The Birth And Early Life Of Moses

1 And a man of the house of Levi went and took a daughter of Levi.

1 Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a daughter of Levi.

1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

1 Now a man from the family of Levi married a Levite woman.(A)

1 A man of the family of Levi married the daughter of a descendant of Levi.

2 And the woman conceived, and bore a son. And she saw him that he was fair, and hid him three months.

2 The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months.

2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

2 The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son; when she saw that he was beautiful,(a) she hid him for three months.(B)

2 Later, the woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She saw that he was a beautiful child, and hid him for three months.

3 And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark of reeds, and plastered it with resin and with pitch, and put the child in it, and laid it in the sedge on the bank of the river.

3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got him a wicker basket and covered it over with tar and pitch Then she put the child into it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.

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 therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.

3 But when she could no longer hide him, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with asphalt and pitch. She placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.

3 But when she was no longer able to hide him, she took a papyrus container, coated it with asphalt and pitch, placed the child in it, and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile.

4 And his sister stood afar off to see what would happen to him.

4 His sister stood at a distance to find out what would happen to him.

4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

4 Then his sister(C) stood at a distance in order to see what would happen to him.

4 Then his sister positioned herself some distance away in order to find out what would happen to him.

5 And the daughter of Pharaoh went down to bathe in the river; and her maids went along by the river's side. And she saw the ark in the midst of the sedge, and sent her handmaid and fetched it.

5 The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile, with her maidens walking alongside the Nile; and she saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid, and she brought it to her.

5 And the 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.

5 Pharaoh’s daughter went down to bathe at the Nile while her servant girls walked along the riverbank. Seeing the basket among the reeds, she sent her slave girl to get it.

5 ThenPharaoh's daughter came down to the Nile River to bathe while her maids walked along the river bank. She saw the container among the reeds and sent a servant girl to get it.

6 And she opened it, and saw the child, and behold, the boy wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.

6 When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the boy was crying. And she had pity on him and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children."

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.

6 When she opened it, she saw the child—a little boy, crying. She felt sorry for him and said, “This is one of the Hebrew boys.”

6 When she opened it and saw the child, the little boy suddenly began crying. Filled with compassion for him, she exclaimed, "This is one of the Hebrew children!"

7 And his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call thee a wet-nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?

7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women that she may nurse the child for you?"

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?

7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Should I go and call a woman from the Hebrews to nurse the boy for you?”

7 Then his sister asked Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call one of the nursing Hebrew women so she can nurse the child for you?"

8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the damsel went and called the child's mother.

8 Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Go ahead." So the girl went and called the child's mother.

8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother.

8 “Go,” Pharaoh’s daughter told her. So the girl went and called the boy’s mother.

8 Pharaoh's daughter told her, "Go," so the young girl went and called the child's mother.

9 And Pharaoh's daughter said to 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.

9 Then Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child away and nurse him for me and I will give you your wages." So the woman took the child and nursed him.

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.

9 Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child and nurse him for me, and I will pay your wages.” So the woman took the boy and nursed him.

9 Pharaoh's daughter instructed her, "Take this child and nurse him for me, and I'll pay you a salary." So the woman took the child and nursed him.

10 And when the child was grown, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses, and said, Because I drew him out of the water.

10 The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter and he became her son. And she named him Moses, and said, "Because I drew him out of the water."

10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

10 When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”(b)

10 After the child had grown older, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, because she said, "I drew him out of the water."

Moses In Midian

11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their burdens; and he saw an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren.

11 Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren.

11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.

11 Years later,(c) after Moses had grown up, he went out to his own people(d) and observed their forced labor.(D) He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people.

11 Years later, after Moses had grown up, he went out to his own people, and took notice of their heavy burdens. He saw an Egyptian beating up a Hebrew, one of his own people.

12 And he turned this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

12 So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

12 Looking all around and seeing no one, he struck the Egyptian dead and hid him in the sand.

12 Looking around and seeing no one else, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

13 And he went out on the second day, and behold, two Hebrew men were quarrelling; and he said to him that was in the wrong, Why art thou smiting thy neighbour?

13 He went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were fighting with each other; and he said to the offender, "Why are you striking your companion?"

13 And when 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?

13 The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, “Why are you attacking your neighbor?”(e)

13 Going out the next day, Moses noticed two Hebrew men fighting right in front of him. He told the one who was at fault, "Why did you strike your companion?"

14 And he said, Who made thee ruler and judge over us? dost thou intend to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? Then Moses feared, and said, Surely the matter is known.

14 But he said, "Who made you a prince or a judge over us? Are you intending to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses was afraid and said, "Surely the matter has become known."

14 And he said, Who made thee a 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.

14 “Who made you a leader and judge over us?” the man replied. “Are you planning to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?”Then Moses became afraid and thought: What I did is certainly known.

14 The man replied, "Who appointed you to be an official judge over us? Are you planning to kill me like you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses became terrified and told himself, "Certainly this event has become known!"

15 And Pharaoh heard of this matter, and sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from before Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian. And he sat by the well.

15 When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the presence of Pharaoh and settled in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well.

15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.

15 When Pharaoh heard about this, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in the land of Midian,(E) and sat down by a well.(F)

15 When Pharaoh heard about this matter, he tried to kill Moses. So Moses fled from Pharaoh, settled in the land of Midian, and sat down by a well.

Moses Marries Zipporah

16 And the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs, to water their father's flock.

16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

16 Now the priest of Midian(G) had seven daughters. They came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.

16 Meanwhile, the seven daughters of a certain Midianite priest would come to draw water in order to fill water troughs for their father's sheep.

17 And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses rose and helped them, and watered their flock.

17 Then the shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and helped them and watered their flock.

17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

17 Then some shepherds arrived and drove them away, but Moses came to their rescue and watered their flock.

17 Some shepherds came to drive them away, but Moses got up, came to their rescue, and watered their sheep.

18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, Why are ye come so soon to-day?

18 When they came to Reuel their father, he said, "Why have you come back so soon today?"

18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day?

18 When they returned to their father Reuel(f)(H) he asked, “Why have you come back so quickly today?”

18 When they returned to their father Reuel, he asked, "Why have you returned so quickly today?"

19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water abundantly for us, and watered the flock.

19 So they said, "An Egyptian delivered us from the hand of the shepherds, and what is more, he even drew the water for us and watered the flock."

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.

19 They answered, “An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock.”

19 "An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds," they replied, "and he even drew water for us and watered the sheep!"

20 And he said to his daughters, And where is he? why then have ye left the man behind? Call him, that he may eat bread.

20 He said to his daughters, "Where is he then? Why is it that you have left the man behind? Invite him to have something to eat."

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 eat bread.

20 “So where is he?” he asked his daughters. “Why then did you leave the man behind? Invite him to eat dinner.”

20 "Then where is he?" He asked his daughters. "Why did you leave the man behind? Go invite him to have something to eat."

21 And Moses consented to remain with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

21 Moses was willing to dwell with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses.

21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

21 Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah(I) to Moses in marriage.

21 Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.

22 And she bore a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.

22 Then she gave birth to a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, "I have been a sojourner in a foreign land."

22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

22 She gave birth to a son whom he named Gershom, for he said, “I have been a foreigner(J) in a foreign land.”(g)

22 Later she gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, because he used to say, "I became an alien in a foreign land."

God Hears Israel's Groaning

23 And it came to pass during those many days, that the king of Egypt died. And the children of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and cried; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage;

23 Now it came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage rose up to God.

23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

23 After a long time, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned because of their difficult labor, and they cried out;(K) and their cry for help ascended to God because of the difficult labor.

23 The king of Egypt eventually died, and the Israelis groaned because of the bondage. They cried out, and their cry for deliverance from slavery ascended to God.

24 and God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob;

24 So God heard their groaning; and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

24 So God heard their groaning, and He remembered(L) His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.(M)

24 God heard their groaning and remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

25 and God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them.

25 God saw the sons of Israel, and God took notice of them.

25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

25 God saw the Israelites, and He took notice.(N)

25 God watched the Israelis and took notice of them.

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