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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 12 siniting an Hebrew, one of his brethren. And he looked this way and that

way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him 13 in the sand. And when he went out the second day, behold, two inen of the

Hebrews strove together : and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore 14 smitest thou thy fellow? And he said, Who made thee la prince and a judge

over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses 15 feared, and said, Surely this thing is known. 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 : 16 and he sat down by a well. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters :

and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's 17 flock. And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and 18 helped them, and watered their flock. And when they came to s Reuel their 19 father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to-day? And they said. An

Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water 20 enough for us, and watered the flock. 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 21 bread. And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses 22 Zipporah his daughter. And she bare him a son, and he called his name 4 Ger

shom : for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land. 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. And God heard their groaning,

and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God 5 had respect unto

them. 22 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian : e and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of

God, even to Horeb. And the 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 3 with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn 4 aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when the LORD

saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the 5 bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. And he said, Draw

not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou 6 standest is holy ground. 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 he was afraid to look upon God. 7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are

in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know 8 their sorrows; and I 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 flowing with milk and honey; unto

ice of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and 9 the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come

unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress 10 them. Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou

mavest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. 11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and 12 that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? And he said,

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 15 thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. And God

said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The

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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 my name for ever, and this is my 16 memorial unto all generations. Go, and 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, I have surely visited you, and 17 seen that which is done to you in Egypt: and I have said, I 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 18 land flowing with milk and honey. And they shall hearken to thy voice: and 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 met with us: and now let us go,

we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to 19 the LORD our God. And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, 20 no, not by a mighty hand. And I will stretch out iny hand, and smite Egypt

with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he 21 will let you go. And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyp22 tians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty : 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 ye shall spoil the Egyptians.

*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, A

rod. And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it 4 became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. And the LORD said unto

Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his 5 hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand : that they may believe that

the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the

God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee. 6 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, 7 his hand was leprous as snow. And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom

again. And he put his hand into his bosoin again ; and plucked it out of his 8 bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh. And it shall come

to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first 9 sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign. 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 the water which thou takest out of the river 3 shall become blood

upon the dry land. 10 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not 4 eloquent, neither

5 heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of

speech, and of a slow tongue. 11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh 12 the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind ? have not I the LORD ? Now

therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. 13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou 6 wilt send.

And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also,

bebold, he cometh forth to meet thee : and when he seeth thee, he will be glad 15 in his heart. And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth : and

I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall 16 do. 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 And Moses went and returned to 7 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 all the

1 Or, but by sirong hand,
? Or, Egypt.
3 Heb. shall be and shall be.

4 Heb. a man of words.
5 Heb. since yesterday, nor

since the third day.

6 Or, shouldest. 7 Heb. Jether.

90 men are dead which sought thy life. And Moses took his wife and his sons,

and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses 21 took the rod of God in his hand. And the Lord said unto Moses, When thou

coest to return into Egypt. see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh.

which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not og let the people go. And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, 23 Israel is my son, even my firstborn : and I say unto thee, Let my son go, that

he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son,

even thy firstborn. 24 And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the Lord met him, and sought 25 to kill him. Then Zipporah took a sharp I stone, and cut off the foreskin of her

son, and 2 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 cir.

cumcision. 27 And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And 28 he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed him. And Moses told

Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all the signs which he

had commanded him. 29 And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the chil. 30 dren of Israel: and Aaron spake all the words which the LORD had spoken unto 31 Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people. And the people believed :

and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that

he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped. 5 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 a feast unto me in 2 the wilderness. And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his

voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go. 3 And they said, The 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; 4 lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword. And the king of Egypt

said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their 5 works? get you unto your burdens. And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of

the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens. 6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and 7 their officers, saying, Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as 8 heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves. And the tale of the

bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish a

ught thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go 9 and sacrifice to our God. Let there more work be laid upon the men, that

they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words. 10 And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spake 11 to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw. Go ye,

get you straw where ye can find it: yet not aught of your work shall be 12 diminished. So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of 13 Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw. And the taskmasters hasted them, 14 saying, Fulfil your works, your 4 daily tasks, as when there was straw. 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 Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaob, say16 ing, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants? There is no straw given

upto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, thy servants 17 are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people. But he said, Ye are idle, ye

are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the LORD. Go there18 fore now, and work'; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver 19 the tale of bricks. 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 And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from 21 Pharaoh : and they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge ; because ye have made our savour 1 to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and

1 Or, knife.
2 Heb. made it touch.

3 Heb. Let the work de heavy
upon the men.

4 Ileb. a matter of a day in

his day.

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 23 entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me? For since I came to

Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; 2 neither hast thou delivered thy people at all. Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go,

and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land. 2,3 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am s the LORD: and I

appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Al4 mighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. And I have

also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the 5 land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers. And I have also heard

the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; 6 and I have remembered my covenant. Wherefore say unto the children of Israel,

I 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 redeem you with a 7 stretched out arm, and with great judgments: and I will take you to me for a

people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your 8 God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did + swear to give it to

Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am 9 the LORD.And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but the earkened

not unto Moses for sanguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage. 10,11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of 12 Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. And Moses spake

before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened

unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips? 13 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto

the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of

Israel out of the land of Egypt. 14 These be the heads of their fathers' houses : The sons of Reuben the firstborn

of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these be the families of Reu. 15 ben, And the sons of Simeon ; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin,

and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman : these are the families of 16 Simeon. And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their genera

tions; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari : and the years of the life of Levi were 17 an hundred thirty and seven years. The sons of Gershon: Libni, and Shimi. 18 according to their families. And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and

Hebron, and Uzziel : and the years of the life of Kohath were an hundred thirty 19 and three years. And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are the fami. 20 lies of Levi according to their generations. And Amram took him Jochebed

his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of 21 the life of Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years. And the sons 22 of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zithri. And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, 23 and Elzaphan, and Zithri." And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Ammina

dab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, 94 and Ithamar. And the sons of Korah: Assir, and E 25 these are the families of the Korhites. And Eleazar Aaron's son took him one

of the daughters of Putiel to wife ; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the 26 heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families. These are that

Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, Bring out the children of Israel from 27 the land of Egypt according to their armies. These are they which spake to

Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these

are that Moses and Aaron. 23 And it came to pass on the day when the LORD spake unto Moses in the land 29 of Egypt, that the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, I am the LORD: speak thou 30 unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee. And Moses said before

the Lord, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken hay unto me? And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to

Pharaoh : and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. Thou shalt speak all

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2 Heb. delivering thou hast

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5 Heb. shortness, or, strait

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2 that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he 3 send the children of Israel out of his land. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and 4 multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. But Pharaoh shall

not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by 5 great judgments. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I

stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from 6 among them. And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded them, so 7 did they. And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three

years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh. 8,9 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, When Pharaoh

shall speak unto you, saying, Show a miracle for you : then thou shalt say unto

Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent. 10 And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the Lord had

commanded : and Aaron cast down bis rod before Pharaoh, and before his ser11 vants, and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and

the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with 12 their enchantments. For they cast down every man his rod, and they became 13 serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. And he hardened Pha

raoh's heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said. 14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he refuseth to 15 let the people go. Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out

unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against he come; and 16 the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand. And thou

shalt say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, say

ing, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness : and, behold, 17 hitherto thou wouldest not hear. Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know

that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon 18 the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. And the

fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians

shall lothe to drink of the water of the river. 19 And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch

out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become

blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in 20 vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone. And Moses and Aaron did so, as the

LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in

the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the 21 waters that were in the river were turned to blood. And the fish that was in the

river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water 22 of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt. And the

magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was 23 hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the LORD had said. And Pha. 24 raoh turned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart to this also. And

all the Egyptians digged round about the river for water to drink; for they 25 could not drink of the water of the river. And seven days were fulfilled, after

that the LORD had smitten the river. 8 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus

saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me. And if thou refuse 2, 3 to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs: and the river

shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and co and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants,

and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy % kneading troughs : 4 and the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy

servants. 5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand

with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause 6 frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt. And Aaron stretched out his hand

over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. 7 And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon

the land of Egypt.

1 Heb. gathering of their waters.

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