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6 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh. For awith a strong hand he will let them go, and with a strong hand bhe will drive them out of his land.”

And God spoke to Moses and said to him: “I am 1the Lord. cI appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as dGod Almighty, but by My name eLord 2I was not known to them. fI have also 3established My covenant with them, gto give them the land of Canaan, the land of their 4pilgrimage, hin which they were 5strangers. And iI have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant. Therefore say to the children of Israel: j‘I am the Lord; kI will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will lrescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with 6an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I will mtake you as My people, and nI will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brings you out ofrom under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring you into the land which I pswore 7to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the Lord.’ ” So Moses spoke thus to the children of Israel; qbut they did not heed Moses, because of ranguish 8of spirit and cruel bondage.

10 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 11 “Go in, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the children of Israel go out of his land.”

12 And Moses spoke before the Lord, saying, “The children of Israel have not heeded me. How then shall Pharaoh heed me, for sI am 9of uncircumcised lips?”

13 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, and gave them a tcommand 1for the children of Israel and for Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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