I will bring you into the land I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I will give it to you as your very own possession. I am the !’”
So Moses told the people of Israel what the had said, but they refused to listen anymore. They had become too discouraged by the brutality of their slavery.
Then the said to Moses,
“Go back to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and tell him to let the people of Israel leave his country.”
“But !” Moses objected. “My own people won’t listen to me anymore. How can I expect Pharaoh to listen? I’m such a clumsy speaker! ”
References for Exodus 6:12
But the spoke to Moses and Aaron and gave them orders for the Israelites and for Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. The commanded Moses and Aaron to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt.
These are the ancestors of some of the clans of Israel: The sons of Reuben, Israel’s oldest son, were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. Their descendants became the clans of Reuben.
The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar, and Shaul. (Shaul’s mother was a Canaanite woman.) Their descendants became the clans of Simeon.
These are the descendants of Levi, as listed in their family records: The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. (Levi lived to be 137 years old.)
The descendants of Gershon included Libni and Shimei, each of whom became the ancestor of a clan.
The descendants of Kohath included Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. (Kohath lived to be 133 years old.)