God spoke to Moses and said, "I am the Lord. 1
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as Almighty God, but I did not make myself known to them by my holy name, the Lord.
I also made my covenant with them, promising to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they had lived as foreigners.
Now I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians have enslaved, and I have remembered my covenant.
So tell the Israelites that I say to them, "I am the Lord; I will rescue you and set you free from your slavery to the Egyptians. I will raise my mighty arm to bring terrible punishment upon them, and I will save you.
I will make you my own people, and I will be your God. You will know that I am the Lord your God when I set you free from slavery in Egypt.
I will bring you to the land that I solemnly promised to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as your own possession. I am the Lord.' "