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15 God also said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord,[a] the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you’:

This is my name forever,
and this my title for all generations.

16 Go and assemble the elders of Israel, and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying: I have given heed to you and to what has been done to you in Egypt. 17 I declare that I will bring you up out of the misery of Egypt, to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, a land flowing with milk and honey.’

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 3:15 The word “Lord” when spelled with capital letters stands for the divine name, YHWH, which is here connected with the verb hayah, “to be”

15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord,[a] the God of your fathers(A)—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob(B)—has sent me to you.’

“This is my name(C) forever,
    the name you shall call me
    from generation to generation.(D)

16 “Go, assemble the elders(E) of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob(F)—appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen(G) what has been done to you in Egypt. 17 And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt(H) into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.’(I)

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 3:15 The Hebrew for Lord sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for I am in verse 14.

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