I'll bring you into the land that I promised to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I'll give it to you as your possession. I am the LORD.'"
Moses told this to the Israelites. But they didn't listen to Moses, because of their complete exhaustion and their hard labor.
Then the LORD said to Moses,
"Go and tell Pharaoh, Egypt's king, to let the Israelites out of his land."
But Moses said to the LORD, "The Israelites haven't even listened to me. How can I expect Pharaoh to listen to me, especially since I'm not a very good speaker?"
Nevertheless, the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron about the Israelites and Pharaoh, Egypt's king, giving them orders to let the Israelites go from the land of Egypt.
These were the leaders of their households. The descendants of Reuben, Israel's oldest son: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. These were Reuben's clans.
The Simeonites: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, a Canaanite woman's son. These were Simeon's clans.
These were the Levites' names by their generations: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. Levi lived 137 years.
The Gershonites: Libni and Shimei and their clans.
The Kohathites: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. Kohath lived 133 years.