OLD TESTAMENT READING Exodus 3:1–15

OLD TESTAMENT READING Exodus 3:1–15
1Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the
priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the
wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2And the
angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the
midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet
it was not consumed. 3And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this
great sight, why the bush is not burned.” 4When the LORD saw that
he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses,
Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” 5Then he said, “Do not come near;
take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are
standing is holy ground.” 6And he said, “I am the God of your 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 at God.
7Then the LORD said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people
who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their
taskmasters. I know their sufferings, 8and I have come down to
deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up
out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk
and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the
Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 9And now,
behold, the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have
also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.
10Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people,
the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” 11But Moses said to God, “Who
am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out
of Egypt?” 12He said, “But I will be with you, and this shall be the
sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the
people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”
13Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and
say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they
ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14God said to
Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of
Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
15God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people 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 thus I am to be remembered throughout all
generations.”

A This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.