Foundation Ambassador Bible
"The Bible in Images and Words" with pictures of rebirth in Michelangelo's style
Exodus 1. 8 . Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt. 9 . ‘Look,’ he said to his people, ‘the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. 22 .Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: ‘Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.’
Exodus 2. 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.
Exodus 2.5 . Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the river-bank. 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.
Exodus 2.7 . 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.
Exodus 2.9 . 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, saying, ‘I drew him out of the water.’
Exodus 2.11 . One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labour. 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.
Exodus 2.15 . 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.
Exodus 2.18 . 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.’
Exodus 2.21 . 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, saying, ‘I have become a foreigner in a foreign land.’