Exodus 2

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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.

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Word/Phrase Explanations

man
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man of the
'The man of the right hand,' as in Psalm 80:17, signifies the Lord with respect to the Word. He is called 'the man of the...

house
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Levi
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Woman
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Son
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three
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Hide
'To hide themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains,' as mentioned in Revelation 6:15, signifies being in evils and in falsities...

bitumen
'Tar and pitch,' as in Exodus 2:3, signifies good mixed with evils and falsities, because 'tar' signifies good mixed with evils, and 'pitch' signifies good...

Pitch
'Pitch,' as in Genesis 14:10, denotes lusts. 'Burning pitch,' as in Isaiah 34:9, signifies direful fantasies.

the river
The river Gihon, as in Genesis 2:13, signifies the knowledge of all things relating to goodness and truth.

Sister
The Lord calls people who are in truth from the good of charity from Him 'sisters,' as in Matthew 12:50. 'Sister' denotes intellectual truth, when...

know
Like so many common verbs, the meaning of "know" in the Bible is varied and dependent on context. And in some cases – when it...

Pharaoh
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down
"Down" is used many different ways in natural language, and its spiritual meaning in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Phrases like "bowing down,"...

Walking
In the prophetical writings, anything relating to faith is expressed as 'walking' and 'seeking' and anything relating to love is expressed as 'loving' and 'serving.'

Side
'Side' signifies good or spiritual love.

handmaid
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child
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Weeping
'Weeping' represents both sorrow and love.

one
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woman of
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Suckle
To 'suckle' denotes taking in good, because 'a nurse,' or 'one who suckles' signifies implanting good. To 'suckle,' as in Genesis 21:7, signifies implanting the...

goeth
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calleth
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mother
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to
‘To grow’ signifies to be perfected.

give
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Hire
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moses
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water
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Pass
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days
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Brethren
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Egyptian
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Hebrew
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Sand
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second
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Smite
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judge
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over
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Us
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Slay
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Slain
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face
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Well
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land of
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Land
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Midian
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seven
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Daughters
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come
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draw
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fill
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Flock
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shepherds
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Reuel
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say
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hand
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eat
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bread
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dwell
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Zipporah
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a
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Gershom
Gershom, as in Exodus 18:3, denotes the quality of the good of truth among those who are without the church.

Sojourner
'A sojourner' or 'stranger,' as in Matthew 25:32, signifies someone who is willing to be instructed.

Strange land
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many
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king
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Sons of Israel
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Sons
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Israel
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Service
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cry
As with most common verbs, the spiritual meaning of “crying” or “crying out” (meaning a shout or wail, not weeping) is highly dependent on context....

God
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...

Covenant
A covenant is a promise by the Lord about something He will do, or not do. He promised Noah that He would never again destroy...

abraham
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Isaac
'Isaac' represents spiritual love. 'Isaac,' in Genesis 17:19, signifies the rational divine. 'Isaac' signifies the Lord's divine rational in reference to divine good. Isaac' signifies...

Jacob
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Resources for parents and teachers

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 Baby Moses in the Bulrushes
A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Birth of Moses
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Birth of Moses
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 9 - 12

 Moses in the Ark of Bulrushes (3-5 years)
Project | Ages 4 - 6

 Moses in the Bulrushes
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Moses in the Bulrushes
Color and cut out pieces of the scene to picture Moses being found in the bulrushes.
Project | Ages 7 - 14

 Moses in the Bulrushes (sheet music)
Song | Ages 4 - 14

 Overview of Lead and Guide Us Levels A B C for Ages 3-14
Overview of the Youth Journey Program "Lead and Guide Us", Levels A, B and C, for ages 3-14. Suitable for Sunday schools, camps, classrooms and families.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 3 - 14

 Pharaoh’s Daughter Finds Moses
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Baby in the Basket
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Birth of Moses
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 The Birth of Moses
Family lessons provide a worship talk and a variety of activities for children and teens..
Religion Lesson | Ages 4 - 17

 The Birth of Moses
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 The Birth of Moses
This lesson discusses a story from the Word and suggests projects and activities for young children.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 The Birth of Moses - Level A
Complete lesson with activity choices: act out the story of Moses in the bulrushes, create a baby Moses diorama in a cup, scripted story discussion, coloring page, and a memory verse. Sample lesson from the Youth Journey Program "Lead and Guide Us", Level A, for ages 3-6.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 3 - 6

 The Birth of Moses - Level B
Complete lesson with activity choices: create a baby Moses diorama, learn to write your name in hieroglyphs, scripted story discussion, coloring page, and a memory verse. Sample lesson from the Youth Journey Program "Lead and Guide Us", Level B, for ages 7-10.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 The Birth of Moses - Level C
Complete lesson with activity choices: experiment with currents to illustrate divine providence, decode passages from the Word written in hieroglyphs, scripted story discussion, and a spiritual task. Sample lesson from the Youth Journey Program "Lead and Guide Us", Level C, ages 11-14.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 14


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