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B. C. 1706.
a Gen. 46. 8. ch. 6.14.
t Heb. thigh. b Gen. 46. 26,
27. ver. 20.
Deut. 10. 22.
d Gen. 46. 3.
e Acts 7.18.
f Ps. 105. 24.
S Ps. 10. 2. &
83. 3, 4. h Job 5.13.
Ps. 105. 25.
Proy. 16. 25.
& 21. 30.
i Gen. 15.13.
ch. 3. 7.
Deut. 26.6. k cb. 2.11. &
5. 4, 5.
Ps. 81. 6. 1 Gen. 47.11.
f Heb. And as they afflicted them, so they multiplied,
Num. 20.15. Acts 7.19,34. B Ps. 81. 6.
SECOND BOOK OF MOSES,
The children of Israel multiply after Joseph's death. 8 The more they are oppressed by a new king, the more they multiply. 15 The midwives fear God, and save the men children alive. 22 Pharaoh commandeth the male children to be cast into the river.
NOW a these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.
2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
5 And all the souls that came out of the t loins of Jacob were b seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.
6 And c Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.
7 1*d And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.
8 Now there e arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.
9 And he said unto his people, Behold, fthe people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
10 'Come on, let us Meal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters i to afflict them with their k burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure-cities, Pithom l and Raamses.
121 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:
14 And they mmade their lives bitter with hard bondage, nin mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service,
wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
15 IF And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah;
16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools, if it be a son, then ye shall kill him; but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
17 But the midwives ° feared God, and did not ?as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
19 And qthe midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
20 r Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, sthat he made them houses.
22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, * Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.
Moses is born, 3 and placed in an ark among the flags of the river. 5 He is found, and brought up by Pharaoh's daughter. 11 He slayeth an Egyptian. 13 He reproveth a Hebrew. 15 Hefleeth into Midian. 21 He marrieth Zipporah. 22 Gershow is born. 23 God respecteth the Israelites1 cry.
AND there went aa man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and b when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child
B. C. 1635.
o Prov. 16. 6. P Dan. 3.16,
18. & 6.13.
Acts 5. 29.
q See Josh. 2. 4. &c. 2Sara.17.19, 20.
r Prov. 11. 18.
s See 1 Sam.
t Acts 7.19.
a ch. 6. 20. Num. 26. 59. 1 Chr. 23.14.
1571. b Acts 7. 20. Heb. 11. 23.
The infancy of Moses.
God appeareth to him.
therein; and she laid it in the by the river's brink.
4 cAnd his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
5 1" And the d daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side: and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.
7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother.
9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became eher son. And she called his name II Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.
11 1F And it came to pass in those days, fwhen Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their s burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren.
12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he hslew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
13 And jwhen he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow 1
14 And he said, kWho made thee ta prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.
15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But 1 Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by ma well.
16 nNow the "priest of Midian had seven daughters: o and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but' Moses stood up and helped them, and p watered their flock.
18 And when they came to q Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day 1
19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.
20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may r eat bread.
21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses s Zipporah his daughter.
22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name U'Gershom: for he said, I have been ua stranger in a strange land.
23 IF And it came to pass xin process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel y sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and z their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
24 And God a heard their groaning, and God b remembered his c covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
25 And God d looked upon the children of Israel, and God te had respect unto them.
Moses keepeth Jethro's flock. 2 God appeareth to him in a burning bush; 9 and sendeth him to deliver Israel. 14 The name of God. 15 His message to Israel.
NOW Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, athe priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the back side of the desert, and came to bthe mountain of God, even to Horeb.
2 And cthe Angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this d great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called e unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses: and he said, Here am I.
5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: f put off thy shoes from off thy feet; for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
6 Moreover he said, &I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for hhe was afraid to look upon God.
7 1 And the Lord said,j I have surely seen the affliction of my people which
B. C. 1531.
q Num. 10.29.
r Gen. 31. 54.
&43. 25. s ch. 4. 25. &,
18.2. t ch. 18. 3. u Acts 7. 29.
14. || That is, A
stranger here. x ch. 7. 7.
Acts 7. 30. 7 Num. 20.16.
Deut. 26. 7.
Ps. 12. 5. z Gen. 18. 20.
ch. 3. 9. & 22.
James 5. 4.
a ch. 6. 5.
b ch. 6. 5.
Ps. 105. 8.42.
& 106. 45.' c Gen. 15.14.
f Heb. knew. d ch. 4. 31.
1 Sam. 1.11.
2 Sam. 16.12. Luke 1. 25.
e ch. 3. 7.
a ch. 2.16.
b ch. 18. 5.
c Deut. 33.16.
d Ps. 111. 2. Acts 7. 31.
f ch. 19.12.
Acts 7. 33. g Gen. 28.13.
ch. 4. 5.
Mark 12. 26.
Luke 20. 37.
Acts 7. 32. h So 1 Kings
Is. 6. 1, 5. i ch. 2. 23, 24,
Neh. 9. 9.
Ps. 106. 44.
Acts 7. 34.
Moses sent to Pharaoh.
God giveth him signs.
B. C. 1491.
u See ch. 6.12. 1 Sam. 18.18. Is. 6. 5, 8. Jer. 1. 6.
x Gen. 31. 3.
y ch. 6.3. John 8. 58. 2 Cor. 1. 20. Heb. 13. 8. Rev. 1. 4.
z Ps. 135. 13. Hos. 12. 5.
b Gen. 50. 24.
c Gen. 15.14,
dch. 4.31. e ch. 5.1,3.
are in Egypt, and have heard their cry k by reason of their taskmasters; for * I know their sorrows;
8 And mI am come down to "deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land ° unto a good land and a large, unto a land p flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of q the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
9 Now therefore, behold, rthe cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the s oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
10 t Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
11 IF And Moses said unto God, "Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
12 And he said, x Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, yI AM hath sent me unto you.
15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is z my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
16 Go, and a gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, bI have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:
17 And I have said, CI will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.
18 And dthey shall hearken to thy voice: and e thou shalt come, thou
and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews hath f met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God.
19 IT And I am sure that the king of Egypt & will not let you go, II no, not by a mighty hand.
20 And I will hstretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with ^11 my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and kafter that he will let you go.
21 And 1I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty:
22 m But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and nye shall spoil H the Egyptians.
Moses1 rod is turned into a serpent 6 His hand becometh leprous. 10 He is loath to be sent. 14 Aaron is appointed to assist him. 18 Moses departeth from Jethro. 21 God's message to Pharaoh. 24 Zipporah circumciscth her son. 27 Aaron is sent to meet Moses. 31 The people believeth them.
AND Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The Lord hath not appeared unto thee.
2 And the Lord said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, aA rod.
3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.
4 And the Lord said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
5 That they may b believe that cthe Lord God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.
6 T And the Lord said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous das snow.
7 And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, e it was turned again as his other flesh.
B. C. 1491.
f Num. 23. 3, 4,15,16.
S ch. 5. 2. & 7.
4. || Or, but by
h ch. 6. 6. & 7.
5. & 9.15. ich.7.3. &
Deut. 6. 22.
Ps. 105.27. &
Jer. 32. 20.
Acts 7. 36.
See ch. 7. to
ch. 13. k ch. 12.31. 1 ch. 11. 3. &
Ps. 106. 46.
Prov. 16. 7. m Gen. 15.14.
ch. 11. 2. &
II Or, Egypt, n Job 27. 17.
Prov. 13. 22.
t ver. 17, 20.
b ch. 19. 9. c ch. 3.15.
d Num. 12.10. 2 Kings 5.27.
e Num. 12.13, 14.
Deut. 32. 39. 2 Kings 5.14. Matt 8.3.
Moses is loath to be sent.
God's message to Pharaoh.
8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.
9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and f the water which thou takest out of the river t shall become blood upon the dry land.
10 1 And Moses said unto the Lord,
0 my Lord, I am not t eloquent, neither theretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant; but el am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
11 And the Lord said unto him, hWho hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord?
12 Now therefore go, and I will be Jwith thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.
13 And he said, O my Lord, ksend,
I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou II wilt send.
14 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brotherit I know that he can speak well. And also, behold,l he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.
15 And mthou shalt speak unto him, and n put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and ° will teach you what ye shall do.
16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and ?thou shalt be to him instead of God.
17 And thou shalt take ^this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.
18 f And Moses went and returned to t Jethro his father in law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.
19 And the Lord said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for rall the men are dead which sought thy life.
20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took s the rod of God in his hand.
21 And the Lord said unto Moses,
When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those bonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but u I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people
22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, x Israel is my son, y even my firstborn:
23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, ZI will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.
24 If And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the Lord amet him, and sought to b kill him.
25 Then Zipporah took ca sharp II stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.
26 So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.
27 IF And the Lord said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness d to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in e the mount of God, and kissed him.
28 And Moses ftold Aaron all the words of the Lord who had sent him, and all the s signs which he had commanded him.
29 1F And Moses and Aaron hwent and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel:
30 *And Aaron spake all the words which the Lord had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.
31 And the people kbelieved: and when they heard that the Lord had 1 visited the children of Israel, and that he mhad looked upon their affliction, then n they bowed their heads and worshipped.
Pharaoh chideth Moses and Aaron for their message; 5 and increaseth the Israelites' task. 15 He derideih their complaints. 20 They cry out upon Moses and Aaron. 22 Moses complained to God.
AND afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold aa feast unto me in the wilderness.
2 And Pharaoh said, bWho is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, c neither will I let Israel go.
3 And they said, dThe God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the Lord our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.
Israel's task increased.
God reneweth his promise.
4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works I get you unto your e burdens.
5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are fmany, and ye make them rest from their burdens.
6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the s taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,
7 Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.
8 And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish aught thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.
9 tLet there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words.
10 IT And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.
11 Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not aught of your work shall be diminished.
12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.
13 And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, t your daily tasks, as when there was straw.
14 And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and to day, as heretofore?
15 IT Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants?
16 There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people.
17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the Lord.
18 Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.
19 And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in
evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish aught from your bricks of your daily task.
20 IF And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:
21 hAnd they said unto them, The Lord look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour t to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.
22 And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me 1
23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; t neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.
God reneweth his promise by his name JEHOVAH. 10 He sendeth Moses to Pharaoh. 14 The genealogy of Reuben, 15 of Simeon, 16 of Levi, of whom came Moses and Aaron.
THEN the Lord said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for awith a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand b shall he drive them out of his land.
2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am At the Lord:
3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of c God Almighty; but by my name d JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
4 eAnd I have also established my covenant with them, fto give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.
5 And SI have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.
6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, hI am the Lord, and *I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will k redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:
7 And I will take you to me for a people, and mI will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God, which bringeth you out nfrom under the burdens of the Egyptians.
8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did °t swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will
B. C. 1491.
f Heb. to stink, Gen. 34. 30.
1 Sam. 13. 4. & 27.12.
2 Sam. 10. 6. 1 Chr. 19. 6.
f Heb. delivering thou hast not delivered.
a ch. 3. 19.
b ch. 11.1. & 12. 31, 33, 39.
II Or, JEHOVAH.
c Gen. 17.1. &
35.11. &. 48.3. d ch. 3.14.
Ps. 68. 4. &
John 8. 58.
Rev. 1.4. e Gen. 15.18.
& 17. 4, 7. f Gen. 17. 8. &
g ch. 2. 24.
h ver. 2, 8, 29. i ch. 3.17. &
Deut. 26. 8.
Ps. 81. 6. &
136.11, 12. k ch. 15.13.
Deut. 7. 8.
1 Chr. 17. 21. Neh. 1.10.
1 Deut. 4. 20. & 7. 6. & 14. 2. & 26. 18.
2 Sam. 7. 24. m Gen. 17.7,8.
ch. 29. 45. 46.
Deut. 29. 13.
Rev. 21. 7. nch.5.4,5.
Ps. 81. 6. o Gen. 15.18.
& 26. 3. & 28.
13. & 35. 12. t Heb. lift up
See Gen. 14.
Deut. 32, 40.