Exodus 3:1-6; The Burning Bush; Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. B.C. 1491

Exodus Chapter 3 As prophecy had ceased for many ages before the coming of Christ, that the revival and perfection of it in that great prophet might be the more remarkable, so vision had ceased (for aught that appears) among the patriarchs for some ages before the coming of Moses, that God's appearances to him for Israel's salvation might be the more welcome; and in this chapter we have God's first appearance to him in the bush and the Continue Reading

Exodus 2:23-25; Cry of the Oppressed Israelites.(God heard their groaning and had respect unto them.) B.C. 1491

. Exodus 2:23-25 23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.   24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.   25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them. Here is, 1. The Continue Reading

Exodus 2:16-22; The Marriage of Moses. He marries Zipporah, the Priest of Midian’s daughter. B.C. 1533

Exodus 2:16-22 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.   17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.   18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day?   19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also Continue Reading

Exodus 2:5-10; The Deliverance of Moses. Moses became the son of Pharaoh’s Daughter. B.C. 1571

. Exodus 2:5-10 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 Continue Reading

Exodus 2:1-4; The Birth of Moses: Moses was a Levite: How He was Hidden. B.C. 1571

Exodus Chapter 2 This chapter begins the story of Moses, that man of renown, famed for his intimate acquaintance with Heaven and his eminent usefulness on earth, and the most remarkable type of Christ, as a prophet, saviour, lawgiver, and mediator, in all the Old Testament. The Jews have a book among them of the life of Moses, which tells a great many stories concerning him, which we have reason to think are mere fictions; what he has Continue Reading

Exodus 1:15-22; Thus whom the Court of Heaven blessed, the country of Egypt cursed: The King of Egypt; Murdering Israel’s Children B.C. 1588

Exodus 1:15-22 15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah: 16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. 17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive. Continue Reading

Exodus 1:8-14; The Egyptians set taskmasters to afflict Israel as they built Pharaoh’s treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. B.C. 1588

Exodus 1:8-14 8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.   9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:   10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.   11 Therefore they did set over them Continue Reading

Exodus 1:1-7; The Israelites Oppressed in Egypt. 70 multipled and waxed exceeding mighty. B.C. 1588

Exodus Chapter 1 We have here, I. God's kindness to Israel, in multiplying them exceedingly, (ver. 1-7). II. The Egyptians' wickedness to them, 1. Oppressing and enslaving them, (ver. 8-14). 2. Murdering their children, (ver. 15-22). Thus whom the court of heaven blessed the country of Egypt cursed, and for that reason. The Israelites Oppressed in Egypt. B. C. 1588. Exodus 1:1-7 1 Now these are the names Continue Reading