a cut-out card of Moses

Illustration by Dilleen Marsh

Moses was an Israelite (a Hebrew) who was raised by a princess in Egypt. When he grew up, he didn’t like the way Egyptians treated the Israelites, their slaves. When he stood up for them, the Egyptians wanted to kill Moses. Moses had to run away. God told Moses to go back and free the Israelites. Moses went to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and asked him to free his people. Pharaoh said no. God cursed the land with lice, frogs, and other plagues. Finally Pharaoh said the Israelites could go. Then he changed his mind and sent his armies after the Israelites! God commanded Moses to part the Red Sea so they could escape Egypt. Moses got the Ten Commandments from God and taught his people to be obedient.

Moses

Moses obeyed God’s commandments, and I can too!

  • Memorize Exodus 19:5.

  • Write in your journal about a time your family was blessed for keeping a commandment.

  • Watch chapters 15–19 of the Old Testament stories at scripturestories.lds.org.

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