Exodus 2:1-10 Reading the Passage

A Role Model for Christian Parents – Exodus 2:1-10; Hebrews 11:23-27

Exodus 2:1-10

2 Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a daughter of Levi. (2) The woman conceived and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him for three months. (3) When she could no longer hide him, she got an “ark” made of bulrushes for him and coated it with tar and pitch. She placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the River. (4) His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.

(5) Pharaoh’s daughter came down to bathe in the River, and her attendants were walking along the river bank. She saw the “ark” among the reeds and sent her servant to retrieve it. (6) She opened it and saw the child; the baby was crying and she had compassion on him. She said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children. (7) Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call a nurse for you from among the Hebrew women so that she might nurse the child for you? (8) Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go and do so. So the girl went and called the child’s mother. (9) Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Take this child away and nurse him for me and I will give you your wages. So the woman took the child and nursed it. (10) The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, I give him this name because I drew him out of the water.

Hebrews 11:23-27

11 (23) By faith, Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they did not fear the king’s edict. (24) By faith, Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. (25) He chose to share mistreatment together with the people of God, rather than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. (26) He regarded sharing in the reproach of Christ to be of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he looked forward to the reward. (27) By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king—and he survived, almost seeing him who is invisible.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.