22"Moses was educated in all1the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.
"But when he was approaching the age of forty, 2it entered his amind to visit his brethren, the sons of Israel.
"And when he sawone of them being treatedunjustly, he defended him and tookvengeance for the oppressed by strikingdown the Egyptian.
"And he supposed that his brethrenunderstood that God was granting them bdeliverancecthrough him, but they did not understand.
"3On the followingday he appeared to them as they were fightingtogether, and he tried to reconcile them in peace, saying, 'Men, you are brethren, why do you injureoneanother?'
"But the one who was injuring his neighborpushed him away, saying, '4WHOMADE YOU A RULER AND JUDGEOVER US?
'5YOU DO NOT MEAN TO KILL ME AS YOU KILLED THE EGYPTIANYESTERDAY, DO YOU?'
"At thisremark, 6MOSESFLED AND BECAME AN ALIEN IN THE LAND OF dMIDIAN, where he 7became the father of twosons.
"After fortyyears had passed, 8AN ANGELAPPEARED TO HIM IN THE WILDERNESS OF MOUNTSinai, IN THE FLAME OF A BURNINGTHORNBUSH.
"When Mosessaw it, he marveled at the sight; and as he approached to look more closely, there came the voice of the Lord:
'9I AM THE GOD OF YOUR FATHERS, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AND ISAAC AND JACOB.' Mosesshook with fear and would not venture to look.
"10BUT THE LORDSAID TO HIM, '11TAKEOFF THE SANDALS FROM YOUR FEET, FOR THE PLACE ON WHICH YOU ARE STANDING IS HOLYGROUND.
'12I HAVE CERTAINLYSEEN THE OPPRESSION OF MY PEOPLE IN EGYPT AND HAVE HEARD THEIR GROANS, AND I HAVE COMEDOWN TO RESCUE THEM; e13COMENOW, AND I WILL SEND YOU TO EGYPT.'
35"ThisMoseswhom they 14disowned, saying, 'WHOMADE YOU A RULER AND A JUDGE?' is the onewhomGodfsent to be both a ruler and a deliverer with the ghelp of the angel who appeared to him in the thornbush.
"15Thismanled them out, performing16wonders and hsigns in the land of Egypt and in the RedSea and in the 17wilderness for fortyyears.
37"This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, '18GOD WILL RAISE UP FOR YOU A PROPHETiLIKE ME FROM YOUR BRETHREN.'
38"This is the one who was in 19the jcongregation in the wildernesstogether with 20the angel who was speaking to him on MountSinai, and who was with our fathers; and he received21living22oracles to pass on to you.
"Our fathers were unwilling to be obedient to him, but 23repudiated him and in their heartsturnedback to Egypt,
4024SAYING TO AARON, 'MAKE FOR US GODSWHO WILL GOBEFORE US; FOR THISMOSESWHOLED US OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT -WE DO NOT KNOWWHATHAPPENED TO HIM'.
"kAt that time25they made a lcalf and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and were rejoicing in 26the works of their hands.
"But God27turnedaway and delivered them up to mserve the nhost of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, '28IT WAS NOT TO ME THAT YOU OFFEREDVICTIMS AND SACRIFICES29FORTYYEARS IN THE WILDERNESS, WAS IT, O HOUSE OF ISRAEL?
'30YOU ALSOTOOK ALONG THE TABERNACLE OF MOLOCH AND THE STAR OF THE GODoROMPHA, THE IMAGESWHICH YOU MADE TO WORSHIP. I ALSO WILL REMOVE YOU BEYONDBABYLON.'