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Exodus 2 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Birth of Moses

(Heb 11:23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:1 - Now a man from the house of Levi went and [fn]married a daughter of Levi.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:2 - And the woman conceived and gave birth to a son; and when she saw [fn]that he was [fn]beautiful, she hid him for three months.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:3 - But when she could no longer hide him, she got him a papyrus [fn]basket and covered it with tar and pitch. Then she put the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:4 - And his sister stood at a distance to [fn]find out what would [fn]happen to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:5 - Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile, with her female attendants walking alongside the Nile; and she saw the [fn]basket among the reeds and sent her slave woman, and she brought it to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:6 - When she opened it, she [fn]saw the child, and behold, the boy was crying. And she had pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:7 - Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a woman for you who is nursing from the Hebrew women, so that she may nurse the child for you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:8 - Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go ahead.” So the girl went and called the child’s mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:9 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:10 - And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. And she named him [fn]Moses, and said, “Because I drew him out of the water.”
(Heb 11:24, 25 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:11 - Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his [fn]fellow Hebrews and looked at their [fn]hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his [fn]fellow Hebrews.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:12 - So he [fn]looked this way and that, and when he saw that there was no one around, he struck and killed the Egyptian, and hid [fn]his body in the sand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:13 - Now he went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were [fn]fighting with each other; and he said to the [fn]offender, “Why are you striking your companion?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:14 - But he said, “Who made you a [fn]ruler and a judge over us? Do you [fn]intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and said, “Surely the matter has become known!”

Moses Escapes to Midian

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:15 - When Pharaoh heard about this matter, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the presence of Pharaoh and [fn]settled in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:16 - Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:17 - Then the shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and helped them and watered their flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:18 - When they came to their father Reuel, he said, “Why have you come back so soon today?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:19 - They said, “An Egyptian saved us from [fn]the shepherds, and what is more, he even drew water for us and watered the flock.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:20 - So he said to his daughters, “Where is he then? Why is it that you have left the man behind? Invite him [fn]to have something to eat.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:21 - And Moses was willing to live with the man. And he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:22 - Then she gave birth to a son, and he named him [fn]Gershom, for he said, “I have been a stranger in a foreign land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:23 - Now it came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage ascended to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:24 - So God heard their groaning; and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:25 - And God saw the sons of Israel, and God [fn]took notice of them.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit took
Lit him that
Lit good
Or chest
Lit know
Lit be done
Or chest
Heb saw it, the child
Heb Mosheh, from a verb meaning to draw out
Lit brothers
Lit burdens
Lit brothers
Lit turned
Lit him
Or quarreling
Or the guilty one
Lit man, a ruler
Lit say
Lit dwelt
Lit the hand of the
Lit that he may eat bread
Cf. Heb ger sham, a stranger there
Lit knew them

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