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1 Then the Lord said to Moses, "Now you are going to see what I will do to the king. I will force him to let my people go. In fact, I will force him to drive them out of his land." 1 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand he will let them go; because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of his country."
2 God spoke to Moses and said, "I am the Lord. 2 God also said to Moses, "I am the LORD.
3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as Almighty God, but I did not make myself known to them by my holy name, the Lord. 3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD I did not make myself known to them.
4 I also made my covenant with them, promising to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they had lived as foreigners. 4 I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they lived as aliens.
5 Now I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians have enslaved, and I have remembered my covenant. 5 Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant.
6 So tell the Israelites that I say to them, "I am the Lord; I will rescue you and set you free from your slavery to the Egyptians. I will raise my mighty arm to bring terrible punishment upon them, and I will save you. 6 "Therefore, say to the Israelites: 'I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.
7 I will make you my own people, and I will be your God. You will know that I am the Lord your God when I set you free from slavery in Egypt. 7 I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.
8 I will bring you to the land that I solemnly promised to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as your own possession. I am the Lord.' " 8 And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the LORD.' "
9 Moses told this to the Israelites, but they would not listen to him, because their spirit had been broken by their cruel slavery. 9 Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and cruel bondage.
10 Then the Lord said to Moses, 10 Then the LORD said to Moses,
11 "Go and tell the king of Egypt that he must let the Israelites leave his land." 11 "Go, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites go out of his country."
12 But Moses replied, "Even the Israelites will not listen to me, so why should the king? I am such a poor speaker." 12 But Moses said to the LORD, "If the Israelites will not listen to me, why would Pharaoh listen to me, since I speak with faltering lips ?"
13 The Lord commanded Moses and Aaron: "Tell the Israelites and the king of Egypt that I have ordered you to lead the Israelites out of Egypt." 13 Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron about the Israelites and Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he commanded them to bring the Israelites out of Egypt.
14 Reuben, Jacob's first-born, had four sons: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; they were the ancestors of the clans that bear their names. 14 These were the heads of their families: The sons of Reuben the firstborn son of Israel were Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi. These were the clans of Reuben.
15 Simeon had six sons: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman; they were the ancestors of the clans that bear their names. 15 The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman. These were the clans of Simeon.
16 Levi had three sons: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari; they were the ancestors of the clans that bear their names. Levi lived 137 years. 16 These were the names of the sons of Levi according to their records: Gershon, Kohath and Merari. Levi lived 137 years.
17 Gershon had two sons: Libni and Shimei, and they had many descendants. 17 The sons of Gershon, by clans, were Libni and Shimei.
18 Kohath had four sons: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. Kohath lived 133 years. 18 The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel. Kohath lived 133 years.
19 Merari had two sons: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of Levi with their descendants. 19 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. These were the clans of Levi according to their records.
20 Amram married his father's sister Jochebed, who bore him Aaron and Moses. Amram lived 137 years. 20 Amram married his father's sister Jochebed, who bore him Aaron and Moses. Amram lived 137 years.
21 Izhar had three sons: Korah, Nepheg, and Zichri. 21 The sons of Izhar were Korah, Nepheg and Zicri.
22 Uzziel also had three sons: Mishael, Elzaphan, and Sithri. 22 The sons of Uzziel were Mishael, Elzaphan and Sithri.
23 Aaron married Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon; she bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 23 Aaron married Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
24 Korah had three sons: Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph; they were the ancestors of the divisions of the clan of Korah. 24 The sons of Korah were Assir, Elkanah and Abiasaph. These were the Korahite clans.
25 Eleazar, Aaron's son, married one of Putiel's daughters, who bore him Phinehas. These were the heads of the families and the clans of the tribe of Levi. 25 Eleazar son of Aaron married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas. These were the heads of the Levite families, clan by clan.
26 Aaron and Moses were the ones to whom the Lord said, "Lead the tribes of Israel out of Egypt." 26 It was this same Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said, "Bring the Israelites out of Egypt by their divisions."
27 They were the men who told the king of Egypt to free the Israelites. 27 They were the ones who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt about bringing the Israelites out of Egypt. It was the same Moses and Aaron.
28 When the Lord spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt, 28 Now when the LORD spoke to Moses in Egypt,
29 he said, "I am the Lord. Tell the king of Egypt everything I tell you." 29 he said to him, "I am the LORD. Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything I tell you."
30 But Moses answered, "You know that I am such a poor speaker; why should the king listen to me?" 30 But Moses said to the LORD, "Since I speak with faltering lips, why would Pharaoh listen to me?"