Parallel Bible results for Exodus 2:1-10

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Exodus 2:1-10

MSG 1 A man from the family of Levi married a Levite woman. NIV 1 Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, MSG 2 The woman became pregnant and had a son. She saw there was something special about him and hid him. She hid him for three months. NIV 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. MSG 3 When she couldn't hide him any longer she got a little basket-boat made of papyrus, waterproofed it with tar and pitch, and placed the child in it. Then she set it afloat in the reeds at the edge of the Nile. NIV 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. MSG 4 The baby's older sister found herself a vantage point a little way off and watched to see what would happen to him. NIV 4 His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him. MSG 5 Pharaoh's daughter came down to the Nile to bathe; her maidens strolled on the bank. She saw the basket-boat floating in the reeds and sent her maid to get it. NIV 5 Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the riverbank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her female slave to get it. MSG 6 She opened it and saw the child - a baby crying! Her heart went out to him. She said, "This must be one of the Hebrew babies." NIV 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. MSG 7 Then his sister was before her: "Do you want me to go and get a nursing mother from the Hebrews so she can nurse the baby for you?" NIV 7 Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?” MSG 8 Pharaoh's daughter said, "Yes. Go." The girl went and called the child's mother. NIV 8 “Yes, go,” she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. MSG 9 Pharaoh's daughter told her, "Take this baby and nurse him for me. I'll pay you." The woman took the child and nursed him. NIV 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. MSG 10 After the child was weaned, she presented him to Pharaoh's daughter who adopted him as her son. She named him Moses (Pulled-Out), saying, "I pulled him out of the water." NIV 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.”

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