But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus(A) basket[a] for him and coated it with tar and pitch.(B) Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds(C) along the bank of the Nile.

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 2:3 The Hebrew can also mean ark, as in Gen. 6:14.

The canals will stink;(A)
    the streams of Egypt will dwindle and dry up.(B)
The reeds(C) and rushes will wither,(D)

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The burning sand will become a pool,
    the thirsty ground(A) bubbling springs.(B)
In the haunts where jackals(C) once lay,
    grass and reeds(D) and papyrus will grow.

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