Then the LORDsaid to Moses, "Now you shall seewhat I will do to Pharaoh; for a1under compulsion he will let them go, and bunder compulsion he will drive them out of his land."
2Godspoke further to Moses and said to him, "I am 2the LORD;
and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as c3GodAlmighty, but by 4My name, dLORD, I did not make Myself known to them.
"I alsoestablished5My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the eland in which they sojourned.
5"Furthermore I have 6heard the groaning of the sons of Israel, because the Egyptians are holding them in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant.
6"Say, therefore, to the sons of Israel, '7I am the LORD, and 8I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from their bondage. I will also 9redeem you with 10an outstretchedarm and with greatjudgments.
'Then I will take you f11for My people, and 12I will be gyour God; and 13you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
'I will bring you to the landwhich14I hswore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and 15I will give it to you for a possession; 16I am the LORD.' "
So Mosesspokethus to the sons of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses on 17account of their idespondency and cruelbondage.
Now the LORDspoke to Moses, saying,
"18Go, jtellPharaohking of Egyptkto let the sons of Israelgo out of his land."
But Mosesspokebefore the LORD, saying, "Behold, the sons of Israel have not listened to me; 19how then will Pharaohlisten to me, for I am l20unskilled in speech?"
Then the LORDspoke to Moses and to Aaron, and gave them a charge to the sons of Israel and to Pharaohking of Egypt, to bring the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
14These are the heads of their fathers'households. 21The sons of Reuben, Israel'sfirstborn: Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi; these are the families of Reuben.
The 22sons of Simeon: Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanitewoman; these are the families of Simeon.
16These are the names of 23the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon and Kohath and Merari; and the mlength of Levi'slife was one hundred and thirty-sevenyears.
1724The sons of Gershon: nLibni and Shimei, according to their families.
1825The sons of Kohath: Amram and Izhar and Hebron and Uzziel; and the olength of Kohath'slife was one hundred and thirty-threeyears.
1926The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their generations.
2027Amrampmarried his father'ssisterJochebed, and she bore him Aaron and Moses; and the qlength of Amram'slife was one hundred and thirty-sevenyears.
2128The sons of Izhar: Korah and Nepheg and Zichri.
2229The sons of Uzziel: Mishael and rElzaphan and Sithri.
23AaronsmarriedElisheba, the daughter of 30Amminadab, the sister of 31Nahshon, and she bore him 32Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
The 33sons of Korah: Assir and Elkanah and tAbiasaph; these are the families of the Korahites.
25Aaron'sson34Eleazarumarriedone of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him 35Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers' households of the Levites according to their families.
It was the same Aaron and Moses to whom the LORDsaid, "36Bring out the sons of Israel from the land of Egyptaccording to their 37hosts."
They were the ones 38who spoke to Pharaohking of Egyptvabout bringing out the sons of Israel from Egypt; it was the same Moses and Aaron.
Now it came about on the day when the LORDspoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,
that the LORDspoke to Moses, saying, "39I am the LORD; 40speak to Pharaohking of Egyptall that I speak to you."
But Mosessaidbefore the LORD, "Behold, I am w41unskilled in speech; how then will Pharaohlisten to me?"