Exodus 2:1-10 NIV
The Birth of Moses
1 Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, 2 and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months.
3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket[a] for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. 4 His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.
5 Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the riverbank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her female slave to get it. 6 She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. “This is one of the Hebrew babies,” she said.
7 Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?”8 “Yes, go,” she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother.
9 Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.” So the woman took the baby and nursed him. 10 When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses,[b] saying, “I drew him out of the water.”
A Protective Family (NOTES)
Psalm 113:9 New International Version
9 He settles
the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children.
Psalm 127:3-5 New International Version
3 Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is
the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they
contend with their opponents in court.
Deuteronomy 4:9 New International Version
9 Only be
careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your
eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them
to your children and to their children after them.
Proverbs 22:6 New International Version
children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will
not turn from it.
Matthew 18:10 New International Version
The Parable of the Wandering Sheep
10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
Luke 17:2 New International Version
2 It would
be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their
neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.
Colossians 3:21 New International Version
Fathers,[a] do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
Isaiah 49:25 New International Version
25 But this is what the Lord says:
captives will be taken from warriors and plunder retrieved from the fierce; I
will contend with those who contend with you,and your children I will save.
Psalm 68:5 New International Version
5 A father
to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
Psalm 146:9 New International Version
9 The Lord
watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he
frustrates the ways of the wicked.
Genesis 3:15 New International Version
15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring[a] and hers; he will crush[b] your head, and you will strike his heel.”
Genesis 12:1-3 New International Version
The Call of Abram
12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.[a]
3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse;
peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
Genesis 15:12-14 New International Version
12 As the
sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful
darkness came over him.
13 Then the Lord said to him, “Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there.
14 But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions.