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6 And Joseph died and all his Brethren, and all that Ge. neration.

7 And the Children of ISRAEL were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and MULTIPLIED, and waxed exceeding mighty ; and the Land was FILLED with them.

8 Now there arose up a new King over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

9 And he said unto his People, Behold, the People of the Children of Israel are more and mightier than we.

10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them : left they MUTIPLY, and it come to pass, that when there falleth out any War, they joyn also unto our Enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the Land.

u Therefore they did set over them Task-masters, to AFFLICT them with their Burdens. And they built for Pharaoh Treasure-cities, Pithom and Raamfęs.

12 But the MORE they AFFLICTED them, the MORE they MULTIPLIED and grew. And they were grieved because of the Children of Israel.

13 And the Egyptians made the Children of Israel to serve with Rigour.

14 And they made their Lives bitter with hard BonDAGE in Morter, and in Brick, and in all manner of Service in the Field ; all their Service wherein they made them serve was with RIGOUR.

15 And the King of Egypt spake to the Hebrew Midwives,

16 And he said, When ye do the Office of a Midwife to the Hebrew Women, if it be a Son, then ye shall KILL him, but if it be a Daughter, then the shall live.

17 But the Midwives feared God, and did not as the King of Egypt commanded them, but faved the Men-children alive.

18 And the King of Egypt called for the Midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this Thing, and have saved the Men-children alive?

19 And the Midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew Women are not as the Egyptian Women : for they are lively, and are delivered ere the Midwives come in unto them.

20 Therefore God dealt well with the Midwives : and the People MULTIPLIED, and waxed very mighty.

21 And it came to pass, because the Midwives feared God, that he made them Houses.

22 And Pharaoh charged all his People, saying, Every Son that is born ye shall cast into the River, and every Daughter ye shall save alive.

CHAP. It. 1 Moses is born; 3 raft into the Flags : 5 He is found, and

brought up by Pharaoh's Daughter. 22 Gershom born. Ver. 1

ND there went up a Man of the House of Levi,

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2 . And the Woman con- * A&s vii. 17 When the Time of ceived and bare a Son : and the Promise drew Nigh, which God when she saw him that he had sworn to Abraham, the People was a GOODLY CHILD, Mhe grew and MULTIPLIED in Egypt,

18 Till another King arole which hid him three Months. knew dot Joseph. 3 And when she could not

19 The same dealt subtilly with

our Kindred, and evil intreated our longer hide him, she took Fathers, so that they caft out their for him an Ark of Bulrushes, young CHILDREN, to the End they and daubed it with Slime and might not live.

20 In which Time Moses was born, with Pitch, and put the Child and was EXCEEDING Fair, and noutherein ; and she laid it in the rished up in his Father's House three Flags by the River's Brink.

Months.

21 And when he was cast out, Pha. 4 And his Sister stood afar raoh's Daughter took him up, and off, to wit what would be nourished him for her own Son. done to him.

Heb. xi. 23 By Faith Moses when

he was born was hid three Months of 5 And the Daughter of his parents, because they saw he was Pharach came down to wash a PROPER CHILD; and they were not herself at the River, and her afraid of the King's Commandment. Maidens walked along by the River fide: and when she saw the Ark among the Flags, she sent her Maid to fetch it.

6 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 Hebrew's Children.

7 Then said his Sister to Pharaoh's Daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a Nurse of the Hebrew Women, that the may nurse the Child for thee?

8 And Pharaoh's Daughter said unto her, Go. And the Maid went and called the Child's Mother.

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,

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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 she said, Because I drew him out of the Water.

o And it came to pass • Als vii. 22 And MOSEs was in those Days, when Moses LEARNED in all the WISDOM of the was grown, that he went forth Egyptians, and was mighty in WORDS

and in DEEDS. unto his BRETHREN, and 23 And when he was full forty looked on their BURDENS :

Years old, it came into his Heart to

visit his BRETHREN the Children of and he spied an Egyptian fmi- ISRAEL. ting an Hebrew, one of his 24 And seeing one of them suffer Brethren.

Wrong, he defended him, and avenAnd he looked this imote the Egyptian.

ged him that was oppressed, and Way, and that Way, and 25 For he supposed his BRETHREY

would have UNDERSTOOD, how that when he saw that there was

God by his HAND would DELIV ER no Man, he flew the Egyp- them; but they understood not. tian, and hid him in the Sand. 26 And the next Day he shewed 13 And when he went out and would have set them at one a

himself unto them as they ftrove, the second Day, behold, two gain, saying, Sirs, ye are BRETHR EN. Men of the Hebrews strove why do ye Wrong one to another?

27 But he that did his Neighbour together: and he said to him

Wrong, thrust him away, laying, that did the Wrong, Where- who made thee a Rules and a Judge fore smitest thou thy Fellow? over us? 14 And he said, who made the Egyptian yesterday?

28 Wilt thou kill me as thou didit thee a Prince and a Judge 29 Thea FLED Moses at this Say. over us? Intendest thou to ing, and was a STRANGER in the Land

of Madian. kill me as thou killedst the

Heb. xi. 24 By Faith Moses when Egyptian? And Moses fear- he was come to Years, refused to be ed, and said, Surely this thing called the Son of Pharaoh's Daughis known.

25 Chuling rather to SUFFER AF15 Now when Pharaoh FLICTION with the People of God, heard this thing, he fought than to enjoy the Pleasures of SIN

for a Season. to slay Moses. But Moses

26 Efeeming the REPROACH of fed from the Face of Pha- CHRIST greater RICHES than the raoh, and dwelt in the Land TREASURES in Egypt : for he had

* RESPECT unto the RECOMPENCE of of Midian : and he sat down REWARD. by a Well.

27 By Faith he forsook Egypt, 16 Now the Priest of Mi- not fearing the Wrath of the King

for he ENDURED, AS SEEING him who dian had seven Daughters : is INVISIBLE. and they came and drew Water; and filled the Troughs to water their Fathers Flock.

17 And the Shepherd came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their Flock.

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18 And when they came to Reuel their Father, he said, How is it that you are come so soon To-day?

19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the Hind of the Shepherds, and also drew Water enough for us, and watered the Flock.

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.

21 And Moses was content to dwell with the Man : and he gave Moses Zipporah his Daughter.

22 And she bare him a Son, and he called his Name Gershom: for he said, I have been a STRANGER in a strange Land.

23 And it came to pass in process of Time, that the King of Egypt died, and the Children of Israel signed by reason of the BONDAGE, and they cried; and their Cry came up unto God, by reason of the BONDAGE.

24 And GOD HEARD their Groaning, and God remembred his COVENANT with ABRAHAM, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

2; And God looked upon the Children of Israel, and God had Respect unto them.

CH A P. III.

1 Mofes keepeth Jethro's Flock : :2 God appeareth to him in

e burning Bus: 9 He is sent to Israel: 15 His Mejage. Ver. : V'er. I

ther-in-law, the Priest of Midian: and he led the Flock to the Back-side of the Desart, and came to the Mountain of God, even to HOREB. 2 P And the ANGEL of the

ses vii. 30 When forty Years LORD appeared unto him in were expired, there appeared to him a FLAME of Fire out of the in the Wilderness of Mount Sinai,

an Angel of the Lord in a FLAME midst of a Bush : and he of Fire in a Bush. looked, and behold, the Bush 31 When Moses saw it, he wondred burned with Fire, and the behold it, the Voice of the LORD

at the sight: and as he drew near to Bush was not consumed.

came unto him, 3 And Moses said, I will 32 Saying, I am the God of thy

Fathers, the God of ABRAHAM, and now turn aside, and see this the God of Isaac, and the God of great Sight, why the Bush is Jacob. Then Mos ES TREMBLED, and not burnt,

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4 And when the LORD saw 33 Then said the LORD to him, that he turned aside to fee, Put off thy Shoes from thy Feet: for

the Place where thou standes is HOLY God called unto him out of GROUND. the midst of the Bush, and Rev. xv. 3 And they fing the song

of Moses the Servant of God, and said, Moses, Moses. And

the Song of the LAMB, saying, Great he said, Here am I.

and MARVELLOUS are thy Works, 5 And he said, Draw not Lord God ALMIGHTY ; juft and true

are thy Ways, thou King of SAINTS. nigh hither, put

thy Shoes

4 Who ihall not FEAR thee, O from off thy Feet, for the Lord, and GLORIFY thy Name : for Place whereon thou stand- Thou only art Holy. est, is HOLY GROUND.

6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy Father, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his Face : for he was AFRAID to look upon God.

7 9 And the LORD said, I 9 A&s vii. 34 I have seen, I have have surely seen the AFFLIC- which is in Egypt, and I have heard

seen the AFFLICTION of my People TION of my People which are their Groaning, and am come down in Egypt, and have HEARD

to DELIVER them. And now come,

I will send thee inco Egypt. their Cry, by reason of their

35 This Moses, whom they REFUTask-masters : for I know SED, saying, who made thee a RULER their SORROWS.

and a judge: the same did God send 8 And I am come down the Hands of the Angel which ap

to be a Rules and a DELIVERER by to DELIVER them out of the PEARED to him in the Bush. Hand of the Egyptians, and

36 He brought them out, after

that he had shewed Wonders and Sigas to bring them up out of that in the Land of Egypt, and in the LAND, unto a good Land, and Red Sea, and in the Wilderness forty

Years. a large, unto a Land flowing with Milk and Hony; unto the Place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

9 Now therefore behold, the Cry of the Children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the OPPRESSION wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

io Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayst bring forth my People, the Children of Israel out of Egypt.

1 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I fhould go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the Children of Israel out of Egypt?

12 And he said, Certainly, I will b'e with THEE; and this shall be a Token unto thee; that I have sent thee :

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