2:1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
2:1 Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a daughter of Levi.

2:2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
2:2 And the woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months.

2:3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch; and she put the child therein, and laid it in the flags by the river's brink.
2:3 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.

2:4 And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.
2:4 And his sister stood at a distance to find out what would happen to him.

2:5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river-side; and she saw the ark among the flags, and sent her handmaid to fetch it.
2:5 Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile, with her maidens walking alongside the Nile; and she saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid, and she brought it [to her.]

2:6 And she opened it, and saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.
2:6 When she opened [it,] she saw the child, and behold, [the] boy was crying. And she had pity on him and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children."

2:7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
2:7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?"

2:8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maiden went and called the child's mother.
2:8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Go [ahead]." So the girl went and called the child's mother.

2:9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
2:9 Then Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child away and nurse him for me and I shall give [you] your wages." So the woman took the child and nursed him.

2:10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses, and said, Because I drew him out of the water.
2:10 And 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."

2:11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown up, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he saw an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren.
2:11 Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren.

2:12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
2:12 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.

2:13 And he went out the second day, and, behold, two men of the Hebrews were striving together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?
2:13 And he went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were fighting with each other; and he said to the offender, "Why are you striking your companion?"

2:14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? Thinkest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely the thing is known.
2:14 But he said, "Who made you a prince or a judge over us? Are you intending to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses was afraid, and said, "Surely the matter has become known."

2:15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.
2:15 When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the presence of Pharaoh and settled in the land of Midian; and he sat down by a well.

2:16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
2:16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came to draw water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

2:17 And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
2:17 Then the shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

2:18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to-day?
2:18 When they came to Reuel their father, he said, "Why have you come [ back] so soon today?"

2:19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and moreover he drew water for us, and watered the flock.
2:19 So they said, "An Egyptian delivered us from the hand of the shepherds; and what is more, he even drew the water for us and watered the flock."

2:20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? Why is it that ye have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.
2:20 And he said to his daughters, "Where is he then? Why is it that you have left the man behind? Invite him to have something to eat."

2:21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
2:21 And Moses was willing to dwell with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses.

2:22 And she bare a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.
2:22 Then she gave birth to a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, "I have been a sojourner in a foreign land."

2:23 And it came to pass in the course of those many days, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
2:23 Now it came about in [the course of] those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of [their] bondage rose up to God.

2:24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
2:24 So God heard their groaning; and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

2:25 And God saw the children of Israel, and God took knowledge (of them).
2:25 And God saw the sons of Israel, and God took notice [of them.]