AB)according to their armies.

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  1. Exodus 12:40 Length of the stay
  2. Exodus 12:40 Sam., LXX Egypt and Canaan
  3. Exodus 12:42 night of vigil
  4. Exodus 12:48 As a resident alien

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