God Promises Action

1 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for 1under compulsion * he will let them go, and under compulsion * he will drive them out of his land."

References for Exodus 6:1

    • a 6:1 - Lit "by a strong hand"
    • b 6:1 - Lit "by a strong hand"
      2 God spoke further to Moses and said to him, "I am 2the LORD;

      References for Exodus 6:2

      3 and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as 3God Almighty, but by 4My name, LORD, I did not make Myself known to them.

      References for Exodus 6:3

        • c 6:3 - Heb "El Shaddai"
        • d 6:3 - Heb "YHWH," usually rendered LORD
          4 "I also established 5My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they sojourned.

          References for Exodus 6:4

            • e 6:4 - Lit "land of their sojournings in which..."
              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.

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              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 outstretched arm and with great judgments.

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              7 'Then I will take you 11for My people, and 12I will be your God; and 13you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

              References for Exodus 6:7

                • f 6:7 - Lit "to Me for a people"
                • g 6:7 - Lit "to you for a God"
                  8 'I will bring you to the land which 14I swore * to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and 15I will give it to you for a possession; 16I am the LORD.' "

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                  9 So Moses spoke thus to the sons of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses on 17account of their despondency * and cruel bondage.

                  References for Exodus 6:9

                    • i 6:9 - Lit "shortness of spirit"
                      10 Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
                      11 "18Go, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the sons of Israel go out of his land."

                      References for Exodus 6:11

                        • j 6:11 - Lit "speak to"
                        • k 6:11 - Lit "that he let"
                          12 But Moses spoke before the LORD, saying, "Behold, the sons of Israel have not listened to me; 19how then will Pharaoh listen to me, for I am 20unskilled in speech?"

                          References for Exodus 6:12

                            • l 6:12 - Lit "uncircumcised of lips"
                              13 Then the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, and gave them a charge to the sons of Israel and to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

                              The Heads of Israel

                              14 These are the heads of their fathers' households. 21The sons of Reuben, Israel's firstborn: Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi; these are the families of Reuben.

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                              15 The 22sons of Simeon: Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the families of Simeon.

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                              16 These are the names of 23the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon and Kohath and Merari; and the length of Levi's life was one hundred and thirty-seven * years.

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                              17 24The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, according to their families.

                              References for Exodus 6:17

                                • n 6:17 - In 1 Chr 23:7, "Ladan"
                                  18 25The sons of Kohath: Amram and Izhar and Hebron and Uzziel; and the length of Kohath's life was one hundred and thirty-three * years.

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                                  19 26The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their generations.

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                                  20 27Amram married * his father's sister Jochebed, and she bore him Aaron and Moses; and the length of Amram's life was one hundred and thirty-seven * years.

                                  References for Exodus 6:20

                                    • p 6:20 - Lit "took to him to wife"
                                    • q 6:20 - Lit "years"
                                      21 28The sons of Izhar: Korah and Nepheg and Zichri.

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                                      22 29The sons of Uzziel: Mishael and Elzaphan and Sithri.

                                      References for Exodus 6:22

                                        • r 6:22 - In Num 3:30, "Elizaphan"
                                          23 Aaron married * Elisheba, the daughter of 30Amminadab, the sister of 31Nahshon, and she bore him 32Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

                                          References for Exodus 6:23

                                            • s 6:23 - Lit "took to him to wife"
                                              24 The 33sons of Korah: Assir and Elkanah and Abiasaph; these are the families of the Korahites.

                                              References for Exodus 6:24

                                                • t 6:24 - In 1 Chr 6:23 and 9:19, "Ebiasaph"
                                                  25 Aaron's son 34Eleazar married * one 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.

                                                  References for Exodus 6:25

                                                    • u 6:25 - Lit "took to him to wife"
                                                      26 It was the same Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said, "36Bring out the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their 37hosts."

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                                                      27 They were the ones 38who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt about bringing out the sons of Israel from Egypt; it was the same Moses and Aaron.

                                                      References for Exodus 6:27

                                                        • v 6:27 - Lit "to bring out"
                                                          28 Now it came about on the day when the LORD spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,
                                                          29 that the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "39I am the LORD; 40speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I speak to you."

                                                          References for Exodus 6:29

                                                          30 But Moses said before the LORD, "Behold, I am 41unskilled in speech; how then will Pharaoh listen to me?"

                                                          References for Exodus 6:30

                                                            • w 6:30 - Lit "uncircumcised of lips"