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Exodus 3:13-20

The Plan

16 Go and assemble the elders of Israel, and say to them, 'The LORD, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying: I have given heed to you and to what has been done to you in Egypt. 17 I declare that I will bring you up out of the misery of Egypt, to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, a land flowing with milk and honey.' 18 They will listen to your voice; and you and the elders of Israel shall go to the king of Egypt and say to him, 'The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us; let us now go a three days' journey into the wilderness, so that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.' 19 I know, however, that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless compelled by a mighty hand. 20 So I will stretch out my hand and strike Egypt with all my wonders that I will perform in it; after that he will let you go. 21 I will bring this people into such favor with the Egyptians that, when you go, you will not go empty-handed; 22 each woman shall ask her neighbor and any woman living in the neighbor's house for jewelry of silver and of gold, and clothing, and you shall put them on your sons and on your daughters; and so you shall plunder the Egyptians."

Rallying the Troops

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Musings

The negotiations between Moses and God (as if you can negotiate with God) continue up through verse 4:18 (the lectionary stops at 3:20). God counters every excuse that Moses comes up with, including simply asking God to send someone else. God actually becomes angry, but Moses ends up going along with the plan and gets his brother Aaron as a spokes-person. This cartoon simply shows what may have been playing out in Moses' head as to how the "plan" would be received. It's understandable why he wasn't too confident about it.


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