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Exodus 6:2–8

GOD PROMISES FREEDOM

Then God spoke to Moses, telling him, “I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty, but I was not known to them by my name ‘the Lord.’A,a I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the land they lived in as aliens.b Furthermore, I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are forcing to work as slaves, and I have rememberedc my covenant.

“Therefore tell the Israelites: I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from the forced labor of the Egyptians and rescue you from slavery to them. I will redeem you with an outstretched armd and great acts of judgment. I will take you as my people,e and I will be your God. You will knowf that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from the forced labor of the Egyptians. I will bring you to the land that I sworeB,g to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord.”

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