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Exodus 2 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Moses Is Born
Birth of Moses
(Heb. 11:23 )

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:1 - And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:2 - So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:3 - But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, daubed it with asphalt and pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:4 - And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:5 - Then the 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:6 - 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.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:7 - 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?”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:8 - And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the maiden 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. So she called his name Moses,[fn] saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.”
Moses Flees to Midian
(Heb. 11:24, 25 )

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:11 - Now it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. And he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:12 - So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:13 - And when he went out the second day, behold, two Hebrew men were fighting, and he said to the one who did the wrong, “Why are you striking your companion?”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:14 - Then he said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” So Moses feared and said, “Surely this thing is known!”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:15 - When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh and dwelt 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 and drew water, and they 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 Reuel their father, he said, “How is it that you have come so soon today?”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:19 - And they said, “An Egyptian delivered us from the hand of the shepherds, and he also drew enough water for us and watered the flock.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:20 - So he said to his daughters, “And where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:21 - Then Moses was content to live with the man, and he gave Zipporah his daughter to Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:22 - And she bore him a son. He called his name Gershom,[fn] for he said, “I have been a stranger in a foreign land.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:23 - Now it happened in the process of time that the king of Egypt died. Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:24 - So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:25 - And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them.
NKJV Footnotes
Literally Drawn Out
Literally Stranger There
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