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Exodus 2 (WEBP)

[1] A man of the house of Levi went and took a daughter of Levi as his wife.
[2] The woman conceived and bore a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.
[3] When she could no longer hide him, she took a papyrus basket for him, and coated it with tar and with pitch. She put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank.
[4] His sister stood far off, to see what would be done to him.
[5] Pharaoh’s daughter came down to bathe at the river. Her maidens walked along by the riverside. She saw the basket among the reeds, and sent her servant to get it.
[6] She opened it, and saw the child, and behold, the baby cried. She had compassion on him, and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.”
[7] Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Should I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?”
[8] Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” The young woman went and called the child’s mother.
[9] Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away, and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” The woman took the child, and nursed it.
[10] The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses,° and said, “Because I drew him out of the water.”
[11] In those days, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his brothers and saw their burdens. He saw an Egyptian striking a Hebrew, one of his brothers.
[12] He looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no one, he killed the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
[13] He went out the second day, and behold, two men of the Hebrews were fighting with each other. He said to him who did the wrong, “Why do you strike your fellow?”
[14] He said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you plan to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian?” Moses was afraid, and said, “Surely this thing is known.”
[15] Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and lived in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well.
[16] Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.
[17] The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
[18] When they came to Reuel, their father, he said, “How is it that you have returned so early today?”
[19] They said, “An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and moreover he drew water for us, and watered the flock.”
[20] He said to his daughters, “Where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.”
[21] Moses was content to dwell with the man. He gave Moses Zipporah, his daughter.
[22] She bore a son, and he named him Gershom,° for he said, “I have lived as a foreigner in a foreign land.”
[23] In the course of those many days, the king of Egypt died, and the children of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up to God because of the bondage.
[24] God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
[25] God saw the children of Israel, and God understood.

Exodus 2:10 “Moses” sounds like the Hebrew for “draw out”.
Exodus 2:22 “Gershom” sounds like the Hebrew for “an alien there”.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Exodus 2 (KJVS)

[1] And there went H3212 (8799) a man H376 of the house H1004 of Levi H3878, and took H3947 (8799) [to wife] a daughter H1323 of Levi H3878.
[2] And the woman H802 conceived H2029 (8799), and bare H3205 (8799) a son H1121: and when she saw H7200 (8799) him that he [was a] goodly H2896 [child], she hid H6845 (8799) him three H7969 months H3391.
[3] And when she could H3201 (8804) not longer H5750 hide H6845 (8687) him, she took H3947 (8799) for him an ark H8392 of bulrushes H1573, and daubed H2560 (8799) it with slime H2564 and with pitch H2203, and put H7760 (8799) the child H3206 therein; and she laid H7760 (8799) [it] in the flags H5488 by the river’s H2975 brink H8193.
[4] And his sister H269 stood H3320 (8691) afar off H7350, to wit H3045 (8800) what would be done H6213 (8735) to him.
[5] And the daughter H1323 of Pharaoh H6547 came down H3381 (8799) to wash H7364 (8800) [herself] at the river H2975; and her maidens H5291 walked H1980 (8802) along by the river’s H2975 side H3027; and when she saw H7200 (8799) the ark H8392 among H8432 the flags H5488, she sent H7971 (8799) her maid H519 to fetch H3947 (8799) it.
[6] And when she had opened H6605 (8799) [it], she saw H7200 (8799) the child H3206: and, behold, the babe H5288 wept H1058 (8802). And she had compassion H2550 (8799) on him, and said H559 (8799), This [is one] of the Hebrews H5680’ children H3206.
[7] Then said H559 (8799) his sister H269 to Pharaoh’s H6547 daughter H1323, Shall I go H3212 (8799) and call H7121 (8804) to thee a nurse H3243 (8688) of the Hebrew H5680 women H802, that she may nurse H3243 (8686) the child H3206 for thee?
[8] And Pharaoh’s H6547 daughter H1323 said H559 (8799) to her, Go H3212 (8798). And the maid H5959 went H3212 (8799) and called H7121 (8799) the child’s H3206 mother H517.
[9] And Pharaoh’s H6547 daughter H1323 said H559 (8799) unto her, Take H3212 this child H3206 away H3212 (8685), and nurse H3243 (8685) it for me, and I will give H5414 (8799) [thee] thy wages H7939. And the woman H802 took H3947 (8799) the child H3206, and nursed H5134 (8686) it.
[10] And the child H3206 grew H1431 (8799), and she brought H935 (8686) him unto Pharaoh’s H6547 daughter H1323, and he became her son H1121. And she called H7121 (8799) his name H8034 Moses H4872: and she said H559 (8799), Because I drew H4871 (8804) him out of the water H4325.
[11] And it came to pass in those days H3117, when Moses H4872 was grown H1431 (8799), that he went out H3318 (8799) unto his brethren H251, and looked H7200 (8799) on their burdens H5450: and he spied H7200 (8799) an Egyptian H4713 H376 smiting H5221 (8688) an Hebrew H5680, one of his brethren H251.
[12] And he looked H6437 (8799) this way H3541 and that way H3541, and when he saw H7200 (8799) that [there was] no man H376, he slew H5221 (8686) the Egyptian H4713, and hid H2934 (8799) him in the sand H2344.
[13] And when he went out H3318 (8799) the second H8145 day H3117, behold, two H8147 men H582 of the Hebrews H5680 strove H5327 (8737) together: and he said H559 (8799) to him that did the wrong H7563, Wherefore smitest H5221 (8686) thou thy fellow H7453?
[14] And he said H559 (8799), Who made H7760 (8804) thee H376 a prince H8269 and a judge H8199 (8802) over us? intendest H559 (8802) thou to kill H2026 (8800) me, as thou killedst H2026 (8804) the Egyptian H4713? And Moses H4872 feared H3372 (8799), and said H559 (8799), Surely H403 this thing H1697 is known H3045 (8738).
[15] Now when Pharaoh H6547 heard H8085 (8799) this thing H1697, he sought H1245 (8762) to slay H2026 (8800) Moses H4872. But Moses H4872 fled H1272 (8799) from the face H6440 of Pharaoh H6547, and dwelt H3427 (8799) in the land H776 of Midian H4080: and he sat down H3427 (8799) by a well H875.
[16] Now the priest H3548 of Midian H4080 had seven H7651 daughters H1323: and they came H935 (8799) and drew H1802 (8799) [water], and filled H4390 (8762) the troughs H7298 to water H8248 (8687) their father’s H1 flock H6629.
[17] And the shepherds H7462 (8802) came H935 (8799) and drove them away H1644 (8762): but Moses H4872 stood up H6965 (8799) and helped H3467 (8686) them, and watered H8248 (8686) their flock H6629.
[18] And when they came H935 (8799) to Reuel H7467 their father H1, he said H559 (8799), How H4069 [is it that] ye are come H935 (8800) so soon H4116 (8765) to day H3117?
[19] And they said H559 (8799), An Egyptian H4713 H376 delivered H5337 (8689) us out of the hand H3027 of the shepherds H7462 (8802), and also drew H1802 (8804) [water] enough H1802 (8800) for us, and watered H8248 (8686) the flock H6629.
[20] And he said H559 (8799) unto his daughters H1323, And where [is] he? why [is] it [that] ye have left H5800 (8804) the man H376? call H7121 (8798) him, that he may eat H398 (8799) bread H3899.
[21] And Moses H4872 was content H2974 (8686) to dwell H3427 (8800) with the man H376: and he gave H5414 (8799) Moses H4872 Zipporah H6855 his daughter H1323.
[22] And she bare H3205 (8799) [him] a son H1121, and he called H7121 (8799) his name H8034 Gershom H1647: for he said H559 (8804), I have been a stranger H1616 in a strange H5237 land H776.
[23] And it came to pass in process H1992 H7227 of time H3117, that the king H4428 of Egypt H4714 died H4191 (8799): and the children H1121 of Israel H3478 sighed H584 (8735) by reason of H4480 the bondage H5656, and they cried H2199 (8799), and their cry H7775 came up H5927 (8799) unto God H430 by reason of the bondage H5656.
[24] And God H430 heard H8085 (8799) their groaning H5009, and God H430 remembered H2142 (8799) his covenant H1285 with Abraham H85, with Isaac H3327, and with Jacob H3290.
[25] And God H430 looked H7200 (8799) upon the children H1121 of Israel H3478, and God H430 had respect H3045 (8799) unto [them].

Young’s Literal Translation

Exodus 2 (YLT)

[1] And there goeth a man of the house of Levi, and he taketh the daughter of Levi,
[2] and the woman conceiveth, and beareth a son, and she seeth him that he is fair, and she hideth him three months,
[3] and she hath not been able any more to hide him, and she taketh for him an ark of rushes, and daubeth it with bitumen and with pitch, and putteth the lad in it, and putteth it in the weeds by the edge of the River;
[4] and his sister stationeth herself afar off, to know what is done to him.
[5] And a daughter of Pharaoh cometh down to bathe at the River, and her damsels are walking by the side of the River, and she seeth the ark in the midst of the weeds, and sendeth her handmaid, and she taketh it,
[6] and openeth, and seeth him-the lad, and lo, a child weeping! and she hath pity on him, and saith, ‘This is one of the Hebrews’ children.’
[7] And his sister saith unto the daughter of Pharaoh, ‘Do I go? when I have called for thee a suckling woman of the Hebrews, then she doth suckle the lad for thee;’
[8] and the daughter of Pharaoh saith to her, ‘Go;’ and the virgin goeth, and calleth the mother of the lad,
[9] and the daughter of Pharaoh saith to her, ‘Take this lad away, and suckle him for me, and I-I give thy hire;’ and the woman taketh the lad, and suckleth him.
[10] And the lad groweth, and she bringeth him in to the daughter of Pharaoh, and he is to her for a son, and she calleth his name Moses, and saith, ‘Because-from the water I have drawn him.’
[11] And it cometh to pass, in those days, that Moses is grown, and he goeth out unto his brethren, and looketh on their burdens, and seeth a man, an Egyptian, smiting a man, a Hebrew, one of his brethren,
[12] and he turneth hither and thither, and seeth that there is no man, and smiteth the Egyptian, and hideth him in the sand.
[13] And he goeth out on the second day, and lo, two men, Hebrews, striving! and he saith to the wrong-doer, ‘Why dost thou smite thy neighbour?’
[14] and he saith, ‘Who set thee for a head and a judge over us? to slay me art thou saying it, as thou hast slain the Egyptian?’ and Moses feareth, and saith, ‘Surely the thing hath been known.’
[15] And Pharaoh heareth of this thing, and seeketh to slay Moses, and Moses fleeth from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelleth in the land of Midian, and dwelleth by the well.
[16] And to a priest of Midian are seven daughters, and they come and draw, and fill the troughs, to water the flock of their father,
[17] and the shepherds come and drive them away, and Moses ariseth, and saveth them, and watereth their flock.
[18] And they come in to Reuel their father, and he saith, ‘Wherefore have ye hastened to come in to-day?’
[19] and they say, ‘A man, an Egyptian, hath delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also hath diligently drawn for us, and watereth the flock;’
[20] and he saith unto his daughters, ‘And where is he? why is this?-ye left the man! call for him, and he doth eat bread.’
[21] And Moses is willing to dwell with the man, and he giveth Zipporah his daughter to Moses,
[22] and she beareth a son, and he calleth his name Gershom, for he said, ‘A sojourner I have been in a strange land.’
[23] And it cometh to pass during these many days, that the king of Egypt dieth, and the sons of Israel sigh because of the service, and cry, and their cry goeth up unto God, because of the service;
[24] and God heareth their groaning, and God remembereth His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob;
[25] and God seeth the sons of Israel, and God knoweth.