And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Now dost thou see that which
I do to Pharaoh, for with a strong hand he doth send them away, yea, with a
strong hand he doth cast them out of his land.'
And God speaketh unto Moses, and saith unto him, 'I am
and I appear unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as
God Almighty; as to My name Jehovah, I have not been known to them;
and also I have established My covenant with them, to give
to them the land of Canaan, the land of their sojournings, wherein they have
and also I have heard the groaning of the sons of Israel,
whom the Egyptians are causing to serve, and I remember My covenant.
'Therefore say to the sons of Israel, I am Jehovah,
and I have brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and have
delivered you from their service, and have redeemed you by a stretched-out arm,
and by great judgments,
and have taken you to Me for a people, and I have been to
you for God, and ye have known that I am Jehovah your God, who is
bringing you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians;
and I have brought you in unto the land which I have lifted
up My hand to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, and have given it to
you -- a possession; I am Jehovah.'
And Moses speaketh so unto the sons of Israel, and they hearkened
not unto Moses, for anguish of spirit, and for harsh service.
And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,
'Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he doth send
the sons of Israel out of his land;
and Moses speaketh before Jehovah, saying, 'Lo, the sons of
Israel have not hearkened unto me, and how doth Pharaoh hear me, and I of
And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and
chargeth them for the sons of Israel, and for Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring
out the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt.
These are heads of the house of their fathers: Sons
of Reuben first-born of Israel are Hanoch, and Phallu, Hezron, and
Carmi: these are families of Reuben.
And sons of Simeon are Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad,
and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul, son of the Canaanitess: these are
families of Simeon.
And these are the names of the sons of Levi, as to
their births: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the life of
Levi are a hundred and thirty and seven years.
The sons of Gershon are Libni, and Shimi, as to their
And the sons of Kohath are Amram, and Izhar, and
Hebron, and Uzziel: and the years of the life of Kohath are a hundred
and thirty and three years.
And the sons of Merari are Mahli and Mushi: these are
families of Levi, as to their births.
And Amram taketh Jochebed his aunt to himself for a wife,
and she beareth to him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram are
a hundred and thirty and seven years.
And sons of Izhar are Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.
And sons of Uzziel are Mishael, and Elzaphan, and
And Aaron taketh Elisheba daughter of Amminadab, sister of
Naashon, to himself for a wife, and she beareth to him Nadab, and Abihu,
Eleazar, and Ithamar.
And sons of Korah are Assir, and Elkanah, and
Abiasaph: these are families of the Korhite.
And Eleazar, Aaron's son, hath taken to him one of
the daughters of Putiel for a wife to himself, and she beareth to him Phinehas:
these are heads of the fathers of the Levites, as to their families.
This is Aaron -- and Moses -- to whom Jehovah said,
'Bring ye out the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt, by their hosts;'
these are they who are speaking unto Pharaoh king of Egypt,
to bring out the sons of Israel from Egypt, this is Moses -- and Aaron.
And it cometh to pass in the day of Jehovah's speaking unto
Moses in the land of Egypt,
that Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying, 'I am
Jehovah, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I am speaking unto thee.'
And Moses saith before Jehovah, 'Lo, I am of
uncircumcised lips, and how doth Pharaoh hearken unto me?'