(1) A man of the house of Levi went and took a daughter of Levi as his wife. (2) The woman conceived, and bore a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months. (3) When she could no longer hide him, she took a papyrus basket for him, and coated it with tar and with pitch. She put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank. (4) His sister stood far off, to see what would be done to him. (5) Pharaoh’s daughter came down to bathe at the river. Her maidens walked along by the riverside. She saw the basket among the reeds, and sent her servant to get it. (6) She opened it, and saw the child, and behold, the baby cried. She had compassion on him, and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” (7) Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Should I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?” (8) Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” The young woman went and called the child’s mother. (9) Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away, and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” The woman took the child, and nursed it. (10) The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, and said, “Because I drew him out of the water.” (11) In those days, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his brothers, and looked at their burdens. He saw an Egyptian striking a Hebrew, one of his brothers. (12) He looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no one, he killed the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. (13) He went out the second day, and behold, two men of the Hebrews were fighting with each other. He said to him who did the wrong, “Why do you strike your fellow?” (14) He said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you plan to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian?” Moses was afraid, and said, “Surely this thing is known.” (15) Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and lived in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well.
(3) I am weary with my crying. My throat is dry. My eyes fail, looking for my God. (14) Deliver me out of the mire, and don’t let me sink. Let me be delivered from those who hate me, and out of the deep waters. (30) I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. (31) It will please Yahweh better than an ox, or a bull that has horns and hoofs. (33) For Yahweh hears the needy, and doesn’t despise his captive people. (34) Let heaven and earth praise him; the seas, and everything that moves therein!
(20) Then he began to denounce the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they didn’t repent. (21) “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. (22) But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. (23) You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, you will go down to Hades. For if the mighty works had been done in Sodom which were done in you, it would have remained until today. (24) But I tell you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, on the day of judgment, than for you.”
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