Acts 7:21
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New International Version
When he was placed outside, Pharaoh's daughter took him and brought him up as her own son.

New Living Translation
When they had to abandon him, Pharaoh's daughter adopted him and raised him as her own son.

English Standard Version
and when he was exposed, Pharaoh’s daughter adopted him and brought him up as her own son.

Berean Study Bible
When he was set outside, Pharaoh's daughter took him and brought him up as her own son.

Berean Literal Bible
And he having been set outside, the daughter of Pharaoh took him up, and she brought him up as her own son.

New American Standard Bible
"And after he had been set outside, Pharaoh's daughter took him away and nurtured him as her own son.

King James Bible
And when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and when he was left outside, Pharaoh's daughter adopted and raised him as her own son.

International Standard Version
When he was placed outside, Pharaoh's daughter adopted him and brought him up as her own son.

NET Bible
and when he had been abandoned, Pharaoh's daughter adopted him and brought him up as her own son.

New Heart English Bible
When he was thrown out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and reared him as her own son.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When he was cast out by his mother, the daughter of Pharaoh found him and she raised him as her son.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Moses was abandoned outdoors, Pharaoh's daughter adopted him and raised him as her son.

New American Standard 1977
“And after he had been exposed, Pharaoh’s daughter took him away, and nurtured him as her own son.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and when he was put in danger, Pharaoh's daughter took him in and nourished him as her own son.

King James 2000 Bible
And when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and reared him as her own son.

American King James Version
And when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.

American Standard Version
and when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he was exposed, Pharao's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.

Darby Bible Translation
And when he was cast out, the daughter of Pharaoh took him up, and brought him up for herself [to be] for a son.

English Revised Version
and when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.

Weymouth New Testament
At length he was cast out, but Pharaoh's daughter adopted him, and brought him up as her own son.

World English Bible
When he was thrown out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and reared him as her own son.

Young's Literal Translation
and he having been exposed, the daughter of Pharaoh took him up, and did rear him to herself for a son;
Study Bible
Stephen's Address to the Sanhedrin
20At that time Moses was born, and he was beautiful in the sight of God. For three months he was nurtured in his father’s house. 21When he was set outside, Pharaoh’s daughter took him and brought him up as her own son. 22So Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action.…
Cross References
Exodus 2:5
The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile, with her maidens walking alongside the Nile; and she saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid, and she brought it to her.

Exodus 2:10
The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter and he became her son. And she named him Moses, and said, "Because I drew him out of the water."
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And when he was cast out,.... Into the river, or by the river, as some copies read; the Syriac version adds, by his own people; by his father and mother and sister; who might be all concerned in it, and were privy to it; and which was done after this manner; his mother perceiving she could keep him no longer, made an ark of bulrushes, daubed with slime and pitch, into which she put him; and then laid it in the flags, by the river's side, and set his sister Miriam at a proper distance, to observe what would be done to him, Exodus 2:3.

Pharaoh's daughter took him up; her name, according to Josephus (w), was "Thermuthis"; she is commonly, by the Jews (x), called "Bithiah"; and by Artapanus in Eusebius (y), she is called "Merrhis". This princess coming down to the river to wash, as she and her maidens were walking by the river side, spied the ark in which the child was laid, among the flags, and ordered one of her maids to go and fetch it; and which being done by her orders, is attributed to her; and opening the ark, she was struck at once with the loveliness of the babe, and being filled with compassion to it, which wept, she took him,

and nourished him for her own son: not that she took him to the king's palace, and brought him up there, but the case was this; Miriam the sister of Moses, observing what was done, and perceiving the inclination of Pharaoh's daughter to take care of the child, offered to call an Hebrew nurse, to nurse the child for her; to which she agreed, and accordingly went and fetched her own and the child's mother, who took it upon wages, and nursed it for her; and when it was grown, brought it to her, who adopted it for her son, Exodus 2:5. According to Josephus (z), and some other Jewish writers (a), so it was, that when the child was taken out of the ark, the breast was offered it by several Egyptian women, one after another, and it refused to suck of either of them; and Miriam being present, as if she was only a bystander and common spectator, moved that an Hebrew woman might be sent for; which the princess approving of, she went and called her mother, whose breast the child very readily sucked; and at the request of the princess she took and nourished it for her: according to Philo the Jew (b), this princess was the king's only daughter, who had been a long time married, but had had no children, of which she was very desirous; and especially of a son, that might succeed in the kingdom, that so the crown might not pass into another family; and then relating how she came with her maidens to the river, and found the child; and how that the sister of it, by her orders, fetched an Hebrew nurse to her, which was the mother of the child, who agreed to nurse it for her; he suggests that from that time she gave out she was with child and feigned a big belly, that so the child might be thought to be ' "genuine, and not counterfeit": but according to Josephus (c), she adopted him for her son, having no legitimate offspring, and brought him to her father, and told him how she had taken him out of the river, and had nourished him; (Josephus uses the same word as here;) and that she counted of him to make him her son, and the successor of his kingdom; upon which Pharaoh took the child into his arms, and embraced him, and put his crown upon him; which Moses rolling off, cast to the ground, and trampled upon it with his feet: other Jewish writers say (d), that he took the crown from off the king's head, and put it on his own; upon which, the magicians that were present, and particularly Balaam, addressed the king, and put him in mind of a dream and prophecy concerning the kingdom being taken from him, and moved that the child might be put to death; upon which his daughter snatched it up, and saved it, the king not being forward to have it destroyed: and they also tell this story as a means of saving it, that Jethro who was sitting by, or Gabriel in the form of one of the king's princes, suggested that the action of the child was not to be regarded, since it had no knowledge of what it did; and as a proof of it, proposed that there might be brought in a dish, a coal of fire, and a piece of gold, or a precious stone; and that if he put out his hand and laid hold on the piece of gold, or precious stone, then it would appear that he had knowledge, and deserved death; but if he took the coal, it would be a plain case that he was ignorant, and should be free: the thing took with the king and his nobles, and trial was made, and as the child put out his hand to lay hold on the piece of gold or precious stone, the angel Gabriel pushed it away, and he took the coal, and put it to his lips, and to the end of his tongue; which was the cause of his being slow of speech, and of a slow tongue: by comparing Philo's account with this text, one would be tempted to think that Pharaoh's daughter did really give out, that Moses was her own son; and the author of the epistle to the Hebrews seems to confirm this, Hebrews 11:24 who says, "that Moses denied to be called, or that he was the son of Pharaoh's daughter"; as the words may be rendered.

(w) Antiqu. l. 2. c. 9. sect. 5, 7. & l0, 12. (x) Targum in 1 Chron. 18. Shemot Rabba, sect. 1. fol. 91. 3. Vajikra Rabba, sect. 1. fol. 146. 3. & Pirke Eliezer, c. 48. T. Bab. Megilla, fol. 13. 1. & Derech Eretz Zuta, c. 1. fol. 19. 1. & Chronicon Mosis, fol. 4. l. (y) De prepar. Evangel l. 9. c. 27. (z) Antiqu. l. 2. c. 9. sect. 5. (a) Shemot Rabba, sect. 1. fol. 91. 3. Heb. Chronicon Mosis, fol. 4. 1. Jarchi in Exod. ii. 7. (b) De Vita Mosis, l. 1. p. 604, 605. (c) Antiqu. l. 2. c. 9. sect. 7. (d) Shemot Rabba, sect. 1. fol. 91. 3. Chronicoa Mosis, fol. 4. 2. Shalshalet Hakabala, fol. 5. 2.7:17-29 Let us not be discouraged at the slowness of the fulfilling of God's promises. Suffering times often are growing times with the church. God is preparing for his people's deliverance, when their day is darkest, and their distress deepest. Moses was exceeding fair, fair toward God; it is the beauty of holiness which is in God's sight of great price. He was wonderfully preserved in his infancy; for God will take special care of those of whom he designs to make special use. And did he thus protect the child Moses? Much more will he secure the interests of his holy child Jesus, from the enemies who are gathered together against him. They persecuted Stephen for disputing in defence of Christ and his gospel: in opposition to these they set up Moses and his law. They may understand, if they do not wilfully shut their eyes against the light, that God will, by this Jesus, deliver them out of a worse slavery than that of Egypt. Although men prolong their own miseries, yet the Lord will take care of his servants, and effect his own designs of mercy.
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