Bible: Exodus 3:16-22

3:16Go and bring together 1  the elders of Israel and tell them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, 2  appeared 3  to me – the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – saying, “I have attended carefully 4  to you and to what has been done 5  to you in Egypt, 3:17 and I have promised 6  that I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, 7  to a land flowing with milk and honey.”’

3:18The elders 8  will listen 9  to you, and then you and the elders of Israel must go to the king of Egypt and tell him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met 10  with us. So now, let us go 11  three daysjourney into the wilderness, so that we may sacrifice 12  to the Lord our God.’ 3:19 But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go, 13  not even under force. 14  3:20 So I will extend my hand 15  and strike Egypt with all my wonders 16  that I will do among them, and after that he will release you. 17 

3:21I will grant this people favor with 18  the Egyptians, so that when 19  you depart you will not leave empty-handed. 3:22 Every 20  woman will ask her neighbor and the one who happens to be staying 21  in her house for items of silver and gold 22  and for clothing. You will put these articles on your sons and daughters – thus you will plunder Egypt! 23 

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