Exodus 2:1-6 (New International Version)

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The Birth of Moses

1 Now a man of the house of Levi1 married a Levite woman,2 2 and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine3 child, she hid him for three months.4 3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus5 basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch.6 Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds7 along the bank of the Nile. 4 His sister8 stood at a distance to see what would happen to him. 5 Then Pharaoh's daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the river bank.9 She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her slave girl to get it. 6 She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. "This is one of the Hebrew babies," she said.
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