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And the Lord said: (A)“I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry (B)because of their taskmasters, (C)for I know their [a]sorrows. So (D)I have come down to (E)deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land (F)to a good and large land, to a land (G)flowing with milk and honey, to the place of (H)the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, (I)the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the (J)oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. 10 (K)Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”

11 But Moses said to God, (L)“Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”

12 So He said, (M)“I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a (N)sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”

13 Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?”

14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, (O)‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ” 15 Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall 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, has sent me to you. This is (P)My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’ 16 Go and (Q)gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, (R)“I have surely visited you and seen what is done to you in Egypt; 17 and I have said (S)I will bring you up 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.” ’

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  1. Exodus 3:7 pain

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