Israel’s children all came to live in Egypt with their families. Joseph helped them to find houses and jobs, and they stayed in Egypt.
A long time passed, until there was a new Pharaoh who did not know about Joseph. By then there were many, many Israelites – descendants of Israel – living in Egypt.
The Egyptians made the Israelites into slaves. They had to work where the Egyptians told them to, and they didn’t get any pay. But still, the Israelites kept having more and more children, and the more Israelites there were, the more frightened the Egyptians were.
So Pharaoh ordered that all the boy babies that Israelite women had were to be killed so that none of them could grow up to fight the Egyptians.
There was a woman of the Israelites that had a little baby boy. She hid him for as long as she could, but when she couldn’t hide him any longer, her daughter Miriam took the baby and placed him in a basket made of reeds. She put the basket in the river, near where Pharaoh’s daughter bathed each day. Then she hid, and watched to see what happened.
Before long, Pharaoh’s daughter came to the river. She heard the baby crying, and sent a maid to bring the basket to her. She was delighted with the baby, and decided to keep him and call him Moses (which in Egyptian means “son”.)