Exodus

Exodus

Book of, the second book of the OT and the story of Moses’s call by God to rescue his people from oppression in Egypt. The book relates the Hebrew people’s dramatic escape from bondage, after which they set out toward the land of Canaan and enter into a covenant with God at Mt. Sinai (where God gives them the Ten Commandments).

Outline of Contents

Exodus

I. Introduction: the new threat (Exod 1:1-22)

II. Moses (Exod 2:1-7:7)

A. A child is found (Exod 2:1-10)

B. Escape to Midian (Exod 2:11-22)

C. Transition (Exod 2:23-25)

D. Call and commission (Exod 3:1-4:17)

E. Return to Egypt and encounter with Pharaoh (Exod 4:18-6:1)

F. Covenant promises and commission (Exod 6:2-13)

G. Genealogy and summary and transition (Exod 6:14-27)

H. Renewed commission (Exod 6:28-7:7)

III. Contest with Pharaoh (Exod 7:8-12:32)

A. Rod to serpent (Exod 7:8-13)

B. Plagues (Exod 7:14-10:29)

C. Death of firstborn I (Exod 11:1-10)

D. Interlude: Passover observance (Exod 12:1-28)

E. Death of firstborn II (Exod 12:29-32)

IV. Departure from Egypt (Exod 12:33-15:21)

A. Initial haste (Exod 12:33-42)

B. Regulations for Passover (Exod 12:43-13:16)

C. Divine guidance (Exod 13:17-22)

D. Pharaoh’s pursuit and defeat (Exod 14:1-31)

E. Victory song (Exod 15:1-21)

V. In the Wilderness (Exod 15:22-18:27)

A. Water at Marah and Elim (Exod 15:22-27)

B. Manna and quail (Exod 16:1-36)

C. Water at Massah and Meribah (Exod 17:1-7)

D. Victory over Amalek (Exod 17:8-16)

E. Jethro’s visit (Exod 18:1-27)

VI. At the mountain (Exod 19:1-40:38)

A. Preparations and Decalogue (Exod 19:1-20:21)

B. The covenant (Exod 20:22-24:11)

C. Moses and God (Exod 24:12-18)

D. Prescriptions for the tabernacle (Exod 25:1-31:11)

E. Sabbath observance and covenant provisions (Exod 31:12-35:3)

F. The tabernacle (Exod 35:4-40:38)

Exod 1:1-22

1These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each with his household:2Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,3Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjam ... View more

Exod 2:1-7:7

Birth and Youth of Moses
1Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman.2The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a f ... View more

Exod 2:1-10

Birth and Youth of Moses
1Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman.2The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a f ... View more

Exod 2:11-22

Moses Flees to Midian
11One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and saw their forced labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his ... View more

Exod 2:23-25

23After a long time the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned under their slavery, and cried out. Out of the slavery their cry for help rose up to God.24Go ... View more

Exod 3:1-4:17

Moses at the Burning Bush
1Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Ho ... View more

Exod 4:18-6:1

Moses Returns to Egypt
18Moses went back to his father-in-law Jethro and said to him, “Please let me go back to my kindred in Egypt and see whether they are sti ... View more

Exod 6:2-13

2God also spoke to Moses and said to him: “I am the Lord.3I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name ‘The Lord’ I did not make myse ... View more

Exod 6:14-27

The Genealogy of Moses and Aaron
14The following are the heads of their ancestral houses: the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, an ... View more

Exod 6:28-7:7

Moses and Aaron Obey God's Commands
28On the day when the Lord spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,29he said to him, “I am the Lord; tell Pharaoh king of Egypt ... View more

Exod 7:8-12:32

Aaron's Miraculous Rod
8The Lord said to Moses and Aaron,9“When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Perform a wonder,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw ... View more

Exod 7:8-13

Aaron's Miraculous Rod
8The Lord said to Moses and Aaron,9“When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Perform a wonder,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw ... View more

Exod 7:14-10:29

The First Plague: Water Turned to Blood
14Then the Lord said to Moses, “Pharaoh's heart is hardened; he refuses to let the people go.15Go to Pharaoh in the morn ... View more

Exod 11:1-10

Warning of the Final Plague
1The Lord said to Moses, “I will bring one more plague upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go from here; indeed, ... View more

Exod 12:1-28

The First Passover Instituted
1The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt:2This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the fir ... View more

Exod 12:29-32

The Tenth Plague: Death of the Firstborn
29At midnight the Lord struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his ... View more

Exod 12:33-15:21

The Exodus: From Rameses to Succoth
33The Egyptians urged the people to hasten their departure from the land, for they said, “We shall all be dead.”34So the peo ... View more

Exod 12:33-42

The Exodus: From Rameses to Succoth
33The Egyptians urged the people to hasten their departure from the land, for they said, “We shall all be dead.”34So the peo ... View more

Exod 12:43-13:16

Directions for the Passover
43The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: This is the ordinance for the passover: no foreigner shall eat of it,44but any slave who has bee ... View more

Exod 13:17-22

The Pillars of Cloud and Fire
17When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was nearer; for God t ... View more

Exod 14:1-31

Crossing the Red Sea
1Then the Lord said to Moses:2“Tell the Israelites to turn back and camp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of B ... View more

Exod 15:1-21

The Song of Moses
1Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord:
“I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;
horse and rider he has t ... View more

Exod 15:22-18:27

Bitter Water Made Sweet
22Then Moses ordered Israel to set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness of Shur. They went three days in the wilderne ... View more

Exod 15:22-27

Bitter Water Made Sweet
22Then Moses ordered Israel to set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness of Shur. They went three days in the wilderne ... View more

Exod 16:1-36

Bread from Heaven
1The whole congregation of the Israelites set out from Elim; and Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the ... View more

Exod 17:1-7

Water from the Rock
1From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, bu ... View more

Exod 17:8-16

Amalek Attacks Israel and Is Defeated
8Then Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim.9Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some men for us and go out, fight with ... View more

Exod 18:1-27

Jethro's Advice
1Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for his people Israel, how the Lord had brough ... View more

Exod 19:1-40:38

The Israelites Reach Mount Sinai
1On the third new moon after the Israelites had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day, they came into the wilderness ... View more

Exod 19:1-20:21

The Israelites Reach Mount Sinai
1On the third new moon after the Israelites had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day, they came into the wilderness ... View more

Exod 20:22-24:11

The Law concerning the Altar
22The Lord said to Moses: Thus you shall say to the Israelites: “You have seen for yourselves that I spoke with you from heaven.23Y ... View more

Exod 24:12-18

12The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain, and wait there; and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I ha ... View more

Exod 25:1-31:11

Offerings for the Tabernacle
1The Lord said to Moses:2Tell the Israelites to take for me an offering; from all whose hearts prompt them to give you shall receiv ... View more

Exod 31:12-35:3

The Sabbath Law
12The Lord said to Moses:13You yourself are to speak to the Israelites: “You shall keep my sabbaths, for this is a sign between me and you throu ... View more

Exod 35:4-40:38

Preparations for Making the Tabernacle
4Moses said to all the congregation of the Israelites: This is the thing that the Lord has commanded:5Take from among you ... View more

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