The LORD said, "I have indeed seen1 the misery2 of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned3 about their suffering.48
So I have come down5 to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land,6 a land flowing with milk and honey7--the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites8 and Jebusites.99
And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing10 them.
So now, go. I am sending11 you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt."12