Moses grows up. One day, he goes to see his own people. He sees their forced labor. He also happens to see an Egyptian striking a Hebrew, one of his countrymen. He looks everywhere and ensures that no one is in sight. Afterwards, he kills the Egyptian and hides his body in the sand.
The next day, he returns to the place. There, he sees two Hebrews fighting. He takes the one who is wrong to task. He wants to know why he is hitting the other. The man is furious. He asks Moses who appointed him as their prince or judge. He also wants to know if he intends to kill him as he killed the Egyptian the other day. This frightens Moses. He feels that everyone has come to know of his action.
Pharaoh too hears of it and tries to put Moses to death. But he flees from there.
He goes into the territory of the Midianites. There, he sits beside a well.