Moses Flees to Midian

Exodus 2

11 Now it came to pass in those days, j when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. And he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12 So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he k killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 And l when he went out the second day, behold, two Hebrew men m were fighting, and he said to the one who did the wrong, "Why are you striking your companion?" 14 Then he said, n "Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?" So Moses o feared and said, "Surely this thing is known!" 15 When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he sought to kill Moses. But p Moses fled from 1 the face of Pharaoh and dwelt in the land of q Midian; and he sat down by r a well.

16 s Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. t And they came and drew water, and they filled the u troughs to water their father's flock. 17 Then the v shepherds came and w drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and x watered their flock. 18 When they came to y Reuel 2 their father, z he said, "How is it that you have come so soon today?" 19 And they said, "An Egyptian delivered us from the hand of the shepherds, and he also drew enough water for us and watered the flock." 20 So he said to his daughters, "And where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may a eat bread." 21 Then Moses was content to live with the man, and he gave b Zipporah his daughter to Moses. 22 And she bore him a son. He called his name c Gershom, 3 4 for he said, "I have been d a 5 stranger in a foreign land."

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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