Exodus 2:23-3:12 Reading the Passage

The Lord will Hear Your Cry – Exodus 2:23-3:12

2 (23) In the course of that long period of time, the king of Egypt died. The children of Israel groaned because of their bondage and they cried out, and their cry for help because of their bondage went up to God. (24) And God heard their groaning and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. (25) So God looked upon the children of Israel and God was concerned about them.

3 Now Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. (2) There the angel of Jehovah appeared to him in a flame of fire from within a bush. Moses looked and saw that, although the bush was burning with fire, the bush was not consumed. (3) So Moses said, I will go over and take a look at this strange sight—why the bush is not burnt up. (4) When Jehovah saw that he had come over to look, God called to him from within the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here I am. (5) Then he said, Do not come near. Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. (6) Furthermore, he said, I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

(7) Then Jehovah said, I have certainly seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and I have heard them crying out because of their taskmasters. I know their sorrows. (8) I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. (9) Now the cry of the children of Israel has reached me; furthermore, I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians are oppressing them. (10) Therefore, come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.

(11) But Moses said to God, Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt? (12) Then he said, I will certainly be with you, and this shall be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God at this mountain.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.