6Then the LORD told Moses, "Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh. When he feels the force of my strong hand, he will let the people go. In fact, he will force them to leave his land!"H3068H559H4872H7200H6213H6547H2389H3027H7971H2389H3027H1644H776 2And God said to Moses, "I am Yahweh—'the LORD.'H430H1696H4872H559H3068 3I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as El-Shaddai—'God Almighty'—but I did not reveal my name, Yahweh, to them.H7200H85H3327H3290H410H7706H8034H3068H3045 4And I reaffirmed my covenant with them. Under its terms, I promised to give them the land of Canaan, where they were living as foreigners.H6965H1285H5414H776H3667H776H4033H1481 5You can be sure that I have heard the groans of the people of Israel, who are now slaves to the Egyptians. And I am well aware of my covenant with them.H8085H5009H1121H3478H834H4714H5647H2142H1285 6"Therefore, say to the people of Israel: 'I am the LORD. I will free you from your oppression and will rescue you from your slavery in Egypt. I will redeem you with a powerful arm and great acts of judgment.H3651H559H1121H3478H3068H3318H5450H4714H5337H5656H1350H5186H2220H1419H8201 7I will claim you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God who has freed you from your oppression in Egypt.H3947H5971H430H3045H3068H430H3318H5450H4714 8I will bring you into the land I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I will give it to you as your very own possession. I am the LORD!'"H935H776H5375H3027H5414H85H3327H3290H5414H4181H3068 9So Moses told the people of Israel what the LORD had said, but they refused to listen anymore. They had become too discouraged by the brutality of their slavery.H4872H1696H1121H3478H8085H4872H7115H7307H7186H5656 10Then the LORD said to Moses,H3068H1696H4872H559 11"Go back to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and tell him to let the people of Israel leave his country."H935H1696H6547H4428H4714H1121H3478H7971H776 12"But LORD!" Moses objected. "My own people won't listen to me anymore. How can I expect Pharaoh to listen? I'm such a clumsy speaker!"H4872H1696H6440H3068H559H1121H3478H8085H6547H8085H589H6189H8193 13But the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron and gave them orders for the Israelites and for Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. The LORD commanded Moses and Aaron to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt.H3068H1696H4872H175H6680H1121H3478H6547H4428H4714H3318H1121H3478H776H4714 14These are the ancestors of some of the clans of Israel: The sons of Reuben, Israel's oldest son, were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. Their descendants became the clans of Reuben.H7218H1H1004H1121H7205H1060H3478H2585H6396H2696H3756H4940H7205 15The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar, and Shaul. (Shaul's mother was a Canaanite woman.) Their descendants became the clans of Simeon.H1121H8095H3223H3226H161H3199H6714H7586H1121H3669H4940H8095 16These are the descendants of Levi, as listed in their family records: The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. (Levi lived to be 137 years old.)H8034H1121H3878H8435H1648H6955H4847H8141H2416H3878H3967H7970H7651H8141 17The descendants of Gershon included Libni and Shimei, each of whom became the ancestor of a clan.H1121H1648H3845H8096H4940 18The descendants of Kohath included Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. (Kohath lived to be 133 years old.)H1121H6955H6019H3324H2275H5816H8141H2416H6955H3967H7970H7969H8141 19The descendants of Merari included Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites, as listed in their family records.H1121H4847H4249H4187H4940H3878H8435 20Amram married his father's sister Jochebed, and she gave birth to his sons, Aaron and Moses. (Amram lived to be 137 years old.)H6019H3947H3115H1733H802H3205H175H4872H8141H2416H6019H3967H7970H7651H8141 21The sons of Izhar were Korah, Nepheg, and Zicri.H1121H3324H7141H5298H2147 22The sons of Uzziel were Mishael, Elzaphan, and Sithri.H1121H5816H4332H469H5644 23Aaron married Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon, and she gave birth to his sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.H175H3947H472H1323H5992H269H5177H802H3205H5070H30H499H385 24The sons of Korah were Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph. Their descendants became the clans of Korah.H1121H7141H617H511H23H4940H7145 25Eleazar son of Aaron married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she gave birth to his son, Phinehas. These are the ancestors of the Levite families, listed according to their clans.H499H175H1121H3947H1323H6317H802H3205H6372H7218H1H3881H4940 26The Aaron and Moses named in this list are the same ones to whom the LORD said, "Lead the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt like an army."H1931H175H4872H834H3068H559H3318H1121H3478H776H4714H6635 27It was Moses and Aaron who spoke to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, about leading the people of Israel out of Egypt.H1992H1696H6547H4428H4714H3318H1121H3478H4714H4872H175 28When the LORD spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,H3117H3068H1696H4872H776H4714 29he said to him, "I am the LORD! Tell Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, everything I am telling you."H3068H1696H4872H559H3068H1696H6547H4428H4714H1696 30But Moses argued with the LORD, saying, "I can't do it! I'm such a clumsy speaker! Why should Pharaoh listen to me?"H4872H559H6440H3068H6189H8193H6547H8085
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