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Exodus 6 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:1 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand he will let them go; because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of his country.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:2 - God also said to Moses, “I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:3 - I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty,[fn] but by my name the LORD[fn] I did not make myself fully known to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:4 - I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they resided as foreigners.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:5 - Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:6 - “Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:7 - I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:8 - And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the LORD.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:9 - Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:10 - Then the LORD said to Moses,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:11 - “Go, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites go out of his country.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:12 - But Moses said to the LORD, “If the Israelites will not listen to me, why would Pharaoh listen to me, since I speak with faltering lips[fn]?”

Family Record of Moses and Aaron

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:13 - Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron about the Israelites and Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he commanded them to bring the Israelites out of Egypt.
(Gen 46:8–27 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:14 - These were the heads of their families[fn]: The sons of Reuben the firstborn son of Israel were Hanok and Pallu, Hezron and Karmi. These were the clans of Reuben.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:15 - The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman. These were the clans of Simeon.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:16 - These were the names of the sons of Levi according to their records: Gershon, Kohath and Merari. Levi lived 137 years.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:17 - The sons of Gershon, by clans, were Libni and Shimei.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:18 - The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel. Kohath lived 133 years.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:19 - The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. These were the clans of Levi according to their records.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:20 - Amram married his father’s sister Jochebed, who bore him Aaron and Moses. Amram lived 137 years.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:21 - The sons of Izhar were Korah, Nepheg and Zikri.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:22 - The sons of Uzziel were Mishael, Elzaphan and Sithri.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:23 - Aaron married Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:24 - The sons of Korah were Assir, Elkanah and Abiasaph. These were the Korahite clans.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:25 - Eleazar son of Aaron married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas. These were the heads of the Levite families, clan by clan.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:26 - It was this Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said, “Bring the Israelites out of Egypt by their divisions.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:27 - They were the ones who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt about bringing the Israelites out of Egypt—this same Moses and Aaron.

Aaron to Speak for Moses

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:28 - Now when the LORD spoke to Moses in Egypt,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:29 - he said to him, “I am the LORD. Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything I tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:30 - But Moses said to the LORD, “Since I speak with faltering lips, why would Pharaoh listen to me?”
NIV Footnotes
Hebrew El-Shaddai
See note at 3:15.
Hebrew I am uncircumcised of lips; also in verse 30
The Hebrew for families here and in verse 25 refers to units larger than clans.

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