God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel,'I AM has sent me to you.'" -- 3:14

I will sing to the LORD, for He is highly exalted; The horse And its rider He has hurled into the sea. -- 15:1

The LORD is my strength and song, And He has Become my salvation -- 15:2

Who is like You among the gods, O LORD? Who is like You, majestic in Holiness,      Awesome in praises, working wonders?  -- 15:11

I will put none of the  diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer. -- 15:26

You shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.
-- 19:6

I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of   Egypt, out of the house of slavery.  You shall have no other gods before Me. -- 20:1

See that you make them after the pattern for them, which was shown to you on the mountain. -- 25:40

I will be gracious to whom I   will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion. -- 33:19

No man can see Me and live!
-- 33:20



     Then Moses said to God, "Behold, I am going to the 
     sons of Israel, and I will say to them, 'The God of
     your fathers has sent me to you.' Now they may say 
     to me, 'What is His name?' What shall I say to them?"
     God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and He said,
     "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel,'I AM has 
     sent me to you.'"  God, furthermore, said to Moses, 
     "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'The LORD,
     the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the 
     God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to 
     you.' This is My name forever, and this is My 
     memorial-name to all generations." -- 3:13-15


     Then Moses said to the LORD, "Please, Lord, I have 
     never been eloquent, neither recently nor in time
     past, nor since You have spoken to Your servant; 
     for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue."  The 
     LORD said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Or
     who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is
     it not I, the LORD?  Now then go, and I, even I, will 
     be with your mouth, and teach you what you are to 
     say." -- 4:10-12


     Now the LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land
     of Egypt, "This month shall be the beginning of 
     months for you; it is to be the first month of the year
     to you.  Speak to all the congregation of Israel, 
     saying, 'On the tenth of this month they are each 
     one to take a lamb for themselves, according to 
     their fathers' households, a lamb for each household. 
     Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he
     and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take 
     one according to the number of persons in them; 
     according to what each man should eat, you are to 
     divide the lamb.  Your lamb shall be an unblemished 
     male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or 
     from the goats. You shall keep it until the fourteenth
     day of the same month, then the whole assembly of 
     the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight. 
     Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and 
     put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the
     houses in which they eat it.  They shall eat the flesh
     that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat
     it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Do not 
     eat any of it raw or boiled at all with water, but rather 
     roasted with fire, both its head and its legs along with 
     its entrails.  And you shall not leave any of it over 
     until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning,
     you shall burn with fire. Now you shall eat it in this 
     manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your
     feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat
     it in haste -- it is the LORD'S Passover.  For I will go 
     through the land of Egypt on that night, and will 
     strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, 
     both man and beast; and against all the gods of 
     Egypt I will execute judgments -- I am the LORD. 
     The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses 
     where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass
     over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy 
     you when I strike the land of Egypt.  Now this day 
     will be a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it
     as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations
     you are to celebrate it as a permanent ordinance.
     -- 12:1-14 


     I will sing to the LORD, for He is highly exalted; 
     The horse and its rider He has hurled into the sea. 
     The LORD is my strength and song, And He has 
     become my salvation; This is my God, and I will
     praise Him; My father's God, and I will extol Him. 
     The LORD is a warrior; The LORD is His name. 
     Pharaoh's chariots and his army He has cast into 
     the sea; And the choicest of his officers are drowned
     in the Red Sea.  The deeps cover them; They went 
     down into the depths like a stone. Your right hand, 
     O LORD, is majestic in power, Your right hand, O 
     LORD, shatters the enemy.  And in the greatness of 
     Your excellence You overthrow those who rise up 
     against You; You send forth Your burning anger, 
     and it consumes them as chaff.  At the blast of Your 
     nostrils the waters were piled up, The flowing waters
     stood up like a heap; The deeps were congealed in
    the heart of the sea.  The enemy said, "I will pursue,
     I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; My desire shall 
     be gratified against them; I will draw out my sword,
     my hand will destroy them."  You blew with Your
     wind, the sea covered them; They sank like lead in
     the mighty waters. Who is like You among the gods, 
     O LORD? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, 
     Awesome in praises, working wonders?  You 
     stretched out Your right hand, The earth swallowed
     them.  In Your lovingkindness You have led the 
     people whom You have redeemed; In Your strength 
     You have guided them to Your holy habitation. 
     The peoples have heard, they tremble; ... All the 
     inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.  Terror
     and dread fall upon them; By the greatness of Your 
     arm they are motionless as stone; Until Your people
     pass over, O LORD, Until the people pass over 
     whom You have purchased.  You will bring them 
     and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance,
     The place, O LORD, which You have made for Your
     dwelling, The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands 
     have established.  The LORD shall reign forever and
     ever. -- 15:1-18


     And He said, "If you will give earnest heed to the 
     voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right 
     in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, 
     and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the 
     diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; 
     for I, the LORD, am your healer." -- 15:26


     Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and
     keep My covenant, then you shall be My own 
     possession among all the peoples, for all the earth
     is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests
     and a holy nation. -- 19:5-6


     Then God spoke all these words, saying,  "I am the 
     LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of 
     Egypt, out of the house of slavery.  You shall have 
     no other gods before Me. 

     You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any 
     likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth
     beneath or in the water under the earth.  You shall
     not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your 
     God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the 
     fathers on the children, on the third And the fourth 
     generations of those who hate Me, but showing 
     lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me 
     and keep My commandments. 

     You shall Not take the name of the LORD your God 
     in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished 
     who takes His name in vain. 

     Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days
     you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh
     day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you 
     shall not do any work, you or your Son or your 
     daughter, your male or your female servant or your
     cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. For in 
     six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, 
     the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the 
     seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath
     day and made it holy. 

     Honor your father and your mother, that your days
     may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your 
     God gives you. 

     You shall not murder. 

     You shall not commit adultery. 

     You shall not steal. 

     You shall not bear false witness against your 

     You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall
     not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant 
     or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or 
     anything that belongs to your neighbor." -- 20:1-17


     When He had finished speaking with him upon Mount
     Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony,
     tablets of stone, written by the finger of God. -- 31:18

     The tablets were God's work, and the writing was
     God's writing engraved on the tablets. -- 32:16


     Then Moses said, "I pray You, show me Your glory!"
     And He said, "I Myself will make all My goodness
     pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the
     LORD before you; and I will be gracious to whom I
     will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom
     I will show compassion."  But He said, "You cannot
     see My face, for no man can see Me and live!"  Then 
     the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by Me, and 
     you shall stand there on the rock; and it will come 
     about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you
     in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand 
     until I have passed by.  Then I will take My hand 
     away and you shall see My back, but My face shall
     not be seen." -- 33:18-23


     Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the
     glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.  Moses was 
     not able to enter the tent of meeting because the 
     cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD 
     filled the tabernacle.  Throughout all their journeys 
     whenever the cloud was taken up from over the 
     tabernacle, the sons of Israel would set out; but if
     the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out 
     until the day when it was taken up.  For throughout 
     all their journeys, the cloud of the LORD was on the 
     tabernacle by day, and there was fire in it by night, 
     in the sight of all the house of Israel. -- 40:34-38


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Background:  "Exodus," by Marc Chagall