50 Key KJV Verses and Passages About Moses

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Moses, known most for his leadership, rescuing the Hebrews from the bondage of the Egyptians, is credited with writing the first five books of the Bible. These books, also known as the Pentateuch, include Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. His life and history might be summed up into the following fifty key KJV Bible verses and passages about Moses, some even found in the New Testament.

Moses’ Family and Early years

#1 Exodus 6:20 His father’s name was Amram, mother was Jochebed, his brother’s name was Aaron

#2 Exodus 15:20 His sister’s name was Miriam

#3 Exodus 2:1 He was of the Tribe of Levi

#4 Exodus 2:2 His mother hid him from the Egyptians for three months after he was born.

#5 Exodus 1:9-16 Pharaoh of Egypt was afraid that the Hebrews would become more powerful than the Hebrews and overthrow the government, so he issued an edict to the midwives to kill all male Hebrew children as they were born (Exodus 1:9-16).

#6 Acts 7:20 He was a beautiful baby

#7 Exodus 2:3 – Jochebed saved her baby from death by putting him into an “ark of bulrushes” and floating him in the river.

#8 Exodus 2:4 – Moses’ sister watched the ark to be sure the baby was safe.

#9 Exodus 2:10 Pharaoh’s daughter found the baby in the river and adopted him and called him Moses, which literally means “drew out”. She gave him this name because she drew him out of the water.

#10 Exodus 2:7 Moses’ sister arranged for Moses to be nursed by his birth mother.

#11 Acts 7:22 Moses received a great Egyptian education

Moses Grew in Wisdom and Made Life-Changing Choices

#12 Hebrews 11:25 – Moses considered himself to be Hebrew rather than Egyptian

#13 Exodus 2:11-22 – Moses hated the way the Hebrews were treated by the Egyptians and became so enraged that he killed and Egyptian task master to save a Hebrew slave from torture.

#14 Exodus 2:15 – Moses fled to Midian to escape death in Egypt for his crime.

#15 Exodus 2:21 – Moses married Zipporah who was the daughter of a priest named Jethro (Exodus 3:1)

#16 Acts 29-30 – Moses stayed in Midian for 40 years

#17 Exodus 3:1-3 – God appears to Moses, calling him to lead the Hebrews out of bondage in Egypt.

#18 Exodus 4:18 – After many excuses as to why God should not send him, Moses agrees to go and asks for his father-in-law’s permission to go see to the welfare of the Hebrews in Egypt. Moses goes with Jethro’s blessing.

Moses Returned to Egypt

#19 Exodus 4:27 – God appeared to Aaron telling him to meet Moses in the wilderness.

#20 Exodus 4:29-31 – Moses and Aaron announced a plan to the Hebrews to deliver them from captivity. The Hebrew people bowed their heads and worshipped the Lord at the news.

#21 Exodus 5:1-2 – Moses and Aaron go to the Pharaoh to tell him that the LORD God of Israel commanded that the Hebrews should be free to go with Moses into the wilderness. The Pharaoh refused to let the Hebrew people go.

#22 Exodus 5:7-8 – The Pharaoh made the work harder so they had no time to worship the LORD nor even cry out to Him for freedom.

#23 Exodus 7-12 – The LORD sends ten plagues into Egypt to change Pharaoh’s mind and so that the Egyptian people will know that He is the LORD God. No Egyptian god prevails over the power of The LORD God in the plagues.

Moses Led the People Out of Egypt to the Promised Land

#24 Exodus 12:14-38- The first Passover set as a memorial – God passes judgment killing the firstborn in all the land of Egypt (this is the 10th and final plague). The Hebrews are protected from judgment by the blood of a perfect lamb. The Hebrews leave Egypt with Moses in haste

#25 Exodus 13:21 – The Shekinah Glory. The LORD went before the Hebrews on their journey in a pillar of a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.

#26 Exodus 14:4-9 – Pharaoh changed his mind and pursued after the Hebrews until they surrounded them by the sea.

#27 Exodus 14:13-31 – The LORD delivers the Hebrews out of the hands of the Egyptians by parting the sea so that they could cross over it. When the Egyptians follow the LORD brings the waters down upon them destroying every one of them, their horses and chariots. This strengthened the faith of the Hebrews in the LORD and in their leader, Moses.

#28 Exodus 15:1-19 – Moses praises the LORD in song.

#29 Exodus 15:23-27 – The people are thirsty and Moses cries out to the LORD. The LORD gave Moses a vision that led them to water.

#30 Exodus 16:14-15 – God feeds the Hebrews with bread from Heaven. They call it manna which means “what is it”.

#31 Exodus 18:13-23 – Moses takes the advice of his father-in-law Jethro and appoints judges over the people to help him. Moses remains a sort of “Chief Justice” for “every great thing’ that needs a decision.

Mt. Sinai

#32 Exodus 19:1-2 – Moses and the people arrive at Mt. Sinai

#33 Exodus 19:3-6 – Moses meets with the LORD on Mt. Sinai

#34 Exodus 19:6 – Moses and the people agree to keep the commandments of the LORD. They make a covenant.

#35 Exodus 20:1-17 – God gives Moses the Ten Commandments and he is told to take them to the people.

#36 Exodus 24:18 – Moses goes up Mt. Sinai a second time. He stays 40 days and 40 nights at which time God gives him instructions regarding the tabernacle and the sacrificial law. These laws and instructions are discussed in detail in Exodus chapters 25 through 31.

#37 Exodus 32:1-6 – The people did not know what happened to Moses during those 40 days and 40 nights that he was up on the mount so they made idols of gold and worshipped them as their god.

#38 Exodus 32:7-14 – God was angry for the actions of the people and Moses interceded on their behalf. God changed his mind about destroying the people.

#39 Exodus 32:15-28 – Moses was so angry at the sight of idolatry that he broke the tablets on which the LORD wrote the laws. Then he asked for a gathering of all that were “on the LORD’s side” and the sons of Levi came. Moses ordered them to go in and kill the others — every man and his brother and his companions and his neighbors. This resulted in the slaughter of 3,000 men.

#40 Exodus 32:30-33:23 – Moses goes up the Mount a 3rd time to intercede for the people a second time and to seek a new vision for the people.

#41 Exodus 34:1-35 – During this 3rd time on the Mount God gave Moses the Law a second time. Again he was up on the mount for 40 days. When he descended the mountain his face shone with the glory of God.

#42 Exodus 40:1-38 – The tabernacle is set up according to all that God commanded. God’s Shekinah Glory was upon the tabernacle as a cloud by day and as fire by night. The Law (testimony) of the LORD was placed in an ark covered by a vail inside of the tabernacle.

Continued Wanderings and Moses’ Death and Burial

#43 Numbers 14 – The people murmured against Moses and Aaron and because of their continued unbelief that the LORD would deliver them the LORD doomed their generation saying that no one from age 20 and older would see the Promised Land but instead would die in the wilderness.

#44 Numbers 20:7-13 – The Israelites continued to complain. They were thirsty and God told Moses and Aaron to gather the people so that they could drink water from a rock that God provided. Moses became impatient waiting for the water to come from the rock so he took it upon himself to strike the rock twice to make the water flow. Because of Moses’ unbelief the LORD removed him as the leader of the people into the Promised Land.

#45 Numbers 20 – Miriam dies followed by the death of Aaron

#46 Numbers 33 – A summary of the “goings out” of the children of Israel from the land of Egypt written by Moses.

#47 Deuteronomy 32 and 33 – Moses gives a farewell address and blessing to the people.

#48 Deuteronomy 34:1-5 God gives Moses a vision of the Promised Land from atop the mountain of Nebo.

#49 Deuteronomy 34:6 Moses is buried somewhere in a valley in the land of Moab. The exact location of his tomb is unknown.

#50 Matthew 17:3 – Moses is seen on the mountain as transfigured before Peter, James, John and Jesus.

Read more about Moses here: Moses from the Bible

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, King James Version



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