Psalm 105:1-27 and Exodus 3:13-20
1 Alleluia. Confess to the Lord, and invoke his name. Announce his works among the nations.
2 Sing to him, and sing psalms to him. Describe all his wonders.
3 Be praised in his holy name. Let the heart of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
4 Seek the Lord, and be confirmed. Seek his face always.
5 Remember his miracles, which he has done, his portents and the judgments of his mouth:
6 you offspring of Abraham his servant, you sons of Jacob his elect.
7 He is the Lord our God. His judgments are throughout the entire earth.
8 He has remembered his covenant for all ages: the word that he entrusted to a thousand generations,
9 which he assigned to Abraham, and his oath to Isaac.
10 And he stationed the same for Jacob with a precept, and for Israel with an eternal testament,
11 saying: To you, I will give the land of Canaan, the allotment of your inheritance.
12 Though they may have been but a small number, very few and foreigners there,
13 and though they passed from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people,
14 he allowed no man to harm them, and he reproved kings on their behalf.
15 Do not be willing to touch my Christ, and do not be willing to malign my prophets.
16 And he called a famine upon the land, and he crushed every foundation of the bread.
17 He sent a man before them: Joseph, who had been sold as a slave.
18 They humbled his feet in shackles; the iron pierced his soul,
19 until his word arrived. The eloquence of the Lord inflamed him.
20 The king sent and released him; he was the ruler of the people, and he dismissed him.
21 He established him as master of his house and ruler of all his possessions,
22 so that he might instruct his princes as himself, and teach his elders prudence.
23 And Israel entered into Egypt, and Jacob became a sojourner in the land of Ham.
24 And he helped his people greatly, and he strengthened them over their enemies.
25 He turned their heart to hate his people, and to deal deceitfully with his servants.
26 He sent Moses, his servant, and Aaron, the one whom he chose.
27 He placed with them signs of his word, and portents in the land of Ham.
13 Moses said to God: "Behold, I will go to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you.' If they say to me, 'What is his name?' What shall I say to them?"
14 God said to Moses, "I AM WHO AM." He said: "Thus shall you say to the sons of Israel: 'HE WHO IS has sent me to you.' "
15 And God said again to Moses: "Thus shall you say to the sons of Israel: 'The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.' This is the name for me in eternity, and this is my memorial from generation to generation.
16 Go and gather together the elders of Israel, and you shall say to them: 'The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying: When visiting, I have visited you, and I have seen all that has befallen you in Egypt.
17 And I have spoken in order to lead you out of the affliction of Egypt, into the land of the Canaanite, and Hittite, and Amorite, and Perizzite, and Hivite, and Jebusite, into a land flowing with milk and honey.'
18 And they shall hear your voice. And you shall enter, you and the elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt, and you shall say to him: 'The Lord God of the Hebrews has called us. We shall go three days' journey into the wilderness, in order to offer sacrifice to the Lord our God.'
19 But I know that the king of Egypt will not release you, unless you go out by a powerful hand.
20 For I will extend my hand, and I will strike Egypt with all my wonders that I will do in the midst of them. After these things, he will release you.
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