Exodus 2
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1And a man went on who was of the house of Levi, and he took a daughter of Levi. 2And the woman conceived and she bore a son, and she saw him that he was beautiful, and she hid him three months. 3And she was not able to hide him again and she took for him an ark of acacia wood and she smeared it with resin and with pitch and she set the boy in it and she set it in the shallows on the shore of the river. 4And his sister stood from a distance that she would know what would be done to him.

5And the daughter of Pharaoh came down that she may wash in the river and her maids were walking on the side of the river, and she saw the ark in the shallows and she sent her maids and they took it. 6And she opened it and she saw the boy and behold, the boy cried, and she had pity upon him, and she said, “This is from the children of the Hebrews.” 7And his sister said to the daughter of Pharaoh, “I shall go and I shall call for you a woman nurse from the Hebrew women, and she will nurse this boy for you.” 8And the daughter of Pharaoh said to her, “Go.” And the girl went and she called the mother of the boy. 9And the daughter of Pharaoh said to her, “Behold, this boy is yours; nurse him for me and I will give you your wages.” And the woman took the boy and she nursed him. 10And the boy grew, and she brought him to the daughter of Pharaoh and he was a son to her, and she called his name Moshe (aka Moses), because she said, “I took him from the waters.”

11And it was in those days and Moshe grew and he went out to his brethren and he saw their oppression, and he saw an Egyptian man when he struck a Hebrew man, one of his brethren of the children of Israel. 12And he turned here and there and he saw that there was no man, and he killed the Egyptian, and he buried him in the sand. 13And he went out the next day and he saw, and behold, two Hebrew men arguing and he said to the wrongdoer, “Why do you strike your companion?” 14And he said to him, “Who made you a great man and a Judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?” And Moshe was afraid and he said, “Truly, the matter has been made known.”

15And Pharaoh heard this account and he wanted to kill Moshe, and Moshe fled from before Pharaoh, and he went on to the land of Midian and sat down on a well.

16And the Priest of Midian had seven daughters and they were coming and drawing out water and filled the water trough to water the flocks of their father. 17And Shepherds were coming and chasing them away, and Moshe arose and he saved them and he gave drink to their flocks. 18And they came to Ruil their father, and he asked and said to them, “How did you water so quickly today?” 19They said to him, an Egyptian man saved us from the hands of the Shepherds, also he drew out to draw out for us and he gave drink to our sheep.” 20And he said to his daughters, “Where is he? Why have you let the man go? Go invite him and we shall eat bread.” 21And Moshe agreed to sit with the man, and he gave him Tsepura his daughter as a wife. 22And she bore a son and he called his name Gershon, because he said, “I was a stranger in an alien land”, and she bore again a second son to Moshe, and he called his name, Eliazer, because “The God of my fathers is for my help and he delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh.”

23And many days passed and the King of Egypt died and the children of Israel groaned from the hard oppression, and they prayed, and their cry came up to God from the oppression. 24And God heard their groans and God remembered his covenant with Abraham and with Isaaq and with Yaquuv. 25And God saw the children of Israel, and God indicated it.

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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