September 27, 2018

Exodus 4:1  Exodus 4:22

1 Then Moses answered and said, What if they do not believe me or listen to my voice, but say, Jehovah has not appeared to you?

2 And Jehovah said to him, What is this in your hand? And he said, A staff.

3 And He said, Throw it on the ground. And he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses recoiled from it.

4 And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out your hand, and take it by its tail – so he stretched out his hand and seized it, and it became a staff in his hand –

5 That they may believe that Jehovah, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you.

6 And Jehovah further said to him, Now put your hand into your bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom, and when he took it out, there his hand was, leprous like snow.

7 And He said, Put your hand into your bosom again – so he put his hand into his bosom again, and when he took it out of his bosom, there it was, restored like the rest of his flesh –

8 And if they do not believe you or heed the first sign, then they may believe the next sign.

9 And if they will not believe even these two signs or listen to your voice, then you shall take some of the water of the River and pour it on the dry ground, and the water that you take out of the River will become blood upon the dry ground.

10 And Moses said to Jehovah, Please, Lord, I am not a man of words, neither in the past, nor since You have spoken to Your servant, for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.

11 And Jehovah said to him, Who gave man a mouth? Or who makes him dumb or deaf or seeing or blind? Is it not I, Jehovah?

12 Now go therefore, and I will be with your mouth and will teach you what you shall speak.

13 And he said, Please, Lord, send word through someone else whom You will send.

14 And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Moses, and He said, Is there not Aaron your brother the Levite? I know that he can certainly speak. And even now he is coming out to meet you; and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.

15 And you shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth, and I will be with your mouth and with his mouth, and will teach you what you shall do.

16 And he shall speak for you to the people, and he shall be as a mouth for you, and you shall be as God to him.

17 And you shall take in your hand this staff, with which you shall perform the signs.

18 And Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law. And he said to him, Please let me go and return to my brothers who are in Egypt and see whether they are still alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.

19 And Jehovah said to Moses in Midian, Go, return to Egypt; for all the men who were seeking your life have died.

20 So Moses took his wife and his sons, and mounted them upon a donkey, and returned to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the staff of God in his hand.

21 And Jehovah said to Moses, When you go to return to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in your power; but I will harden his heart, and he will not let the people go.

22 Then you shall say to Pharaoh, Thus says Jehovah, Israel is My son, My firstborn.

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September 26, 2018

Exodus 3:11  Exodus 3:22

11 But Moses said to God, Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?

12 And He said, Surely I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will serve God upon this mountain.

13 Then Moses said to God, If I come to the children of Israel and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? what shall I say to them?

14 And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM. And He said, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you

15 And God also said to Moses, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, Jehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial from generation to generation.

16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, Jehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, I have surely visited you and seen what is being done to you in Egypt.

17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, to a land flowing with milk and honey.

18 And they will listen to your voice, and you shall come, you and the elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt, and you shall say to him, Jehovah, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us; and now let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to Jehovah our God.

19 But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go, not even when compelled by a mighty hand.

20 So I will stretch out My hand and strike Egypt with all My wonders which I will perform in the midst of it, and after that he will let you go.

21 And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that when you go, you will not go empty-handed.

22 But every woman will ask of her neighbor and of any woman living in her house for articles of silver and articles of gold and clothing, and you will put them on your sons and on your daughters, and thus plunder the Egyptians.

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September 25, 2018

Exodus 2:16  Exodus 3:10

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.

17 And the shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses rose up and helped them and watered their flock.

18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, Why have you come back so quickly today?

19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and he even drew water for us as well and watered the flock.

20 And he said to his daughters, And where is he? Why did you leave the man? Invite him to eat a meal.

21 And Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

22 And she bore a son, and he called his name Gershom, for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.

23 And in the course of those many days the king of Egypt died, and the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage. And they cried out, and their cry went up to God because of their bondage.

24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God took notice of them.



1 Now Moses was shepherding the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the back of the wilderness and came to the mountain of God, to Horeb.

2 And the Angel of Jehovah appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a thornbush. And when he looked, there was the thornbush, burning with fire; but the thornbush was not consumed.

3 And Moses said, I must turn aside now and see this great sight, why the thornbush does not burn up.

4 And when Jehovah saw that he had turned aside to look, God called to him out of the midst of the thornbush and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here I am.

5 And He said, Do not come near here. Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.

6 And He said, I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

7 And Jehovah said, I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.

8 And I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.

9 And now the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

10 So come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.

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September 24, 2018

Exodus 1:17  Exodus 2:15

17 But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them but let the male children live.

18 So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, Why have you done this thing and let the male children live?

19 And the midwives said to Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous: before the midwife comes to them, they give birth.

20 And God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very strong.

21 And because the midwives feared God, He established households for them.

22 And Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, Every son who is born you shall cast into the River, but every daughter you shall let live.



1 And a man of the house of Levi went and took a daughter of Levi as wife.

2 And the woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.

3 And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him a papyrus basket and plastered it with tar and pitch; and she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the River.

4 And his sister stood at a distance to find out what would happen to him.

5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the River while her maidens walked alongside the River. And she saw the basket in the midst of the reeds and sent her female servant, and she brought it to her.

6 And she opened it and saw the child, and there was the boy, weeping. And she had compassion on him and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.

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

8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the girl went and called the child’s mother.

9 And 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 him.

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

11 And in those days, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his brothers and looked on their burdens; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brothers.

12 And he looked this way and that, and when he saw that there was no one there, he struck the Egyptian down and hid him in the sand.

13 And he went out the next day, and there were two Hebrew men struggling together; and he said to the one who was in the wrong, Why are you beating your companion?

14 And he said, Who appointed you a ruler and a judge over us? Are you thinking to kill me as you killed the Egyptian? And Moses became frightened and said, Surely the matter is known.

15 Now when Pharaoh heard of this matter, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh to dwell in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well.

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September 23, 2018

Genesis 50:14  Exodus 1:16

14 And after he had buried his father, Joseph returned into Egypt, he and his brothers and all who went up with him to bury his father.

15 And when Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, What if Joseph bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the evil which we did to him?

16 And they sent a message to Joseph, saying, Your father charged before he died, saying,

17 Thus shall you say to Joseph, Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, for they did you wrong. So now please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father. And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.

18 And his brothers also went and fell down before him and said, We are here as your servants.

19 And Joseph said to them, Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God?

20 Even though you intended evil against me, God intended it for good, to do as it is this day, to preserve alive a numerous people.

21 Now therefore do not be afraid; I will sustain you and your little ones. And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his father’s household; and Joseph lived one hundred ten years.

23 And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation; the children of Machir the son of Manasseh were also born on Joseph’s knees.

24 And Joseph said to his brothers, I am about to die, but God will surely visit you and bring you up out of this land to the land which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

25 And Joseph made the children of Israel swear, saying, God will surely visit you, and you shall bring my bones up from here.

26 And Joseph died, being one hundred ten years old; and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.



1 Now these are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob; each man came with his household:

2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,

3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,

4 Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher.

5 And all the persons who came forth from the loins of Jacob were seventy persons, but Joseph was already in Egypt.

6 And Joseph died, and all his brothers, and all that generation.

7 But the children of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly and multiplied and grew exceedingly strong, and the land was filled with them.

8 And a new king rose up over Egypt, who did not know of Joseph.

9 And he said to his people, The people of the children of Israel are now more numerous and stronger than we.

10 Come, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply and, when some war occurs, they also join themselves to those who hate us and fight against us and go up from the land.

11 So they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. And they built storage cities for Pharaoh, Pithom and Raamses.

12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out so that they came to dread the children of Israel.

13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel serve with harshness,

14 And they made their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and in brick and in all kinds of labor in the field; all their labor with which they made them serve was with harshness.

15 And the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one whose name was Shiphrah and the other whose name was Puah;

16 And he said, When you act as midwives for the Hebrew women and see them on the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.

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