Lord appeareth to Moses in a burning bush.
And the angel
of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the
midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned
with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses
said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why
the bush is not burnt. And when the Lord saw that he turned
aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the
bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. And
he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off
thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy
ground. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father,
the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my
people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry
by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the
Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good
land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey;
unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the
Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is
come unto me; and I have also seen the oppression wherewith
the Egyptians oppress them. Come now therefore, and I will
send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people
the children of Israel out of Egypt. (KJV)
de la Bible (1728)
Illustrated by Gerard
Hoet (1648-1733), and others.