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The children of Israel increase. EXODUS. Aloses slayeth an Egyptian.

9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the the child therein; and she laid it in the flags people of the children of Israel are more and by the river's brink. mightier than we.

4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what 10 Come on, let us deal wisely with thein, would be done to himn. lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, 5 4 And the daughter of Pharaoli came when there falleth out any war, they join down to waslı herself at the river; and her also unto our enemies, and fight against us, maidens walked along by the river's side: and so get them up out of the land. and when she saw the ark among the flags,

11 Therefore they did set over them task- she sent her maid to fetch it. masters, to afflict them with their burdens. 6 And when she had opened it, she saw And they built for Pharaohı treasure-cities, the child: and behold, the babe wept. And Pithom, and Raamses.

she had compassion on him, and said, This 12 But the more they afflicted them, the is one of the llebrews' children. more they multiplied and grew. And they 7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughwere grieved because of the children of ter, Shall I go, and call to thee a nurse of Israel.

the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the 13 And the Egyptians made the children of child for thee? Israel to serve with rigour.

8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. 14 And they made their lives bitter with And the maid went and called the child's hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and mother. in all manner of service in the field : all their 9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, service wherein they made them serve was Take this child away and nurse it for ine and with rigour.

I will give thee thy wages. And the woman 15 And the king of Egypt spake to the He- took the child and nursed it. brew midwives (of which the name of one 10 And the child grew, and she brought was Shiphral, and the name of the other him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he bePuah ;)

came her son. And she called his name 16 And he said, Wlien ye do the office of a Moses: and she said, Because I drew hima midwise to the Hebrew women, and see out of the water. them upon the stools; it it be a son, then ye 11 | And it came to pass in those days, shall kill him; but if it be a daughter, then when Moses was grown, that he went out she shall live.

unto his brethren, and looked on their bur17 But the midwives feared God, and did dens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting a not as the king of Egypt commanded them, Hebrew, one of his brethren. but saved the men-children alive.

12 And he looked this way and that way, 18 And the king of Egypt called for the and when he saw that there was no man, he midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye slew the Eyyptian, and hid him in the sand. done this thing, and have saved the men- 13 And when he went out the second day, children alive?

behold, two men of the Hebrews strove tö19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, gether: and he said to him that did the Because the llebrew women are not as the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow? Egyptian women; for they are lively, and 14 And he said, Who made thee a prince are delivered ere the midwives come in unto and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill them.

me, as thou killedst the Egyptian ?

And 20 Therefore God dealt well with the mid- Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is wives: and the people multiplied, and wax. known. ed very mighty.

15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he 21 And it came to pass, because the mid-sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from wives feared God, that he made them houses. the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land

22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, of Midian: and he sat down by a well. saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast 16. Now the priest of Midian bad seven into the river, and every daughter ye shall daughters: and they came and drew water, gave alive.

and filled the trouglis to water their father's CHAP. II.

flock. 1 Moses is born, 3 and in an ark cast into the

17 And the shepherds came and drove fags. 5 He is found, and brought up by Pha-them away: but Moses stood up and helped raoh's daughter. 11 He slayeth an Egyptian. them, and watered their flock. 13 He reproveth an Hebrew. 15 He fleeth into 18 And when they came to Reuel their faMidian. 21 IIe marrieth Zipporah. 22 Ger- ther, he said, How is it that ye are come so shom is born. 23 God respecteth the Israel- soon to-day?

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ND there went a man of the house of out of the land of the shepherds, and also

Levi, and took to wife a daughter of drew water enough for us, and watered the Levi.

flock. 2 And the woman conceived and bare a 20 And he said unto his daughters, And 801: and when she saw him that he was a where is he? why is it that ye have left the goodly child, she hid him three months. man ? call him, that he may eat bread. 3 And when she could not longer hide him, 21 And Moses was content to dwell with she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and the man: and he gave Moses, Zipporah his daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put daughter.

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Godś message to Israel - And she bare him a son, and he called brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye

name Gershom; for he said, I have been shall serve God upon this mountain. tranger in a strange land.

13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when BT And it came to pass, in process of I come unto the children of Israel, and shall ee, that the king of Egypt died: and the say unto them, The God of your fathers batlı ldren of Israel sighed" by reason of the sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, ndage, and they cried; and their cry came What is his name? What shall I say unto unto God, by reason of the bondage. them? 4 And God heard their groaning, and God 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT membered his covenant with Abraham, I AM: And he said, Thus shalt thou say th Isaac, and with Jacob.

unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent 5 And God looked upon the children of me unto you. Fael, and God had respect unto them. 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, CHAP. III.

Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Foses keepeth Jethro's flock. 2 God appeareth Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the him in a burning bush. 9 He sendeth him to God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the Eeliver Israel. 14 The name of God. 15 His God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this nessage to Israel.

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my name for ever, and this is my memorial TOW Moses kept the flock of Jethro his unto all generations.

father-in-law, the priest of Midian: and 16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel to. led the flock to the back side of the de-gether, and say unto them, The Lord God t, and came to the mountain of God, even of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Horeb,

Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, say And the Angel of the LORD appeared ing, I have surely visited you, and seen that co him in a flame of fire out of the midst which is done to you in Egypt: a bush; and he looked, and behold, the 17 And I have said, I will bring you up out sh burned with fire, and the bush was not of the affliction of Egypt, unto the land of the nsumed.

Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the AmoAnd Moses said, I will now turn aside, rites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and d see this great sight, why the bush is not the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk rned.

and honey. And when the Lord saw that he turned 18. And they shall hearken to thy voice; de to see, God called unto him out of the and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of idst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses! Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall nd he said, Here am I.

say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews And he said, Draw not nigh hither put hath met with us; and now let us go (we be7 thy shoes from off thy feet; for the place seech thee) three days' journey into the wilhereon thou standest is holy ground. derness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD 3 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy our God. ather, the God of Abraham, the God of 19 | And I am sure that the king of Egypt saac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hands id his face; for he was afraid to look upon 20 And I will stretch out my hand, and Cod.

smite Egypt with all my wonders which I 7 | And the LORD said, I have surely seen will do in the midst thereof: and after that ne affliction of my people which are in he will let you go. Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason 21 And I will give this people favour in the their taskmasters; for I know their sor- sight of the Egyptians : and it shall come to

pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty: 8 And I am come down to deliver them out 22 But every woman shall borrow of her f the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her hem up out of that land, unto a good land, house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, nd a large, unto a land flowing with milk and raiment: and ye shall put them upono und honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, your sons, and upon your daughters: and ye und the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the shall spoil the Egyptians. Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

CHAP. IV. 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the

1 Moses' rod is turned into a serpent. 6 His hand, children of Israel is come unto me: and I

is leprous. 10 He is loth to be sent. 14 Aaron have also seen the oppression wherewith

is appointed to assist him. 18 Moses departeth he Egyptians oppress them.

from Jethro. 21 God's message to Pharaoh. 10 Come now therefore, and I will send 24 Zipporah circumciseth her son. 27 Aaron thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring is sent to meet Moses. 31 The people believeth

them. orth my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.

11 | And Moses said unto God, Who am hold, they will not believe me, nor 1, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I hearken unto my voice: for they will say, should bring forth the children of Israel out The LORD hath not appeared unto thee. of Egypt?

2 And the LORD said unto him, What is 12 And he said, Certainly I will be with that in thy hand? And he said, A rod. thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, 3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And 2 that I have sent thee: When thou hast , he cast it on the ground, and it became a

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Aaron appointed to assist Hoses. EXODUS.

Goďs message to Pharaoh. serpent: and Moses fled from before it., 21 9 And the Lord said unto Moses, When 4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou thy hand, and take it by the tail. And he put do all those wonders before Pharaoh which forth his hand, and caught it, and it becaine I have put in thy hand: but I will harden a rod in his hand:

bis heart, that he shall not let the people go. 5 That they may believe that the LORD God 22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath first-born. appeared unto thee.

23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that 6 || And the Lord said furthermore unto he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him, Put now thy hand into thy bosom. And him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even tlıy he put his hand into his bosoin: and when first-born. he took it out, behold, his hand was le prous. 24 | And it came to pass by the way in the

imu, that the Lord met him, and sought to 7 And he sail, Put thy hand into thy bosom kill him. again. And he put his hand into his bosom 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and again, and plucked it out of his bosom, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at behold, it was turned again as his other tlesh. his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband

8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not art thou to me. believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of 26 So he let himgo: then she said, A bloody the first sign, that they will believe the voice husband thou art, because of the circunof the latter sign.

cision. 9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not 27 | And the Lord said to Aaron, Go into believe also these two signs, neither hearken the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the and met hin in the mount of God, and kisswater of the river, and pour it upon the dry ed him. land: and the water which thou takest out 28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of of the river shall become blood upon the dry the LORD who had sent him, and all the signs land.

which he had commanded him. 10 | And Moses said unto the Lord, O my 29 | And Moses and Aaron went, and gaLord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, thered together all the elders of the children nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: of Israel. but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. 30 And Aaron spake all the words which

11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath the Lord had spoken unto Moses, and did made man's mouth? or who maketh the the signs in the sight of the people. dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind ? 31 | And the people believed: and when have not I the LORD?

they heard that the Lord had visited the 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy children of Israel, and that he had looked mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. upon tieir affliction, then they bowed their

13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray heads and worshipped. thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.

CHAP. V. 14 9 And the anger of the LORD was kin-1 Pharaoh chideth Moses and Naron for their dled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron message. 5 He increaseth the Israelites' task. the Levite thy brother? I know that he can 15 He checketh their complaints. 20 They cry speak well. And also, behold, he cometh out upon Moses and Aaron. 22 Moses comforth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, plaineth to God. he will be glad in his heart.

15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and put in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the words in his mouth: and I will be with thy LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderyou what ye shall do.

16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto the 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lorn, people: and he shall be, eren he shall be to that I should obey his voice to let Israel ihee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let him instead of God.

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go. 17 And thou shalt take this rod in thy hand, 3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews wherewith thou shalt do signs.

hatlı met with us : let us go, we pray thee, 18 1 And Moses went, and returned to three days' journey into the desert, and sacri. Jethro his father-in-law, and said unto him, fice unto the Lord our God; lest he fall Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my upon us with pestilence, or with the sword. brethren which are in Egypt, and see whe- 4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, ther they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the Moses, Go in peace.

people from their works? get you unto your 19 And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, burdens. Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are 5 | And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people dead which sought thy life.

of the land now are many,

and make them 20 And Moses took his wife, and his sons, rest from their burdens. and set them upon an ass, and he returned 6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the the taskmasters of the people, and their of rol of God in his hand.

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e Israelites' task increased. CHAP. VI.

God encourageth Moss. Te shall no more give the people straw | raoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them nake brick, as heretofore: let them go go, and with a strong hand shall he drive gather straw for themselves.

them out of his land. And the tale of the bricks which they did 2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto e heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye him, I am the LORD: I not diminish aught thereof: for they 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto dle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go Isaac, and unto Jacob by the name of God sacrifice to our God.

Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was Let there more work be laid upon the I not known to them. n, that they may labour therein: and let 4 And I have also established my covenant m not regard vain words.

with them, to give them the land of Canaan, And the taskmasters of the people went the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they and their officers, and they spake to the were strangers. ple, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will 5 And I have also heard the groaning of give you straw.

the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians Go ye, get you straw where ye can find keep in bondage: and I have remembered yet not aught of your work shall be di- my covenant. ished.

6 Wherefore say unto the children of Is. So the people were scattered abroad rael, I am the LORD, and I will bring you ughout all the land of Egypt, to gather out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, ble instead of straw.

and I will rid you out of their bondage, and And the taskmasters hasted them, say- I will redeem you with a stretched-out arm, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as and with great judgments : n there was straw.

7 And I will take you to me for a people, And the officers of the children of Israel, and I will be to you a God: and ye shali ch Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over know that I am the LORD your God, which 9, were beaten, and demanded, Where- bringeth you out from under the burdens of have ye not fulfilled your task in making the Egyptians. k, both yesterday and to-day, as hereto- 8 And I will bring you in unto the land, ?

concerning the which I did swear to give it to 1 Then the officers of the children of Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will el came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, give it you for a heritage: I am the LORD. erefore dealest thou thus with thy ser- 9 And Moses spake so unto the children of is ?

Israel : but they hearkened not unto Moses, There is no straw given unto thy ser- for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage. ts, and they say to us, Make brick: and 10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Lold, thy servants are beaten; but the 11 Goin, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, -t is in thine own people.

that he let the children of Israel go out of his But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: land. refore ye say, Let us go, and do sacrifice 12 And Moses spake before the Lord, say. the LORD.

ing, Behold, the children of Israel have not Go therefore now, and work: for there hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh Il no straw be given you, yet shall ye

hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips? ver the tale of bricks.

13 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, and | And the officers of the children of unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto ael did see that they were in evil case, the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh er it was said, Ye shall not minish aughi king of Egypt, to bring the children of Is. m your bricks of your daily task.

rael out of the land of Egypt. And they met Moses and Aaron, who 14 These be the heads of their fathers' od in the way, as they came forth from houses: The sons of Reuben the first-born araoh :

of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and And they said unto them, The Lord Carmi: these be the families of Reuben. k upon you, and judge; because

ye

have 15 | And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and le our savour to be abhorred in the eyes Jamin, and Obad, and Jachin, and Zohar, Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman: put a sword in their hand to slay us. these are the families of Simeon. | And Moses returned unto the LORD, 16 | And these are the names of the sons

said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil- of Levi, according to their generations; Gerreated this people ? why is it that thou shon, and Kohath, and Merari. And the -t sent me ?

years of the life of Levi were a hundred thir. For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in ty and seven years. name, he hath done evil to this people : 17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, ther hast thou delivered thy people at all. according to their families. CHAP. VI.

18 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Fod reneweth his promise by his name JEHO- Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: and the AH. 14 The genealogy of Reuben, 15 of years of the life of Kohath were a hundred Simeon, 16 of Levi, of whom came Moses and thirty and three Baron.

19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali and THEN the LORD said unto Moses, Now Mushi: these are the families of Levi, acshalt thou see what I will do to Pha-cording to their generations.

years.

Genealogy of Moses and Aaron. EXODUS.

The river turned to blood. 20 And Amram took him Jochebed hising, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt father's sister to wife; and she bare him say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it be. Aaron and Moses. And the years of the life fore Pharaoli, and it shall become a serpent. of Amram were a hundred and thirty and 10 | And Moses and Aaron went in unto seven years.

Pharaoh, and they did so as the Lord had 21. And the sons of Izlar; Korali, and commanded: And Aaron cast down his rod Nepheg, and Zichiri.

before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and 22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and it became a serpent. Elzaphan, and Zithri.

11 | Then Pharaoh also called the wise 23 And Aaron took him Elisheba daughter men, and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Amminadab), sister of Naashon to wife; of Egypt, they also did in like manner with and she bare him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar their enchantinents. and Ithamar.

12 For they cast down every man his rod, 21 And the sons of Koral; Assir, and El- and they became serpents: bút Aaron's rod kanah, and Abiasaph: these are the families swallowed up their rods. of the Korhites.

13 | And he hardened Pharaoh's heart that 25 And Eleazar, Aaron's son, took him one he liearkened not unto them; as the LORD of the daughters of Putiel to wise; and she had said. bare him Phinehas; these are the heads of 14 | And the Lori) said unto Moses, Phia. the fathers of the Levites, according to their raoli's heart is hardened, lie refuseth to let families.

the people go. 26 These are that Aaron and Moses, to 15 Get thee unto Pharaoli in the morning; whom the LORD said, Bring out the children lo, he goeth out unto the water, and thou of Israel from the land of Egypt according shalt stand by the river's brink against he to their armies.

come: and the rod which was turned to a 27 These are they whiclı spake to Pharaoh serpent shalt thou take in thy band. king of Egypt, to bring out the children of 16 And thou shalt say unto him, The Lord Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and God of the Hebrews liath sent me unto thee, Aaron.

saying, Let my people go, that they may serve 28 And it came to pass on the day when the me in the wilderness: and behold, Jitherto Lord spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt, thou wouldest not hear.

29 That the Lord spake unto Moses, say- 17 Thus saith the Lord, In this thou shalt ing, I am the LORD: speak thou into Phá- know that I am the LORD: behold, I will raoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee. smite with the rod that is in my hand upon

30 And Moses said before the Lord, Be- the waters which are in the river, and they hold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall be turned to blood. shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?

18 And the fish that is in the river shall die, CHAP. VII.

and the river shall stink : and the Egyptians 1 Moses is encouraged to go to Pharaoh. 7 His shall loathe to drink of the water of the

age. 8 His rod is turned into a serpent. 11 The river. sorcerers do the like. 13 Pharaoll's heart is 19 9 And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say hardened. 14 God's message to Pharaoh. 19 unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch ouit The river is turned into blood.

thy hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon ND the LORD said unto Moses, See, I their streams, upon their rivers, and upon Aarou thy brother shall be thy prophet. that they may become blood: and that there 2 Thou shalt speak all that I command may be blood throughout all the land of thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in ves unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of sels of stone. Israel out of his land.

20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the 3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and Lord commanded; and he listed up the rod multiply my signs and my wonders in the and smote the waters that were in the river, land of Egypt.

in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of 4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, his servants; and all the waters that were in that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and the river were turned into blood. bring forth mine armies, and my people the 21 And the fish that was in the river died; children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt, and the river stank, and the Egyptians could by great judgments.

not drink of the water of the river; and there 5 And the Egyptians shall know that I am was blood throughout all the land of Egypt. the LORD, when I stretch forth my hand 22 And the magicians of Egypt did so with upon Egypt, and bring out the children of their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart Israel from among them.

was hardened, neither did he hearken unto 6 And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD them; as the Lord had said. commanded them, so did they.

23 And Pharaoh turned and went into his 7 9 And Moses was fourscore years old, and house, neither did he set his heart to this also. Aaron fourscore and three years old, when 24 And all the Egyptians digged round they spake unto Pharaoh.

about the river for water to drink; for they 8 And the LORD spake unto Moses, and could not drink of the water of the river. unto Aaron, saying,

25 And seven days were fulfilled after that 9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, say- | the LORD had smitten the river.

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