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14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendestthou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian 2 And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known. 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. 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. 17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. 18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that you are come so soon to-day 2 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. 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. 21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. 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. 23 Ms 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. 24 And God heard their groaning, and Godremembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them. CHAP. III. 1 Moses keesieth Jethro’s flock. 2 God | to him in a burning bush. 9 e sendeth him to deliver Israel. No. Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the back side of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. 2 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 with fire, and the bush was not consumed. 3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. 4 And when the LoRD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. 5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for

54 Moses sent to deliver Israel: lixODUS. IIis rod turned into a serslent. | Chap. v. The Israelites hondage increased. 55 TXODUS. The genealogy of Reuben, &c.

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ground. 6 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 u God. 7 's And the LoRD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have to: by reason of their task-masters; for Iknow their sorrows : 8 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 the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppressed them. 10 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 Pharoah, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? 12 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, ~hen 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 thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. 15. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob hath sent me unto you: this s my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. 16 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 seen that which is done to you in Fgypt : 17And 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 land flowing with milk and honey. 18 And they shall hearken to thy voice; and thou shalt comc, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The Lord God of o: Hebrews hath met with us ; and now let us go, (we beseech thee) three days journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God. 19 || And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand. 20 And I will stretch out my hand, and Smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go. 21 And I o: this people favour in the sight of the o: and it shall come to pass, that when ye go, ye shall not go empty: 22. 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 yeshall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters: and ye shall o the Egyptians. CHAP. IV.

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3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, ...'. became a serpent: and Moses fled from before it. 4. And the Lord said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand: 5 That they may believe that the Lorp God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee. 6 of And o: 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, his hand ovas leprous as snow. " 7 And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again, and plucked it out of his bosom, and behold, it was turned again as his other flesh. 8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign. 9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, nei,

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ther hearken unto thy voice, that thou shattake of the water of the river, and parit upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land. 10" And Moses said unto the Lord, 0 m Lord, I am not eloquent, neither herose, nor since thouhast spoken untothy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. 11 And the Lord said unto him, Who had made man's mouth 2 or who makthile dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the bind? have not I the LoRD 2 1.Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shal say, 13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I o thee, by the hand of him whom thou Wilt 14"And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know thathe can speak well. And also behold, he someth forth to meet thee: and when he oth thee, he will be glad in his heart. 15 And thoushalt speak unto him, and pit words in his mouth: and I will be withthy mouth, and with his mouth, and Wilteach you what yeshall do. 16 And . shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he Niall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thushaltbe to him instead of God. 17 And thou shalt take this rod in thine lo, wherewith thou shalt do signs. 18" And Moses went and returned to on his father-in-law, and said unto him, Let mei. I pray thee, and return to my brethren which are in Egypt, *ist whether they be yet alive. And In peace, | And the LoRD said unto Moses in Mian, Go, return into Egypt; for all the mth are dead which sought thy life. !!! And Moses took his wife, and his o, and set them upon an ass, and he Rumed to the land of Egypt. And Mo*tok the rod of God in his hand. | " And the LORD said unto Moses, When than goest to return into Egypt, *that thou do all those wonders before o which I have put in thine hand: *I will harden his heart, that he shall *the people *And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, oth the Lord, Israel is my son, to my first-born. *Aid Isay unto thee, Let my son go ** may serve me: and if thou refuse hkthim go, behold, I will slay thy son, othy first-born. .." And it came to pass by the way * im, that the Loop met him, and o: to kill him. *Then Zipporah took a sharp stone,

and cut off the foreskin of her son, and 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 circumcision. 27 of And the Lord said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed him. 28 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 children of Israel: 30 And Aaron spake all the words which the Lord had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people. 31's And the people believed: and when they heard that the Lor D had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and #ool CHAP. V. 1 Pharaoh chideth Moses and Maron. 5 He increaseth the Israelites task. 22 Moses comflaineth to God. ND afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lor D God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LoR p, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go 2 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; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword. 4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, K. and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you unto your burdens. 5 || 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 task-masters of the people, and their officers, saying, 7 Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore; let them go and gather straw for themselves. 8 And the tale of the bricks which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them: yeshall not diminish aught thereof: for they be idle ; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God. 9 Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein:

and let them not regard vain words.

10 And the task-masters of the people went out, and their officers, and they

56 Pharaoh's severity. ake to the people, saying, Thus saith araoh, I will not give you straw. 11 Goye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not aught of your work shall be diminished. 12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt, to gather stubble instead of straw. 13 And the task-masters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw. 14 And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's task-masters 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 of Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants 2 16 There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and behold, thy servants are beaten ; but the fault is in thine own people. 17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go, and do sacrifice to the Lon D. 18 Go therefore now, and work: for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks. 19 || And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, after it was said, 'Ye shall not minish :* from your bricks of your daily task.

20 And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh : 21 And they said unto them, The LoRD look upon you, and judge ; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hands to slay us. 22 || And Moses returned unto the LoRD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil-entreated this power why is it that thou hast sent me 23 For since I came to Pharaoh to o in thy name, he hath done evil to

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1 God renesweth his firomise by his name J.J. HO V.AH. Reuben, 15 of Simeon, 16 of Levi. HEN 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 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the Lord : 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob by the name of God

Alo but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. 4 And I have also established my cowenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers. 5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage: and I have remembered my covenant. 6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the 2gyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgWhents : i 7 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 God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. 8 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 the Lord. 9 And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel : but they hearkened not unto Moses, for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage. 10 And the LoRD spake unto Moses, saying, 11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. 12 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 Lor D 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 logypt. 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 Reuben. 15 T 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 Simeon.

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16 || And these are the names of the sons of Levi, according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven years.

17 The sons of Gershon ; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families.

18 And the sons of Kohath ; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: and the years of the life of Kohath were ano hundred thirty and three years.

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19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are the families of Levi, according to their generations. 2) And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of these of Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years. !! And the sons of Izhar ; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri. 2. And the sons of Uzziel ; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri. 23 And Aaron took him Elisheba daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naathm to wife; and she bare him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 24 And the sons of Korah ; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph : these are the families of the Korhites. 25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took him of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas : these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites, according to their families. 36 These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LoRD said, Bring out the tilton of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies. of These are they which spake to Purad king of Egypt, to bring out the tion of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron. * And it came to pass on the day o the LORD spake unto Moses in the t, * That the LoRD spake unto Moscs, *ing, I am the Lord : speak thou un* king of Egypt all that I say |||st) thee. 30 And Moses said before the Lord, khol, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shal Pharaoh hearken unto me? CHAP. VII. ! so is encouraged to go to Pharaoh. His rod is turned into a serpent. !. Pharaoh's heart is hardened. 19 over is turned into blood. A. 1) the LoRD said unto Moses, See, Jhave made thee a god to Pharaoh: "d Aaron thy brother shall be thy Prophet.

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the children of Israel from among them, 6 And Moses and Aaron did as the LoRD commanded them, so did they. 7 || And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh. 8 And the Lord spake unto Moses, and unto Aaron, saying, 9 When Pharaoh shall po unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for to : then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall me a serpent. 10 || And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LoRD had commanded : And Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. 11 || Then Pharaoh also called the wise men, and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Fgypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. 12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents : but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. 13." And he hardened Pharaoh's heart that he hearkened not unto them ; as the Lon D had said. 14 || And the Lord said unto Moses, Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he refuseth to let the people go. 15 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 the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand. 16 And thou shalt say unto him, The LoRD God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilder. ness: ańd behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear. 17 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 the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. 18 And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink: and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink of the water of the river. 19 "And the Loop 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 u all thcir pools of water, |. they ma o come illood: and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessess s Stone. 20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the Lo R D commanded; and he lifted up the rod and smote the watcrs that were

in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and "in the sight of his scrwants ; and all the


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