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The Birth of Moses

This is a simplified version of the Bible story found in Exodus 2:1-10, written for children to understand. For the original version, please refer to the Bible passage.

Once there was a man and a woman from the Levi family. The woman became pregnant and had a baby boy. When she saw how beautiful he was, she kept him hidden for three months because the ruler at that time, Pharaoh, didn’t like the Hebrews and wanted to kill their babies.

But they couldn’t hide the baby any longer, so the woman made a basket out of special plants and made it waterproof with tar and pitch. She put the baby in the basket and placed it near the river where his sister could watch over him.

Now the Pharaoh’s daughter came to the river to take a bath. She noticed the basket and asked her servant to bring it to her. When she opened the basket, she saw the crying baby and felt sorry for him. She said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.”

The baby’s sister was brave and asked the Pharaoh’s daughter, “Do you want me to find a Hebrew woman to take care of the baby for you?” The Pharaoh’s daughter said, “Yes, go ahead.” So, the sister brought her own mother to take care of the baby, and the Pharaoh’s daughter promised to pay her.

The mother took care of the baby, and when he was big enough, she brought him back to the Pharaoh’s daughter. The Pharaoh’s daughter adopted him as her son and named him Moses, which means “I took him out of the water.”

Biblical Lessons

  • God protects and cares for His people.
  • God can use unexpected situations to bring about His plans.
  • God can use ordinary people to accomplish His purposes.

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