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1 Now a man from the house of Levi went and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 1 Now a man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman,
2 The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 2 and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months.
3 And when she could hide him no longer she took for him a basket made of bulrushes, and daubed it with bitumen and pitch; and she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds at the river's brink. 3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile.
4 And his sister stood at a distance, to know what would be done to him. 4 His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.
5 Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, and her maidens walked beside the river; she saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to fetch it. 5 Then Pharaoh's daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the river bank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her slave girl to get it.
6 When she opened it she saw the child; and lo, the babe was crying. She took pity on him and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children." 6 She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. "This is one of the Hebrew babies," she said.
7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?" 7 Then his sister asked Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?"
8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Go." So the girl went and called the child's mother. 8 "Yes, go," she answered. And the girl went and got the baby's mother.
9 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child away, and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages." So the woman took the child and nursed him. 9 Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you." So the woman took the baby and nursed him.
10 And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son; and she named him Moses, for she said, "Because I drew him out of the water." 10 When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh's daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, "I drew him out of the water."
11 One day, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and looked on their burdens; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people. 11 One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people.
12 He looked this way and that, and seeing no one he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 12 Glancing this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
13 When he went out the next day, behold, two Hebrews were struggling together; and he said to the man that did the wrong, "Why do you strike your fellow?" 13 The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, "Why are you hitting your fellow Hebrew?"
14 He answered, "Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses was afraid, and thought, "Surely the thing is known." 14 The man said, "Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses was afraid and thought, "What I did must have become known."
15 When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh, and stayed in the land of Mid'ian; and he sat down by a well. 15 When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well.
16 Now the priest of Mid'ian had seven daughters; and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. 16 Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father's flock.
17 The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. 17 Some shepherds came along and drove them away, but Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their flock.
18 When they came to their father Reu'el, he said, "How is it that you have come so soon today?" 18 When the girls returned to Reuel their father, he asked them, "Why have you returned so early today?"
19 They said, "An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and even drew water for us and watered the flock." 19 They answered, "An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock."
20 He said to his daughters, "And where is he? Why have you left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread." 20 "And where is he?" he asked his daughters. "Why did you leave him? Invite him to have something to eat."
21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zippo'rah. 21 Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.
22 She bore a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said, "I have been a sojourner in a foreign land." 22 Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, saying, "I have become an alien in a foreign land."
23 In the course of those many days the king of Egypt died. And the people of Israel groaned under their bondage, and cried out for help, and their cry under bondage came up to God. 23 During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God.
24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 24 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob.
25 And God saw the people of Israel, and God knew their condition. 25 So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.