Exodus Chapter 2

Exodus 2

1And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

2And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

3And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.

4And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

5And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.

6And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.

7Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?

8And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.

9And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the women took the child, and nursed it.

10And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

11And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was 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.

12And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

13And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?

14And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.

15Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.

16Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.

17And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

18And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day?

19And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.

20And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.

21And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

22And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

23And 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 cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

24And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

25And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

13 thoughts on “Exodus Chapter 2

  1. Vs 24 – 25 When we cry out to God he will hear us. He will remember his promises to us and if our prayer and worship is sincere, he will have respect for our supplication and praise.

  2. Submission and faith in God caused Moses mom to be able to care for her boy, and get paid to do so. She placed him in the war, probably with much prayers, then let God take control.

  3. 24And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

    25And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

  4. v 9 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 chid, and nursed it.

    GOD rewarded her faith, and restored her child back to her. This let’s us know that matters to GOD how we raise our children.
    No- one can take the place of a mother.
    She played a major role in saving, nurturing, giving her chid the BEST possible care.
    The BEST teachings about THE LORD and never to forget about HIM.
    Shetaught Moses not to be ungrateful in afflictions, oppressions.
    This reminds me obout.the Hebrew man he was ungrateful in his oppression towards Moses
    Let go of bitterness, grudges, and trust in The LORD.
    She taught Moses to seek the counsel of The Lord, and freedom ( deliverance) is not in the strength of the arm (the flesh) but by HIS Spirit.
    Her teaching build character of a leader designed by GOD.
    • passion for justice
    • stood up for what’s right
    • humility as he help to work with others
    • rescue / deliverer of GOD ‘s people
    GOD will reward our faith. Let’s pass it down to our children .

  5. Verses 1-3 in the Message Version read…”A man from the family of Levi married a Levite woman. The woman became pregnant and had a son. She saw there was something special about him and hid him. She hid him for three months. When she couldn’t hide him any longer she got a little basket-boat made of papyrus, waterproofed it with tar and pitch, and placed the child in it. Then she set it afloat in the reeds at the edge of the Nile.

    Just as the Levite woman, Moses’ mom, saw something special, beautiful, goodly, fine, and wonderful about her son; how must our Heavenly Father see us?

  6. She took for Him an ark of bulrushes and daubed it with slime and pitch { to waterproof and preserve it}.Exodus 2:13. So make yourself{our salvation always comes with our participation] an ark………and coat it with pitch inside and out.Genesis 6:14 The word for Noahs ark and Moses little baby boat is the same.Noah was saved from the flood and moses from the river,Both went into the water and came out to do great things.Baptism!! Then there is the ark of the covenant.three objects were placed in the ark of the covenant, the 10 commandments,because Jesus is our lawgiver and king,Aarons rod that budded and bore olives overnite making him a priest of God. Symbolic of Christ a royal priest, and a jar of manna because Jesus is the bread of life that comes from heaven!! When Jesus died on the cross the veil was torn in two and now we can enter into covenant with God! we become a kingdom of priest! WE can enter into the Holy of Holies! We can shout in His presence,PRAISE GOD!! Jesus is our mediator!! alot more to be said on this subject that I left out to be brief,but God is good ALL THE TIME!!!

  7. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

    We have read twice so far in the old testatement where God had respect first to Abel’s sacrificial offering, and now on the children of Israel. I pray what I do is pleasing to the Lord and He has respect for me.

  8. And…..Action!

    God’s intervention in their plight is more than an act of compassion. It is also an act of faithfulness. God had made promises to Isreal’s patriarchs- to Abraham (Gen 12:1-3; 15:18-21; 17:3-8) to Issac (Gen 17:21; 26:24) and Jacob (Gen 34:10-12). The time has come for God to do what he has vowed. The text says “God remembered his covenant.” God also did something remarkably similar, to Noah “But God remembered Noah” . They both don’t mean that God had forgotten his promises, and now, suddenly recalls them. His timetable for fulfilling his promises is perfect. Their was of course warning that this exact senario was going to happen (Gen 15: 13-14 ; Acts 7:6-7) During the time of their oppression God had multiplied his people, and now he will make them into a nation, give them land of their own and bless them. Just as in our lives God sees everything (Prov 5:21) and keeps his promises. Yet he is not bound to any timetable we set, but to his own perfect timing.

  9. 23And 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 cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

    24And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

    25And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

    Even after the strongman (Egypt meaning bondage) died the children of Isreal cried out and God heard them and had respect unto them. We must first bind the strongman in this region and realize he is already destroyed because Jesus won the battle a long time ago. Then thank God for the victory and send up one last cry to allow the facvor or respect of God to abide with us continually.

  10. 25And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

    To be a slave to a sinful world, and to stand appart enough to catch God’s eye enough for as Him to have respect for them too… WOW.

  11. Gershum the son of Moses is never mentioned again. He didn’t take his fathers title of leader, he is not recorded as being sent out with the 12 spies. He was the son of the liberator of the jews, but he accomplished nothing worth recording in the bible. A shame to grow up around such annointing and not be annointed.

  12. God’s rescue doesn’t always come the moment we want it. God had promised to bring the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt. The people had waited a long time for that promise to be kept, but God rescued them when he knew the right time had come. God knows the best time to act. When we feel that God has forgotten us in our troubles, remember that God has a time schedule we can’t see.

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