Parallel Bible results for Exodus 2:11-25

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Exodus 2:11-25

CEB 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. NIV 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. CEB 12 He looked around to make sure no one else was there. Then he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. NIV 12 Glancing this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. CEB 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?" NIV 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?" CEB 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. NIV 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." CEB 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. NIV 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. CEB 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. NIV 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. CEB 17 But some shepherds came along and rudely chased them away. Moses got up, rescued the women, and gave their flock water to drink. NIV 17 Some shepherds came along and drove them away, but Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their flock. CEB 18 When they went back home to their father Reuel, he asked, "How were you able to come back home so soon today?" NIV 18 When the girls returned to Reuel their father, he asked them, "Why have you returned so early today?" CEB 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." NIV 19 They answered, "An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock." CEB 20 Reuel said to his daughters, "So where is he? Why did you leave this man? Invite him to eat a meal with us." NIV 20 "And where is he?" he asked his daughters. "Why did you leave him? Invite him to have something to eat." CEB 21 Moses agreed to come and live with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses as his wife. NIV 21 Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage. CEB 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." NIV 22 Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, saying, "I have become an alien in a foreign land." CEB 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. NIV 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. CEB 24 God heard their cry of grief, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. NIV 24 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. CEB 25 God looked at the Israelites, and God understood. NIV 25 So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.