God's calling of the prepared one
was shepherding the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the back of the wilderness and came to the amountain
of God, to Horeb.
of Jehovah appeared to him in a 2flame
of fire out of the midst of a 2cthornbush
. And when he looked, there was the thornbush, burning with fire; but the thornbush was not consumed.
Moses said, I must turn aside now and see this great sight, why the thornbush does not burn up.
when Jehovah saw that he had turned aside to look, God acalled
to him out of the midst of the bthornbush
and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here I am.
He said, Do not come near here. Remove your asandals
from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is bholy
He said, I am the God of your father, the 1aGod
of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
Jehovah said, I have surely seen the aaffliction
of My people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their btaskmasters
, for I know their sorrows.
I have acome
down to 1bdeliver
them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to 1cbring
them up out of that land to a dgood
and spacious land, to a land flowing with 2emilk
and honey, to the place of the fCanaanites
and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.
now the acry
of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the boppression
with which the Egyptians oppress them.
come now, and I will asend
you to Pharaoh, that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.
Moses said to God, 1aWho
am I that I should go to Pharaoh and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?
He said, Surely I will be awith
you, and this shall be the sign for you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will serve God upon this 1mountain
Moses said to God, If I come to the children of Israel and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? what shall I say to them?
God said to Moses, 1aI
AM WHO I AM. And He said, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, bI
AM has sent me to you.
God also said to Moses, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, 1Jehovah
, the God of your fathers, the God of aAbraham
, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My bname
forever, and this is My cmemorial
from generation to generation.
, and gather the aelders
of Israel together, and say to them, Jehovah, the God of your fathers, the bGod
of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, I have surely cvisited
you and seen
what is being done to you in Egypt.
I say, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the aCanaanites
and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, to a land flowing with bmilk
they will listen to your voice. And you shall come, you and the elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt, and you shall say to him, aJehovah
, the God of the 1Hebrews
, has met with us; and now let us go a 2three
days’ journey into the wilderness that we may bsacrifice
to Jehovah our God.
I know that the king of Egypt will anot
let you go unless compelled
by a bmighty
I will stretch out My hand and strike Egypt with all My awonders
which I will perform in the midst of it, and after that he will blet
I will give this people afavor
in the sight of the Egyptians, so that when you go, you will not go empty-handed.
every woman will ask of her neighbor and of any woman living in her house for aarticles
of silver and aarticles of gold and clothing, and you will put them
on your sons and on your daughters, and thus 1bplunder