The Birth of Moses

The story of the birth of Moses shows that God rewards those who are not afraid to do his will.

Exodus 1:17-21
(King James Version)

17. But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

18. And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?

19. And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.

20. Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

21. And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.

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After the birth of Moses, to keep him from being killed, Jochebed hid Moses in the basket of bulrushes.

Exodus 2:2-7
(King James Version)

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.

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 put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.

4. And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

5. And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.

6. And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.

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


The story of the birth of Moses illustrates how good can come out of a bad situation. Not only did baby Moses get to live, but his own mother got to take care of him.

Exodus 2:8-10 (King James Version)

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

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 women took the child, and nursed it.

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 she said, Because I drew him out of the water.


The birth of Moses was the beginning of deliverance for the Israelites.

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Psalm 34:15, 17, & 19 (KJV)

15. The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

17. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

19. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

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