Exodus 3:14

“And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God saide vnto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: And he said, Thus shalt thou say vnto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God said to him, I AM WHAT I AM: and he said, Say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.
- Basic English Bible

And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM. And he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: I AM hath sent me unto you.
- Darby Bible

And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: And he said, Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me to you.
- Webster's Bible

God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM," and he said, "You shall tell the children of Israel this: 'I AM has sent me to you.'"
- World English Bible

And God saith unto Moses, `I AM THAT WHICH I AM;' He saith also, `Thus dost thou say to the sons of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God said unto Moses: 'I AM THAT I AM'; and He said: 'Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: I AM hath sent me unto you.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 3:14


3:14 And God said - Two names God would now be known by. A name that speaks what he is in himself, I am that I am - This explains his name Jehovah, and signifies, 1st, That he is self - existent; he has his being of himself, and has no dependence upon any other. And being self - existent he cannot but be self - sufficient, and therefore all - sufficient, and the inexhaustible fountain of being and bliss. 2dly, That he is eternal and unchangeable, always the same, yesterday to - day, and for ever: he will be what he will be, and what he is. 3dly. That he is faithful and true to all his promises, unchangeable in his word as well as in his nature, and not a man that he should lie. Let Israel know this, I am hath sent me unto you. A name that speaks what he is to his people. Lest that name I am should puzzle them, he is farther directed to make use of another name of God, more familiar.


Discussion for Exodus 3

  • Robo
    Indeed I am one of those who is being blessed by the Daily Bible Reading prraogm. I don't believe that if one seriously and meditatorily open the bible in the right frame of mind, sincerely willing to understand, inviting the Holy Spirit who inspired its writing,jotting down important revealed points,can fail to understand. It is true that if it is opened just like any other text book, hurriedly and when the mind is not ready,without a heartfelt prayer, no understanding. Students set themselves targets to complete text books that matter to their exam. If heaven matters to me, seriously I can set myself a target to complete the ONLY BOOK that can reveal God's will for me in preparation for that.Through this prraogm, I can summarise important events in ALL the books I have covered. At our Church, we take turns to summarise each book covered, and the whole church makes inputs.It is working wonders.
  • Priscilla mcentyre
    spoken prophecy .....
  • Sonja
    It's amazing how God chose to use Moses even though he hadn't learned much about God,but obviously knew a little about Him. Thinking in himself that he could not do this great work that God was asking him to do. God sure knew what he could do through Him and through his obedience.How awesome is He!
  • Angie
    I am always so awed when we ask God how is it He chooses us to do something, as Moses did in 3:11...and God stated, "Certainly I will be with you"....it would have been impossible for Moses without God...as it would be impossible for us to do anything without God... and without Him sending us...
  • Grace
    Moses was equipped and prepared by God prior to his calling after being called God lead Moses and Moses followed Gods instructions God made Moses aware that he would meet resistance but God assured him he would be with him until Pharaoh let the people go. We must also seek Gods instruction and follow them as Moses and allow God to take care of us
  • Ps.Ravi Kumar for verse 10
    EXO 3:10 Come:- This colling not only for Moses, To Us also. Because someny people are doing there works so He colling us to do His Work. So Are You Raedy Are you geting fear:- He will make you, to stand before others for sharing Word Of God. To Save Them From There Bondages

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