I will take you as My people, and I will be your God.a You will know that I am Yahweh your God, who delivered you from the forced labor of the Egyptians.
I will bring you to the land that I sworeb to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord."
Moses told this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their broken spirit and hard labor.
Then the Lord spoke to Moses,
"Go and tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites go from his land."
But Moses said in the Lord's presence: "If the Israelites will not listen to me, then how will Pharaoh listen to me, since I am such a poor speaker?"c13
Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron and gave them commands concerning both the Israelites and Pharaoh king of Egypt to bring the Israelites out of the land of Egypt.
These are the heads of their fathers' families: The sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi. These are the clans of Reuben.
The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman. These are the clans of Simeon.
These are the names of the sons of Levi according to their genealogy: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. Levi lived 137 years.
The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, by their clans.