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The Pharaoh's daughter goes down to bath in the river where she spots the bundle of papyrus. When she opens the basket she is moved with pity over the crying baby.

The Birth of Moses 1 Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, 2 and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. 3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket[a] for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. 4 His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.
5 Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the riverbank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her female slave to get it. 6 She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. “This is one of the Hebrew babies,” she said.
7 Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?”
8 “Yes, go,” she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. 9 Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.” So the woman took the baby and nursed him. 10 When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses,[b] saying, “I drew him out of the water.”

Moses Flees to Midian 11 One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. 12 Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, “Why are you hitting your fellow Hebrew?”
14 The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become known.”
15 When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well. 16 Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father’s flock. 17 Some shepherds came along and drove them away, but Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their flock.
18 When the girls returned to Reuel their father, he asked them, “Why have you returned so early today"
19 They answered, “An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock.”
20 “And where is he?” Reuel asked his daughters. “Why did you leave him? Invite him to have something to eat.”
21 Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage. 22 Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom,[c] saying, “I have become a foreigner in a foreign land.”
23 During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. 24 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. 25 So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.



    Moses is born and out of both devotion to God and parental instinct he is kept hidden for three months. When he has become to great to hide his mother puts him in the well known basket of papyrus as his sister, Mariam, watched on concerned for the future of her brother.
    The Pharaoh's daughter goes down to bath in the river where she spots the bundle of papyrus. When she opens the basket she is moved with pity over the crying baby. She has her servants find a Hebrew woman, who happens to be the baby boy’s mother, to nurse him. She is paid for the job requested of her, but no amount of money could make up for a mother having to give up her son after he was of age to be weened off his mother’s milk.
    Moses is taken back to the Pharaoh's daughter where he is raised like a prince. However, this does not blind Moses to the treachery of the Egyptians. One day he sees an Egyptian beating a Hebrew slave and taking it that no one is watching kills the slave master. When word spreads about Moses committing murder on an Egyptian the Pharaoh wants to kill him.
    However, Moses flees in time and come to a tribal group of people in Midan. They are lead by Reael, who gives his daughter Zipporah to Moses as a wife. They have a son and name him  Gershom, which is an illusion to the word foreigner.
    Meanwhile the king of Egypt dies, but the Israelites in Egypt struggle out and cry under their heavy toil. God hears their pleads for help and is concerned. Even when we are in the darkest of hours and believe that no one is hearing our desperation God is there all along. Time works differently for God, and we must wait for his or her action.
 


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