Exodus 2 (asv)
Exodus 2 (asv)
2:11And 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. 2:12And 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. 2:13And 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? 2:14And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? Thinkest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely the thing is known. 2:15Now 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.
2:16Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. 2:17And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. 2:18And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to-day? 2:19And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and moreover he drew water for us, and watered the flock. 2:20And 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. 2:21And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. 2:22And she bare a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.
2:23And 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. 2:24And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 2:25And God saw the children of Israel, and God took knowledge of them.