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E x od u s
The descendants of Kohath included Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and
Uzziel. (Kohath lived to be 133 years old.)
The descendants of Merari included Mahli and Mushi.
These are the clans of the Levites, as listed in their family records.
Amram married his father’s sister Jochebed, and she gave birth to his
sons, Aaron and Moses. (Amram lived to be 137 years old.)
The sons of Izhar were Korah, Nepheg, and Zicri.
The sons of Uzziel were Mishael, Elzaphan, and Sithri.
Aaron married Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab and sister of
Nahshon, and she gave birth to his sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and
The sons of Korah were Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph. Their
descendants became the clans of Korah.
Eleazar son of Aaron married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she
gave birth to his son, Phinehas.
These are the ancestors of the Levite families, listed according to their
The Aaron and Moses named in this list are the same ones to whom
the Lord said, “Lead the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt like an
army.” It was Moses and Aaron who spoke to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt,
about leading the people of Israel out of Egypt.
When the Lord spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt, he said to him,
“I am the Lord! Tell Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, everything I am telling
you.” But Moses argued with the Lord, saying, “I can’t do it! I’m such a
clumsy speaker! Why should Pharaoh listen to me?”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Pay close attention to this. I will make you
seem like God to Pharaoh, and your brother, Aaron, will be your prophet.
Tell Aaron everything I command you, and Aaron must command Pharaoh to let the people of Israel leave his country. But I will make Pharaoh’s
heart stubborn so I can multiply my miraculous signs and wonders in the
land of Egypt. Even then Pharaoh will refuse to listen to you. So I will
bring down my fist on Egypt. Then I will rescue my f­orces—­my people,
the ­Israelites—­from the land of Egypt with great acts of judgment. When
I raise my powerful hand and bring out the Israelites, the Egyptians will
know that I am the Lord.”
So Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord had commanded them. Moses
was eighty years old, and Aaron was ­eighty-­three when they made their
demands to Pharaoh.

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