Exodus Chapter 2 (Review)

  1. And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

And a man under the house of Levi married a woman from the house of Levi

  1. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

They had sexual relations, she got pregnant, and gave birth to a son. And when she saw that he was good/fine and healthy, she hid him for 3 months.

  1. 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 put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.

When she couldn’t hide him anymore, she took an ark that was made of herbs. And she applied slime and pitch, to serve as a form of adhesive. She put the child in this ark, and laid him by the flags at the river bank (the Nile). These ‘flags’ were tall-stiff-grass like plants that grow together in water.

  1. And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

And his sister stood far away, but within sight, to see what would happen to her brother in the basket. (Sister doesn’t necessarily mean ‘sister’).

  1. And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side: and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.

And the daughter of pharaoh came down to bathe in the Nile, and her maids walked by the side of the river, and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maids to get it.

  1. And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.

Now unlike what people believe that says the ark was floating and sailing away, the truth according to the scripture is that the child’s mother put the basket by the flags, in a way that it would not sail away. Because if it were to sail away, there’s no point for his sister to sit and watch what would befall him since it’s already known. So the ark stayed there and was floating, and Pharaoh’s daughter saw it.
And when she opened it, she saw the child, and he cried, and she pitied him and said…this is a Hebrew child.

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  1. Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?

Then his sister (how she got to pharaohs daughter wasn’t mentioned….neither was she a maid) said to pharaohs daughter, should I call a Hebrew nurse that she may nurse the child for you?

  1. And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.

And she answered in affirmative, and this ‘sister’ ran and called the mother of the child.

  1. 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.

And unto the child’s mother, Pharaoh’s daughter said, take this child and cater for him, on my behalf, and I will pay you for it. And the woman took the child and nursed it.

  1. And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses [drawn out]: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

And he child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and the child became pharaoh’s daughter’s son.
And pharaoh’s daughter named him –Moses (drawn out), saying, because I drew him out of the water.

  1. And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren.

And it happened that when Moses grew, he went out to look at his fellow Hebrews, and he looked upon their sufferings of the weight they carried. And he saw an Egyptian hitting his fellow Hebrew.

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  1. And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

And he looked around to check if the coast was clear. And when it seemed so, he killed the Egyptian and buried him.

  1. And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?

And he next day, he went out and saw two Hebrews quarrelling with each other. And Moses said unto him that was wrong…why do you hit your brother?

  1. And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.

And they responded…who made you a prince? (He was a prince of pharaoh anyway…being pharaoh’s grandson) Who made you a judge over us? (He was acting as a judge by asking the questions he asked) Do you now want to kill me as you have killed that Egyptian? And Moses was afraid because it meant that word had gotten out and people knew.

  1. 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.

Now when pharaoh heard, he tried killing Moses, but Moses escaped and went to the land of Midian and sat by a well.

  1. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.

The priest of Midian had 7 daughters and they all came out to the well to fetch water for their fathers flock, and they fetched and filled the troughs, that the flock may drink.

  1. And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

Shepherds then came to drive the girls away, but Moses stood for them, and then watered their flock.

  1. And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon today?

And when the daughters went to the priest -who was their father -Jethro, he asked, why are you back so soon today?
On a regular basis, they would come home late because shepherds would drive them away, then they would return again to water their flock, the shepherds come again, and so on…but today’s was different.

  1. And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.

And they said unto him, an Egyptian (he wasn’t identified to them by his colour. Most likely, he was identified by his garments) delivered us from the hand of the shepherds and he drew out enough water for them to drink (😂😂he fulfilled his name)

  1. 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.

And their father responded? Where is he? And when he didn’t see him with them, he said…why did you leave the man?…go and call him, let him come and eat bread.

  1. And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

And Moses was satisfied to dwell with the man and he didn’t ask for more, and the man gave Moses his daughter -Zipporah to be his wife.

  1. And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom [a stranger there]: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

And she got pregnant and gave birth to a son and Moses named him Gershon (stranger) and said…because I have been a stranger here.

  1. And it came to pass in process of time, 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.

And Time passed, then pharaoh died, and the Hebrews in Egypt lamented, cried and sighed a sigh of weakness and their cry came up to God, because of their bondage.

  1. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

And God heard their cries and remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

  1. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

And God looked upon them and was concerned for them.

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