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Exodus 15:23-25

Exodus 15:23–25 (ESV): "23 When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was bitter; therefore it was named Marah. 24 And the people grumbled against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?" 25 And he cried to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a log, and he threw it into the water, and the water became swee...
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Exodus 15:1-3

Exodus 15:1–3 (ESV): "I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;  the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. 2  The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him. 3  The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is his name." ...
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Exodus 14:21

Exodus 14:21 (ESV): "21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided." When trouble shows up in your life what you do with your hands determines how will respond to it. Keep them down and you'll be discouraged and devoured, lift...
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Exodus 14:13-14

Exodus 14:13–14 (ESV): 13 And Moses said to the people, "Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent."  We have plenty of enemies in the world but if God is for...
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Exodus 13:21-22

Exodus 13:21–22 (ESV): "21 And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night. 22 The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night did not depart from before the people." Following the Lord's leading...
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Exodus 12:40-42

Exodus 12:40–42 (ESV): "40 The time that the people of Israel lived in Egypt was 430 years. 41 At the end of 430 years, on that very day, all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt. 42 It was a night of watching by the Lord, to bring them out of the land of Egypt; so this same night is a night of watching kept to the L...
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Exodus 12:26-27

Exodus 12:26–27 (ESV): "26 And when your children say to you, 'What do you mean by this service?' 27 you shall say, 'It is the sacrifice of the Lord's Passover, for he passed over the houses of the people of Israel in Egypt, when he struck the Egyptians but spared our houses.' " And the people bowed their heads and worshiped." Memori...
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Exodus 9:27-28

Exodus 9:27–28 (ESV): 27 Then Pharaoh sent and called Moses and Aaron and said to them, "This time I have sinned; the Lord is in the right, and I and my people are in the wrong. 28 Plead with the Lord, for there has been enough of God's thunder and hail. I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer." It's great when we finally come to ...
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2 Chronicles 14:11

2 Chronicles 14:11 (ESV): "And Asa cried to the Lord his God, "O Lord, there is none like you to help, between the mighty and the weak. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this multitude. O Lord, you are our God; let not man prevail against you." Men have often cried out to God in times of battle askin...
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Exodus 8:13-15

Exodus 8:13–15 (ESV): "And the Lord did according to the word of Moses. The frogs died out in the houses, the courtyards, and the fields. 14 And they gathered them together in heaps, and the land stank. 15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was a respite, he hardened his heart and would not listen to them, as the Lord had said." It's amazing...
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Exodus 7:11-13

Exodus 7:11–13 (ESV): "11 Then Pharaoh summoned the wise men and the sorcerers, and they, the magicians of Egypt, also did the same by their secret arts. 12 For each man cast down his staff, and they became serpents. But Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs. 13 Still Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he would not listen to them, a...
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Exodus 6:9

Exodus 6:9 (ESV): l9 Moses spoke thus to the people of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and harsh slavery." It's easy to listen to God when things are going good but when times get tough and God is promising deliverance the waiting can be disheartening. Our break through is often just right around the co...
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Exodus 4:10-12

Exodus 4:10–12 (ESV): 10 But Moses said to the Lord, "Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue." 11 Then the Lord said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? 12 Now therefore g...
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Exodus 3:2-4

Exodus 3:2–4 (ESV): 2 And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. 3 And Moses said, "I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned." 4 When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to ...
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Exodus 2:1-3

Exodus 2:1–3 (ESV): "Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. 2 The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months. 3 When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child ...
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Exodus 1:8-10

Exodus 1:8–10 (ESV): 8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9 And he said to his people, "Behold, the people of Israel are too many and too mighty for us. 10 Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and, if war breaks out, they join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land....
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Genesis 50:19-21

Genesis 50:19–21 (ESV): "19 But Joseph said to them, "Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? 20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. 21 So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones." Thus he comforted them and s...
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Genesis 48:11-12

Genesis 48:11–12 (ESV): "11 And Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face; and behold, God has let me see your offspring also." 12 Then Joseph removed them from his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth." There is nothing quite like a fathers love for his child and there is nothing quite like a child's res...
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Genesis 47:25-26

Genesis 47:25–26 (ESV): "25 And they said, "You have saved our lives; may it please my lord, we will be servants to Pharaoh." 26 So Joseph made it a statute concerning the land of Egypt, and it stands to this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth; the land of the priests alone did not become Pharaoh's." The cost of salvation is all that you have ...
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Genesis 45:4-8

Genesis 45:4–8 (ESV): "4 So Joseph said to his brothers, "Come near to me, please." And they came near. And he said, "I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. 5 And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For the famine has been in the land...
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