Bible Stories

Moses
                                       Part Two

Moses was important in Egypt.
He was a strong military leader.
He was well educated.
He was respected.

He never forgot he was born a Hebrew.
The poor living conditions of the Hebrews bothered Moses.
One time, Moses saw a mean taskmaster treating a Hebrew unfairly.
Moses tried to stop the harsh treatment.
Moses hurt the Egyptian.
Pharaoh found out what Moses had done.
Any one taking the side of a Hebrew over an Egyptian was in trouble.
Moses had to leave Egypt
Moses went to Midian.

A man named Jethro lived in Midian
He was very important.
Jethro had seven daughter.
His daughters took their sheep to the well to give them water.
Moses was at the well.
While the daughters were trying to give water to the sheep, some other shepherds came.
They were mean to the daughters.
They scared away the sheep before they could drink.
Moses helped the young women.
He drove away the mean shepherds and helped the women water their father's sheep.


 

When the daughters got home, they immediately told their father what happened.
They told him that Moses helped them.
Jethro was so pleased, he asked that Moses stay.
He offered him a job tending the sheep.
Moses was so happy.
He accepted the kind offer.
 

Moses married Zipporah, one of Jethro's daughters.
They had a son, Gershem
They were very happy.


 
 

One day when Moses was out tending his sheep, he saw a burning bush.
The bush was on a mountain.
The bush burned and burned, but it never burned up.
Moses was surprised.
He was curious.
He decided that he would go see how this bush could do that.
 

When Moses reached the bush, he heard a voice.
The voice called, "Moses, Moses."
Moses was really surprised!
Moses answered, "Here I am."
God said, "You are on holy ground.  Remove your sandals."
God told Moses that He was so sad.
He was sad because the Egyptians were being so mean to the Hebrews.
God asked Moses to get the Hebrews.
God Said, "Ask Pharaoh to release My people.  Take Aaron, with you. I will be with you and Aaron all the time."

Moses and his family went to Egypt.
Moses and Aaron talked to Pharaoh.
Pharaoh refused to let the Hebrews go.
God told Moses that He would be with him.
Moses believed that.

Moses asked ten times before Pharaoh would let the Hebrews go.
Finally, Pharaoh said, "Get out of Egypt. Go away from my people, all of you!"
Moses left Pharaoh.
He told the people to get ready to leave.
God was taking them to "The Promised Land".
 

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