The king's daughter said, "Go!" So the girl went and got the baby's own mother.
The king's daughter said to the woman, "Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you." So the woman took her baby and nursed him.
When the child grew older, the woman took him to the king's daughter, and she adopted the baby as her own son. The king's daughter named him Moses, because she had pulled him out of the water.
Moses grew and became a man. One day he visited his people and saw that they were forced to work very hard. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew man, one of Moses' own people.
Moses looked all around and saw that no one was watching, so he killed the Egyptian and hid his body in the sand.
The next day Moses returned and saw two Hebrew men fighting each other. He said to the one that was in the wrong, "Why are you hitting one of your own people?"
The man answered, "Who made you our ruler and judge? Are you going to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?" Moses was afraid and thought, "Now everyone knows what I did."
When the king heard what Moses had done, he tried to kill him. But Moses ran away from the king and went to live in the land of Midian. There he sat down near a well.
There was a priest in Midian who had seven daughters. His daughters went to that well to get water to fill the water troughs for their father's flock.
Some shepherds came and chased the girls away, but Moses defended the girls and watered their flock.
When they went back to their father Reuel, he asked them, "Why have you come home early today?"