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g000dbuddy 34M
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12/13/2021 10:53 pm
THE BOYHOOD AND TRAINING OF MOSES


After the death of Joseph and his brothers, the Israelites increased so rapidly and became
so many and powerful that the land was filled with them. But a new king who did not know
Joseph[41] ruled over Egypt. He said to his people, "See, the Israelites are becoming too
many and powerful for us. Come, let us deal wisely with them, for fear that they become so
many that, if war is begun against us, they will join our enemies and fight against us and
leave the land."
So the Egyptians set taskmasters over them to put burdens upon them. And they built for
Pharaoh the store-cities, Pithom and Rameses. But the more the Egyptians afflicted them,
the more numerous they became and the more they spread everywhere, so that the
Egyptians dreaded what they might do. And the Egyptians were cruel and made slaves of
them, making their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and brick, and by all kinds of hard
work in the field.
Pharaoh also gave this command to all his people, "You shall throw into the river every
that is born to the Hebrews, but every you shall save alive."
Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a woman of the same tribe, and she had a .
When she saw that he was a beautiful , she hid him for three months. But when she
could no longer hide him, she took a basket made of papyrus reeds, daubed it with mortar
and pitch, and put the in it. Then she placed it in the reeds by the bank of the river
Nile, while his sister stayed near by to see what would happen to him.
The of Pharaoh came down to bathe in the Nile, and while her maids were walking
along the river's bank, she saw the basket among the reeds and sent her waiting-maid to
bring it. When she opened it and saw the , the boy was crying; and she felt sorry for
him and said, "This is one of the Hebrew ."
Then his sister said to Pharaoh's , "Shall I go and call one of the Hebrew women to
nurse the for you?" Pharaoh's said to her, "Go." So the maiden went and
called the 's mother, and Pharaoh's said to her, "Take this away and
nurse it for me, and I will pay you your wages." Then the woman took the and nursed
it. When the had grown up, she brought him to Pharaoh's , and he became
her ; and she named him Moses, for she said, "I drew him out of the water."
One time, after Moses had grown up, he went out to his own people; and as he was
watching them at their hard labor, he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own
race. He looked around[42] and seeing that there was no one in sight, he killed the Egyptian
and hid him in the sand.

g000dbuddy 34M
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12/13/2021 10:54 pm

On the next day Moses went out, and saw two Hebrews struggling together; and he said to
the one who was in the wrong, "Why do you strike your fellow workman?" The man replied,
"Who made you a ruler and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the
Egyptian?" Then Moses was afraid and said, "What I have done is known!" When Pharaoh
heard what had taken place, he tried to put Moses to death; but Moses left the country and
made his home in the land of Midian.
As he was sitting by a well, the seven daughters of the priest of Midian came and drew
water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock, but the shepherds came and drove
them away. Then Moses stood up and protected the women and watered their flock.
When they came to their father, he said, "How is it that you have come back so early
to-day?" They replied, "An Egyptian protected us from the shepherds, and besides, he drew
water for us and watered the flock." Then he said to his daughters, "Where is he? Why have
you left the man? Ask him to eat with us." So Moses made his home with the man; and he
gave Moses his daughter Zipporah to be his wife. She had a son, and Moses named him
Gershom.