God also said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites, 'The LORD,a the God of your fathers1--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob2--has sent me to you.' This is my name3 forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.416
"Go, assemble the elders5 of Israel and say to them, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob6--appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen7 what has been done to you in Egypt.
And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt8 into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites--a land flowing with milk and honey.'918
"The elders of Israel will listen10 to you. Then you and the elders are to go to the king of Egypt and say to him, 'The LORD, the God of the Hebrews,11 has met12 with us. Let us take a three-day journey13 into the desert to offer sacrifices14 to the LORD our God.'
But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless a mighty hand15 compels him.
So I will stretch out my hand16 and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders17 that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go.1821
"And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed19 toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed.2022
Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver21 and gold22 and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder23 the Egyptians."24