The Bible in Its Traditions

Exodus 6:28–7:7

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28  And it came to pass on the day when YHWH spoke unto Moses in the land of Egypt,

28  in the day in which the Lord spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt;

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29  that YHWH spoke unto Moses, saying: 'I am the YHWH; speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I speak unto thee.'

29  then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, I am the Lord: speak to Pharao king of Egypt whatsoever I say to thee.

29  And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “I am the Lord. Speak to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, all that I speak to you.”

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30  And Moses said before YHWH: 'Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?'

30  And Moses said in the sight of the Lord: “Lo, I am of uncircumcised lips, how will Pharaoh listen to me?”

30  And Moses said to the LORD, My tongue stutters; how shall Pharaoh hearken to me?

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7:1  And YHWH said unto Moses: 'See, I have set thee in God's stead to Pharaoh; and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Behold, I have made thee a god to Pharao, and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

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7:2  Thou shalt speak all that I command thee; and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.

You will speak to him all that I command you. And he will speak to Pharaoh, so that he may release the sons of Israel from his land.

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7:3  And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt.

But I will harden his heart, and I will multiply my signs and wonders in the land of Egypt,

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7:4  But Pharaoh will not hearken unto you, and I will lay My hand upon Egypt, and bring forth My hosts, My people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt, by great judgments.

And Pharao will not hearken to you, and I will lay my hand upon Egypt; and will bring out my people the children of Israel with my power out of the land of Egypt with great vengeance.

and he will not listen to you. And I will send my hand over Egypt, and I will lead my army and my people, the sons of Israel, from the land of Egypt, through very great judgments.

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7:5  And the Egyptians shall know that I am YHWH, when I stretch forth My hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them.'

And all the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, stretching out my hand upon Egypt, and I will bring out the children of Israel out of the midst of them.

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7:6  And Moses and Aaron did so; as YHWH commanded them, so did they.

And so, Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord had instructed. And so it was done.

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7:7  And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old, when they spoke unto Pharaoh.

And Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron his brother was eighty-three years old, when he spoke to Pharao.