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16 Go and gather the elders of Israel and say to them, ‘Yahweh, the God of your ancestors,[a] appeared to me, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, “I have carefully attended to you and what has been done to you in Egypt.” 17 And I said, “I will bring you up from the misery of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites[b] and the Hittites[c] and the Amorites[d] and the Perizzites[e] and the Hivites[f] and the Jebusites,[g] to a land flowing with milk and honey.”’ 18 And they will listen to your voice, and you will go, you and the elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt, and you will say to him, ‘Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews has met with us, and now let us please go on a journey of three days into the desert, and let us sacrifice to Yahweh our God.’

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  1. Exodus 3:16 Or “fathers”
  2. Exodus 3:17 Hebrew “Canaanite”
  3. Exodus 3:17 Hebrew “Hittite”
  4. Exodus 3:17 Hebrew “Amorite”
  5. Exodus 3:17 Hebrew “Perizzite”
  6. Exodus 3:17 Hebrew “Hivite”
  7. Exodus 3:17 Hebrew “Jebusite”