Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a daughter of Levi. (Exodus 2:1)

The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months. (Exodus 2:2)

But when she could hide him no longer, she got him a wicker basket and covered it over with tar and pitch. Then she put the child into it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. (Exodus 2:3)

His sister stood at a distance to find out what would happen to him. (Exodus 2:4)

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 2:5)

When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the boy was crying. And she had pity on him and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children." (Exodus 2:6)

Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women that she may nurse the child for you?" (Exodus 2:7)

Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Go ahead." So the girl went and called the child's mother. (Exodus 2:8)


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