2:1 And there went a a man of the house of Levi, and took [to wife] a daughter of Levi.
(a) This Levite was called Amram, who married
Jochebed in (Exodus
2:3 And when she could not longer
hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and
with pitch, and b put the child therein;
and she laid [it] in the flags by the river's brink.
(b) Committing him to the providence of God, whom
she could not keep from the rage of the tyrant.
And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the c
(c) Man's counsel cannot hinder that which God
has determined shall come to pass.
2:11 And it
came to pass in those days, when Moses was d
grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he
spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
(d) That is, was forty years old; (Acts
2:12 And he looked this way and that way, and when
he saw that [there was] no man, he e
slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
(e) Being assured that God had appointed him to
deliver the Israelites; (Acts
2:14 And he said, Who made thee
a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the
Egyptian? And Moses f feared, and said,
Surely this thing is known.
(f) Though by his fear he showed his weakness,
yet faith covered it; (Hebrews
And he said unto his daughters, And where [is] he? why [is] it [that] ye have
left the man? g call him, that he may
(g) In which he demonstrated a thankful mind,
which would reward the good done to his.
it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the
children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they h
cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
(h) God humbles his by afflictions, that they
should cry to him, and receive the fruit of his promise.
2:25 And God looked upon the
children of Israel, and God had i
respect unto [them].
(i) He judges their causes or acknowledged them
as his own.