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Moses - the first 40 years

Moses grows up as an Egyptian Prince.
Contributed by YO! Ministry
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Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. He said to his people, ‘Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are more and mightier than we. Come, let us deal wisely with them, or else they will multiply and in the event of war, they will also join themselves to those who hate us, and fight against us and depart from the land.’ Exodus 1:8-10 (NASB) – Slide 1
So they appointed taskmasters over them to afflict them with hard labour.... But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied... so that they were in dread of the sons of Israel. The Egyptians compelled the sons of Israel to labour rigorously; and they made their lives bitter. Exodus 1:11-14a (NASB) – Slide 2
The sons of Israel were also called Hebrews. The Egyptians feared the Hebrews so Pharaoh commanded everyone concerning the Hebrews; ‘Every son who is born you are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive.’ Exodus 1:22b (NASB) – Slide 3
At this time a Hebrew family had a baby boy. The mother tried to hide the baby boy for fear that he would be killed. But when she could hide him no longer, she got him a wicker basket and covered it over with tar and pitch. Then she put the child into it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. Exodus 2:3 (NASB) The baby’s sister watched to see what would happen to him. – Slide 4
Pharaoh’s daughter came to the Nile with her maidens. They discovered the baby in the basket. Pharaoh’s daughter loved the Hebrew baby. Then the baby’s sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter if she would like her to find a woman who could take care of the baby. Pharaoh’s daughter said ‘yes’. So the baby’s sister ran to get her mother. (Exodus 2: 5-8) – Slide 5
Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to the baby’s mother; ‘Take this child away and nurse him for me and I will give you your wages.’ So the woman took the child and nursed him. The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. And she named him Moses, and said, ‘Because I drew him out of the water.’ Exodus 2:9-10 (NASB) – Slide 6
Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labours; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. Exodus 2:11-12 (NASB) – Slide 7
Someone saw Moses kill the Egyptian. The news about this came to Pharaoh and he wanted to kill Moses. Moses had to flee from his home and leave his both his Hebrew and Egyptian families. At around forty years old he traveled alone to a distant land to hide from Pharaoh. (Exodus 2:13-15) – Slide 8
Moses fled to a land called Midian. There he was welcomed by a family where he met his wife Zipporah. They had two sons, Gershom and Eliezer. Moses settled down and lived in Midian working as a shepherd for many years. (Exodus 2:15-22 – Slide 9
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