God Promises Deliverance
1And the Lord said to Moses: Now thou shalt see what I will do to Pharao: for by a mighty hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he cast them out of his land.
2And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: I am the Lord, 3That appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, by the name of God Almighty; and my name ADONAI I did not shew them. 4And I made a covenant with them, to give them the land of Chanaan, the land of their pilgrimage wherein they were strangers. 5I have heard the groaning of the children of Israel, wherewith the Egyptians have oppressed them: and I have remembered my covenant. 6Therefore say to the children of Israel: I am the Lord who will bring you out from the work prison of the Egyptians, and will deliver you from bondage: and redeem you with a high arm, and great judgments. 7And I will take you to myself for my people, I will be your God: and you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brought you out from the work prison of the Egyptians. 8And brought you into the land, concerning which I lifted up my hand to give it to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and I will give it you to possess, I am the Lord. 9And Moses told all this to the children of Israel: but they did not hearken to him, for anguish of spirit, and most painful work.
Moses and Aaron Sent to Pharaoh
10And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying 11Go in, and speak to Pharao king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. 12Moses answered before the Lord Behold the children of Israel do no hearken to me; and how will Pharao hear me, especially as I am of uncircumcised lips?
Genealogies of Moses and Aaron
13And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, and he gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharao the king of Egypt, that they should bring forth the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
14These are the heads of their house by their families. The sons of Rubel the firstborn of Israel: Henoch and Phallu, Hesron and Charmi. 15These are the kindreds of Ruben. The sons of Simeon: Jamuel, and Jamin and Ahod, and Jachin, and Soar, and Saul the son of a chanaanitess: these are the families of Simeon. 16And these are the names of the sons of Levi by their kindreds: Gerson, and Caath, and Merari. And the years of the life of Levi were a hundred and thirty seven. 17The sons of Gerson: Lobni and Semei, by their kindreds. 18The sons of Caath: Amram, and Isaar, and EIebron, and Oziel. And the years of Caath's life were a hundred and thirty-three. 19The sons of Merari: Moholi and Musi. These are the kindreds of Levi by their families. 20And Amram took to wife Jochabed his aunt by the father's side: and she bore him Aaron and Moses. And the years of Amram's life were a hundred and thirty-seven. 21The sons also of Isaar: Core, and Nepheg, and Zechri. 22The sons also of Oziel: Mizael, and Elizaphan, and Sethri. 23And Aaron took to wife Elizabeth the daughter of Aminadab, sister of Nahason, who bore him Nadab, and Abiu, and Eleazar, and Ithamar. 24The sons also of Core: Aser, and Elcana, and Abiasaph. These are the kindreds of the Corites. 25But Eleazar the son of Aaron took a wife of the daughters of Phutiel: and she bore him Phinees. These are the heads of the Levitical families by their kindreds.
Moses and Aaron's Story Recounted
26These are Aaron and Moses, whom the Lord commanded to bring forth the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their companies. 27These are they that speak to Pharao king of Egypt, in order to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron
28In the day when the Lord spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt. 29And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: I am the Lord: speak thou to Pharao king of Egypt all that I say to thee. 30And Moses said before the Lord: Lo I am of uncircumcised lips, how will Pharao hear me?