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when thou hast brought forth the People out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this Mountain.

13 And Mofes faid unto God, Behold, when I come unto the Children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your Fathers hath sent me unto you : and they shall say to me, What is his Name? What shall I say unto them?

14 ? And God said unto " Rev. i. 4. John to the Seven Moses, I AM THAT I AM: be unto you, and Peace, from HIM

Churches which are in Asia : Grace And he said, Thus shalt thou which is and which was, and which say unto the Children of Il- is to COME ; and from the Seven Spr

RITS which are before his THRONE. rael, I AM hath sent me un

s And from JESUS CHRIST, who is

the faithful WITNESS, and the FIRST15 And God said more

BEGOTTEN of the Dead, and the PRINCE over unto Moses, Thus shalt that loved us, and WASHED us from

of the Kings of the Earth ; unto him thou say unto the Children of our Sins in his own Blood. Israel, The LORD God of

6 And hath made us Kings and

PRIESTS unto God and his Father ; your Fathers, the God of A- to whom

be Glory and DOMINION braham, the God of Isaac, for ever and ever. and the God of Jacob hath and every Eye shall see him, and they

7 Behold, he COMETH with Clouds; sent me unto you: this is my also which pierced him. Name for ever, and this is 8 I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA, the imy Memorial unto all Gene

BEGINNING and the ENDING, saith the

LORD, which is, and which was, and rations.

which is to COME, the ALMIGHTY. 16 Go and gather the El John viii. 58 Jesus said unto them, ders of Israel together, and Verily verily 1 lay unto you, Before

ABRAHAM was, I AM. say unto them, The LORD God of your Fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, APPEARED unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt.

17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the Affliction of Egypt, unto the Land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a Land flowing with Milk and Hony.

18 And they shall hearken to thy Voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the Elders of Israel, unto the King of Egypt, and you shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us; and now let us go (we beseech thee) three Days Journey into the Wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.

19 And I am sure that the King of Egypt will not let you go, no not by a mighty Hand.

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20 And I will stretch out my Hand, and smite Egypt with all my WONDERS which I will do in the Midst thereof: and after that, he will let you go.

21 And I will give this People Favour in the Sight of the Egyptians : and it shall come to pass, that when ye go, ye shall not go empty :

22 But every Woman shall borrow of her Neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her House, Jewels of Silver, and Jewels of Gold, and Raiment: and ye shall put them upon your Sons, and upon your Daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.

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i Moses's Rod is turned into a Serpent : 6 His Hand is leprous :

10 He is loath to be sent : 14 Aaron is appointed to alift

him. 21 God's Mesage to Pharaoh. Ver. I

ND Mofes answered and said, But behold, they

will not believe me, nor hearken unto my Voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.

2 And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thy Hand? And he said, A Rod.

3. And he said, Cast it on the Ground; and he cast it on the Ground, and it became a SERPENT : and Mofes fied from before it.

4 And the LORD said unto Mofes, Put forth thine Hand, and take it by the Tail. And he put forth his Hand, and caught it, and it became a Rod in his Hand.

5. That they may BELIEVE that the LORD God of their Fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath APPEARED unto thee.

6 And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine Hand into thy Bosom ; and he put his Hand into his Bosom ; and when he took it out, behold, his Hand was leprous as Snow.

7 And he said, Put thy Hand into thy Bosom again : and he put his Hand into his Bosom again, and plucked it out of his Bosom, and behold, it was turned again as his other Flesh.

8 And it shall come pass, if they will not BELIEVE thee, neither hearken to the Voice of the first Sign, that they will believe the Voice of the latter Sigp.

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9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not beLIEVE also these two Signs, neither hearken unto thy Voice, that thou shalt take of the Water of the River, and pour it upon the dry Land : and the Water which thou takest out of the River, shall become Blood upon the dry Land.

10 And Mofes faid unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not ELOQUENT, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy Servant : but I AM SLOW of Speech, and of a flow Tongue.

s And the LORD said Isa. 1. 4 The LORD God hath giunto him, Who hath made that I should know how to speak a

ven me the Tongue of the Learned, Man's MOUTH? or who Word in Season to him that is weary: maketh the DUMB, or Dear, he wakeneth Morning by Morning :

he wakeneth mine Ear to hear as or the SEEING, or the BLIND?

the Learned. have not I, the LORD? Matth. X. 19 When they deliver you

12 Now therefore go, and up, take no Thought how, or what I will be with thy Mouth, yehall

, Speak, for it Thall be GIVEN

you in that same Hour, what ye shall and teach thee what thou shalt speak. fay.

20 For it is not ye that SPEAK, but

the SPIRIT of your Father, which 13 And he said, O my Speaketh in you. Lord, send I pray thee, by Luke xii. ii When they bring you the Hand of hini whom thou

unto the Synagogues, and unto Ma

giftrates, and Powers, take ye no wilt send.

Thought how, or what Thing ye shall 14 And the Anger of the ANSWER, or what ye shall say : LORD was kindled against

12 For the Holy Ghost shall reach you

in the same Hour, what ye ought Moses, and he said, Is not AARON the Levite thy Bro I Cor. i. 26 Ye see your Calling, ther? I know that he can Brethren, how that not many wise

Men after the Flesh, not many MIGHspeak well. And also, be

TY, not many NOBLE are called. hold, he cometh forth to 27 But God hath chosen the Foolmeet thee : and when he found the wise ; and God hath cho

ISH Things of the World, to conseeth thee, he will be glad in sen the weak Things of the World, his Heart.

to confound the THINGS which are

MIGHTY. 15 And thou shalt speak

28 And base Things of the World, unto him, and put Words in- and Things which are despised, hath to his Mouth : and I will be God cholen, yea, and Things which

ARE NOT, hath God chosen, to bring with thy Mouth, and with his

to nought Things THAT ARE. Mouth, and will teach ye 29 That no FLESH should GLORY in

his presence. what ye shall do.

16 And he shall be thy Spokesman unto the People : and be shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a MOUTH, and thou shalt be to him instead of God.

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17 And thou shalt take this Rod in thine Hand, wherewith thou shalt do Signs.

18 And Moses went and returned to Jethro his Fatherin-law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my Brethren, which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in Peace. 19 ' And the LORD faid * Matth, ii, 20 Arise, and take the

YOUNG CHILD, and his Mother, and unto Mofes in Midian, Go,

go into the Land of Israel, for they Return into Egypt : for all ARE DEAD which sought the young the Men are dead which Child's Life, sought thy Life.

20 And Moses took his Wife, and his Sons, and set them upon an Ass, and he returned to the Land of Egypt. And Moses took the Rod of God in his Hand.

21 And the LORD said unto Mofes, When thou goeft to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those WONDERS before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine Hand: but I will hearden his Heart, that he shall not let the People go.

22 And thou thalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus faith the LORD, Israel is my Son, even my First-born.

23 And I say unto thee, Let my Son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will SLAY thy Son, even thy FIRST-BORN.

27 And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the Wilderness to meet Moses. And he went and met him in the Mount of God, and killed him.

28 And Moses told AARON all the WORDS of the LORD, who had sent him, and all the SIGNS which he had commanded him.

29 And Moses and AARON went and gathered together all the Elders of the Children of Israel.

30 And AARON spake all the Words which the LORD had spoken unto Mofes, and did the Signs in the Sight of the People.

31 And the People belIEVED : and when they heard that the Lord had visited the Children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their AFELICTION, then they BOWED their Heads and WORSHIPPED.

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i Pharaoh chideth Moses and Aaron : 5 He increaseth the If

raelites Tak. 22 Mofes complaineth to God.

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ND afterwards Moses and AARON went in, and

told Pharaoh, Thus faith the LORD God of Irrael, Let my People go, that they may hold a Feast unto me in the Wilderness.

2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel

go. 3 And they faid, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us : let us go, we pray thee, three Days Journey into the Desart, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; left he fall upon us with Pestilence, or with the Sword.

4 And the King of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and AARON, let the People from their Works? get you unto your BURDENS.

5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the People of the Land now are many, and you make them rest from their BURDENS.

6 And Pharaoh commanded the fame Day the Talk-masters of the People, and their Officers, saying,

7 Ye shall no more give the People Straw to make Brick, as heretofore : let them go and gather Straw for themselves.

8 And the Tale of the Bricks which they did make heretofore, you shall lay upon them; you shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be idle ; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and facrifice to our God.

9 Let there more Work be laid upon the Men, that they may LABOUR therein : and let them not regard vain Words.

io And the Talk-masters of the People went out, and their Officers, and they spake to the People, saying, Thus faith Pharaoh, I will not give you Straw.

u Go ye, get you Straw where you can find it : yet not ought of your Work shall be DIMINISHED.

12 So the People were scattered abroad throughout all the Land of Egypt, to gather Stubble instead of Straw.

13 And the TASK-MASTERS hasted them, saying, Fulfil your Works, your daily Tasks, as when there was STRAW.

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