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Exodus 6

Exodus 6:1  
Yahweh said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh, for by a strong hand he shall let them go, and by a strong hand he shall drive them out of his land.”

Exodus 6:2  
God spoke to Moses, and said to him, “I am Yahweh.

Exodus 6:3  
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty; but by my name Yahweh I was not known to them.

Exodus 6:4  
I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their travels, in which they lived as aliens.

Exodus 6:5  
Moreover I have heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered my covenant.

Exodus 6:6  
Therefore tell the children of Israel, ‘I am Yahweh, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments.

Exodus 6:7  
I will take you to myself for a people. I will be your God; and you shall know that I am Yahweh your God, who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

Exodus 6:8  
I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it to you for a heritage: I am Yahweh.’ ”

Exodus 6:9  
Moses spoke so to the children of Israel, but they didn’t listen to Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

Exodus 6:10
Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

Exodus 6:11  
“Go in, speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.”

Exodus 6:12  
Moses spoke before Yahweh, saying, “Behold, the children of Israel haven’t listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me, when I have uncircumcised lips?”

Exodus 6:13  
Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, and gave them a command to the children of Israel, and to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

Exodus 6:14  
These are the heads of their fathers’ houses. The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the families of Reuben.

Exodus 6:15  
The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the families of Simeon.

Exodus 6:16  
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 one hundred thirty-seven years.

Exodus 6:17  
The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, according to their families.

Exodus 6:18  
The sons of Kohath: Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel; and the years of the life of Kohath were one hundred thirty-three years.

Exodus 6:19  
The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their generations.

Exodus 6:20  
Amram took Jochebed his father’s sister to himself as wife; and she bore him Aaron and Moses. The years of the life of Amram were one hundred thirty-seven years.

Exodus 6:21  
The sons of Izhar: Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.

Exodus 6:22  
The sons of Uzziel: Mishael, Elzaphan, and Sithri.

Exodus 6:23  
Aaron took Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon, as his wife; and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

Exodus 6:24  
The sons of Korah: Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these are the families of the Korahites.

Exodus 6:25  
Eleazar Aaron’s son took one of the daughters of Putiel as his wife; and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites according to their families.

Exodus 6:26  
These are that Aaron and Moses to whom Yahweh said, “Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies.”

Exodus 6:27  
These are those who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt. These are that Moses and Aaron.

Exodus 6:28
On the day when Yahweh spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,

Exodus 6:29  
Yahweh said to Moses, “I am Yahweh. Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I tell you.”

Exodus 6:30  
Moses said before Yahweh, “Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh listen to me?”


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