And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.2
And the womanconceived , and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him threemonths.3
And when she could not longerhide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river'sbrink.4
And his sisterstood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidenswalked along by the river'sside; and when she saw the arkamong the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babewept . And she had compassion on him, and said , This is one of the Hebrews'children.7
Then said his sister to Pharaoh'sdaughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrewwomen, that she may nurse the child for thee?
And Pharaoh'sdaughtersaid to her, Go . And the maidwent and called the child'smother.9
And Pharaoh'sdaughtersaid unto her, Take this childaway , and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the womantook the child, and nursed it.
And the childgrew , and she brought him unto Pharaoh'sdaughter, and he became her son. And she called his nameMoses:a and she said , Because I drew him out of the water.