Posted by: wwyeshua | April 12, 2015

MOSES IS BORN – Exodus 1 – 2:8

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After many years had passed and Joseph and all his brothers died the people where still in Egypt and they had many children and there were many people from Israel living there.  There were so many of them that they filled the land.

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Then a new king came to power in Egypt and the name Joseph didn’t mean anything to him. “Look,” he said to his people. “The Israelites are far too many for us. Come, we must deal with them carefully, if we don’t, there will be even more of them. Then if there is a war, they’ll join our enemies. They’ll fight against us and leave the country.”

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The new king loved having the Israelites there because they were all working for him.

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So the Egyptians put slave drivers over the people of Israel. The slave drivers treated them badly and made them work hard. The Israelites built the cities for them and they built the city of Pithom and Rameses so Pharaoh could store things there.

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But the worse the slave drivers treated the Israelites, the more Israelites there were. So the Egyptians became afraid of them. They made them work even harder and were very mean to them.

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The people suffered because they had to do very hard work. The slave drivers forced them to work with bricks and mud. And they made them do all kinds of work in the fields. The Egyptians didn’t show them any pity at all. They made them work very hard.

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There were two Hebrew women named Shiphrah and Puah. They helped women when they had their babies.

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The king of Egypt spoke to them. He said, “You are the ones who help the Hebrew women.

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I want you to watch them and when they have a baby boy you need to kill them but let the girls live.” But Shiphrah and Puah respected God and they didn’t do what the king of Egypt had told them to do. They let the boys live.

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Then the king of Egypt sent for them and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”

The women answered Pharaoh, “The Hebrew women are not like the women of Egypt, they are strong. They have their babies before we get there.”

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Then Pharaoh gave an order to all his people. He said, “You must throw every Hebrew baby boy into the Nile River. But let every Hebrew baby girl live.”

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Now when all this was going on, a man and a woman from the tribe of Levi who were married had a baby boy. The baby was such a beautiful baby so the mother hid him for three months. After that, she couldn’t hide him any longer.

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So she got a basket made out of the stems of tall grass it was called papyrus. She coated the basket with tar so it would float. She placed the baby in the basket, which was like a little boat.

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Then she put it in the tall grass that grew along the bank of the Nile River. Moses sister watched and followed the little basked because she wanted to see what would happen to him.

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Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile River to take a bath. Her attendants were walking along the river bank, when she saw the basket in the tall grass. So she sent her slaves to get it.

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When she opened it, Pharaoh’s daughter saw the baby. He was crying and she felt sorry for him. “This is one of the Hebrew babies,” she said.

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Then his sister spoke to Pharaoh’s daughter and asked, “Do you want me to go and get one of the Hebrew women? She could breast-feed the baby for you.”

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“Yes, Go,” she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and feed him for me. I’ll pay you.” So the woman took the baby and fed him. 

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When the baby grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter. And he became her son. She named him Moses because she had “pulled him out of the water.”

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Good bye, until next time when we will learn what happened when Moses realized that he was an Israelite.

Until then, remember to say your prayers obey your mom and dad and do not forget to go to church and Sunday school next week.

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