"At thisremark, 1MOSESFLED AND BECAME AN ALIEN IN THE LAND OF aMIDIAN, where he 2became the father of twosons.
"After fortyyears had passed, 3AN ANGELAPPEARED TO HIM IN THE WILDERNESS OF MOUNTSinai, IN THE FLAME OF A BURNINGTHORNBUSH.
"When Mosessaw it, he marveled at the sight; and as he approached to look more closely, there came the voice of the Lord:
'4I AM THE GOD OF YOUR FATHERS, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AND ISAAC AND JACOB.' Mosesshook with fear and would not venture to look.
"5BUT THE LORDSAID TO HIM, '6TAKEOFF THE SANDALS FROM YOUR FEET, FOR THE PLACE ON WHICH YOU ARE STANDING IS HOLYGROUND.
'7I HAVE CERTAINLYSEEN THE OPPRESSION OF MY PEOPLE IN EGYPT AND HAVE HEARD THEIR GROANS, AND I HAVE COMEDOWN TO RESCUE THEM; b8COMENOW, AND I WILL SEND YOU TO EGYPT.'
35"ThisMoseswhom they 9disowned, saying, 'WHOMADE YOU A RULER AND A JUDGE?' is the onewhomGodcsent to be both a ruler and a deliverer with the dhelp of the angel who appeared to him in the thornbush.
"10Thismanled them out, performing11wonders and esigns in the land of Egypt and in the RedSea and in the 12wilderness for fortyyears.
37"This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, '13GOD WILL RAISE UP FOR YOU A PROPHETfLIKE ME FROM YOUR BRETHREN.'
38"This is the one who was in 14the gcongregation in the wildernesstogether with 15the angel who was speaking to him on MountSinai, and who was with our fathers; and he received16living17oracles to pass on to you.
"Our fathers were unwilling to be obedient to him, but 18repudiated him and in their heartsturnedback to Egypt,