When Moses was grown, he went out to his brethren and looked on their burdens.
Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was mighty in words and in deeds. And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel. (Acts 7:22-23)
Moses saw an Egyptian striking a Hebrew, one of his brethren. And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
And when he went out the second day, two men of the Hebrews strove together.
Moses (to him who did the wrong): Why do you strike your fellow?
The Hebrew: Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian?
Moses was afraid.
Moses (to himself): Surely this thing is known.
When Pharaoh heard what Moses had done, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
The daughters returned to Reuel their father.
Reuel: How is it that you are come so soon today?
His daughters: An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.
Reuel (to his daughters): And where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.
Moses was content to dwell with Reuel and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. And she bore him a son, and he called his name Gershom.
Moses: For I have been a stranger in a strange land.
In time, the king of Egypt died, and the children of Israel sighed by reason of their bondage. They cried, and their cry came up to God by reason of the bondage. And God heard their groaning and remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked on the children of Israel, and God had respect for them.