Exodus 6

God Promises Action

Then the  Lord said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for
Lit by a strong hand
,
b under compulsion he will let them go, and
Lit by a strong hand
under compulsion he will drive them out of his land.”

God spoke further to Moses and said to him, “I am d the  Lord; and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as
Heb El Shaddai
,
f God Almighty, but by g My name
Heb YHWH, usually rendered  Lord
 Lord, I did not make Myself known to them.
I also established i My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the
Lit land of their sojournings in which...
land in which they sojourned.
Furthermore I have k heard the groaning of the sons of Israel, because the Egyptians are holding them in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant. Say, therefore, to the sons of Israel, ‘ l I am the  Lord, and m I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from their bondage. I will also n redeem you with o an outstretched arm and with great judgments. Then I will take you
Lit to Me for a people
,
q for My people, and r I will be
Lit to you for a God
your God; and t you shall know that I am the  Lord your God, who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
I will bring you to the land which u I
Lit lifted up My hand
swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and w I will give it to you for a possession; x I am the  Lord.’”
So Moses spoke thus to the sons of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses on y account of their
Lit shortness of spirit
despondency and cruel bondage.

10 Now the  Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 11  aa Go
Lit speak to
tell Pharaoh king of Egypt
Lit that he let
to let the sons of Israel go out of his land.”
12 But Moses spoke before the  Lord, saying, “Behold, the sons of Israel have not listened to me; ad how then will Pharaoh listen to me, for I am
Lit uncircumcised of lips
,
af unskilled in speech?”
13 Then the  Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, and gave them a charge to the sons of Israel and to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

The Heads of Israel

14 These are the heads of their fathers’ households. ag The sons of Reuben, Israel’s firstborn: Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi; these are the families of Reuben. 15 The ah sons of Simeon: Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the families of Simeon. 16 These are the names of ai the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon and Kohath and Merari; and the
Lit years
length of Levi’s life was one hundred and thirty-seven years.
17  ak The sons of Gershon:
In 1 Chr 23:7, Ladan
Libni and Shimei, according to their families.
18  am The sons of Kohath: Amram and Izhar and Hebron and Uzziel; and the
Lit years
length of Kohath’s life was one hundred and thirty-three years.
19  ao The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their generations. 20  ap Amram
Lit took to him to wife
married his father’s sister Jochebed, and she bore him Aaron and Moses; and the
Lit years
length of Amram’s life was one hundred and thirty-seven years.
21  as The sons of Izhar: Korah and Nepheg and Zichri. 22  at The sons of Uzziel: Mishael and
In Num 3:30, Elizaphan
Elzaphan and Sithri.
23 Aaron
Lit took to him to wife
married Elisheba, the daughter of aw Amminadab, the sister of ax Nahshon, and she bore him ay Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
24 The az sons of Korah: Assir and Elkanah and
In 1 Chr 6:23 and 9:19, Ebiasaph
Abiasaph; these are the families of the Korahites.
25 Aaron’s son bb Eleazar
Lit took to him to wife
married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him bd Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers’ households of the Levites according to their families.
26 It was the same Aaron and Moses to whom the  Lord said, be Bring out the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their bf hosts.” 27 They were the ones bg who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt
Lit to bring out
about bringing out the sons of Israel from Egypt; it was the same Moses and Aaron.

28 Now it came about on the day when the  Lord spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt, 29 that the  Lord spoke to Moses, saying, bi “I am the  Lord; bj speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I speak to you.” 30 But Moses said before the  Lord, “Behold, I am
Lit uncircumcised of lips
,
bl unskilled in speech; how then will Pharaoh listen to me?”
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