The LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Furthermore, the man Moses himself was greatly esteemed in the land of Egypt, both in the sight of Pharaoh's servants and in the sight of the people.
Then Moses said to the LORD, "See, You say to me, 'Bring up this people !' But You Yourself have not let me know whom You will send with me. Moreover, You have said, 'I have known you by name, and you have also found favor in My sight.'
"Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways that I may know You, so that I may find favor in Your sight. Consider too, that this nation is Your people."
"For how then can it be known that I have found favor in Your sight, I and Your people ? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we, I and Your people, may be distinguished from all the other people who are upon the face of the earth ?"
The LORD said to Moses, "I will also do this thing of which you have spoken ; for you have found favor in My sight and I have known you by name."
He said, "If now I have found favor in Your sight, O Lord, I pray, let the Lord go along in our midst, even though the people are so obstinate , and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your own possession."