Moses said to God, "Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?'1 Then what shall I tell them?"
God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM.a This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM2 has sent me to you.' "
God also said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites, 'The LORD,b the God of your fathers3--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob4--has sent me to you.' This is my name5 forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.616
"Go, assemble the elders7 of Israel and say to them, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob8--appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen9 what has been done to you in Egypt.