God promises deliverance for the Israelites but His comforting words fail to persuade them (Exodus 6:1 – 6:12).
Moses again complained to God. His first attempt to convince Pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery had failed. The Israelites blame Moses – who in turn blames God. God told Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh. Because of my mighty hand, he will let them go. Because of my mighty hand, he will drive them out of his country.” God continued, “I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as God Almighty but by my name, Yahweh, I did not make myself fully known to them. I established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they resided as foreigners. Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving,