New Century Version
5 Then God said, “Do not come any closer. Take off your sandals, because you are standing on holy ground. 6 I am the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Moses covered his face because he was afraid to look at God.
7 The Lord said, “I have seen the troubles my people have suffered in Egypt, and I have heard their cries when the Egyptian slave masters hurt them. I am concerned about their pain, 8 and I have come down to save them from the Egyptians. I will bring them out of that land and lead them to a good land with lots of room—a fertile land. It is the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. 9 I have heard the cries of the people of Israel, and I have seen the way the Egyptians have made life hard for them. 10 So now I am sending you to the king of Egypt. Go! Bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt!”Read full chapter
New International Version
5 “Do not come any closer,”(A) God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”(B) 6 Then he said, “I am the God of your father,[a] the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.”(C) At this, Moses hid(D) his face, because he was afraid to look at God.(E)
7 The Lord said, “I have indeed seen(F) the misery(G) of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned(H) about their suffering.(I) 8 So I have come down(J) to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land,(K) a land flowing with milk and honey(L)—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites(M) and Jebusites.(N) 9 And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing(O) them. 10 So now, go. I am sending(P) you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”(Q)Read full chapter
- Exodus 3:6 Masoretic Text; Samaritan Pentateuch (see Acts 7:32) fathers