Portion 13.ii “And she called his name Moses”

Exodus 1,18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them:
‘Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men-children alive?’
19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh:
‘Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwife come unto them.’
20 And God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty. 21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that He made them houses. 22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying:
‘Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.’ {P}

Exodus Chapter 2

1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2 And the woman conceived, and bore a son; and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch; and she put the child therein, and laid it in the flags by the river’s brink. 4 And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him. 5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe in the river; and her maidens walked along by the river-side; and she saw the ark among the flags, and sent her handmaid to fetch it. 6 And she opened it, and saw it, even the child; and behold a boy that 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 thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?’
8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her:
‘Go.’
And the maiden went and called the child’s mother. 9 And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her:
‘Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages.’
And the woman took the child, and nursed it. 10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses, and said:
‘Because I drew him out of the water.’

Writings:Psalms 65 “O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee doth all flesh come”

Psalms Chapter 65

1 For the Leader. A Psalm. A Song of David.

2 Praise waiteth for Thee, O God, in Zion;
and unto Thee the vow is performed.
3 O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee doth all flesh come.
4 The tale of iniquities is too heavy for me;
as for our transgressions, Thou wilt pardon them.
5 Happy is the man whom Thou choosest, and bringest near, that he may dwell in Thy courts; {N}
may we be satisfied with the goodness of Thy house, the holy place of Thy temple!
6 With wondrous works dost Thou answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation; {N}
Thou the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of the far distant seas;
7 Who by Thy strength settest fast the mountains, who art girded about with might;
8 Who stillest the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples;
9 So that they that dwell in the uttermost parts stand in awe of Thy signs;
Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
10 Thou hast remembered the earth, and watered her, greatly enriching her, with the river of God that is full of water; {N}
Thou preparest them corn, for so preparest Thou her.
11 Watering her ridges abundantly, settling down the furrows thereof, Thou makest her soft with showers;
Thou blessest the growth thereof.
12 Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness;
and Thy paths drop fatness.
13 The pastures of the wilderness do drop;
and the hills are girded with joy.
14 The meadows are clothed with flocks;
the valleys also are covered over with corn; {N}
they shout for joy, yea, they sing. {P}

Writings:Psalms 64 “Thence are their wounds”

Psalms Chapter 64

1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

2 Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint;
preserve my life from the terror of the enemy.
3 Hide me from the council of evil-doers;
from the tumult of the workers of iniquity;
4 Who have whet their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrow, a poisoned word;
5 That they may shoot in secret places at the blameless;
suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
6 They encourage one another in an evil matter;
they converse of laying snares secretly; {N}
they ask, who would see them.
7 They search out iniquities, they have accomplished a diligent search; {N}
even in the inward thought of every one, and the deep heart.
8 But God doth shoot at them with an arrow suddenly;
thence are their wounds.
9 So they make their own tongue a stumbling unto themselves;
all that see them shake the head.
10 And all men fear;
and they declare the work of God, and understand His doing.
11 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall take refuge in Him;
and all the upright in heart shall glory. {P