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God's message to Israel.

EXODUS. Pharaoh's obstinacy foretold.

the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. 10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.

12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days" journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.

13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

19¶ And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand. 20 And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go.

15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial untó all generations.

21 And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty :

16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of

your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:

22 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.



Moses's rod is turned into a serpent.
6 His hand is leprous. 10 He is loth
to be sent. 14 Aaron is appointed
to assist him. 18 Moses departeth
from Jethro. 21 God's message to
Pharaoh. 24 Zipporah circumcis-
eth her son. 27 Aaron is sent to
meet Moses. 31 The people believ
eth them.

AND Moses answered and

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said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.

2 And the LORD said unto

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CHAP. IV. Aaron appointed to assist him.

Ged girth signs to Moses.
in, What is that in thine
and? And he said, A rod.
3 And he said, Cast it on the
grund. And he cast it on the
ground, and it became a ser-
pent; and Moses fled from be-


12 Now therefore go, and I teach thee what thou shalt say. will be with thy mouth, and send, I pray thee, by the hand 13 And he said, O my Lord, of him whom thou wilt send. was kindled against Moses, and 14 And the anger of the LORD he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee,

And the LORD said unto Moses, Pat forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught and it became a rod in his


he will be glad in his heart.

That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God to him, and put words in his 15 And thou shalt speak unof Isaac, , and the God of Jacob, mouth: and I will be with thy hath appeared unto thee. And the LORD said fur- will teach you what ye shall do. mouth, and with his mouth, and themore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. man unto the people: and he 16 And he shall be thy spokesAnd he put his hand into his shall be, even he shall be to thee bos: and when he took it instead of a mouth, and thou out, behold, his hand was le- shalt be to him instead of God.

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And he said, Put thine hand rod in thine hand, wherewith 17 And thou shalt take this into thy bosom again. And he thou shalt do signs.

put his hand into his bosom a

ain; and plucked it out of his turned to Jethro his father in 18¶ And Moses went and rebos, and, behold, it was turn- law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return

ed again as his other flesh.

they will not believe thee, nei- Egypt, and see whether they And it shall come to pass, if unto my brethren which are in the hearken to the voice of the be yet alive. And Jethro said fnt sim, that they will believe to Moses, Go in peace.

the voice of the latter sign.

9 And it shall come to pass, if Moses in Midian, Go, return they will not believe also these into Egypt: for all the men are signs, neither hearken un- dead which sought thy life.

19 And the LORD said unto

thy voice, that thou shalt

take of the water of the river, and his sons, and set them up. and pour it upon the dry land: on an ass, and he returned to and the water which thou tak- the land of Egypt: and Moses out of the river shall become took the rod of God in his hand. Blood upon the dry land.

20 And Moses took his wife

Loan, O my Lord, I am not turn into Egypt, see that thou And Moses said unto the Moses, When thou goest to redament, neither heretofore, do all those wonders before nor since thou hast spoken un- Pharaoh, which I have put in to thy servant: but I am slow thine hand: but I will harden of speech, and of a slow tongue. his heart, that he shall not let 11 And the LORD said unto the people go. hm, Who hath made man's

21 And the LORD said unto


dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, Israel is my son, even my firstmouth? or who maketh the Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, or the blind? have not I the born:

22 And thou shalt say unto


23 And I say unto thee, Let

Pharaoh chideth


my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.

24 And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.

25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.

26 So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision. 27 And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed him.

28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded him. 29 And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel:

30 And Aaron spake all the words which the LORD had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people. 31 And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.


1 Pharaoh chideth Moses and Aaron

for their message. 5 He increaseth

the Israelites' task. 15 He checketh

their complaints. 19 They cry out upon Moses and Aaron, 22 Moses complaineth to God.

AND afterward Moses and

Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.

2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.

Moses and Aaron.

3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.

4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the peo ple from their works? get you unto your burdens.

5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.

6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,

7 Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.

8 And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof; for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.

9 Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words.

10 And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.

11 Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not ought of your work shall be diminished.

12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the

land of Egypt to gather stub

ble instead of straw.

13 And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw.

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14 And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled

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your task in making brick both
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15Then the officers of the
children of Israel came and
cel unto Pharaoh, saying,
Wherefore dealest thou thus
with thy servants?
16 There is no straw given
to thy servants, and they say
Make brick: and, be-
bid, thy servants are beaten;
but the fault is in thine own

17 But he said, Ye are idle,
are idle: therefore ye say,
Let us go and do sacrifice to

the LORD.

18 Go therefore now, and work for there shall no straw beren you, yet shall ye de

God reneweth his promise. with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.

ses, and said unto him, I am 2 And God spake unto Mothe LORD:

ham, unto Isaac, and unto Ja3 And I appeared unto Abracob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

my covenant with them, to give 4 And I have also established them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.

groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep liver the tale of bricks. 19 And the officers of the chil- membered my covenant. in bondage; and I have redren of Israel did see that they 6 Wherefore say unto the chilare in evil case, after it was dren of Israel, I am the LORD, said, from your bricks of your daily under the burdens of the EYe shall not minish ought and I will bring you out from

5 And I have also heard the

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And they met Moses and of their bondage, and I will regyptians, and I will rid you out as they came forth from Pha- arm, and with great judgments: Aaron, who stood in the way, deem you with a stretched out And they said unto them, for a people, and I will be to 7 And I will take you to me The LORD look upon you, and you a God; and ye shall know Jage; because ye have made that I am the LORD your God, savour to be abhorred in which bringeth you out from the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the under the burdens of the Eeyes of his servants, to put a gyptians. word in their hand to slay us.

And Moses returned unto unto the land, concerning the 8 And I will bring you in de LORD, and said, Lord, which I did swear to give it to Therefore hast thou so evil en- Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jatated this people? why is it cob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD. 9 And Moses spake so unto

fast thou hast sent me?

For since I came to Pha

moh to speak in thy name, he the children of Israel: but they bath done evil to this people; hearkened not unto Moses for ither hast thou delivered thy anguish of spirit, and for cruel

people at all.



10 And the LORD spake unto

1 Ged veneeth his promise by his Moses, saying,

Name JEHOVAH. 14 The gener

key of Reuben, 15 of Simeun, 16

Len, of whom came Moses and king of Egypt, that he let the 11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh children of Israel go out of his

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THEN the LORD said unto land.
Moses, Now shalt thou see

what I will do to Pharaoh: for the LORD, saying, Behold, the

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children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips? 13 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron. and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt. 14 These be the heads of their fathers' houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these be the families of Reuben.

15 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman: these are the families of Simeon.

16 And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and

seven years.

17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families.

of Simeon, and of Levi.

and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these are the families of the Korhites.

18 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel : and the years of the life of Kohath were an hundred thirty and three years.

19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are the families of Levi according to their generations.

25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare 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 children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their annies.

27 These are they which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron.

20 And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years. 21 And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zi


22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri.

23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife;

28 And it came to pass on the day when the LORD spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt,

29 That the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, I am the LORD: speak thou unto Pha raoh 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?


1 Moses is encouraged to go to Pharach. 7 His age. 8 His rod is turned into a serpent. 11 The sorcerers do the like. 13 Pharaoh's heart is hardened. 14 God's message to Pharach. 19 The river is turned into blood.

AND the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

2 Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land.

3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.

4 But Pharaoh shall not hear

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