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Exodus 2:11-25 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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11 One day after Moses had become an adult, he went out among his people and he saw their forced labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own 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 around to make sure no one else was there. Then 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 Moses went out the next day, he saw two Hebrew men fighting with each other. Moses said to the one who had started the fight, "Why are you abusing your fellow Hebrew?" 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 replied, "Who made you a boss or judge over us? Are you planning to kill me like you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses was afraid when he realized: They obviously know what I did. 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 about it, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses ran away from Pharaoh and settled down in the land of Midian. One day Moses was sitting 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 there was a Midianite priest who had seven daughters. The daughters came to draw water and fill the troughs so that their father's flock could drink. 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 But some shepherds came along and rudely chased them away. Moses got up, rescued the women, and gave their flock water to drink. 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 went back home to their father Reuel, he asked, "How were you able to come back home so soon today?" 18 When the girls returned to Reuel their father, he asked them, "Why have you returned so early today?"
19 They replied, "An Egyptian man rescued us from a bunch of shepherds. Afterward, he even helped us draw water to let the flock drink." 19 They answered, "An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock."
20 Reuel said to his daughters, "So where is he? Why did you leave this man? Invite him to eat a meal with us." 20 "And where is he?" he asked his daughters. "Why did you leave him? Invite him to have something to eat."
21 Moses agreed to come and live with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses as his wife. 21 Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.
22 She gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, "because," he said, "I've been an immigrant living 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 A long time passed, and the Egyptian king died. The Israelites were still groaning because of their hard work. They cried out, and their cry to be rescued from the hard work rose 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 God heard their cry of grief, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 24 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob.
25 God looked at the Israelites, and God understood. 25 So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.