1And a man of the house of Lĕwi went and married a daughter of Lĕwi.
2And the woman conceived and bore a son. And she saw that he was a lovely child, and she hid him three months.
3And when she could hide him no longer, she took an ark of wicker for him, and coated it with tar and pitch, and put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the edge of the river.
4And his sister stood at a distance, to know what would be done to him.
5And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river, and her young women were walking by the riverside. And when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her female servant to get it,
6and opened it and saw the child, and see, the baby wept. So she had compassion on him, and said, “This is one of the children of the Hebrews.”
7And his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?”
8And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” And the young woman#See Explanatory Notes: "Maiden". went and called the child’s mother.
9And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, then I shall pay your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him.
10And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Mosheh, saying, “Because I have drawn him out of the water.”
11And in those days it came to be, when Mosheh was grown, that he went out to his brothers and looked at their burdens. And he saw a Mitsrian striking a Hebrew, one of his brothers.
12So he turned this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he struck the Mitsrian and hid him in the sand.
13And he went out the second day and saw two Hebrew men fighting, and he said to the one who did the wrong, “Why do you strike your neighbour?”
14And he said, “Who made you a head and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Mitsrian?” And Mosheh feared and said, “Truly, the matter is known!”
15And Pharaoh heard of this matter, and he sought to kill Mosheh. But Mosheh fled from the face of Pharaoh and dwelt in the land of Miḏyan. And he sat down by a well.
16And the priest of Miḏyan had seven daughters. And they came and drew water, and they filled the troughs to water their father’s flock,
17but the shepherds came and drove them away. Then Mosheh stood up and came to their rescue, and watered their flock.
18And they came to Re‛u’ĕl#His title was Yithro (Excellency). their father, and he said, “How is it that you have come so soon today?”
19And they said, “A Mitsrian rescued us from the hand of the shepherds, and he also drew enough water for us and watered the flock.”
20And he said to his daughters, “And where is he? Why did you leave the man? Call him and let him eat bread.”
21And Mosheh agreed to dwell with the man, and he gave Tsipporah his daughter to Mosheh.
22And she bore him a son, and he called his name Gĕreshom, for he said, “I have become a sojourner in a foreign land.”
23And it came to be after these many days that the sovereign of Mitsrayim died. And the children of Yisra’ĕl groaned because of the slavery, and they cried out. And their cry came up to Elohim because of the slavery.
24And Elohim heard their groaning, and Elohim remembered His covenant with Aḇraham, with Yitsḥaq, and with Ya‛aqoḇ.
25And Elohim looked on the children of Yisra’ĕl, and Elohim knew!