It happened in those days, when Moshe had grown up, that he went out to his brothers, and looked at their burdens. He saw a Mitzrian striking a Hebrew, one of his brothers.
He looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no one, he killed the Mitzrian, and hid him in the sand.
He went out the second day, and, behold, two men of the Hebrews were fighting with each other. He said to him who did the wrong, "Why do you strike your fellow?"
He said, "Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you plan to kill me, as you killed the Mitzrian?" Moshe was afraid, and said, "Surely this thing is known."
Now when Par`oh heard this thing, he sought to kill Moshe. But Moshe fled from the face of Par`oh, and lived in the land of Midyan, and he sat down by a well.
Now the Kohen of Midyan had seven daughters. They came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moshe stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
When they came to Re`u'el, their father, he said, "How is it that you have returned so early today?"
They said, "A Mitzrian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and moreover he drew water for us, and watered the flock."
He said to his daughters, "Where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread."
Moshe was content to dwell with the man. He gave Moshe Tzipporah, his daughter.
She bore a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, "I have been a sojourner in a foreign land."
It happened in the course of those many days, that the king of Mitzrayim died, and the children of Yisra'el sighed because of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up to God because of the bondage.
God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Avraham, with Yitzchak, and with Ya`akov.
God saw the children of Yisra'el, and God was concerned about them.