Exodus 3:13-16 NIV

13 Moses said to God, "Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?'1 Then what shall I tell them?"

References for Exodus 3:13

14 God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM.a This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM2 has sent me to you.' "

References for Exodus 3:14

    • b 3:14 - Or "I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE"
      15 God also said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites, 'The LORD,b the God of your fathers3--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob4--has sent me to you.' This is my name5 forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.6

      References for Exodus 3:15

        • c 3:15 - The Hebrew for "LORD" sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for "I AM" in verse 14.
          16 "Go, assemble the elders7 of Israel and say to them, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob8--appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen9 what has been done to you in Egypt.