And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.NoneAnd the woman conceived, and bore a son; and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.NoneAnd when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch; and she put the child therein, and laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.NoneAnd his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.NoneAnd the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe in the river; and her maidens walked along by the river-side; and she saw the ark among the flags, and sent her handmaid to fetch it.NoneAnd she opened it, and saw it, even the child; and behold a boy that wept. And she had compassion on him, and said: ‘This is one of the Hebrews’children.’NoneThen said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter: ‘Shall I go and call thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?’NoneAnd Pharaoh’s daughter said to her: ‘Go.’ And the maiden went and called the child’s mother.NoneAnd 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.NoneAnd the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses, and said: ‘Because I drew him out of the water.’NoneAnd it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown up, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens; and he saw an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren.NoneAnd he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.NoneAnd he went out the second day, and, behold, two men of the Hebrews were striving together; and he said to him that did the wrong: ‘Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?’NoneAnd he said: ‘Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us? thinkest thou to kill me, as thou didst kill the Egyptian?’ And Moses feared, and said: ‘Surely the thing is known.’NoneNow 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.NoneNow the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.NoneAnd the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.NoneAnd when they came to Reuel their father, he said: ‘How is it that ye are come so soon to-day?’NoneAnd they said: ‘An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and moreover he drew water for us, and watered the flock.’NoneAnd 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.’NoneAnd Moses was content to dwell with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.NoneAnd she bore a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said: ‘I have been aa stranger in a strange land.’NoneAnd it came to pass in the course of those many days 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.NoneAnd God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.NoneAnd God saw the children of Israel, and God took cognizance of them.None
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