Moses: No son could have more love for you than I.
Sethi: Then why are you forcing me to destroy you? What evil has done this to you?
Moses: The evil that men should turn their brothers into beasts of burden, to be stripped of spirit, and hope, and strength - only because they are of another race, another creed. If there is a god, he did not mean this to be so.
Sethi: Harden yourself against subordinates. Have no friend. Trust no woman.
Nefretiri: [approaches Rameses as he is praying to an idol, over their dead son] How many more days and nights will you pray? Does he hear you?
Rameses: [praying] Dread Lord of Darkness, I have raised my voice to you, yet life has not come to the body of my son. Hear me!
Nefretiri: He cannot hear you. He's nothing but a piece of stone with the head of a bird.
Rameses: He will hear me. For I am Egypt.
Nefretiri: Egypt? You are nothing. You let Moses kill my son. No god can bring him back. What have you done to Moses? How did he die? Did he cry for mercy when you tortured him? Bring me to his body! I want to see it, Rameses! I want to see it!
Rameses: This is my son. He would have been Pharaoh and would have ruled the world. Who mourns him now? Not even you. All you can think of is Moses. You will not see his body. I drove him out of Egypt. I cannot fight the power of his God.
Nefretiri: His God? The priests say that Pharaoh is a god. But you are not a god. You are even less than a man! Listen to me, Rameses. You thought I was evil when I went to Moses. And you were right. Shall I tell you what happened, Rameses? He spurned me like a strumpet in the street. I, Nefretiri, Queen of Egypt! All that you wanted from me he would not even take! Do you hear laughter Pharaoh? Not the laughter of kings, but the laughter of slaves on the desert island!
Rameses: [after hearing the word 'laughter', he immediately became irate] Laughter? Laughter? My son I shall build your tomb upon their crushed bodies. If any escape me, their seed shall be spattered and accursed forever. My armor! The war crown! Laughter? I will turn the laughter of these slaves into wails of torment! They shall remember the name of Moses! Only that he died under my chariot wheels!
Nefretiri: [Rameses then threw Nefretiri down and clanged gong, Nefreteri still lying on ground] Kill him with you own hands.
Bithiah: A conquerer, already conquered?
Moses: The first face I look for and the last I find.
[as Moses saw Bithiah, he knelt to her, to honor her]
Bithiah: I was thanking the gods for your safe return. But I find you in grave danger here.
Moses: An intoxicating danger, mother.
Bithiah: Marry her if you can, my son, but never fall in love with her.
Nefretiri: Oh, I'll be less trouble to him than the Hebrew slaves of Goshen.
Sethi: With so many slaves, you could build an army.
Moses: But I have built a city. These lions of Pharaoh will guard its gates, and it shall be the city of Sethi's glory.
Sethi: Are the slaves loyal to Sethi's glory or to you, Moses?
Moses: The slaves worship their God. And I serve only you.
Yochabel: Why have you come here?
Bithiah: Because Moses will come here.
Yochabel: My son?
Bithiah: No, my son! That's all he must know.
Yochabel: My lips might deny him, Great One, but my eyes never could.
Bithiah: You will leave Goshen, you and your family, tonight.
Yochabel: We are Levites, appointed shepherds of Israel. We cannot leave our people.
Bithiah: Would you take from Moses all that I have given him? Would you undo all that I have done for him? I have put the throne of Egypt within his reach! What can you give him in return?
Yochabel: I gave him life.
Bithiah: I gave him love!
Bithiah: They're going away, Moses, and the secret's going with them. No one need ever know the shame I brought upon you.
Moses: Shame? What change is there in me? Egyptian or Hebrew, I am still Moses. These are the same hands, the same arms, the same face that was mine a moment ago.
Yochabel: A moment ago you were her son, the strength of Egypt. Now you are my son, a slave of Egypt. You find no shame in this?
Moses: If there is no shame in me, how can I feel shame for the woman who bore me, or the race that bred me?
Yochabel: [Yochabel's last line, were said in deep joy] God of our fathers, who has appointed an end to the bondage of Israel, blessed am I among all mothers in the land, for my eyes have beheld Thy deliverer.
Sethi: Let the name of Moses be stricken from every book and tablet, stricken from all pylons and obelisks, stricken from every monument of Egypt. Let the name of Moses be unheard and unspoken, erased from the memory of men for all time.
Jethro: You have come far.
Moses: From Egypt.
Jethro: You crossed the desert on foot? He has no name surely guided your steps.
Moses: He who has no name? Do you Bedouins know the god of Abraham?
Jethro: Abraham is the father of many nations. We are the children of Ishmael, his firstborn. We are odedient of God.
Moses: My people look to him for deliverance, but they are still in bondage.
Moses: Does your god live on this mountain?
Sephora: Sinai is His high place, His temple.
Moses: If this god is God, he would live on every mountain, in every valley. He would not be the god of Ishmael or Israel alone, but of all men. It is said he created all men in his image. He would dwell in every heart, every mind, every soul.
Sephora: I do not know about such things, but I know that the mountain rumbles when God is there, and the earth trembles, and the clouds are red with fire.
Moses: At such a time, has any man gone to see Him, face-to-face?
Sephora: No man has ever set foot on the forbidden slopes of Sinai. Why do you want to see Him, Moses?
Moses: To know that He is. And if He is, to know why He has not heard the cry of slaves in bondage.
Joshua: Praise God, I have found you!
Moses: Joshua? I thought you dead.
Joshua: In the copper mines of Sinai... the living are dead.
Moses: Sephora, bring water. How did you find me?
Joshua: A merchant buying copper saw you in the tent of Jethro.
Moses: [Moses softly tapped Josha's back] Here, you too will find peace, Joshua.
Joshua: [a stunned look came over Joshua's face, as he almost crossed his eyes] Peace? How can you find peace or even want it, while Rameses builds cities mortared with the blood of our people?
Nefretiri: Oh, Moses, Moses, why of all men did I fall in love with a prince of fools?
Moses: Let my people go!
Joshua: Water lily!
Lilia: My name is Lilia.
Joshua: To me, you are a lily, and I want water.
Lilia: Joshua, I thought you'd never come down.
Joshua: Water before love, my girl.
Lilia: Oh, does it take the entire Nile to quench your thirst?
Joshua: No, only your lips.
Lilia: Be careful, my love. Dathan's eyes can see through stone.
Joshua: Dathan is a vulture, preying on the flesh of his own people.
Lilia: When he looks at me, I... I am afraid.
Joshua: If he touches you, I'll strangle him with his own whip!
Lilia: And bring death to a thousand others?
Joshua: Is life in bondage better than death?
Lilia: Joshua, we must have hope. God will send us a leader.
Joshua: Hope. On the heels of every hope walks Dathan.
Joshua: Let the old woman loose!
Egyptian guard: She'll stay where she is, and you'll die in the lion pit!
Yochabel: Run to the prince and beg mercy!
Lilia: Mercy from Rameses?
Yochabel: No. From Prince Moses, there on the pavilion.
Moses: Would you bury the old woman alive in a tomb of rock?
Yochabel: Wise and noble One, It caught. I have not the strength to free myself.
Moses: Your shoulders should not bear a burden, old woman.
Yochabel: The Lord has renewed my strength and lightened my burdens.
Moses: He would have done better to remove them.
Moses: You know it is death to strike an Egyptian.
Joshua: I know it.
Moses: Yet you struck him. Why?
Joshua: To free the old woman.
Moses: What is she to you?
Joshua: An old woman.
[Joshua was defending his Hebrew race]
Egyptian guard: Lord Moses, send him to his death!
Moses: The man has courage. You do not speak like a slave.
Joshua: God made man. Man made slaves.
Moses: Which god?
Joshua: The God of Abraham, the Almighty God!
Moses: If your God is Almighty, why does He leave you in bondage?
Joshua: He will choose the hour of our freedom and the man who will deliver us!
Nefretiri: I could never love you.
Rameses: Does that matter? You will be my wife. You will come to me whenever I call you,and I will enjoy that very much. Whether you enjoy it or not is your own affair. But I think you will...
Lilia: You are strange to the pits. Your back is unscarred.
Moses: You bring a warm smile with your cool water.
Lilia: My smile is for a stonecutter. The water is for you.
Moses: I thank you.
Lilia: But your voice is not strange. You are...?
Moses: [Moses spoke very quickly, preventing Lilia from recognizing his voice] One of many who thirsts.
Baka: You there! Come here!
Lilia: That is Baka, the master builder.
Moses: Does he call you or me?
Baka: You, water girl! I'm thirsty!
Lilia: He does not thirst for water.
Slave: Beauty is but a curse to our women.
Lilia: Water, Noble One?
Baka: No, wine. The wine of beauty.
Lilia: What beauty can my lord find in these mud pits?
Baka: A lotus flower blooms out of the muck. Dathan, she will do well as a house slave.
Lilia: Please, do not take me from my people! There will be danger.
Baka: Danger? From such lovely hands?
Lilia: There are other hands! Strong enough to kill.
Baka: Our mud flower has a thorn.
Lilia: Please, Lord Baka, I beg of you!
Joshua: Four hundred years we have waited.
Moses: Pharaoh's soldiers will not wait so long.
Joshua: The Almighty has heard our outcry. You are the Chosen One!
Moses: I know nothing of your god.
Joshua: He knows you, Moses. He has brought you to us, and you cannot turn your back upon Him. You will deliver us!
Rameses: So, Moses, it is I who own your woman. I know that when I hold you in my arms, it will be his face that you will see, not mine.
Nefretiri: Yes, only his face.
Rameses: I have defeated you in life, Moses. You shall not defeat me with your death. The dead do not scorch in the desert of desire, suffer from the thirst of passion, nor stumble blindly towards some mirage of lost love. But you, Hebrew, will suffer all these things, by living.
Nefretiri: You will let him live?
Rameses: I will not make him a martyr for you to cherish. No phantom will come between you and me in the night. Yes, I will let him live. From where I send him there is no return. You will never know if he has found forgetfulness in some other woman's arms. Now, look upon each other for the last time.
Lilia: Dathan, if you fear God, let me go.
Dathan: I am here, girl, because I would put no fear in a desert god and his mud-pit prophet. I am here because I bowed lower than my brothers before the Egyptians. Now the Egyptians bow low before me. Joshua wanted you. Baka wanted you. But you belong to me, a gift from Rameses.
Lilia: I will bow before you, Dathan. I will work my hands raw for you. But please do not shame me before my Lord.
Dathan: Your lord is the govenor of Goshen.
Lilia: What difference to my shame?
Dathan: No difference to you, my dove of Cannan, but to a condemned slave like Joshua it could mean the difference between death on the spikes and life in the copper mines of Sinai. What would you do to influence his excellency's clemency?
Lilia: [sobbing] Anything, Dathan, anything.
Dathan: Joshua will always be grateful to you.
Nefretiri: Do not exhaust yourself, Great One.
Sethi: [on his deathbed] You are the only thing I regret leaving. You have been my joy.
Nefretiri: And you my only love.
Sethi: Now you're cheating. There was another. I know. I loved him, too. With my last breath, I'll break my own law and speak the name of... Moses.
[Sethi's last words, were spoken slowly, as he said Moses' name twice]
Joshua: They told me you were dead.
Lilia: To all I love, I am dead, Joshua.
Joshua: Of your own free will?
Lilia: Of my own free will.
Joshua: You are no man's slave! The hour of deliverance has come!
Lilia: Not for me, Joshua.
Lilia: [singing] Death cometh to me, cometh to set me free. Death cometh to me.
Joshua: No, Lilia, death will not come to you.
Lilia: Joshua! You risk your life in coming here. You are first-born.
Joshua: So are you. I have brought lamb's blood to mark the door posts and lintels, so that the shadow of death will pass you by.
Lilia: It is enough that you thought of me, Joshua. I am outcast among our people. Do not save me from death, Joshua, save me from life!
Joshua: Tomorrow will bring a new world for us, Lilia!
Dathan: Remember, Joshua, of her own free will she belongs to me!
Egyptian soldier: Out! Out, all of you!
Dathan: Why do you come here? I put no blood on my door!
Egyptian soldier: Then, stone bleeds!
Dathan: Your stonecutter did this to me!
Lilia: All the gold in Egypt cannot wipe that mark from your door, Dathan, nor from my heart.
Dathan: Just for that, you'll walk all the way to... Where are we going? Do you know where we're going?
Egyptian soldier: To hell, I hope!
Nefretiri: [Nefreteri handed Rameses a sword as he was preparing to battle the freed Israelites] Bring it back to me, stained with his blood!
Rameses: I will... to mingle with your own!
Sethi: The one who I choose will be the best man to rule Egypt. I owe that to my fathers, not to my sons.
Moses: [Moses, to Sethi, after Sethi came to see Moses, as he was completing the city to be built] Pharoah is pleased?
Sethi: Yes. But not with certain accusations, made against you.
Moses: By whom?
Sethi: You raided the temple granaries?
[Rameses puts first weight on weight scale, while weight scale on opposite side, stays up]
Sethi: You gave the grain to the slaves?
[Rameses puts second weight on weight scale, while weight scale on opposite side, still stays up]
Rameses: You gave them one day in seven to rest.
[Rameses puts third weight on weight scale, and scale lowered, with three weights, added together, to empty weight scale, on opposite side]
Sethi: Did you do all this, to gain their favor?
Moses: [Moses then put a brick on empty weight scale, on opposite side of Rameses' weight scale, of accusations, and then said] A city is made of brick, Pharoah. The strong make many. The weak make few. The dead make none. So much for accusations.
Moses: Great one, I bring you Ethiopia.
[Trumpets play, the two Ethiopians stepped forward]
Rameses: Command them to kneel before Pharaoh.
Moses: Command what you have conquered, my brother.
Baka: We use the old ones for greasing the stones. If they are killed it is no loss.
Moses: Are you a master builder or a master butcher?
Baka: If we stop moving stones for every grease woman who falls, the city will not rise.
Overseer: If the slaves are not driven they will not work.
Joshua: If their work lags it is because they are not fed.
Moses: You look strong enough.
Joshua: I am a stonecutter. The Pharoah likes his images cut deep.
Baka: Will you lose a throne because Moses builds a city?
Rameses: The city that he builds shall bear my name, the woman that he loves shall bear my child. So let it be written, so it shall be done.
Bithiah: Your tongue will dig your grave, Memnet!
[Reminding Memnet of her vow, when she noticed the ark, 30 years earlier]
Nefretiri: You will be king of Egypt and I will be your footstool!
Moses: The man stupid enough to use you as a footstool would not be wise enough to rule Egypt.
Nefretiri: Oh Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool!
Moses: What change is there in me? Egyptian or Hebrew I am still Moses. These are the same hands, the same arms, the same face that were mine a moment ago.
Rameses: You have rat's ears and a ferret's nose.
Dathan: To use in your service, true son of Pharaoh.
Rameses: Add to them, the eyes of a weasel. And find me this would-be deliverer.
Moses: It would take more than a man to lead the slaves from bondage. It would take a god.
Rameses: You will be mine, like my dog, or my horse, or my falcon, except that I shall love you more - and trust you less.
Rameses: [banishing Moses to the desert] Here is your king's scepter, and here is your kingdom, with the scorpion, the cobra, and the lizard for subjects. Free them if you will. Leave the slaves to me.
Moses: There is a beauty beyond the senses, Nefretiri. Beauty like the quiet of green valleys and still waters. Beauty of the spirit that you cannot understand.
Nefretiri: You need have no fear of me.
Sephora: I feared only his memory of you.
Nefretiri: You have been able to erase it?
Sephora: He has forgotten both of us. You lost him when he went to seek his God. I lost him when he found his God.
Nefretiri: I saved your son.
Moses: It is not my son who will die, it is the first born of Egypt, it is your son, Nefretiri!
Nefretiri: You would not dare strike Pharaoh's son!
Moses: In the hardness of his heart, Pharaoh has mocked God and brings death to his own son!
Nefretiri: But he is my son. You would not kill my son.
Moses: Without God I am nothing. I am the tool by which he works his will.
Nefretiri: But I saved your son!
Moses: I cannot save yours.
Dathan: Moses has words. Pharaoh has spears!
Commander of the Host: Let us go from this place, men cannot fight against a God.
Rameses: It is better to die in battle with a God, than to live in shame.
Moses: The Lord of Hosts will do battle for us. Behold His mighty hand.
Little Boy: The wind opens the sea.
The Blind One: God opens the sea with a blast of his nostrils.
Moses: Go, proclaim liberty throughout all the land, and to all the inhabitants thereof.
Rameses: His God, is God.
[Rameses' last line, and final scene of Pharoah and Nefretiri]
[Nefretiri and Sephora look upon one another for the only time]
Sephora: The Queen of Egypt is beautiful... as he said.
Memnet: What have you found?
Bithiah: The answer to my prayers!
Memnet: [in light humor] You prayed for a basket?
Bithiah: No, I prayed for a son.
Memnet: Your husband is in the house of the dead.
Bithiah: And he has asked the Nile god, to bring me this beautiful boy.
Bithiah: [Memnet raised her hands, as if she was stunned] Do you know the pattern, of this cloth?
Bithiah: If my son is in it, it is a royal robe.
Nefretiri: [Nefretiri is sorting through various veils and scarves] This is for the temple ceremony... this is for my wedding night!
Memnet: You will never wear it.
Nefretiri: [surprised] Why not?
Memnet: I have brought you a cloth more revealing... send them away.
Nefretiri: [nodding to her servants] Go then, while I hear what this puckered old persimmon has to say.
Memnet: For thirty years, I have been silent. Now, all the kings of Egypt, cry out to me, from their tombs, "Let no Hebrew sit upon our throne."
Nefretiri: What are you saying?
Memnet: Rameses has the blood of many kings.
Nefretiri: And Moses?
Memnet: He is lower than the dust. Not one drop of royal blood flows through his veins. He is the son of Hebrew slaves.
Nefretiri: I'll have you torn into so many pieces, even the vultures wont find them. Who hatched this lie? Rameses?
Memnet: Rameses does not know,
Nefretiri: You will repeat this to Bithiah.
Memnet: Bithiah drew a slave child, from the Nile, called him son and Prince of Egypt, blinding herself to the truth and the pain of an empty womb.
Nefretiri: Were you alone, with, Bithiah?
Memnet: A little girl led me to the Hebrew woman, Yochabel, that the child might be suckled by his true mother.
Nefretiri: Take care, old frog. You croaked too much, against Moses!
Memnet: Would you mingle the blood of slaves, with your own?
Nefretiri: He will be my husband. I shall have no other.
[Memnet then shows Nefretiri the Hebrew cloth, she had been kept hidden, for thirty years. Memnet got it, when she and Bithiah, were alone]
Memnet: Then, use this, to wrap your firstborn. Torn from a Levite's robe. It was Moses' swaddling cloth.
Nefretiri: And your shrowd. Do you think I care whose son he is?
Memnet: Rameses cares.
Nefretiri: You won't live to tell him.
Memnet: [Memnet's final line, as Nefretiri pushed her off the roof, in anger and killing her] Oh, oh!
Dathan: We shall wander north from Egypt! Do you know why?
Israelites: For peace?
Dathan: No! For food!
Moses: You may be the lovely dust through which God works his purpose!
Narrator: The steel has been tempered. The metal is ready - for the Maker's hand.
Pharaoh's Daughter: Oh, Memnet! You're only happy when you're miserable.
Rameses: Let him rave on, that men will know him mad.
Moses: [to Jethro's daughters, as they were washing his feet, and nearly falls in] Never has a sheep had so many shepherds.
Moses: [to Sethi] Your wish is my will.
Moses: Do they love less who have no hope?
Baka: [after Baka got Lilia cleaned] No, no, no, no, no. Not red with the red, with the Summur gown.
Dathan: My eyes can be used elsewhere, lord Baka.
Baka: Before you go let them look upon you thought unworthy. You would let such a flower, go ungathered. Dathan, you can see only mud, so pick up her muddy clothes and go. Go, all of you!
Rameses: [to Dathan, the next day, after Baka's death] Do you haggle with me, like a seller of melons, in the marketplace?
Nefretiri: [Moses was just called back, from Hebrew mudpits, by Nefreteri] Then, why aren't you kneeling at the feet of a princess?
Moses: I'm afraid the mud pits have stiffened my knees, royal one.
Nefretiri: Shall I call back the guards?
Moses: Do you think they can bend them?
Shieks: [in Jethro's tent, Sephora's six sisters did a dance for five minutes. Three shieks remarks were spoken, to Moses, 90 seconds after their dance started] 1st shiek: A bride, a shawl, choose one not all!
[one minute later]
Shieks: 2nd shiek: One shawl, one wife, your choice for life.
[1 minute after 2nd shiek]
Shieks: 3rd shiek: It is a garden of many flowers Moses. I wish you had my years and I had your choice.
Jethro's daughter: [Sephora saw Moses, asleep and drew her six sisters, to see him as he slept. Jethro's seven daughters looked at Moses asleep and admired him] He's eaten a whole bunch of dates.
[then, they all quietly chuckled, in humor]
Sephora: We drew this water.
Amalekite herder: Out of the way, girl.
Sephora: This is the well of Jethro, our father. You have no right here.
Amalekite herder: Our goats don't know your father.
Sephora: Jethro's mark is on the well.
Amalekite: They can't read.
[while speaking, he also chuckles, at the same time]
Amalekite: Neither can we.
[while was speaking, he also chuckles, at the same time]
Amalekite herder: Then let him breed sons to guard it, not daughters.
[an Amalekite herdsman pushed Sephora down, to the ground and Moses quickly defended Jethro's seven daughters and defeated the Amalekites, catching them off guard, combatting with them, using only his staff]
Jethro's daughter: Drive them away.
Moses: Let them be first, whose hands have drawn the water.
Sephora: The stranger is wise... and strong.
Moses: Drive back your goats, until the sheep are watered.
Amalekite herder: All right. All right.
Moses: Will you swear in the name of your god that you are not my mother?
Yochabel: We do not even know His name.
Moses: Then look into my eyes and tell me you are not my mother.
Yochabel: [shaking her head] Oh, Moses, Moses. I can not. I can not.
[Yochabel, then heavily wept, on Moses' arms]
Gershom: [Moses and Sephora are now parents] Did the little boy die in the desert, my father?
Moses: No, God brought Ishmael and Hagar into a good land.
Gershom: The same God, who lives on the mountain?
Moses: It may be, my son.
Sephora: Moses! Moses!
[Gershom starts to try blow shofar and Moses chuckles]
Moses: Your mother is calling.
Sephora: Moses! There is a man, among the sheep.
[Sephora saw Joshua]
Moses: Keep sounding the alarm, Gershom, but stay here, until your mother comes.
Sephora: In the cleft, behind the rock.
Moses: Your eyes are as sharp as they are beautiful.
Bithiah: [just after Bithiah drew Infant Moses, off of the Nile River] Because I drew you from the water, you shall be called "Moses".
[in pride of finding him]
Bithiah: Moses! Moses!
[while speaking, Bithiah, gently lifted lnfant Moses up in the air, for five to ten seconds and then gently lowered him back down, into her arms]
Moses: [just after Moses defended himself, against Rameses' accusations, he opens a curtain, to Sethi] Let your own image proclaim my loyalty for a thousand years.
[Moses and Aaron go into Pharoah's throne and order freedom, the rod becomes a serpent. Which frightened Rameses' son]
Rameses' son: Mother! Mommy! He turned his staff into a cobra!
Nefretiri: Nothing of his, will harm you my son.
Rameses: The power of your god is a cheap magicians trick. Jannes.
[then Jannes' rods become cobras, but are quickly swallowed by Moses rod]
Rameses: [after the cobras combat, Pharoah's son kicked Moses' shin, as revenge of being scared]
[after nine of the ten plagues curse Egypt, Moses is sent for]
Rameses' son: [before Moses comes into Pharoah's throne] Will my father free the slaves?
[Pharoah's son was called to be beside him, as he still refused to free the Hebrew slaves]
[during the plague of the death of Egypt's firstborn]
Rameses' son: My father.
[in a weak voice, this was also Rameses' son's last line]
Rameses: My son.
Nefretiri: Your own curse is on him.
[scene of the Burning Bush]
Moses: Moses. Moses.
Moses: I am here, Lord.
Moses: Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place thou standest is holy ground. I am the god of your fathers, the god of Abraham, the god of Isaac and the god of Jacob.
Moses: Lord... Lord, why do you not hear the cries of their children in the bondage of Egypt?
Moses: I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt and I have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. Therefore, I will send thee, Moses, unto Pharoah, that thou mayest bring my people out of Egypt.
Moses: Who am I, Lord, that you should send me? How can I lead this people out of bondage? What words can I speak that they will heed?
Moses: I will teach thee what thou wilt say. When thou hast brought forth the people. They shall serve me upon this mountain. I will put my laws into their hearts, and into their minds will I write them. Now, therefore, go and I will be with thee.
Moses: But if I say to your children that the god of their fathers has sent me, they will ask "What is his name?" How shall I answer them?
Moses: I am, that I am. Thou shalt say "I am" hath sent me unto you.
Nefretiri: If you want to help your people, come back to the palace.
Moses: And hide the truth from Sethi, that I am Hebrew and a slave?
Nefretiri: The truth would break his dear old heart, and send Bithiah into exile and death. Think of us and stop hearing the cries of your people.
Moses: Their God does not hear their cry.
Nefretiri: Will Rameses hear it, if he is made Pharaoh? No, he would grind them into the clay they mold and double their labors. And what about me? Think of me as his wife. Do you want to see me in Rameses' arms?
Nefretiri: Then come back with me.
Bithiah: I am the Pharaoh's daughter, and this is my son. He shall be reared in my house, as the prince of the two lands.
Memnet: My mother and her mother before her were branded into the Pharaoh's service. I will not see you make this son of slaves a prince of Egypt.
Bithiah: You will see it, Memnet. You will see him walk with his head among the eagles. You will serve him as you serve me. Fill the ark with water sink it into silence.
[Memnet then shoved the floating ark, into the Nile, but kept the piece of Hebrew cloth]
Bithiah: Raise your hands, Memnet. What you have buried in the Nile will remain buried in your heart. Swear it.
Memnet: I will be silent.
Bithiah: The day you break that oath will be the last your eyes shall ever see.
[Bithiah put a curse, on Memnet with this quote]
Yochabel: God of Abraham, take my child into Thy hands that he may live to Thy service.
[Little Miriam bowed her head and prayed silently, while Yochabel prayed verbally]
Little Miriam: But mother, we have not even given him a name.
Yochabel: God will give him a name.
[after speaking, Yochabel then gently, slowly and carefully pushed the basket, towards the Egyptian palace and Nile River]
Yochabel: Follow it Miriam. Watch it from the reeds. See where the Lord will lead him.
Little Miriam: [With a quiet whisper, to keep from being overheard by any Egyptain, that may be around] Yes, mother.
[Little Miriam's final line, then she looks and watches her unnamed little brother arc, being discovered, by Bithiah]
Moses: [Moses opened the door, after Bithiah knocked] Bithiah.
Bithiah: In fear of your God, they have set me free. May a stranger enter?
Moses: There are no strangers among those who seek God's mercy.
Bithiah: And my bearers?
Moses: All who thirst for freedom, may come with us. The shadow of death will pass over us tonight. And tomorrow, we will see the light of freedom.
Bithiah: I shall go with you, Moses.
Miriam: One from the house of Pharoah?
Aaron: An Egyptian?
Miriam: An idol worshipper!
Moses: This woman drew me from the Nile and set my feet upon the path of knowledge. Mered, bring another chair to the table.
Bithiah: A great light shines from your face, Moses. Perhaps, some day, I shall come to understand it.
Joshua: Run, Lilia, run. The way is clear. The master builder will not follow.
Baka: Neither will you, stonecutter.
[Joshua tried to escape, running backwards, but was captured by Baka's guards]
Baka: See that his hands are tightly stretched!
Egyptian guard: He'll cut him to pieces.
Baka: Now, go after the water girl. Don't come back without her.
Egyptian guard: We'll find her.
Baka: You foolish stupid man. I would have kept her, only a short while. She would have returned to you, shall we say, more worthy. Now, to whom, shall I return Lilia? You will not be there, Joshua.
[saying this, Baka starts to lash Joshua]
Baka: You've seen me drive my chariot. I can flick a fly, from my horse's ear without breaking the rhythm of his stride.
[Baka lashed Joshua again]
Baka: You make no outcry Joshua. But you will, you will cry for the mercy of death.
Joshua: One day, you will listen to the outcry of slaves.
Baka: This is not that day, Joshua.
[Baka lashed another stripe on Joshua]
Baka: You hold your tongue, almost as well as I hold my temper. It's a pity to kill so strong a stonecutter.
Moses: [Moses caught Baka's whip, pulled it, and turned Baka around] Death will bring death, Baka!
Baka: Who, are you?
Moses: One who asks, what right you have to kill any slave?
Baka: The right to kill you, or any other slave.
Moses: Then try to kill me, master butcher!
[Moses then caught and used Baka's whip, choking Baka to death]
[Baka's last line]
Bithiah: Moses, do not enter! There is only sorrow here.
Moses: Are you comforting it, Mother? I followed you here to find this woman Yocha... You were the woman who was caught between the stones.
Yochabel: Until you come.
Bithiah: My son, if you love me, you will...
Moses: I love you, Mother, but am I your son? Or yours?
Yochabel: No, you are not my son. If you believe that men and women are cattle to be driven under the lash, if you can bow before idols of stone and golden images of beasts, you are not my son.
Nefretiri: I think I see him. No... Moses.
[Opening line and sentences as movie started]
Narrator: And God said Let there be light, and there was light. And from this light, God created life upon earth. And man was given diminion over all things upon this earth and the power to choose betweem good and evil. But each sought to do his own will because he knew not the light of God's law. Man took dominion over man, the conquered were made to serve the conqueror, the weak were made to serve the strong, and freedom was gone from this world. So did the Egyptians cause the children of Israel to serve with rigor, and their lives were made bitter with hard bondage. And their cry came up unto God. And God heard them and cast into Egypt, into the lowly hut of Amram and Yochabel, the seed of a man upon whose mind and heart would be written God's law and God's commandments, one man alone against an empire.
[the 'stick to cobra' combat had just occurred]
Moses: You gave me this staff to rule over scorpions and serpents, but God made it a rod to rule over kings. Hear His word, Rameses, and obey.
Rameses: Obey? Moses, Moses. Are there no magicians in Egypt, that you have come back to make serpents out of sticks or cause rabbits to appear?
Moses: What has this child to do with me? Tell me.
Nefretiri: A child was wrapped in it.
Moses: Who was this child?
Nefretiri: Bithiah drew him from the river. Memnet was with her.
Moses: Who was this child?
Nefretiri: Memnet is dead. No one needs know who you are. I love you. I killed for you. I'll kill anyone who comes between us.
Moses: Why did you kill for me, Nefretiri? If you love me, do not lie.
Nefretiri: Hold me in your arms. Hold me close. You were not born prince of Egypt, Moses. You are the son of Hebrew slaves.
Moses: Love can not drown truth, Nefretiri. You do believe it, or you would not have killed Memnet.
Nefretiri: I love you. That's the only truth, I know.
Moses: Did this child, of the Nile, have a mother?
Nefretiri: Memnet called her Yochabel.
Moses: I will ask Bithiah.
[Moses then left Nefretiri, to speak with Bithiah]
Bithiah: How could you doubt me? You did not doubt me, as you took your first step. It's a wicked lie, spun by Rameses.
Moses: Did Rameses spin this?
[while he was asking Bithiah, Moses shows her the Hebrew cloth, that Memnet had kept hidden, as a secret and quiet for 30 years. In reality, it was infant Moses' swaddling cloth, 30 years earlier]
Bithiah: The word of your mother, against a piece of cloth found by Memnet?
Moses: How did you know it was Memnet?
Bithiah: Who else? Memnet nursed Rameses. She will pay, for spreading his lies.
Moses: She has paid.
Bithiah: She is dead?
Moses: At the hand of Nefretiri.
Moses: Memnet spoke of a woman named Yochabel. Did you ever know her?
Bithiah: [Trying to hide the truth] No.
Moses: Yours, was the face I saw, above my cradle. The only mother, I've ever known. Wherever I am led and whatever, I must do, I will always love you.
[Moses then left Bithiah, to visit Hebrew slave woman, Yochabel, and learn the complete truth, of the cloth]
Rameses: Did you lose your head my sweet?
Sethi: I sent you to bring me the head of the jackal who will free the slaves.
Rameses: The slaves do not need a deliver now... They have Moses
Nefretiri: Is that a riddle?
Rameses: He gives them the priest's grain and one day in seven to rest. They call it "the day of Moses".
[as if it is a holiday]
Jannes: This man makes himself a god.
Nefretiri: I prefer him as a man.
Rameses: You would prefer him as Pharoah.
Nefretiri: Are you afraid of Moses?
Rameses: Yes. Because now heholds Ethopia in his left hand, Goshen in right. And you, my father are inbetween them.
Sethi: Are you saying he would lead the slaves against me? I have been his father.
Jannes: Ambition knows no father.
Nefretiri: Moses could not betray you, anymore than I Great Sethi.
Sethi: He can tell me that, when he arrives
Rameses: He will not be here, my father.
Sethi: What? I sent for both of you.
Rameses: His word is that he can not come because he is pressed by other matters.
Sethi: Other matters?
[Sethi spoke as in an a shout of anger, or shock]
Sethi: [Sethi then gets up and clangs a gong, for an Egyptian servant, immediately a servent appears] My escort. I will ride with you my son to see what rears itself in Goshen. A city or treason.
Moses: I'll not leave a man to die in the mud.
Slave: Thank you, my son... but death is better than bondage, for my days are ended and my prayer unanswered.
Moses: What prayer, old man?
Slave: That before death closed my eyes, I might behold the deliverer who will lead all men to freedom.
Moses: What deliverer could break the power of Pharaoh?
Egyptian guard: You!