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Moses, prince of Egypt

Moses is born and protected by God.
Contributed by MYELLOVE
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi
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A new King came to power in Egypt who was afraid when he saw how many Hebrews were living in his land. He forced them to work as slaves building cities. The Egyptians treated them cruelly but their families kept growing. So Pharoah commanded, ‘As soon as a Hebrew boy is born, throw him into the Nile River! But you can let the girls live.’ – Slide 1
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When a Hebrew woman had a baby boy she kept him inside for three months. But when she could no longer keep him hidden, she made a basket out of reeds and covered it with tar. She put him in the basket and placed it in the tall grass along the edge of the Nile River. The baby's older sister, Miriam, stood at a distance to see what would happen to him. – Slide 2
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One of the king's daughters who was bathing saw the basket in the tall grass. When she opened the basket, she saw the baby crying and felt sorry for him. The baby's older sister came up and asked, ‘Do you want me to get a Hebrew woman to take care of the baby for you?” <br/>The princess agreed. The baby's mother carried him home and took care of him. And when he was old enough, she took him to the princess, who adopted him. She named him Moses and he grew up at the palace. – Slide 3
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After Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were hard at work, and he saw an Egyptian beating one of them. – Slide 4
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Moses looked around to see if anyone was watching, then he killed the Egyptian and hid his body in the sand. – Slide 5
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The next day he found out he had been seen attacking the Egyptian and he fled for his life. The king wanted to kill him so he fled from Egypt to live in the land of Midian. – Slide 6
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One day, when Moses was sitting by a well, the seven daughters of Jethro, came to water their father's sheep and goats. Some shepherds tried to chase them away, but Moses came to their rescue and watered their animals. <br/>When Jethro heard how Moses had helped his daughters, he invited him to for a meal. Moses agreed to stay on with Jethro and later married his daughter Zippora. So Moses became a shepherd looking after Jethro's sheep. – Slide 7
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