Exodus 21 And there was a certain man of the tribe of Levi, who took to wife one of the daughters of Levi. 2 And she conceived, and bore a male child; and having seen that he was fair, they hid him three months. 3 And when they could no longer hide him, his mother took for him an ark, and besmeared it with bitumen, and cast the child into it, and put it in the reeds by the river. 4 And his sister was watching from a distance, to learn what would happen to him. 5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to the river to bathe. And her maids walked by the riverside, and having seen the ark in the reeds, she sent her maid, and took it up. 6 And having opened it, she saw the babe weeping in the ark. And the daughter of Pharaoh had compassion on it, and said, This is one of the Hebrew's children. 7 And his sister said to the daughter of Pharaoh, Do you will that I call for you a nurse from the Hebrews, and shall she nurse the child for you? 8 And the daughter of Pharaoh said, Go. And the young woman went, and called the mother of the child. 9 And the daughter of Pharaoh said to her, Take care of this child, and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it. 10 And when the boy was grown, she brought him to the daughter of Pharaoh, and he became her son; and she called his name Moses, saying, I took him out of the water. 11 And it came to pass in that length of time, that Moses, having grown, went out to his brothers, the sons of Israel. And having noticed their distress, he saw an Egyptian striking a certain Hebrew of his brothers, the children of Israel. 12 And having looked round this way and that way, he saw no one. And he killed the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. 13 And having gone out the second day, he saw two Hebrew men fighting; and he said to the injurer, Why do you strike your neighbor? 14 And he said, Who made you a ruler and a judge over us? Will you slay me as you slew the Egyptian yesterday? Then Moses was alarmed, and said, If it be thus, this matter has become known. 15 And Pharaoh heard this matter, and sought to kill Moses. And Moses departed from the presence of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian. And having come into the land of Midian, he sat on the well. 16 And the priest of Midian had seven daughters, feeding the flock of their father Jethro. And they came and drew water until they filled their pitchers, to water the flock of their father Jethro. 17 And the shepherds came, and were driving them away; and Moses rose up and rescued them, and drew water for them, and watered their sheep. 18 And they came to Reuel their father; and he said to them, Why have you come so quickly today? 19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us from the shepherds, and drew water for us and watered our sheep. 20 And he said to his daughters, And where is he? And why have you left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread. 21 And Moses was established with the man, and he gave Zipporah his daughter to Moses for a wife. 22 And the woman conceived and bore a son, and Moses called his name Gershom, saying, I am a sojourner in a strange land. 23 And in those days after a length of time, the king of Egypt died. And the children of Israel groaned because of their tasks, and cried, and their cry because of their tasks went up to God. 24 And God heard their groanings, and God remembered His covenant that He made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and acknowledged them.
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