Exodus 3:14 Index
"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."
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" . . . I AM THAT I AM . . . "

  • God therefore revealed to Moses, or rather explained to him, the name by which He had made Himself known to Abraham at the making of the covenant (Genesis 15:7). In Hebrew as in English, this name is a form of the verb "to be," and implies that its possessor is the eternal, self-existing One (John 8:58; DA 469). Its all embracing universality precluded any comparison of the God of the Israelites to the deities of Egypt and other nations. It was designed to provide Moses and his people with strong consolation in their affliction and powerful support for their confidence in the realization of His propose to deliver them. (1BC 511)

" . . . I am hath sent me . . . "

  • "I am" is an abbreviated form of "I am that I am," and is intended to express the same idea. (1BC 511)