13 Then the Lord said to Abram,(A) “Know this for certain: Your offspring will be foreigners(B) in a land that does not belong to them; they will be enslaved and oppressed[a] 400 years.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 15:13 Lit will serve them and they will oppress them

Moses in Midian

11 Years later,[a] after Moses had grown up, he went out to his own people[b] and observed their forced labor.(A) He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people.

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 2:11 Lit And it was in those days
  2. Exodus 2:11 Lit his brothers

Then the Lord said, “I have observed the misery of My people in Egypt, and have heard them crying out(A) because of their oppressors, and I know about their sufferings.

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The king of Egypt said to them, “Moses and Aaron, why are you causing the people to neglect their work? Get to your work!” Pharaoh also said, “Look, the people of the land are so numerous, and you would stop them from working.”(A)

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“Therefore tell the Israelites: I am Yahweh, and I will deliver you from the forced labor of the Egyptians and free you from slavery to them. I will redeem you with an outstretched arm(A) and great acts of judgment.

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But the Egyptians mistreated and afflicted us, and forced us to do hard labor.

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