Exodus: Chapter 03 (1534)

The boke of Exodus. The thyrde Chapter.

  1. Moses kepte the shepe of Jethro his father in law preast of Madian, and he droue the flocke to the backesyde of the deserte, ad came to the moutayne of God, Horeb.
  2. And the angell of the Lorde apeared vnto hi in a flame of fyre out of a bush. And he perceaued that the bush burned with fyre and consumed not.
  3. Than Moses sayde: I will goo hece and see this grete syghte, howe it cometh that the bushe burneth not.
  4. And whe the Lorde sawe that he came for to see, he called vnto him out of the bush and sayde: Moses Moses And he answered: here am I.
  5. And he sayde: come not hither, but put thy shooes off thi fete: for the place whereon thou stondest is holy grounde.
  6. And he sayde: I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob And Moses hyd his face, for he was afrayde to loke vpon God.
  7. Than the Lorde sayde: I haue surely sene the trouble of my people which are in Egipte and haue herde their crye which they haue of their taskemasters. For I knowe theire sorowe
  8. and am come downe to delyuer them out of the handes of the Egiptians, and to brynge the out of that londe vnto a good londe and a large, and vnto a londe that floweth with mylke and hony: euen vnto the place of the Canaanites, Hethites, Amorites, Pherezites, Heuites, and of the Jebusites.
  9. Now therfore beholde, the complaynt of the children of Israel is come vnto me and I haue also sene the oppression, wherwith the Egiptians oppresse them.
  10. But come, I will sende the vnto Pharao, that thou mayst brynge my people the childern of Israel out of Egipte.
  11. And Moses sayde vnto God: what am I to goo to Pharao and to brynge the children of Israell out of Egipte?
  12. And he sayde: I wilbe with the. And this shalbe a token vnto the that I haue sent the: after that thou hast broughte the people out of Egipte, ye shall serue God vppon this mountayne.
  13. Than sayde Moses vnto God: when I come vnto the childern of Israell and saye vnto them, the God of youre fathers hath sent me vnto you, ad they saye vnto me, what ys his name, what answere shall I geuethem?
  14. Then sayde God vnto Moses:  I wilbe what I wilbe: ad he sayde, this shalt thou saye vnto the children of Israel: I wilbe dyd send me to you.
  15. And God spake further vnto Moses: thus shalt thou saye vnto the children of Israell: the Lorde God of youre fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob hath sent me vnto you: this is my name for euer, and this is my memoriall thorow out all generacyons.
  16. Goo therfore and gather the elders of Israel to gether and saye vnto them: the Lorde God of youre fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, appeared vnto me and sayde: I haue bene and sene both you and that whiche is done to you in Egipte.
  17. And I haue sayde it, that I will bringe you out of the tribulacio of Egipte vnto the londe of the Canaanites, Hethites Amorites, Pherezites, Heuites and Jebusites: euen a londe that floweth wyth mylke ad hony
  18. Yf it come to passe that they heare thy voyce, then goo, both thou ad the elders of Israel vnto the kinge of Egipte and saye vnto him: The Lord God of the Ebrues hath mett with vs: Let vs goo therfore .iij. dayes iourney in to the wildernesse, that we maye sacrifice vnto the Lorde oure God.
  19. Notwithstondinge I am sure that the kinge of Egipte will not lett you goo, excepte it be with a mightie hande:
  20. ye ad I will therfore stretche out myne honde, and smyte Egipte with all my woders which I wil do therin. And after that he will let you goo.
  21. And I will gett this people fauoure in the syghte of the Egiptians: so that when ye goo, ye shall not goo emptie:
  22. but euery wife shall borow of hir neyghbouresse and of her that sogeorneth in hir house, iewels of syluer ad of gold and rayment. And ye shall put them on youre sonnes and doughters, and shall robbe the Egiptians.
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Of this word, I will be cometh the name of God Jehovah which we interpret Lord, and is as much to say as that I am.