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6:1 Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.
6:2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
6:4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.
6:5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.
6:6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: 6:7 And I will take you to me for people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
6:8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.
6:9 And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
6:10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 6:11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.
6:12 And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips? 6:13 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
6:14 These be the heads of their fathers' houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these be the families of Reuben.
6:15 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman: these are the families of Simeon.
6:16 And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven years.
6:17 The sons of Gershon; Libni and Shimi, according to their families.
6:18 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: and the years of the life of Kohath were an hundred thirty and three years.
6:19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are the families of Levi according to their generations.
6:20 And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years.
6:21 And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.
6:22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri.
6:23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
6:24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the families of the Korhites.
6:25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families.
6:26 These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies.
6:27 These are they which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron.
6:28 And it came to pass on the day when the LORD spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt, 6:29 That the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, I am the LORD: speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee.
6:30 And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?

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King James Bible:Exodus

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Exodus
Book: Exodus
Chapter: 6

Overview:
God renews his promise. (1-9) Moses and Aaron again sent to
Pharaoh. (10-13) The parentage of Moses and Aaron. (14-30)

1-9 We are most likely to prosper in attempts to Glorify God,
and to be useful to men, when we learn By experience that we can
do nothing of ourselves; when our whole dependence is placed On
him, and our only expectation is from him. Moses had been
expecting what God would do; but now he shall see what he will
do. God would now be known By his name Jehovah, that is, a God
performing what he had promised, and finishing his own work. God
intended their happiness: I will take you to me for a people, a
Peculiar people, and I will be to you a God. More than this we
need not ask, we cannot have, to make us happy. He intended his
own Glory: Ye shall know that I am the Lord. These good words,
and comfortable words, should have revived the drooping
Israelites, and have made them forget their misery; but they
were So taken up with their troubles, that they did not heed
God's promises. By indulging discontent and fretfulness, we
deprive ourselves of the comfort we might have, both from God's
Word and from his Providence, and go comfortless.

10-13 The Faith of Moses was So feeble that he could scarcely
be kept to his work. Ready obedience is always according to the
strength of our Faith. Though our weaknesses ought to humble us,
yet they ought not to discourage us from doing our best in any
service we have to do for God. When Moses repeats his baffled
arguments, he is argued with No longer, but God gives him and
Aaron a charge, both to the children of Israel, and to Pharaoh.
God's authority is sufficient to answer all objections, and
binds all to obey, without Murmuring or disputing, Php 2:14.

14-30 Moses and Aaron were Israelites; raised up unto them of
their brethren, as Christ also should be, who was to be the
Prophet and Priest, the Redeemer and Lawgiver of the people of
Israel. Moses returns to his narrative, and repeats the charge
God had given him to deliver his message to Pharaoh, and his
objection against it. Those who have spoken unadvisedly with
their lips ought to reflect upon it with regret, as Moses seems
to do here."Uncircumcised," is used in Scripture to note the
unsuitableness there may be in any thing to answer its proper
purpose; as the Carnal Heart and depraved nature of fallen Man
are wholly unsuited to the services of God, and to the purposes
of his Glory. It is profitable to place No confidence in
ourselves, all our sufficiency must be in the Lord. We never can
trust ourselves too little, or our God too much. I can do
nothing By myself, said the Apostle, but I can do all things
through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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