Then God spoke to Moses, telling him, "I am Yahweh.
I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty,b but I did not make My name Yahweh known to them.
I also established My covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the land they lived in as foreigners.
Furthermore, I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are forcing to work as slaves, and I have remembered My covenant.
"Therefore tell the Israelites: I am Yahweh, and I will deliver you from the forced labor of the Egyptians and free you from slavery to them. I will redeem you with an outstretched armc and great acts of judgment.