Then the LORD said to Moses, "Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand1 he will let them go;2 because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of his country."32
God also said to Moses, "I am the LORD.43
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty,a5 but by my name6 the LORDb7 I did not make myself known to them.c4
I also established my covenant8 with them to give them the land9 of Canaan, where they resided as foreigners.105
Moreover, I have heard the groaning11 of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant.126
"Therefore, say to the Israelites: 'I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.13 I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem14 you with an outstretched arm15 and with mighty acts of judgment.167
I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God.17 Then you will know18 that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.
And I will bring you to the land19 I swore20 with uplifted hand21 to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob.22 I will give it to you as a possession. I am the LORD.' "239
Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labor.2410
Then the LORD said to Moses,
"Go, tell25 Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites go out of his country."2612
But Moses said to the LORD, "If the Israelites will not listen27 to me, why would Pharaoh listen to me, since I speak with faltering lipsd ?"28
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.2914
These were the heads of their familiese:30 The sons of Reuben31 the firstborn son of Israel were Hanok and Pallu, Hezron and Karmi. These were the clans of Reuben.
The sons of Simeon32 were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman. These were the clans of Simeon.
These were the names of the sons of Levi33 according to their records: Gershon,34 Kohath and Merari.35 Levi lived 137 years.
The sons of Gershon, by clans, were Libni and Shimei.3618
The sons of Kohath37 were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel.38 Kohath lived 133 years.
The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi.39 These were the clans of Levi according to their records.
Amram40 married his father's sister Jochebed, who bore him Aaron and Moses.41 Amram lived 137 years.
The sons of Izhar42 were Korah, Nepheg and Zikri.
The sons of Uzziel were Mishael, Elzaphan43 and Sithri.
Aaron married Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab44 and sister of Nahshon,45 and she bore him Nadab and Abihu,46 Eleazar47 and Ithamar.4824
The sons of Korah49 were Assir, Elkanah and Abiasaph. These were the Korahite clans.
Eleazar son of Aaron married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas.50 These were the heads of the Levite families, clan by clan.
It was this Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said, "Bring the Israelites out of Egypt51 by their divisions."5227
They were the ones who spoke to Pharaoh53 king of Egypt about bringing the Israelites out of Egypt--this same Moses and Aaron.54
Now when the LORD spoke to Moses in Egypt,
he said to him, "I am the LORD.55 Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything I tell you."
But Moses said to the LORD, "Since I speak with faltering lips,56 why would Pharaoh listen to me?"