God Hears Israel's Groaning
o During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel p groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. q Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God.
And r God heard their groaning, and God s remembered his covenant with t Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
God u saw the people of Israel - and God v knew.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Now Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron eighty-three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh.
When he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of Israel.
Now when forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in a flame of fire in a bush.
Then we cried to the Lord, the God of our fathers, and the Lord heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression.
And 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.
Genesis 18:20 - 21
Then the Lord said, "Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave.
Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.
Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the people of Israel whom the Egyptians hold as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant.
He remembers his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations.
For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham, his servant.
For their sake he remembered his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions.
I myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you up again, and Joseph's hand shall close your eyes.
Then 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.
And the people believed; and when they heard that the Lord had visited the people of Israel and that he had seen their affliction, they bowed their heads and worshiped.
"Thus the Lord has done for me in the days when he looked on me, to take away my reproach among people."
Go and gather the elders of Israel together and say to them, 'The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, "I have observed you and what has been done to you in Egypt.