and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On the day I chose Israel, I swore with uplifted hand to the descendants of Jacob and revealed myself to them in Egypt. With uplifted hand I said to them, “I am the LORD your God.”
And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I am the LORD your God;
and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: On the day when I chose Israel, I swore to the offspring of the house of Jacob, making myself known to them in the land of Egypt; I swore to them, saying, I am the LORD your God.
And say unto them, thus saith the Lord God
Here begins the account of their fathers; of God's unmerited
goodness to them, and of their sins and transgressions against
him, and how it fared with them: in the day when I chose
to be his peculiar people, above all people on the face of the
earth; when he declared his choice of them, and made it appear
that he had chosen them, and distinguished them, by special
blessings and favours bestowed on them: and lifted up mine
hand to the seed of the house of Jacob;
the posterity of Jacob or Israel, to whom the Lord swore that he
would do such and such things for them; of which the lifting up
the hand was a token; it is a gesture used in swearing, (
Daniel 12:7 )
; and so the Targum,
``and I swore unto them by my word:''
and made myself known unto them in the land of
by his name Jehovah; by the prophets he sent unto them, Moses,
Aaron, and Miriam; and by the miracles he wrought among them:
when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I [am] the Lord
making promise of it, declaring it unto them, confirming it with an
oath; see ( Hebrews 6:17Hebrews 6:18 ) .