Scripture Stories
Chapter 15: The Baby Moses

“Chapter 15: The Baby Moses,” Old Testament Stories (1980), 61–63

“Chapter 15,” Old Testament Stories, 61–63

Chapter 15

The Baby Moses

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Joseph and the king of Egypt died. Many years went by. The Israelites lived in Egypt a long time. They had many children. One king of Egypt did not like the Israelites. He thought there were too many of them. He was afraid they would take his land away from him.

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The king made the Israelites slaves. The Egyptians made them work hard and were mean to them.

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The king said all the Israelite baby boys must be killed. He sent people to kill them.

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One Israelite mother was afraid they would find her baby boy. She hid him for three months. Then the mother put her baby in a basket. She put the basket in the tall grass by the river. The baby’s sister, Miriam, stood by to watch the baby.

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The king of Egypt had a daughter. She went to the river. She saw the basket and opened it. The baby began to cry. The king’s daughter was sorry for the baby. She wanted to take him to her home. She needed someone to take care of the baby. She wanted to be his mother.

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Miriam went to the king’s daughter. Miriam said she would find an Israelite woman to take care of the baby. She ran and got her mother. Her mother came to take care of the baby.

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They took the baby to the king’s house. The king’s daughter named him Moses. Moses grew up in the king’s house.