|Overview - Exodus 2|
|1||Moses is born, and in an ark cast into the flags.|
|5||He is found, and brought up by Pharaoh's daughter;|
|7||who employs his mother to nurse him.|
|11||He slays an Egyptian.|
|13||He reproves an Hebrew.|
|15||He flees into Midian, and marries Zipporah.|
|22||Gershom is born.|
|23||God respects the Israelites' cry.|
Exodus 2:12 (King James Version)
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
- he looked
- Acts 7:24-26
- If the Egyptian killed the Hebrew, Moses only acted agreeably to the divine law ( Genesis 9:6 )in thus slaying the Egyptian; nor did he violate the law of Egypt; for, according to Diodorus Siculus (1
- 1. 17), "he who saw a man killed, or violently assaulted on the highway, and did not rescue him, if he could, was punished with death." Moses, therefore, in this transaction, acted as a brave and good man; especially as at this time there was little probability of obtaining justice on an Egyptian murderer.