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The first-born of Egypt slain,


and the Israelites driven out.

first-born of the captive that was in the dun-out of the house: neither shall ye break a geon; and all the first-born of cattle. bone thereof.

30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt: for there was not a house where there was not one dead.

31 And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel: and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said.

32 Also take your flocks and your herds, as we have said, and be gone: and bless me also.

47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.

48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.

49 One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.

50 Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.

51 And it came to pass the self-same day,

33 And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be that the LORD did bring the children of ail dead men. Israel out of the land of Egypt by their ar

34 And the people took their dough be- mies. fore it was leavened, their kneading troughs


being bound up in their clothes upon their AND the LORD spake unto Moses, say



35 And the children of Israel did ac- 2 Sanctify unto me all the first-born, whatcording to the word of Moses: and they soever openeth the womb among the chilborrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, dren of Israel, both of man and of beast: and jewels of gold, and raiment. it is mine. 36 And the LORD gave the people favour 3¶ And Moses said unto the people, in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they Remember this day, in which ye came out lent unto them such things as they required: from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; and they spoiled the Egyptians. for by strength of hand the LORD brought 37 And the children of Israel journey-you out from this place: there shall no ed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hun- leavened bread be eaten. dred thousand on foot that were men, besides children.

33 And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.

39 And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened: because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual. 1

401 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.

4 This day came ye out in the month Abib.

5 And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey; that thou shalt keep this service in this month.

6 Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD.

7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be 41 And it came to pass, at the end of the seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven four hundred and thirty years, even the self-seen with thee in all thy quarters. same day it came to pass, that all the hosts 8 And thou shalt shew thy son in that of the LORD went out from the land of day, saying, This is done because of that Egypt. which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.

42 It is a night to be much observed unto the Loan, for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.

9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes; that the LORD's law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of

43 And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the pass-Egypt. over: there shall no stranger eat thereof:

44 But every man's servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.

45 A foreigner, and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.

46 In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad

10 Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.

11 ¶ And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, as he sware unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall give it thee,

12 That thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix; and every

The first-born sanctified to God. EXODUS. Pharaoh pursues the Israelites. firstling that cometh of a beast which thou|raoh and of his servants was turned against hast, the males shall be the LORD'S. the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?

13 And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck and all the first-born of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.

6 And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:

7 And he took six hundred chosen chari14 And it shall be when thy son asketh ots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and capthee in time to come, saying, What is this? tains over every one of them.

that thou shalt say unto him, By strength 8 And the LORD hardened the heart of of hand the LORD brought us out from Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued Egypt, from the house of bondage: after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand.

15 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both the first-born of man, and the first-born of beasts: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the first-born of my children I redeem. 16 And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt.

9 But the Egyptians pursued after them (all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army) and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.

10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children 17 ¶ And it came to pass, when Pharaoh of Israel cried out unto the LORD. had let the people go, that God led them 11 And they said unto Moses, Because not through the way of the land of the Phi- there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou listines, although that was near, for God taken us away to die in the wilderness? said, Lest peradventure the people repent Wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to when they see war, and they return to carry us forth out of Egypt? Egypt: 12 Is not this the word that we did tell 18 But God led the people about, through thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that the way of the wilderness of the Red Sea: we may serve the Egyptians? For it had and the children of Israel went up harness-been better for us to serve the Egyptians, ed out of the land of Egypt. than that we should die in the wilderness.

19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph 13 And Moses said unto the people, with him: for he had straitly sworn the chil- Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvadren of Israel, saying, God will surely visit tion of the LORD, which he will shew to you; and ye shall carry up my bones away you to-day: for the Egyptians whom' ye hence with you. have seen to-day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

20 And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.

21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light: to go by day and night.

22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.


AND the LORD spake unto Moses, say


14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

15 And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:

16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it : and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

17 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall fol2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that low them: and I will get me honour upon they turn and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his between Migdol and the sea, over against chariots, and upon his horsemen. Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.

3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.

18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

19¶ And the angel of God which went be4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that fore the camp of Israel, removed, and went he shall follow after them; and I will be behind them; and the pillar of the cloud: honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his went from before their face, and stood be host; that the Egyptians may know that I hind them: am the LORD. And they did so.

20 And it came between the camp of the 5¶ And it was told the king of Egypt Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it that the people fled; and the heart of Pha-was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave

The Egyptians drowned.


The song of Moses. light by night to these: so that the one came cast into the sea: his chosen captains also not near the other all the night. are drowned in the Red sea.

21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand and on their left.

23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them, to the midst of the sea, eren all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.

6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.

7 And in the greatness of thine excellen cy thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.

8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.

24 And it came to pass, that in the morn- 9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will ing-watch the LORD looked unto the host of overtake, I will divide the spoil: my lust the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw of the cloud, and troubled the host of the my sword, my hand shall destroy them. Egyptians,

25 And took off their chariot-wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.

Il Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing won

26 And the LORD said unto Moses, ders? Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the 12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, waters may come again upon the Egyp- the earth swallowed them.

tians, upon their chariots, and upon their 13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the horsemen. people which thou hast redeemed: thou 27 And Moses stretched forth his hand hast guided them in thy strength unto thy over the sea, and the sea returned to his holy habitation.

strength when the morning appeared; and 14 The people shall hear, and be afraid : the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the Palestina.


28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.

15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.

16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be 29 But the children of Israel walked as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and O LORD, till the people pass over, which the waters were a wall unto them on their thou hast purchased. right hand, and on their left.

30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians: and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea


31 And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses. CHAP. XV.

THEN sang Moses and the children of
Israel this song unto the LORD, and
spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD,
for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse
and his rider hath he thrown into the


2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.

3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.

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17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in; in the sanctuary, LORD, which thy hands have established. 18 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.

19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them: but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.

20 ¶ And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her, with timbrels, and with dances.

21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

22 ¶ So Moses brought Israel from the 4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he Red sea, and they went out into the wilder

The Israelites murmur for bread. EXODUS. ness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.

23 ¶ And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah; for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Maralı.

24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

Quails and manna sen..

9 And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the LORD: for he hath heard your murmurings.

10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.

25 And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a 12 I have heard the murmurings of the statute and an ordinance, and there he children of Israel; speak unto them, sayproved them, ing, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the 26 And said, If thou wilt diligently morning ye shall be filled with bread: and hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, ye shall know that I am the LORD your and wilt do that which is right in his sight, God.

11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

and wilt give ear to his commandments, and 13 And it came to pass, that at even the keep all his statutes; I will put none of quails came up, and covered the camp: these diseases upon thee, which I have and in the morning the dew lay round brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the about the host.

LORD that healeth thee.

14 And when the dew that lay was gone

27 And they came to Elim, where up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness were twelve wells of water, and threescore there lay a small round thing, as small as the and ten palm-trees: and they encamped hoar frost on the ground: there by the waters.


15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: AND they took their journey from Elim, for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.

and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:

3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh-pots, and when we did eat bread to the full: for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

16 This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating: an omer for every man according to the number of your persons, take ye every man for them which are in his tents.

17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.

18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack: they gathered every man according to his eating.

4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, 19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for it till the morning.

you; and the people shall go out and gath- 20 Notwithstanding, they hearkened not er a certain rate every day, that I may prove unto Moses; but some of them left of it unthem, whether they will walk in my law, or no. til the morning, and it bred worms, and 5 And it shall come to pass, that on the stank: and Moses was wroth with them. sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.

21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating and when the sun waxed hot it melted.

6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the 22 And it came to pass, that on the children of Israel, At even, then ye shall sixth day they gathered twice as much know that the LORD hath brought you out bread, two omers for one man: and all the from the land of Egypt: rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.

7 And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he heareth 23 And he said unto them, This is that your murmurings against the LORD: And which the LORD hath said, To-morrow is what are we, that ye murmur against us? the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: 8 And Moses said, This shall be when bake that which ye will bake to-day, and the LORD shall give you in the evening seethe that ye will seethe; and that which flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to remaineth over, lay up for you to be kept the full; for that the LORD heareth your until the morning. murmurings which ye murmur against him: And what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.

24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.

The people murmur for water. CHAP. XVII, XVIII.

Water out of the rock. 25 And Moses said, Eat that to-day; with thou smotest the river, take in thine for to-day is a sabbath unto the LORD; to-hand, and go. day ye shall not find it in the field.

6 Behold I will stand before thee there 26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in smite the rock, and there shall come water it there shall be none. out of it, that the people may drink. And 27 And it came to pass, that there Moses did so in the sight of the elders of went out some of the people on the seventh Israel.

day for to gather, and they found none. 7 And he called the name of the place 28 And the LORD said unto Moses, How Massah, and Meribah, because of the chidlong refuse ye to keep my commandments ing of the children of Israel, and because and my laws? they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?

8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

29 See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days: abide ye every man in his place, let no 9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose man go out of his place on the seventh day. us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek : 30 So the people rested on the seventh to-morrow I will stand on the top of the day. hill with the rod of God in mine hand. 31 And the house of Israel called the 10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to name thereof Manna: and it was like cori- him, and fought with Amalek and Moses, ander-seed, white; and the taste of it was Aaron, and Hur, went up to the top of the like wafers made with honey.


32 And Moses said, This is the thing 11 And it came to pass, when Moses which the LORD commandeth, Fill an omer held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: of it to be kept for your generations; that and when he let down his hand, Amalek they may see the bread wherewith I have prevailed. fed you in the wilderness, when I brought 12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and you forth from the land of Egypt.

33 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.

34 As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

35 And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.

36 Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.


AND all the congregation of the children

they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon: and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it JEHOVAH-nissi :

16 For he said, Because the LORD hath

sworn that the LORD will have war with of Israel journeyed from the wilder- Amalek from generation to generation. ness of Sin, after their journeys, according


to the commandment of the LORD, and Moses' father-in-law, heard of all WHEN Jethro the priest of Midian,

pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.

that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt:,

2 Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, 2 Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, Why chide you with me? wherefore do ye took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had tempt the LORD? sent her back,

3 And the people thirsted there for wa- 3 And her two sons; of which the name ter; and the people murmured against of the one was Gershom; (for he said, I Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that have been an alien in a strange land :) thou hast brought us up out of Egypt to kill 4 And the name of the other was Elieus and our children and our cattle with zer; (for the God of my father, said he, thirst? was mine help, and delivered me from the say-sword of Pharaoh:)

4 And Moses cried unto the LORD, ing, What shall I do unto this people? 5 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came they be almost ready to stone me. with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God:

5 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel. and thy rod, where

6 And he said unto Moses, 1 thy fathers

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