6:1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh, 1 for compelled by my strong hand 2 he will release them, and by my strong hand he will drive them out of his land.” 3
6:2 God spoke 4 to Moses and said to him, “I am the Lord. 5 6:3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as 6 God Almighty, 7 but by 8 my name ‘the Lord’ 9 I was not known to them. 10 6:4 I also established my covenant with them 11 to give them the land of Canaan, where they were living as resident foreigners. 12 6:5 I 13 have also heard 14 the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, 15 and I have remembered my covenant. 16 6:6 Therefore, tell the Israelites, ‘I am the Lord. I will bring you out 17 from your enslavement to 18 the Egyptians, I will rescue you from the hard labor they impose, 19 and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. 6:7 I will take you to myself for a people, and I will be your God. 20 Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from your enslavement to 21 the Egyptians. 6:8 I will bring you to the land I swore to give 22 to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob – and I will give it to you 23 as a possession. I am the Lord!’” 6:9 24
Moses told this 25 to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him 26 because of their discouragement 27 and hard labor.