Exodus 6 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God said to Moses, "Now you'll see what I'll do to Pharaoh: With a strong hand he'll send them out free; with a strong hand he'll 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 continued speaking to Moses, reassuring him, "I am God. 2 God also said to Moses, "I am the LORD.
3 I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as The Strong God, but by my name God (I-Am-Present) I was not known to them. 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 established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the country in which they lived as sojourners. 4 I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they lived as aliens.
5 But now I've heard the groanings of the Israelites whom the Egyptians continue to enslave and I've 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 Therefore tell the Israelites: 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'll take you as my own people and I'll be God to you. You'll know that I am God, your God who brings you out from under the cruel hard labor of 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'll bring you into the land that I promised to give Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and give it to you as your own country. I AM God." 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 But when Moses delivered this message to the Israelites, they didn't even hear him - they were that beaten down in spirit by the harsh slave conditions. 9 Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and cruel bondage.
10 Then God said to Moses, 10 Then the LORD said to Moses,
11 "Go and speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt so that he will release the Israelites from his land." 11 "Go, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites go out of his country."
12 Moses answered God, "Look - the Israelites won't even listen to me. How do you expect Pharaoh to? And besides, I stutter." 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 But God again laid out the facts to Moses and Aaron regarding the Israelites and Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he again commanded them to lead the Israelites out of the land of Egypt. The Family Tree of Moses and Aaron 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 These are the heads of the tribes: The sons of Reuben, Israel's firstborn: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi - these are the families of Reuben. 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 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar, and Saul, the son of a Canaanite woman - these are the families of Simeon. 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 These are the names of the sons of Levi in the order of their birth: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 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 The sons of Gershon by family: Libni and Shimei. 17 The sons of Gershon, by clans, were Libni and Shimei.
18 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. Kohath lived to be 133. 18 The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel. Kohath lived 133 years.
19 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the sons of Levi in the order of their birth. 19 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. These were the clans of Levi according to their records.
20 Amram married his aunt Jochebed and she had Aaron and Moses. Amram lived to be 137. 20 Amram married his father's sister Jochebed, who bore him Aaron and Moses. Amram lived 137 years.
21 The sons of Izhar: Korah, Nepheg, and Zicri. 21 The sons of Izhar were Korah, Nepheg and Zicri.
22 The sons of Uzziel: 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, and she had Nadab and 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 The sons of Korah: Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph. These are the families of the Korahites. 24 The sons of Korah were Assir, Elkanah and Abiasaph. These were the Korahite clans.
25 Aaron's son Eleazar married one of the daughters of Putiel and she had Phinehas. These are the heads of the Levite families, family by family. 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 This is the Aaron and Moses whom God ordered: "Bring the Israelites out of the land of Egypt clan by clan." 26 It was this same Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said, "Bring the Israelites out of Egypt by their divisions."
27 These are the men, Moses and Aaron, who told Pharaoh king of Egypt to release the Israelites from Egypt. "I'll Make You As a God to Pharaoh" 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 And that's how things stood when God next spoke to Moses in Egypt. 28 Now when the LORD spoke to Moses in Egypt,
29 God addressed Moses, saying, "I am God. Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything I say to you." 29 he said to him, "I am the LORD. Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything I tell you."
30 And Moses answered, "Look at me. I stutter. Why would Pharaoh listen to me?" 30 But Moses said to the LORD, "Since I speak with faltering lips, why would Pharaoh listen to me?"