But the LORD said to Moses, "Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for with a strong hand he will send them out, and with 1a strong hand he will 2drive them out of his land."
God spoke to Moses and said to him, 3"I am the LORD.
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as 4God Almighty,a but by my name the 5LORD I did not make myself known to them.
46I also established my covenant with them 7to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they lived as sojourners.
Moreover, 8I have heard the groaning of the people of Israel whom the Egyptians hold as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant.
Say therefore to the people of Israel, 9'I am the LORD, and 10I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and 11I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment.
I 12will take you to be my people, and 13I will be your God, and you shall know that 14I am the LORD your God, who has brought you out 15from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
I will bring you into 16the land that I 17swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. I will give it to you for a possession. 18I am the LORD.'"
Moses spoke thus to the people of Israel, but they 19did not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and harsh slavery.
So the LORD said to Moses,
"Go in, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the people of Israel go out of his land."
But Moses said to the LORD, "Behold, the people of Israel have 20not listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me, for 21I am of uncircumcised lips?"
But the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron and gave them a charge about the people of Israel and about Pharaoh king of Egypt: to bring the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt.