||And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon
Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely
thrust you out hence altogether.
||Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and
every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver and jewels of gold.
||And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man
Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the
sight of the people.
||And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of
||And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first born of Pharaoh
that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind
the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
||And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was
none like it, nor shall be like it any more.
||But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man
or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians
||And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me,
saying, Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee: and after that I will go out.
And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.
||And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders may
be multiplied in the land of Egypt.
||And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the LORD hardened
Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.
||And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying,
||This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of
the year to you.
||Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month
they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb
for an house:
||And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto
his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating
shall make your count for the lamb.
||Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out
from the sheep, or from the goats:
||And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole
assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
||And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper
door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
||And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and
with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
||Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with
his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
||And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of
it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.
||And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your
staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD's passover.
||For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn
in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute
judgment: I am the LORD.
||And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see
the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when
I smite the land of Egypt.
||And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the
LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
||Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven
out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the
seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
||And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there
shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that
which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.
||And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I
brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your
generations by an ordinance for ever.
||In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat
unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.
||Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that
which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel,
whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
||Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.
||Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take
you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
||And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and
strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of
you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
||For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood
upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not
suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
||And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.
||And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will give you,
according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service.
||And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this
||That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD's passover, who passed over the
houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our
houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
||And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and
Aaron, so did they.
||And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of
Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the
captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
||And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and
there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
||And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from
among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have
||Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also.
||And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the
land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men.
||And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being
bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
||And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of
the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:
||And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent
unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.
||And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred
thousand on foot that were men, beside children.
||And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much
||And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt,
for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry,
neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.
||Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and
||And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame
day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
||It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of
Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in
||And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There
shall no stranger eat thereof:
||But every man's servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then
shall he eat thereof.
||A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
||In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad
out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.
||All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
||And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD,
let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be
as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
||One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among
||Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so did
||And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the LORD did bring the children of Israel
out of the land of Egypt by their armies.
||And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
||Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of
Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
||And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt,
out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this
place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.
||This day came ye out in the month Abib.
||And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and
the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto
thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this
service in this month.
||Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to
||Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen
with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.
||And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which
the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.
||And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine
eyes, that the LORD's law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD
brought thee out of Egypt.
||Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.
||And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, as he
sware unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall give it thee,
||That thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix, and every
firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast; the males shall be the LORD's.
||And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not
redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and all the firstborn of man among thy children
shalt thou redeem.
||And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this? that
thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the
house of bondage:
||And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the
firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast:
therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the
firstborn of my children I redeem.
||And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for
by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt.
||And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through
the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest
peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:
||But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and
the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.
||And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of
Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with
||And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the
||And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and
by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
||He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from
before the people.
||And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
||Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth,
between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
||For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the
wilderness hath shut them in.
||And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be
honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the
LORD. And they did so.
||And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and
of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that
we have let Israel go from serving us?
||And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
||And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains
over every one of them.
||And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the
children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand.
||But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his
horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before
||And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold,
the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel
cried out unto the LORD.
||And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us
away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth
out of Egypt?
||Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may
serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we
should die in the wilderness.
||And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the
LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye
shall see them again no more for ever.
||The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
||And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children
of Israel, that they go forward:
||But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and
the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
||And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them:
and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon
||And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon
Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
||And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind
them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
||And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a
cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not
near the other all the night.
||And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back
by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were
||And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the
waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
||And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all
Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
||And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the
Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the
||And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians
said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the
||And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may
come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
||And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength
when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the
Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
||And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host
of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.
||But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the
waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
||Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw
the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.
||And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people
feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.
||Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying,
I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath
he thrown into the sea.
||The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I
will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.
||The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
||Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also
are drowned in the Red sea.
||The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
||Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath
dashed in pieces the enemy.
||And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up
against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
||And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood
upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
||The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall
be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
||Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty
||Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness,
fearful in praises, doing wonders?
||Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
||Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided
them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.
||The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of
||Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take
hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
||Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as
still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou
||Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the
place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O LORD, which
thy hands have established.
||The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.
||For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea,
and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel
went on dry land in the midst of the sea.
||And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all
the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
||And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the
horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
||So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of
Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
||And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they
were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.
||And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
||And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast
into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an
ordinance, and there he proved them,
||And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt
do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all
his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the
Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
||And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm
trees: and they encamped there by the waters.
||And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of
Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth
day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
||And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron
in the wilderness:
||And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the
LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the
full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with
||Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the
people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether
they will walk in my law, or no.
||And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they
bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.
||And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then ye shall know
that the LORD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt:
||And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he heareth your
murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?
||And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to
eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which
ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against
||And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel,
Come near before the LORD: for he hath heard your murmurings.
||And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of
Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD
appeared in the cloud.
||And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
||I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At
even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall
know that I am the LORD your God.
||And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the
morning the dew lay round about the host.
||And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there
lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
||And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for
they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath
given you to eat.
||This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to
his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every
man for them which are in his tents.
||And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
||And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he
that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
||And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
||Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the
morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
||And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the
sun waxed hot, it melted.
||And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two
omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
||And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of
the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye
will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
||And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was
there any worm therein.
||And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the LORD: to day ye
shall not find it in the field.
||Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there
shall be none.
||And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to
gather, and they found none.
||And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
||See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the
sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his
place on the seventh day.
||So the people rested on the seventh day.
||And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed,
white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
||And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commandeth, Fill an omer of it to be
kept for your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the
wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.
||And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay
it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.
||As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.
||And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land
inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.
||Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.
||And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of
Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in
Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.
||Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink.
And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?
||And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and
said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our
children and our cattle with thirst?
||And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be
almost ready to stone me.
||And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the
elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and
||Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite
the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did
so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
||And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the
children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or
||Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
||And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to
morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.
||So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and
Hur went up to the top of the hill.
||And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he
let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
||But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat
thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on
the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
||And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
||And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in
the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under
||And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:
||For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from
generation to generation.
||When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father in law, heard of all that God had
done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the LORD had brought Israel out of
||Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her
||And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been
an alien in a strange land:
||And the name of the other was Eliezer; for the God of my father, said he, was mine
help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh:
||And Jethro, Moses' father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the
wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God:
||And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife,
and her two sons with her.
||And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and
they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.
||And Moses told his father in law all that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh and to the
Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and
how the LORD delivered them.
||And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, whom he
had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.
||And Jethro said, Blessed be the LORD, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the
Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the
hand of the Egyptians.
||Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt
proudly he was above them.
||And Jethro, Moses' father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and
Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father in law before
||And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people
stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.
||And when Moses' father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this
thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people
stand by thee from morning unto even?
||And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to enquire of
||When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I
do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.
||And Moses' father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.
||Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this
thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.
||Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be
thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:
||And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein
they must walk, and the work that they must do.
||Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of
truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and
rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
||And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter
they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier
for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.
||If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to
endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.
||So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.
||And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people,
rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
||And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses,
but every small matter they judged themselves.
||And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.
||In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of
Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai.
||For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had
pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.
||And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying,
Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;
||Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and
brought you unto myself.
||Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be
a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
||And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words
which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
||And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces
all these words which the LORD commanded him.
||And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will
do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.
||And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people
may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of
the people unto the LORD.
||And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to
morrow, and let them wash their clothes,
||And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the
sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
||And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to
yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever
toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death:
||There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through;
whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall
come up to the mount.
||And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and
they washed their clothes.
||And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
||And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and
lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud;
so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
||And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at
the nether part of the mount.
||And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire:
and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked
||And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses
spake, and God answered him by a voice.
||And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called
Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
||And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto
the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.
||And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the
LORD break forth upon them.
||And Moses said unto the LORD, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou
chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.
||And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and
Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the
LORD, lest he break forth upon them.
||So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them.
||And God spake all these words, saying,
||I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the
house of bondage.
||Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
||Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is
in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
||Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a
jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and
fourth generation of them that hate me;
||And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
||Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold
him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
||Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
||Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
||But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any
work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy
cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
||For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and
rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
||Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the
LORD thy God giveth thee.
||Thou shalt not kill.
||Thou shalt not commit adultery.
||Thou shalt not steal.
||Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
||Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife,
nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is
||And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the
trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood
||And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak
with us, lest we die.
||And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his
fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
||And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God
||And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have
seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
||Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
||An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt
offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I
record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
||And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for
if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
||Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not