Now Moseskept the flock of Jethro his father in law , the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.2
And the angel of the LORDappeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked , and, behold, the bushburned with fire, and the bush was not consumed .
And Mosessaid , I will now turn aside , and see this greatsight,why the bush is not burnt .
And when the LORDsaw that he turned aside to see , Godcalled unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said , Moses,Moses. And he said , Here am I.
And he said , Draw not nighhither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the placewhereon thou standest is holyground.6
Moreover he said , I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moseshid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.7
And the LORDsaid , I have surelyseen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters ; for I know their sorrows;8
And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a goodland and a large, unto a landflowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.9
Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptiansoppress them.
10Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.11
And Mosessaid unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?12
And he said , Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serveGod upon this mountain.13
And Mosessaid unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
And Godsaid unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM : and he said , Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
And Godsaidmoreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORDGod of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto allgenerations.16Go , and gather the elders of Israeltogether , and say unto them, The LORDGod of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob,appeared unto me, saying , I have surelyvisited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:17
And I have said , I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a landflowing with milk and honey.18
And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come , thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORDGod of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go , we beseech thee, threedays'journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.19
And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not leta you go , no, not by a mightyhand.20
And I will stretch out my hand, and smiteEgypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go .
And I will give this peoplefavour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go , ye shall not goempty:22
But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house,jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.b