Moses

Moses

 
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  • Later, when he was older, the child's mother brought him back to the princess, who adopted him as her son. The princess named him Moses,* for she said, "I drew him out of the water."1 - Exodus 2:10


  • Many years later, when Moses had grown up, he went out to visit his people, the Israelites, and he saw how hard they were forced to work. During his visit, he saw an Egyptian beating one of the Hebrew slaves. - Exodus 2:11


  • After looking around to make sure no one was watching, Moses killed the Egyptian and buried him in the sand. - Exodus 2:12


  • The next day, as Moses was out visiting his people again, he saw two Hebrew men fighting. "What are you doing, hitting your neighbor like that?" Moses said to the one in the wrong. - Exodus 2:13


  • "Who do you think you are?" the man replied. "Who appointed you to be our prince and judge? Do you plan to kill me as you killed that Egyptian yesterday?" Moses was badly frightened because he realized that everyone knew what he had done. - Exodus 2:14


  • And sure enough, when Pharaoh heard about it, he gave orders to have Moses arrested and killed. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and escaped to the land of Midian. When Moses arrived in Midian, he sat down beside a well. - Exodus 2:15


  • But other shepherds would often come and chase the girls and their flocks away. This time, however, Moses came to their aid, rescuing the girls from the shepherds. Then he helped them draw water for their flocks. - Exodus 2:17


  • Moses was happy to accept the invitation, and he settled down to live with them. In time, Reuel gave Moses one of his daughters, Zipporah, to be his wife. - Exodus 2:21


  • Later they had a baby boy, and Moses named him Gershom,* for he said, "I have been a stranger in a foreign land."2 - Exodus 2:22


  • One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro,* the priest of Midian, and he went deep into the wilderness near Sinai,* the mountain of God.1 - Exodus 3:1


  • Suddenly, the angel of the LORD appeared to him as a blazing fire in a bush. Moses was amazed because the bush was engulfed in flames, but it didn't burn up. - Exodus 3:2


  • "Amazing!" Moses said to himself. "Why isn't that bush burning up? I must go over to see this." - Exodus 3:3


  • When the LORD saw that he had caught Moses' attention, God called to him from the bush, "Moses! Moses!" "Here I am!" Moses replied. - Exodus 3:4


  • Then he said, "I am the God of your ancestors--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." When Moses heard this, he hid his face in his hands because he was afraid to look at God. - Exodus 3:6


  • "But who am I to appear before Pharaoh?" Moses asked God. "How can you expect me to lead the Israelites out of Egypt?" - Exodus 3:11
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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