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ses. But Moses fled from the lo 2 And the Angel of the LORD face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the appeared unto him in a name of land of Midian: and he sat down fire out of the midst of a bush; and by & well.

he looked, and behold, the bush 16 Now the priest of Midian burned with fire, and the bush was had seven daughters: and they not consumed. came and drew water, and filled 3 And Moses said, I will now the troughs to water their father's turn aside, and see this great sight, flock.

why the bush is not burned. d 17 And the shepherds came and d 4 And when the LORD saw that drove them away: but Moses he turned aside to see, God called stood up and helped them, and wa- unto him out of the midst of the tered their lock.

bush, and said, Moses, Moses ! f 18 And when they came to And he said, Here am I. Reuel their father, he said, How is d 5 And he said, Draw not nigh it that ye are come so soon to-day? hither: put off thy shoes from off

19 And they said, An Egyptian thy feet; for the place whereon delivered us out of the hand of thou standest is holy ground. the shepherds, and also drew wa- 1 6 Moreover he said, I am the ter enough for us, and watered the God of thy father, the God of Abraflock.

ham, the God of Isaac, and the d 20 And he said unto his daugh- God of Jacob. And Moses hid ters, And where is he? why is it his face; for he was afraid to look that ye have left the man? call upon God. him, that he may eat bread. $7 And the LORD said, I have f 21 And Moses was content to surely seen the affliction of my dwell with the man: and he gave people which are in Egypt, and Moses, Zipporah his daughter, have heard their cry by reason of

22 And she bare him a son, and their taskmasters; for I know their he called his name Gershom ; for sorrows: he said, I have been a stranger in & 8 And I am come down to deliver a strange land.

them out of the hand of the Egypa 23 | And it came to pass, in tians, and to bring them up out of process of time, that the king of that land, unto a good land, and a Egypt died, and the children of large, unto a land Rowing with milk Israel sighed by reason of the bon- and honey; unto the place of the dage, and they cried; and their ery Canaanites, and the Hittites, and came up unto God, by reason of the Amorites, and the Perizzites, the bondage.

and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. t 24 And God heard their groan. 9 Now therefore, behold, the ing, and God remembered his co-cry of the children of Israel is venant with Abraham, with Isaac, come unto me: and I have also and with Jacob.

seen the oppression wherewith 25 And God looked upon the the Egyptians oppress them. ehildren of Israel, and God had 10 Come now therefore, and I respect unto them.

will send thee unto Pharaoh, that CHAP. III.

thou mayest bring forth my people, Tow Moses kept the flock the children of Israel, outof Egypt. law, the priest of Midian: and he Who am I, that I should go unto led the Rock to the back side of Pharaoh, and that I should bring the desert, and came to the moun- forth the children of Israel out of tain of God, even to Horeb. Egypt?

19 And he said, Certainly I will wilderness, that we may sacrifice be with thee; and "this shall be a to the LORD our God. token unto thee, that I have sent 19 { And I am sure that the thee: When thou hast brought king of Egypt will not let you go forth the people out of Egypt, ye no, not by a mighty hand. shall serve God upon this moun. 20 And I will stretch out my tain.

hand, and smite Egypt with

all my 13 And Moses said unto God, wonders which I will do in the Behold, when I come unto the midst thereof: and after that he children of Israel, and shall say will let you go. unto them, The God of your fa- , 21 And I will give this people thers hath seni me unto you; and favour in the sight of the Egyp they shall say to me, What is his tians : and it shall come to pass, name? What shall I say unto that, when ye go, ye shall not go them?

empty: ** 14 And God said unto Moses, 22 But every woman shall bor. I AM THAT I AM: And he said, row of her neighbour, and of her Thus shalt thou say unto the chil- that sojourneth in her house, jewdren of Israel, I AM hath sent me els of silver, and jewels of gold, unto you.

and raiment: and ye shall put t 15 And God said moreover un- theme upon your sons, and upon to Moses, Thus shalt thou say un- your daughterse and ye sball spoil to the children of Israel, The LORD the Egyptians. God of your fathers, the God of

CHAP. IV. 1. Abraham, the God of Isaac, and u ND Moses answered and the God of Jacob, bath sent me said, But, behold, they will unto you: this is my name for not believe me, nor hearken uto ever, and this is my memorial unto my voice: for they will say, The all generations.

LÖRD hath not appeared unto 16 Go, and gather the elders of thee. Israel together, and say unto them, 2 And the LORD said unto him, The LORD God of your fathers, What is that in thy band? And the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and he said, A rod. of Jacob, appeared unto me, say. m 3 And he said, Cast it on the ing. I have surely visited you, and ground. And lie cast it on the seen that which is done to you in ground, and it became a serpent: Egypt:

and Moses fled from before it. & 17 And I have said, I will bring m 4 And the LORD said unto Moyou up out of the affliction of E. ses, Put forth thy hand, and take gypt, unto the land of the Canaan- it by the tail. And he put forth ites, and the Hittites, and the his hand, and caught it, and it beAmorites, and the Perizzites, and came a rod in his land:the Hivites, and the Jebusites, un- t 5 That they may believe that to a land flowing with milk and the LORD God of their fathers, the honey.

God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, 18 And they shall hearken to and the God of Jacob, hath appearthy voice; and thou shalt come, ed unto thee. thou and the elders of Israel, unto m 6 F And the LORD said fur the king of Egypt, and ye shall thermore unto him, Put now thy say unto him, The LORD God of hand into thy bosom. And he the Hebrews hath met with us ; put his hand into his bosom: and and now let us go (we beseech when he took it out, behold, his thee) three days' jouruey into the hand was leprous as snow.

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a 27 1 And the Lord said to Aa-1 8 And the tale of the bricks which ron, Go into the wilderness to meet they did make heretofore, ye shall Moses. And he went, and met him lay upon them; ye shall not dimis in the mount of God, and kissed him. nish aught thereof: for they be idle;

28 And Moses told Aaron all the therefore they cry, saying, Let us go words of the Lord who had sent and sacrifice to our God. him, and all the sigus which he had c 9 Let there more work be laid commanded him.

upon the men, that they may labour 29 | And Moses and Aaron therein: and let them not regard went, and gathered together all the vain words. elders of the children of Israel. f 10 And the taskmasters of the a 30 And Aaron spake all the words people went out, and their officers, which the Lord'had spoken unto and they spake to the people, say. Moses, and did the signs in the sighting, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not of the people.

give you straw. 31 And the people believed: 11 Go ye, get you straw where and when they heard that the LORD ye can find it yet not aught of your had visited the children of Israel, work shall be diminished. and that he had looked upon their 12 So the people were scattered affliction, then they bowed their abroad throughout all the land of heads and worshipped.

Egypt, to gather stubble instead of CHAP. V.


13 And the taskmasters hasted ron went in, and told Pharaoh, them, saying, Fulfil your works, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, your daily tasks, as when there was Let my people go, that they may straw. hold a feast unto me in the wilder 14 And the officers of the children ness.

of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasc 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the ters had set over them, were beaten, LORD, that I should obey his voice and demanded, Wherefore have ye to let Israel go? ! know not the not fulfilled your task in making Lord, neither will I let Israel go. brick, both yesterday and 10-day,

3 And they said, 'The God of the as heretofore? Hebrews hath met with us : let us | 15 | Then the officers of the go, we pray thee, three days' jour-children of Israel came and cried ney into the desert, and sacrifice unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore unto the Lord our God; lest he dealest thou thus with thy servants ? fall upon us with pestilence, or with 16 There is no straw given unto the sword.

thy servants, and they say to us, g 4 And the king of Egypt said unto Make brick : and behold, thy serthem, Wherefore do ve, Moses and vants are beaten; but the fault is in Aaron, let the people from their thine own people. works? get you unto your burdens. c 17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye s 5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, are idle : therefore ye say, Let us the people of the land now are ma- go, and do sacrifice to the LORD. ny, and ye make them rest from 18 Go therefore now, and work: their burdens.

for there shall no straw be given you, 6 And Pharaoh commanded the yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks. same day the taskmasters of the 19 † And the officers of the chilpeople, and their officers, saying, dren of Israel did see that they were

7 Ye shall no more give the peo- in evil case, after it was said, Ye ple straw to make brick, as hereto- shall not minish anght from your fore : let them go and gather straw bricks of your daily task. for themselves.

20 And they met Moses and Aa.

ron, who stood in the way, as they r 8 And I will bring you in unto came forth from Pharaoh : the land, concerning the which I c2l And they said unto them, The did swear to give it to Abraham, to LORD look upon you, and judge : Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will because ye bave made our savour give it you for a heritage: I am the to be abhorred in the eyes of Phara. Lord. oh, ant in the eyes of his servants, 9 And Moses spake so unto the to put a sword in their hand to slayus. children of Israel ! but they bearku 122 | And Moses returned unto ened not Moses, for anguish of the LORD, and said, Lord, where- spirit, and for cruel bondage, före hast thou so evil-entreated this } 10' And the LORD spake unto Mopeople ? why is it that thou hast sent ses, saying, me?

in Go in, speak unto Pharaoh 23 For since I came to Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the chilto speak in thy name, he hath done dren of Israel go out of his land, evil to this people: neither hast thou 12 And Moses spake before the delivered thy people at all. LORD, saying, Behold, the children CHAP. VI.

of Israel have not hearkened unto TTVHEN the Lord said unto Mo- me; how then shall Pharaoh hear

ses, Now shalt thou see what I me, who am of uncircumcised lips ? will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong 13 | And the LORD spake unto band shall he let them go, and with Moses, and unto Aarou, and gave a strong hand sball he drive them them a charge unto the children of out of his land.

Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of 2.2 And God spake unto Moses, and Egypi, to bring the children of Israsaid unto him, I am the Lord: el out of the land of Egypt. 13 And I appeared unto Abrabam, 14 These be the heads of their fa. unto Isaac, and unto Jacob by the thers' houses : The sons of Reuben name of God Almighty, but by my the first-born of Israel ; llanoch, and name JEHOVAH was I not known Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi : these be to them. !!

the families of Reuben. g 4 And I have also established my / 15 ! And the sons of Simeon; covenant with them, to give them the Jemuel, and Jamin, and Obad, and land of Canaan, the land of their pil- Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the grimage, wherein they were stran- son of a Canaanitish woman : these gers.

are the families of Simeon. 5 And I have also heard the / 16 | And 'hese are the vames of groaning of the children of Israel, the sons of Levi, according to their whom the Egyptians keep in bon. generations ; Gershon, and Kohath, dage: and I have remembered my and Merari. And the years of the covenant.

life of Levi were a hundred thirty and 6 Wherefore say unto the children seven years. of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will j 17 The sons of Gershon ; Libni, bring you out from under the bur- and Shimi, according to their famidens of the Egyptians, and I will rid lies. you out of their bondage, and I will ls 18 And the sons of Kohath; Amredeem you with a stretched-out ram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and arm, and with great judgments : Uzziel: and the years of the life of b7 And I will take you to me for a Kohath were a hundred thirty and people, and I will be to you a God : three years. and ye shall know that I am the 19 And the sons of Merari; Ma. LORD your God, which bringeth you hali and Mushi : these are the famiout from under the burdens of the lies of Levi, according to their gencEgyptians.


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