1Saa ɛberɛ no mu, Lewini bi waree abaayewa bi firii Lewi abusuakuo mu. 2Ɔbaa no nyinsɛnee, woo abarimaa. Abɔfra no maame hunuu sɛ ne ho yɛ fɛ yie enti ɔde no siee efie abosome mmiɛnsa. 3Ɛduruu ɛberɛ bi no, na ɔde no sie a ɛnyɛ yie enti, ɔde mmɛwa nwonoo kɛntɛn bi de ɛhyɛ ne aman faa ho sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, nsuo ntumi nkɔ mu. Ɔde abɔfra no too mu de no kɔsii asuo Nil konkɔn so wɔ wura a na ɛwɔ hɔ no bi mu. 4Abɔfra no nuabaa kɔgyinaa akyiri baabi a na ɔwɛn no.
5Farao babaa kɔɔ nsuo no mu sɛ ɔrekɔdware. Ɛberɛ a ɔne ne mmaawa nam asuo no konkɔn so no, ɔhunuu kɛntɛn no sɛ ɛhyɛ wiram hɔ baabi, enti ɔsomaa ne mmaawa no mu baako sɛ ɔnkɔfa mmrɛ no. 6Ɔde baeɛ a ɔbuee so no, ɔhunuu sɛ abarimaa bi da mu a ɔresu. Asɛm no yɛɛ no awerɛhoɔ. Ɔkaa sɛ, “Ɔyɛ Hebrifoɔ yi binom ba.”
7Abɔfra no nuabaa a na ɔrewɛn no no kɔɔ ɔhene babaa no nkyɛn kɔbisaa no sɛ, “Menkɔfrɛ Hebrifoɔ mmaa no baako na ɔmmɛhwɛ no mma wo anaa?”
8Ɔhene babaa no buaa sɛ, “Aane.” Enti, abaayewa no tuu mmirika kɔɔ efie kɔfrɛɛ abɔfra no maame de no baeɛ. 9Ɔhene babaa no ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Fa abɔfra no kɔ efie na kɔhwɛ no ma me na mɛtua wo ho ka.” Enti, ɔde no kɔɔ efie kɔhwɛɛ no. 10Ɔnyinii kakra no, ɔde no brɛɛ ɔhene babaa no ma ɔgyee no de no yɛɛ ne ba. Ɔkaa sɛ, “Mɛto ne edin Mose ɛfiri sɛ meyii no firii nsuo mu.”
Mose Dwane Kɔ Midian
11Mose nyiniiɛ no, ɛda bi, ɔkɔsraa ne manfoɔ Hebrifoɔ no. Ɔduruu hɔ no, ɔhunuu sɛ ne manfoɔ no reyɛ adwumaden. Nsrahwɛ no mu na Mose hunuu sɛ Misraimni bi reboro Hebrini a ɔyɛ ne nua. 12Mose hwɛɛ ha hwɛɛ ha hunuu sɛ obiara nni hɔ no, ɔkumm Misraimni no tutuu fam de no hyɛɛ hɔ. 13Adeɛ kyeeɛ no, ɔsane kɔɔ Hebrifoɔ no hɔ nsrahwɛ. Ɔduruu hɔ no, na wɔn mu baanu reko. Ɔbisaa deɛ nʼasɛm nyɛ dɛ no sɛ, “Ɛdeɛn na woreyɛ yi a worebobɔ wo nua Hebrini saa?”
14Ɔbarima no nso bisaa no sɛ, “Wofiri he? Hwan na ɔde wo yɛɛ yɛn sodifoɔ ne ɔtemmufoɔ? Anaasɛ woayɛ wʼadwene sɛ wobɛkum me sɛdeɛ nnora wokumm Misraimni no?” Mose hunuu sɛ bɔne a wayɛ no ho ada hɔ no, ɔsuroeɛ.
15Na Farao nso tee asɛm no, ɔhyɛɛ sɛ wɔnkɔfa Mose mmra na wɔnkum no. Nanso, Mose dwane kɔɔ Midian2.15 Na Midian yɛ Abraham mmammarima no mu baako (1 Mose 25.2). Na Midianfoɔ no te Sinai atifi fam. asase so. Ɛda bi a Mose kɔtenaa abura bi ho wɔ hɔ no, 16Midian ɔsɔfoɔ mmammaa baason bi baa hɔ sɛ wɔrebɛto nsuo de akɔma wɔn agya nnwan. 17Nanso, nnwanhwɛfoɔ bi pampam mmaayewa no. Mose bɛgyee wɔn firii nnwanhwɛfoɔ no nsam maa mmaayewa no nnwan no nyaa nsuo nomeeɛ.
18Wɔsane kɔduruu wɔn agya Reuel2.18 Reuel yɛ Yetro din foforɔ. nkyɛn no, ɔbisaa wɔn sɛ, “Ɛyɛɛ dɛn na ɛnnɛ deɛ monyaa nsuo maa nnwan yi nom ntɛm seyie?”
19Wɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn agya sɛ, “Misraimni bi na ɔgyee yɛn firii nnwanhwɛfoɔ no nsam. Ɔno ara na ɔtoo nsuo maa yɛn nnwan no nomeeɛ.”
20Wɔn agya bisaa sɛ, “Na ɔwɔ he? Mogyaa no hɔ anaa? Monkɔfrɛ no na ɔmmɛdidi.”
21Mose kɔɔ Reuel frɛ no. Akyire yi no, ɔne wɔn kɔtenaeɛ ma Reuel de ne babaa Sipora maa no awadeɛ. 22Wɔwoo ɔbabarima ma Mose too no edin Gersom, aseɛ ne Ɔhɔhoɔ, ɛfiri sɛ, Mose kyerɛ aseɛ sɛ, “Meyɛ ɔhɔhoɔ wɔ ananafoɔ asase so.”
23Mfeɛ bi akyiri no, Misraimhene no wuiɛ. Na Israelfoɔ no resi apinie wɔ wɔn nkoasom no mu. Enti na wɔresu frɛ Onyankopɔn. 24Onyankopɔn nso tiee wɔn sufrɛ no, kae ɛbɔ a ɔhyɛɛ Abraham, Isak ne Yakob sɛ ɔde nʼasefoɔ bɛsane aba Kanaan asase so no. 25Onyankopɔn hwɛ hunuu sɛ ɛberɛ aduru sɛ ɔgye wɔn.
The Birth of Moses
1Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, 2and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. 3But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket2:3 The Hebrew can also mean ark, as in Gen. 6:14. 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. 4His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.
5Then 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. 6She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. “This is one of the Hebrew babies,” she said.
7Then 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. 9Pharaoh’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. 10When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses,2:10 Moses sounds like the Hebrew for draw out. saying, “I drew him out of the water.”
Moses Flees to Midian
11One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. 12Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, “Why are you hitting your fellow Hebrew?”
14The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become known.”
15When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well. 16Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father’s flock. 17Some shepherds came along and drove them away, but Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their flock.
18When the girls returned to Reuel their father, he asked them, “Why have you returned so early today?”
19They answered, “An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock.”
20“And where is he?” Reuel asked his daughters. “Why did you leave him? Invite him to have something to eat.”
21Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage. 22Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom,2:22 Gershom sounds like the Hebrew for a foreigner there. saying, “I have become a foreigner in a foreign land.”
23During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. 24God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. 25So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.