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Chapter 16: The Prophet Moses

“Chapter 16: The Prophet Moses,” Old Testament Stories (1980), 64–68

“Chapter 16,” Old Testament Stories, 64–68

Chapter 16

The Prophet Moses

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Moses grew to be a man. His people, the Israelites, were slaves in Egypt. He saw his people working too hard. Moses was sad for them.

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One day Moses saw an Egyptian beating an Israelite. He was angry. He killed the Egyptian.

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The king of Egypt heard that Moses had killed the Egyptian. He said he would have Moses killed. Moses was afraid. He left Egypt and went to another land. He stayed there for many years.

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One day Moses went up on a mountain. He saw a bush that was on fire. The bush did not burn up. It was a miracle. It showed Moses the power of God. Moses went close to it. Jesus Christ spoke to Moses from the bush. Jesus knew that the Israelites were not happy. He did not want them to be slaves. So he told Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt to the promised land. But Moses thought he could not lead the Israelites. Jesus said Aaron could help Moses. Aaron was Moses’ brother.

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Moses was a prophet of God. Moses and Aaron went to the king of Egypt. They asked him to let the Israelites leave Egypt. The king said he would not let them go.

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Jesus said he would help Moses and Aaron. Jesus would show the king of Egypt his power. Then the king would let the Israelites go.

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Moses told the king Jesus would change the water in the rivers to blood. Jesus did change the water in Egypt to blood. The people could not drink the water. The fish died.

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Again Moses asked the king to let the Israelites go. But the king would not let them go.

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Jesus sent many frogs to Egypt. The frogs were everywhere. They were in the homes and the beds of the people. The king said he would let the Israelites go if the frogs went away. Jesus made the frogs die. But the king had lied to Moses. He would not let the Israelites go.

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Jesus made lice come everywhere. But the king still would not let the Israelites go.

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Jesus made flies come everywhere to the Egyptians. The king told Moses that he would let the Israelites go if the flies went away. The flies went away. But the king had lied again. He would not let them go.

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Moses said that Jesus would make the Egyptians’ animals die. Soon their animals died. But the king still would not let the Israelites go.

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Jesus put bad sores on the Egyptians. Then Jesus sent a bad hailstorm. The storm killed everyone who was outside. The king said that he would let the Israelites go. Moses prayed, and the storm stopped. But the king would not let them go.

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Jesus sent grasshoppers to eat all the food. The grasshoppers ate all the fruit and green plants. Still the king would not let the Israelites go.

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Jesus sent darkness for three days. The Egyptians could not see anything. But the Israelites had light in their houses. The king of Egypt still would not let the Israelites go.

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Jesus told Moses a sickness would come. The oldest child in every Egyptian family would die. Even the king’s oldest son would die.