Moses and the Burning Bush
1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in
law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the
backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God,
even to Horeb.
2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame
of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and,
behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not
3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this
great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God
called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said,
Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes
from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is
6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God
of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And
Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of
my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by
reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of
the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a
good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and
honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites,
and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and
9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of
Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression
wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh,
that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of
Israel out of Egypt.
11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go
unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of
Israel out of Egypt?
12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this
shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou
hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve
God upon this mountain.
13 And Moses said 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 Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said,
Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath
sent me unto you.
15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say
unto the children of Israel, the LORD God of your fathers,
the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,
hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is
my memorial unto all generations.
16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and 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
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
18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt
come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt,
and ye 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.
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 favor 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 neighbor, 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