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Exodus 6 (Lexham English Bible)

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Yahweh Discusses His Name and Israel’s Future

1 And Yahweh said to Moses, "Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh, because with a strong hand he will release them, and with a strong hand he will drive them out from his land." 2 And God spoke to Moses, and he said to him, "I [am] Yahweh. 3 And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as God Shaddai,a but by my name Yahweh I was not known to them. 4 And I not only established my covenant with them to give to them the land of Canaan, the land of their sojournings, in which they dwelt as aliens, 5 but also I myself heard the groaning of the {Israelites},b whom [the] Egyptians [are] making to work, and I remembered my covenant. 6 Therefore say to the {Israelites},c 'I [am] Yahweh, and I will bring you out from under the {forced labor}d of Egypt, and I will deliver you from their slavery, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great punishments. 7 And I will take you {as my people},e and I will be {your God},f and you will know that I [am] Yahweh your God, who brought you out from under the {forced labor}g of Egypt. 8 And I will bring you to the land {that I swore}h to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, and I will give it to you [as] a possession. I [am] Yahweh." 9 And Moses spoke thus to the {Israelites},i but they did not listen to Moses, because of {discouragement}j and because of hard work. 10 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 11 "Go, speak to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and let him release the {Israelites}k from his land." 12 And Moses spoke before Yahweh, saying, "Look, the {Israelites}l do not listen to me, and how will Pharaoh listen to me, since I [am] {a poor speaker}?"m 13 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, and he commanded them [to go] to the {Israelites}n and to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, to bring the {Israelites}o out from the land of Egypt.

The Genealogy of Moses and Aaron

14 These [are] the heads of {their families}.p The sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel, [are] Enoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi. These [are] the clans of Reuben. 15 And the sons of Simeon [are] Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jakin and Zohar and Shaul the son of the Canaanitess.q These [are] the clans of Simeon. 16 And these [are] the names of the sons of Levi according to their genealogies:r Gershon and Kohath and Merari, and the years of the life of Levi [were] {one hundred and thirty-seven years}.s 17 The sons of Gershon [are] Libni and Shimei according to their clans. 18 And the sons of Kohath [are] Amram and Izhar and Hebron and Uzziel, and the years of the life of Kohath [were] {one hundred and thirty-three years}.t 19 And the sons of Merari [are] Mahli and Mushi. These [are] clans of the Levites according to their genealogies.u 20 And Amram took Jochebed his aunt for himself as a wife, and she bore for him Aaron and Moses, and the years of the life of Amram [were] {one hundred and thirty-seven years}.v 21 And the sons of Izhar [are] Korah and Nepheg and Zikri. 22 And the sons of Uzziel [are] Mishael and Elzaphan and Sithri. 23 And Aaron took Elisheba the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon, for himself as a wife, and she bore for him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 24 And the sons of Korah [are] Assir and Elkanah and Abiasaph. These [are] the clans of the Korahites. 25 And Eleazar the son of Aaron took for himself [one] from the daughters of Putiel as a wife, and she bore for him Phinehas. These [are] the heads of the {families}w of the Levites according to their clans. 26 [It was] that Aaron and Moses to whom Yahweh said, "Bring the {Israelites}x out from the land of Egypt according to their divisions." 27 They [were] those who spoke to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, in order to bring the {Israelites}y out from Egypt. [It was] that Moses and Aaron. 28 {And so it was on a certain day}z Yahweh spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt. 29 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "I [am] Yahweh. Speak to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, all that I [am] speaking to you." 30 And Moses said before Yahweh, "Look, I [am] {a poor speaker}.aa And how will Pharaoh listen to me?"
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