Shemos 2

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Shemos (Book of Exodus), Chapter 2

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'2 And the woman conceived, and bore a son; and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'3 And 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.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'4 And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'5 And 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.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'6 And 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.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'7 Then 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?'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her: 'Go.' And the maiden went and called the child's mother.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'9 And 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.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000009-QINU`"'10 And 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.'

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000A-QINU`"'11 And 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.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000B-QINU`"'12 And 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.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000C-QINU`"'13 And 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?'

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000D-QINU`"'14 And 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.'

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000E-QINU`"'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.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000F-QINU`"'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.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000010-QINU`"'17 And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000011-QINU`"'18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said: 'How is it that ye are come so soon to-day?'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000012-QINU`"'19 And they said: 'An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and moreover he drew water for us, and watered the flock.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000013-QINU`"'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.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000014-QINU`"'21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000015-QINU`"'22 And she bore a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said: 'I have been a stranger in a strange land.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000016-QINU`"'23 And 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 G-d by reason of the bondage.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000017-QINU`"'24 And G-d heard their groaning, and G-d remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000018-QINU`"'25 And G-d saw the children of Israel, and G-d took cognizance of them.

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Portions © 1997 by Benyamin Pilant. Portions © 1998 by Larry Nelson.