- And there went a man out of the house of Leui, and toke to wyfe a daughter of Leui.
- And the wyfe conceaued and bare a sonne: and when she sawe that it was a proper childe, she hyd him three monethes.
- And when she coulde no longer hyde hym, she toke a basket [made] of bull russhes, and dawbed it with slyme and pitche, and layed the chylde therein, and put it in the flagges by the riuers brinke
- And his sister stoode a farre of, to wit what woulde come of it.
- And the daughter of Pharao came downe to wasshe her selfe in the ryuer, and her maydens walked along by the ryuers syde: And when she sawe the basket among the flagges, she sent her mayde to fetch it.
- And when she had opened it, she sawe it was a chylde: and beholde, the babe wept.
And she had compassion on it, and sayde: it is one of the Hebrues chyldren.
- Then sayde his sister to Pharaos daughter: shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrues women, to nurse thee the chylde?
- Pharaos daughter aunswered her: go.
And the mayde ranne and called the chyldes mother.
- To whom Pharaos daughter sayde: Take this chylde away, and nurse it for me, and I wyll rewarde thee.
And the woman toke the chylde, & nursed it vp.
- The chylde grewe, and she brought it vnto Pharaos daughter, and it was made her sonne.
And she called ye name of it Moyses: because [sayde she] I toke hym out of the water.
- And in those dayes, when Moyses was waxed great, he went out vnto his brethren, & loked on their burdens, and spyed an Egyptian smytyng an Hebrue which was one of his brethren.
- And he loked rounde about, and when he sawe no man by, he slewe the Egyptian, and hyd hym in the sande.
- And when he was gone out another day, beholde, two men of the Hebrues stroue together: And he saide vnto him that dyd the wrong, Wherefore smytest thou thy felowe?
- He aunswered: Who made thee a man of aucthoritie and a iudge ouer vs?
intendest thou to kyll me, as thou kylledst the Egyptian?
And Moyses feared and sayde: Of a suretie this thyng is knowen.
- And Pharao heard of it, and went about to slaye Moyses.
And Moyses fleyng from the face of Pharao, dwelt in the lande of Madian: and he sate downe by the welles syde.
- The priest of Madian had vij.
daughters, which came and drewe [water] and filled the troughes for to water their fathers sheepe.
- And the shepheardes came and droue them away: but Moyses stoode vp and helped them, and watred their sheepe.
- And when they came to Raguel their father, he sayde: Howe came it to passe that ye are come so soone to day?
- And they aunswered: A man of Egypt deliuered vs from the handes of the shepheardes, and so drewe vs water, and watered the sheepe.
- He saide vnto his daughters: & where is he?
why haue ye so left the man?
Call hym, that he may eate bread.
- And Moyses was content to dwell with the man: & he gaue Moyses Sephora his daughter:
- Which bare him a sonne, and he called his name Gershom: For he saide, I haue ben a straunger in a straunge land.
- And in processe of tyme the kyng of Egypt dyed, and the chyldren of Israel syghed by the reason of bondage, and cryed.
- And their complaynt came vp vnto God from the bondage: and God heard their mone, and God remembred his couenaunt with Abraham, Isahac, and Iacob.
- And God loked vpon the chyldren of Israel, and God had respecte vnto them.