- 'Stop!' shouted Moses, 'don't you see how weak he is? He cannot move!
But the Egyptian continued to beat the Hebrew. Moses became very angry and struck the slave driver with a great blow, so hard that he collapsed dead. He was frightened and hid the body, but the next day when he intervened in a quarrel between two Hebrews, they told him:
- Who are you to tell us what to do? You killed an Egyptian. Will you kill us now?
When Moses heard this, he understood that his secret was out and that he must hide from Pharaoh's vengeance.
- "I must flee Egypt and hide in the desert," he thought, "or Pharaoh will order his soldiers to kill me".