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Exodus 6:1-30

6  And Jehovah said to Moses “Now you shall see what I will do to the Pharaoh; for by force he shall let you go and by force he shall expel you from his country.” 2  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, and said to him “I am Jehovah; and 3  I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as El Shaddai, not being known to them by my name Jehovah, 4  and also established my covenant with them, to give them the country of Canaan, the country in which they lived their immigrant life. 5  And I have also heard the groaning of the sons of Israel whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and have remembered my covenant. 6  So say to the sons of Israel ‘I am Jehovah, and will bring you out from under the Egyptian loads and deliver you from slavery to them, and claim my rights in you with outstretched arm and with great judgments, 7  and take you to have you for my people and let you have me for your God; and you shall know that I am your God Jehovah who brings you out from under the Egyptian loads. 8  And I will bring you into the country I pledged myself to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and will give it to you in possession, I Jehovah.’” 9  And Moses spoke so to the sons of Israel; but they did not listen to Moses for desperation and for hard work. 10  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 11  “Go in and speak to the Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, to have him let the sons of Israel go out of his country.” 12  And Moses spoke before God, saying “Here the sons of Israel have not listened to me, and how is the Pharaoh to listen to me when I am uncircumcised in lips?” 13*  And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron and gave them a commission to the Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, to bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt. 14  These are the heads of their families: the sons of Reuben, Israel’s firstborn, were Hanoc and Pallu, Hesron and Carmi: these are the clans of the Reubenites. 15  And the sons of Simeon were Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jakin and Sohar and Shaul the Canaanite woman’s son: these are the clans of the Simeonites. 16  And these are the names of the sons of Levi by their line: Gershon and Kehath and Merari; and the length of Levi’s life was a hundred and thirty-seven years. 17  The sons of Gershon were Libni and Shimei by their clans; 18  and the sons of Kehath were ʽAmram and Ishar and Hebron and ʽUzziel, and the length of Kehath’s life was a hundred and thirty-three years; 19  and the sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites by their line. 20  And ʽAmram married his aunt Jokebed, and she had sons, Aaron and Moses; and the length of ʽAmram’s life was a hundred and thirty-seven years. 21  And the sons of Ishar were Korah and Nepheg and Zicri; 22  and the sons of ʽUzziel were Mishael and Elsaphan and Sithri. 23  And Aaron married Elishebaʽ the daughter of ʽAmminadab, Nahshon’s sister, and she bore sons to him, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 24  And the sons of Korah were Assir and Elkanah and Abiasaph: these are the clans of the Korahites. 25  And Aaron’s son Eleazar married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him a son Pinehas. These are the heads of the families of the Levites by their clans. 26  This was the Aaron and Moses to whom Jehovah said “Bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt corps by corps.” 27  These it was who spoke to the Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, to bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt—this Moses and Aaron. 28  And on the day that Jehovah spoke to Moses in Egypt 29  Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying “I am Jehovah: tell the Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, everything that I am telling you.” 30  And Moses said before Jehovah “Here I am uncircumcised in lips, and how is the Pharaoh to listen to me?”

Footnotes

6:13 Var. to the sons of Israel and to the Pharaoh