Joseph’s generation was long dead but the Israelites needed help again, so God was preparing another man who would lead them to safety.

BibleGateway: Exodus 2:1-10

ESV Text: Exodus 2:1-10

Exodus 2:1–10 (Listen)

The Birth of Moses

2:1 Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months. When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes1 and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child in it and placed it among the reeds by the river bank. And his sister stood at a distance to know what would be done to him. Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her young women walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her servant woman, and she took it. When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. She took pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?” And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the girl went and called the child’s mother. And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. 10 When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”2

Footnotes

[1] 2:3 Hebrew papyrus reeds

[2] 2:10 Moses sounds like the Hebrew for draw out

(ESV)


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:34

     1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 3 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. 4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

     5 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. 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 Hebrews’ children. 7 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? 8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to 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. 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.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 28 :
Now Let All Loudly Sing Praise

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1. Now let all loudly 
Sing praise to God the Lord; 
Christendom, proudly 
Laud Him with one accord. 
Gently He bids thee come before Him; 
Haste, then, O Israel, now adore Him. 

2. For the Lord reigneth 
Over the universe, 
All He sustaineth, 
All things His praise rehearse, 
The angel host His glory telling, 
Psalter and harp are the anthem swelling. 

3. Come, heathen races, 
Cast off all grief and care, 
For pleasant places 
Your Savior doth prepare 
Where His blest Word abroad is sounded, 
Pardon for sinners and grace unbounded. 

4. Richly He feeds us 
Always and everywhere; 
Gently He leads us 
With a true father’s care; 
The late and early rains He sends us, 
Daily His blessing, His love, attends us. 

5. Sing we His praises 
Who is thus merciful; 
Christendom raises 
Songs to His glorious rule. 
Rejoice! No foe shall now alarm us; 
He will protect us, and who can harm us? 


Hymn: LSB 809 Great Is Thy Faithfulness
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