And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages…
I. AS RESCUING THEM FROM THE PERIL OF UNHAPPY CIRCUMSTANCES.
1. Moses was rescued from murder — in the Egyptian palace he was safe.
2. Moses was rescued from slavery — in the Egyptian palace he was free.
II. AS ENSURING AN EDUCATION NECESSARY TO FIT THEM FOR THEIR FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS.
1. As the son of Pharaoh's daughter, Moses had the opportunity of a good scholastic education.
2. As the son of Pharaoh's daughter he would be prepared to undertake the freedom of his nation.
III. AS EMPLOYING THE MOST UNLIKELY AGENCY. The tyrant's daughter was the means of rescuing Moses from peril, and of educating him for his future calling. Unlikely means —
1. Because her father had issued an edict for the death of all Israelitish children.
2. Because it appeared unlikely that a royal daughter should wish to adopt the son of an Israelite.
IV. AS EMPLOYING THE MOST EFFICIENT INSTRUMENTALITY.
1. The mother of the boy — who could better teach him the wrongs of his country than she — that hundreds had suffered the fate he had managed to escape — the slavery of his people the tyranny of the king. She instructed him during the earliest days of his youth — her instruction would therefore be enduring — hence he would go to the Egyptian court with a knowledge of his country's woe — and of his father's God.
2. The daughter of the king.
V. AS REQUIRING THE UTMOST HUMAN EFFORT POSSIBLE.
1. His mother did the best for Moses that she could.
2. His mother was judicious in her conduct towards Moses.
VI. AS PERFECTLY CONSISTENT WITH THE FREE AGENCY OF INDIVIDUALS.
(J. S. Exell, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.