During this time a man from the tribe of Levi married a woman of his own tribe,
and she bore him a son. When she saw what a fine baby he was, she hid him for three months. 13
But when she could not hide him any longer, she took a basket made of reeds and covered it with tar to make it watertight. She put the baby in it and then placed it in the tall grass at the edge of the river.
The baby's sister stood some distance away to see what would happen to him.
The king's daughter came down to the river to bathe, while her servants walked along the bank. Suddenly she noticed the basket in the tall grass and sent a slave woman to get it.
The princess opened it and saw a baby boy. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. "This is one of the Hebrew babies," she said.