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God sendeth Moses
to deliver Israel. 24 And God heard their groaning, the children of Israel is come unto and God remembered his covenant me: and I have also seen the opwith Abraham, with Isaac, and with pression wherewith the Egyptians Jacob.
oppress them. 25 And God looked upon the chil 10 Come now therefore, and I will dren of Israel
, and God had respect send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou unto them.
mayest bring forth my people the CHAPTER III.
children of Israel out of Egypt. Moses keepeth Jethro's flock. 2 God appeareth to
11 And Moses said unto God, kim in a burning bush ; 9 and sendeth him to de. Who am I, that I should go unto liter Israel
. 14 The name of God. 15 His mes. sage to Israel.
Pharaoh, and that I should bring Noveho moment het het in faw, the Egypt?
VOW Moses kept the flock of forth the children of Israel out of priest of Midian: and he led the 12 And he said, Certainly I will be flock to the back side of the desert, with thee; and this shall be a token and came to the mountain of God, unto thee, that I have sent thee: even to Horeb.
When thou hast brought forth the 2 And the Angel of the Lord ap- people out of Egypt, ye shall serve peared unto him in a flame of fire God upon this mountain. out of the midst of a bush: and he 13 And Moses said unto God, Belooked, and, behold, the bush burn-hold, when I come unto the children ed with fire, and the bush was not of Israel, and shall say unto them, consumed.
The God of your fathers hath sent 3 And Moses said, I will now turn me unto you; and they shall say to aside
, and see this great sight, why me, What is his name? what shall the bush is not burnt.
I say unto them? 4 And when the LORD saw that he 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM turned aside to see, God called unto THAT I AM: and he said, Thus him out of the midst of the bush, shalt thou say unto the children of and said, Moses, Moses: and he said, Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. Here am I.
15 And God said moreover unto 5 And he said, Draw not nigh Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the hither:
: put off thy shoes from off children of Israel, The LORD God of thy feet ; for the place whereon thou your fathers, the God of Abraham, standest is holy ground.
the God of Isaac, and the God of Ja6 Moreover he said, I am the God cob, hath sent me unto you: this is of thy father
, the God of Abraham, my name for ever, and this is my the God of Isaac, and the God of Ja- memorial unto all generations. cob. And Moses hid his face; for 16 Go, and gather the elders of he was afraid to look upon God.
Israel together, and say unto them, 7 And the Lord said, I have sure- The Lord God of your fathers, the ly seen the affliction of my people God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of which are in Egypt, and have heard Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I their cry by reason of their taskmas- have surely visited you, and seen ters; for I know their sorrows;
that which is done to you in Egypt : 8 And I am come down to deliver 17 And I have said, I will bring them out of the hand of the Egyp- you up out of the affliction of Egypt tians, and to bring them up out of unto the land of the Canaanites, and that land unto a good land and a the Hittites, and the Amorites, and large
, unto a land flowing with milk the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and and honey; unto the place of the the Jebusites, unto a land flowing Canaanites
, and the Hittites, and with milk and honey. the Amorites, and the Perizzites, 18 And they shall hearken to thy and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. voice: and thou shalt come, thou 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of and the elders of Israel, unto the
Signs given Moses.
EXODUS. king of Egypt, and ye shall say 6 And the LORD said furthermore unto him, The LORD God of the unto him, Put now thine hand into Hebrews hath met with us: and thy bosom. And he put his hand now let us go, we beseech thee, into his bosom: and when he took it three days' journey into the wilder- out, behold, his hand was leprous as ness, that we may sacrifice to the snow.
101d, his han LORD our God.
7 And he said, Put thine hand into 19 And I am sure that the king of thy bosom again. And he put his Egypt will not let you go, no, not hand into his bosom again; and 13 by a mighty hand.
plucked it out of his bosom, and, 20 And I will stretch out my hand, behold, it was turned again as his and smite Egypt with all my won other flesh. ders which I will do in the midst 8 And it shall come to pass, if thereof: and after that he will let they will not believe thee, neither you go.
hearken to the voice of the first 21 And I will give this people fa- sign, that they will believe the vour in the sight of the Egyptians : voice of the latter sign. and it shall come to pass, that, 9 And it shall come to pass, if they when ye go, ye shall not go empty: will not believe also these two signs,
22 But every woman shall borrow neither hearken unto thy voice, that of her neighbour, and of her that thou shalt take of the water of the sojourneth in her house, jewels of river, and pour it upon the dry land: silver, and jewels of gold, and rai- and the water which thou takest out ment: and ye shall put them upon of the river shall become blood upon your sons, and upon your daughters; the dry land. and ye shall spoil the Egyptians. 10 I And Moses said unto the
LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, CHAPTER IV.
neither heretofore, nor since thou Moses' rod is turned into a serpent. 6 His hand hast spoken unto thy servant; but
Aaron is appointed to assist him. 18 Moses de I am slow of speech, and of a slow parteth from
Jethro, 21 God's message to Pha. raoh. 24 Zipporah circumciseth her son.
tongue. Aaron is sent to meet Moses. 31 The people be. 11 And the LORD said unto him, lieveth them.
Who hath made man's mouth? or ND Moses answered and said, who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or
But, behold, they will not be the seeing, or the blind? have not I lieve me, nor hearken unto my voice: the LORD? for they will say, The LORD hath 12 Now therefore go, and I will not appeared unto thee.
be with thy mouth, and teach thee 2 And the Lord said unto him, what thou shalt say. What is that in thine hand? And 13 And he said, O my Lord, send, he said, A rod.
I pray thee, by the hand of him whom 3 And he said, Cast it on the thou wilt send. ground. And he cast it on the 14 And the anger of the LORD was ground, and it became a serpent; kindled against Moses, and he said, and Moses fled from before it. Is not Aaron the Levite thy broth
4 And the Lord said unto Moses, er? I know that he can speak well. Put forth thine hand, and take it And also, behold, he cometh forth to by the tail. And he put forth his meet thee: and when he seeth thee, hand, and caught it, and it became he will be glad in his heart. a rod in his hand :
15 And thou shalt speak unto him, 5 That they may believe that the and put words in his mouth: and I Lord God of their fathers, the God will be with thy mouth, and with of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and his mouth, and will teach you what the God of Jacob, hath appeared ye shall do. unto thee.
16 And he shall be thy spokesman
He goeth into Egypt. EXODUS. Pharaoh chideth him.
gathered together all the elders of
which the LORD had spoken unto 18 And Moses went and returned Moses, and did the signs in the sight to Jethro his father in law, and said of the people. unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, 31 And the people believed: and and return unto my brethren which when they heard that the Lord had are in Egypt, and see whether they visited the children of Israel, and be yet alive. And Jethro said to that he had looked upon their afflicMoses, Go in peace.
tion, then they bowed their heads 19 And the Lord said unto Moses and worshipped. in Midian, Go, return into Egypt : for all the men are dead which
CHAPTER V. sought thy life.
Pharaoh chideth Moses and Aaron for their mes. 20 And Moses took his wife and sage ; 5 and increaseth the Israelites' task. 15 He his sons, and set them upon an ass,
derideth their complaints. 20 They cry out up
on Moses and Aaron. 22 Moses complaineth lo and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his A NeafterwardoMokes andh Aaron 21 And the Lord said unto Moses, saith the LORD God of Israel, Let When thou goest to return into my people go, that they may hold a Egypt, see that thou do all those feast unto me in the wilderness. wonders before Pharaoh, which I 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the have put in thine hand: but I will LORD, that I should obey his voice harden his heart, that he shall not to let Israel go? I know not the
LORD, neither will I let Israel go. 22 And thou shalt say unto Pha 3 And they said, The God of the raoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is Hebrews hath met with us: let us my son, even my firstborn: go, we pray thee, three days' journey 23 And I say unto thee, Let my into the desert, and sacrifice unto the son go, that he may serve me: and LORD our God; lest he fall upon us if thou refuse to let him go, behold, with pestilence, or with the sword. I will slay thy son, even thy first 4 And the king of Egypt said unto born.
them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and 24 And it came to pass by the way Aaron, let the people from their in the inn, that the Lord met him, works? get you unto your burdens. and sought to kill him.
5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp people of the land now are many, stone, and cut off the foreskin of and ye make them rest from their her son, and cast it at his feet, and burdens. said, Surely a bloody husband art | 6 | And Pharaoh commanded the
same day the taskmasters of the 26 So he let him go: then she said, people, and their officers, saying, A bloody husband thou art, because 7 Ỳe shall no more give the people of the circumcision.
straw to make brick, as heretofore: 27 And the Lord said to Aaron, let them go and gather straw for Go into the wilderness to meet Mo- themselves. ses. And he went, and met him in 8 And the tale of the bricks, which the mount of God, and kissed him. they did make heretofore, ye shall 28 And Moses told Aaron all the lay upon them; ye shall not diminwords of the Lord who had sent (ish aught thereof: for they be idle ;
let the people go.
thou to me.
Israel's task increased. EXODUS. God's promise renewed. therefore they cry, saying, Let us go be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and sacrifice to our God.
and in the eyes of his servants, to 9 Let there more work be laid up- put a sword in their hand to slay us. on the men, that they may labour 22 And Moses returned unto the therein; and let them not regard LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast vain words.
thou so evil entreated this people? 10 And the taskmasters of the peo- why is it that thou hast sent me? ple went out, and their officers, and 23 For since I came to Pharaoh to they spake to the people, saying, speak in thy name, he hath done Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give evil to this people; neither hast you straw.
thou delivered thy people at all. 11 Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not aught of your
CHAPTER VI. work shall be diminished.
God renewelh his promise by his name JEHO.
VAH. 10 He sendeth Moses to Pharaoh. 14 12 So the people were scattered The genealogy of Reuben, 15 of Simcon, 16 of abroad throughout all the land of Levi, of whom cume Moses and Aaron.
HEN the straw.
13 And the taskmasters hasted them, do to Pharaoh: for with a strong saying, Fulfil your works, your daily hand shall he let them go, and with tasks, as when there was straw. a strong hand shall he drive them
14 And the officers of the children out of his land. of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmas 2 And God spake unto Moses, and ters had set over them, were beaten, said unto him, I am the LORD: and demanded, Wherefore have ye
ye 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, not fulfilled your task in making unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the brick both yesterday and to day, as name of God Almighty ; but by my heretofore?
name JEHOVAH was I not known 15 | Then the officers of the chil- to them. dren of Israel came and cried unto 4 And I have also established Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest my covenant with them, to give thou thus with thy servants ? them the land of Canaan, the land 16 There is no straw given unto of their pilgrimage, wherein they thy servants, and they say to us, were strangers. Make brick: and, behold, thy serv 5 And I have also heard the groanants are beaten; but the fault is in ing of the children of Israel, whom thine own people.
the Egyptians keep in bondage; and 17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are I have remembered my covenant. idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and 6 Wherefore say unto the children do sacrifice to the LORD.
of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will 18 Go therefore now, and work; bring you out from under the burfor there shall no straw be given dens of the Egyptians, and I will you, yet shall
ye deliver the tale of rid you out of their bondage, and bricks.
I will redeem you with a stretch19 And the officers of the children ed out arm, and with great judgof Israel did see that they were in ments: evil case, after it was said, Ye shall 7 And I will take you to me for a not minish aught from your bricks people, and I will be to you a God: of your daily task.
shall know that I am the 20 And they met Moses and Aaron, LORD your God, which bringeth you who stood in the way, as they came out from under the burdens of the forth from Pharaoh :
Egyptians. 21 And they said unto them, The 8 And I will bring you in unto LORD look upon you, and judge; be the land, concerning the which I cause ye have made our savour to did swear to give it to Abraham,