But the LORD said to Moses, "Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for with a strong hand he will send them out, and with 1a strong hand he will 2drive them out of his land."
God spoke to Moses and said to him, 3"I am the LORD.
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as 4God Almighty, but by my name the 5LORD I did not make myself known to them.
6I also established my covenant with them 7to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they lived as sojourners.
Moreover, 8I have heard the groaning of the people of Israel whom the Egyptians hold as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant.
Say therefore to the people of Israel, 9'I am the LORD, and 10I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and 11I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment.
I 12will take you to be my people, and 13I will be your God, and you shall know that 14I am the LORD your God, who has brought you out 15from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
I will bring you into 16the land that I 17swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. I will give it to you for a possession. 18I am the LORD.'"
Moses spoke thus to the people of Israel, but they 19did not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and harsh slavery.
So the LORD said to Moses,
"Go in, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the people of Israel go out of his land."
But Moses said to the LORD, "Behold, the people of Israel have 20not listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me, for 21I am of uncircumcised lips?"
But the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron and gave them a charge about the people of Israel and about Pharaoh king of Egypt: to bring the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
These are the heads of their fathers' houses: the 22sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the clans of Reuben.
The 23sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the clans of Simeon.
These are the names of the 24sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, the years of the life of Levi being 137 years.
The 25sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, by their clans.
The 26sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, the years of the life of Kohath being 133 years.
The 27sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites according to their generations.
28Amram took as his wife Jochebed his father's sister, and she bore him Aaron and Moses, the years of the life of Amram being 137 years.
29The sons of Izhar: Korah, Nepheg, and Zichri.
The 30sons of Uzziel: Mishael, Elzaphan, and Sithri.
Aaron took as his wife Elisheba, the daughter of 31Amminadab and the sister of 32Nahshon, and she bore him 33Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
The 34sons of Korah: Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these are the clans of the Korahites.
Eleazar, Aaron's son, took as his wife one of the daughters of Putiel, and 35she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites by their clans.
These are the Aaron and Moses 36to whom the LORD said: "Bring out the people of Israel from the land of Egypt 37by their hosts."
It was they who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt about bringing out the people of Israel from Egypt, this Moses and this Aaron.
On the day when the LORD spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,
the LORD said to Moses, 38"I am the LORD; 39tell Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say to you."
But Moses said to the LORD, "Behold, 40I am of uncircumcised lips. How will Pharaoh listen to me?"