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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 for ever,
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’
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