3:1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the
priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the
desert, and came to the mountain of God, [even] to Horeb.
3:2 And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire
out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and behold, the bush
burned with fire, and the bush [was] not consumed.
3:3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great
sight, why the bush is not burnt.
3:4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God
called to him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses,
Moses. And he said, Here [am] I.
3:5 And he said, Approach not hither: put off thy shoes from thy
feet, for the place on which thou standest [is] holy ground.
3:6 Moreover he said, I [am] the God of thy father, the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid
his face: for he was afraid to look upon God.
3:7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my
people who [are] in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason
of their task-masters; for I know their sorrows;
3:8 And I am come down to deliver them from the hand of the
Egyptians, and to bring them out of that land, to a good land,
and a large, to a land flowing with milk and honey; to the
place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites,
and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
3:9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is
come to me: and I have also seen the oppression with which the
Egyptians oppress them.
3:10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee to Pharaoh, that
thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of
3:11 And Moses said to God, Who [am] I, that I should go to
Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel
out of Egypt?
3:12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this [shall
be] a token to thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast
brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon
3:13 And Moses said to God, Behold, [when] I come to the
children of Israel, and shall say to them, The God of your
fathers hath sent me to you; and they shall say to me, What
[is] his name? What shall I say to them?
3:14 And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: And he said, Thus
shalt thou say to the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me to
3:15 And God said, moreover, to Moses, Thus shalt thou say to
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 to you: this [is] my name for ever, and this [is] my
memorial to all generations.
3:16 Go and assemble the elders of Israel, and say to them, The
LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of
Jacob, appeared to me, saying, I have surely visited you, and
[seen] that which is done to you in Egypt.
3:17 And I have said, I will bring you out of the affliction of
Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the
Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the
Jebusites, to a land flowing with milk and honey.
3:18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come,
thou and the elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt, and ye
shall say to 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.
3:19 And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go,
no, not by a mighty hand.
3:20 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.
3:21 And I will give this people favor in the sight of the
Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that when ye go, ye shall
not go empty:
3:22 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbor, and of her
that dwelleth 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.