Now a man from the family of Levi married a Levite woman.
The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son; when she saw that he was beautiful,a she hid him for three months.b3
But when she could no longer hide him, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with asphalt and pitch. She placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.
Then his sister stood at a distance in order to see what would happen to him.
Pharaoh's daughter went down to bathe at the Nile while her servant girls walked along the riverbank. Seeing the basket among the reeds, she sent her slave girl to get it.
When she opened it, she saw the child-a little boy, crying. She felt sorry for him and said, "This is one of the Hebrew boys."