“Then the LORD said, "I have observed the misery of My people in Egypt, and have heard them crying out because of their oppressors, and I know about their sufferings.”
The Book of Exodus is the second volume of the Pentateuch. It gives the account of Moses’s birth, the Israelites’ departure from Egypt, and the beginning of their long journey to Palestine. The twentieth chapter of Exodus contains the Ten Commandments.
Traditionally ascribed to Moses himself himself, modern scholarship sees the book as initially a product of the Babylonian exile (6th century BCE), with final revisions in the Persian post-exile period (5th century). Carol Meyers in her commentary on Exodus suggests that it is arguably the most important book in the Bible, as it presents the defining features of Israel's identity: memories of a past marked by hardship and escape, a binding covenant with the god who chooses Israel, and the establishment of the life of the community and the guidelines for sustaining it.
Exodus is presented here in five different versions, a gallery of art inspired by the book over the ages featuring work from Nicholas Poussin, Rembrandt, David Roberts, José de Ribera, John Everett Millais, Benjamin West and other renowned artists. There is also Matthew Henry’s concise commentary and links to free complete audio recordings of different versions of ‘Exodus.’
The King James Version
The American Standard Version
Bible in Basic English Version
Webster Bible Version
Matthew Henry Commentary
Links to free complete audio recordings of Exodus.