1 Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now thou shalt see what I will do to Pharaoh; for with a strong hand he must let them go, and with a strong hand he shall drive them out of his land.
2 And God spoke unto Moses and said unto him, I [am] the LORD;
3 and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD (YHWH) I was not known to them.
4 And I also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, in which they were strangers.
5 And likewise I have heard the groaning of the sons of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered my covenant.
6 Therefore say unto the sons of Israel, I [am] the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will free you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm and with great judgments.
7 And I will take you as my people, and I will be your God: and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning which I raised my hand to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it [unto] you for a heritage: I [am] the LORD.
9 In this manner Moses spoke unto the sons of Israel, but they did not hearken unto Moses because of [their] anguish of spirit and cruel bondage.
10 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,
11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh, king of Egypt, that he let the sons of Israel go out of his land.
12 And Moses answered before the LORD, saying, Behold, the sons of Israel do not hearken unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, seeing I [am] of uncircumcised lips?
13 Then the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron and gave them a commandment unto the sons of Israel and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
14 These [are] the heads of their fathers' families: The sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Enoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these [are] the families of Reuben.
15 And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Saul the son of a Canaanite woman; these [are] the families of Simeon.
16 And these [are] the names of the sons of Levi according to their lineages: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. And the years of the life of Levi [were] one hundred thirty-seven years.
17 The sons of Gershon: Libni, and Shimi, according to their families.
18 And the sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. And the years of the life of Kohath [were] one hundred thirty-three years.
19 And the sons of Merari: Mahali and Mushi; these [are] the families of Levi according to their lineages.
20 And Amram took Jochebed, his father's sister to wife; and she bore him Aaron and Moses. And the years of the life of Amram [were] one hundred thirty-seven years.
21 And the sons of Izhar: Korah, Nepheg, and Zichri.
22 And the sons of Uzziel: Mishael, Elzaphan, and Zithri.
23 And Aaron took Elizabeth, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
24 And the sons of Korah: Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these [are] the families of the Korhites.
25 And Eleazar, Aaron's son, took [one] of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bore him Phinehas. These [are] the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families.
26 These [are] that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, Bring out the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their hosts.
27 These [are] those who spoke to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, to bring out the sons of Israel from Egypt: these [are] that Moses and Aaron.
28 And it came to pass on the day [when] the LORD spoke unto Moses in the land of Egypt,
29 that the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, I [am] the LORD; speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee.
30 And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I [am] of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?: