And I will bring you to the land1 I swore2 with uplifted hand3 to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob.4 I will give it to you as a possession. I am the LORD.' "59
Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and cruel bondage.610
Then the LORD said to Moses,
"Go, tell7 Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites go out of his country."812
But Moses said to the LORD, "If the Israelites will not listen9 to me, why would Pharaoh listen to me, since I speak with faltering lipsa ?"10
Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron about the Israelites and Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he commanded them to bring the Israelites out of Egypt.1114
These were the heads of their familiesb:12 The sons of Reuben13 the firstborn son of Israel were Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi. These were the clans of Reuben.
The sons of Simeon14 were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman. These were the clans of Simeon.
These were the names of the sons of Levi15 according to their records: Gershon,16 Kohath and Merari.17 Levi lived 137 years.
The sons of Gershon, by clans, were Libni and Shimei.1818
The sons of Kohath19 were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel.20 Kohath lived 133 years.