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6 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty handh he will let them go;i because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of his country.”j

God also said to Moses, “I am the Lord.k I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty,a l but by my namem the Lordb n I did not make myself fully known to them. I also established my covenanto with them to give them the landp of Canaan, where they resided as foreigners.q Moreover, I have heard the groaningr of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant.s

“Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.t I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeemu you with an outstretched armv and with mighty acts of judgment.w I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God.x Then you will knowy that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. And I will bring you to the landz I sworea with uplifted handb to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob.c I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord.’ ”d

Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labor.e

10 Then the Lord said to Moses, 11 “Go, tellf Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites go out of his country.”g

12 But Moses said to the Lord, “If the Israelites will not listenh to me, why would Pharaoh listen to me, since I speak with faltering lipsc?”i

Family Record of Moses and Aaron

13 Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron about the Israelites and Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he commanded them to bring the Israelites out of Egypt.j

14 These were the heads of their familiesd:k

The sons of Reubenl the firstborn son of Israel were Hanok and Pallu, Hezron and Karmi. These were the clans of Reuben.

15 The sons of Simeonm were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman. These were the clans of Simeon.

16 These were the names of the sons of Levin according to their records: Gershon,o Kohath and Merari.p Levi lived 137 years.

17 The sons of Gershon, by clans, were Libni and Shimei.q

18 The sons of Kohathr were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel.s Kohath lived 133 years.

19 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi.t

These were the clans of Levi according to their records.

20 Amramu married his father’s sister Jochebed, who bore him Aaron and Moses.v Amram lived 137 years.

21 The sons of Izharw were Korah, Nepheg and Zikri.

22 The sons of Uzziel were Mishael, Elzaphanx and Sithri.

23 Aaron married Elisheba, daughter of Amminadaby and sister of Nahshon,z and she bore him Nadab and Abihu,a Eleazarb and Ithamar.c

24 The sons of Korahd were Assir, Elkanah and Abiasaph. These were the Korahite clans.

25 Eleazar son of Aaron married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas.e

These were the heads of the Levite families, clan by clan.

26 It was this Aaron and Moses to whom the Lord said, “Bring the Israelites out of Egyptf by their divisions.”g 27 They were the ones who spoke to Pharaohh king of Egypt about bringing the Israelites out of Egypt—this same Moses and Aaron.i

Aaron to Speak for Moses

28 Now when the Lord spoke to Moses in Egypt, 29 he said to him, “I am the Lord.j Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything I tell you.”

30 But Moses said to the Lord, “Since I speak with faltering lips,k why would Pharaoh listen to me?”


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