Exodus 3

CHAPTER 3

Moses and the Burning Bush

And Moses was tending the sheep of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the sheep by the wilderness. And he came unto the mountain of God -- Horeb. And appeared to him an angel of the  lord in flaming fire from out of the bush. and he saw that the bush burned with fire, but the bush did not incinerate. [3said 1And 2Moses], Going by I will see [2vision 1this great]. Why is it that [3is not 4incinerated 1the 2bush]. And as the  lord saw that he neared to see, [2called 3him 1the  lord] from out of the bush, saying, Moses, Moses. And he said, What is it? And he said, You should not approach here. Untie the sandal from your feet, for the place in which you stand [2ground 1is holy]. And he said to him, I am the God of your father; the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. [3turned 1And 2Moses] his face, for he venerated to look in the presence of God. [3said 1And 2the  lord] to Moses, In seeing, I saw the ill-treatment of my people in Egypt, and their cry I have heard because of the foremen. For I have seen their grief. And I came down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians, and to lead them from out of that land, and to bring them into a land good and populous; into a land flowing milk and honey; into the place of the Canaanites, and Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Gergesites, and Hivites, and Jebusites. And now, behold, the cry of the sons of Israel is come to me. And I have seen the affliction by which the Egyptians afflict them. 10 And now, come, I shall send you to Pharaoh king of Egypt. And you shall lead my people the sons of Israel from out of the land of Egypt. 11 And Moses said to God, Who am I that I shall go to Pharaoh king of Egypt, and that I shall lead out the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt? 12 [3said 1And 2God] to Moses, saying that, I will be with you. And this will be to you the sign that I send you in your leading my people from out of Egypt, and you shall serve God in this mountain.

The One Being

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, I will go to the sons of Israel, and I shall say to them, The God of our fathers sent me to you. And if they shall ask me, What is the name given to him? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I am the one being. And he said, Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, The one being has sent me to you. 15 And God said again to Moses, Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, The  lord God of our fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob sent me to you; this is my [2name 1eternal], and a memorial for generations to generations. 16 Going then, gather the council of elders of the sons of Israel! And you shall say to them, The  lord God of our fathers appeared to me; the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, saying, In overseeing I have watched you, and as much as has come to pass to you in Egypt. 17 And he said, I will haul you from the ill treatment of the Egyptians into the land of the Canaanites, and Hittites, and Hivites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Gergesites, and Jebusites, into a land flowing milk and honey. 18 And they shall hearken to your voice. And you shall enter, and the council of elders of Israel, to Pharaoh king of Egypt. And you shall say to him, The  lord God of the Hebrews calls us. We shall go then on [3journey 1a three 2days] into the wilderness, that we might sacrifice to the  lord our God. 19 But I know that [4will not 5let you go 1Pharaoh 2king 3of Egypt], [2going 1unless] with [2hand 1a fortified], 20 and stretching out my hand to strike the Egyptians in all my wonders, which I will do among them. And after these things I will send you out. 21 And I will give favor to this people before the Egyptians. And whenever you might run from them, you will not go forth empty. 22 But [2will ask 1a woman] from [2neighbor 3and 4fellow tent-dweller 1her] of items of silver, and of gold, and clothes. And you will place them upon your sons, and upon your daughters, and you will despoil the Egyptians.
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