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This chapter begins the story of Moses, the most remarkable type of Christ as prophet, saviour, law-giver, and mediator, in all the Old Testament. In this chapter we have,

I. The perils of his birth and infancy, ver. 1-4.

II. His preservation through those perils, and the preferment of his childhood and youth, ver. 5-10.

III. The pious choice of his riper years, which was to own the people of God, (1.) He offered them his service, so they would have accepted it, ver. 11-14. (2.) He retired, that he might reserve himself for farther service, ver. 15-22.

IV. The dawning of the day of Israel's deliverance, ver. 23-25.

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