Now a man from 1the house of Leviwent and amarried a daughter of Levi.
The womanconceived and bore a son ; and when she sawbthat he was c2beautiful, she hid him for threemonths.
But when she couldhide him nolonger, she got him a d3wickerebasket and covered it over with tar and pitch. Then she put the child into it and set it among the 4reeds by the bank of the Nile.
45His sisterstood at a distance to ffind out what would ghappen to him.
The daughter of Pharaohcamedown6to bathe at the Nile, with her maidenswalkingalongside the Nile ; and she saw the hbasketamong the reeds and sent her maid, and she brought it to her.
When she opened it, she isaw the child, and behold, the jboy was crying. And she hadpity on him and said, "This is one of the Hebrews'children."
Then his sistersaid to Pharaoh'sdaughter, "Shall I go and callka nurse for you from the Hebrewwomen that she may nurse the child for you?"
8Pharaoh'sdaughtersaid to her, "Go ahead." So the girlwent and called the child'smother.
Then Pharaoh'sdaughtersaid to her, "Takethischild away and nurse him for me and I will give you your wages." So the womantook the child and nursed him.
The childgrew, and she brought him to Pharaoh'sdaughter and 7he became her son. And she named him lMoses, and said, "Because I mdrew him out of the water."
Now it came about in thosedays, 8when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their n9hardlabors ; and 10he saw an Egyptianbeating a Hebrew, one of his brethren.
So he olookedthisway and that, and when he sawthere was noone around, he 11struckdown the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
He went out 12the nextday, and behold, twoHebrews were pfighting with each other; and he said to the qoffender, "Why are you striking your companion ?"
But he said, "13Whomade you a rprince or a judgeover us? Are you sintending to kill me as you killed the Egyptian ?" Then Moses was afraid and said, "Surely the matter has become known."