Moses repeated to the Israelites what God told him. Again, God reminded Moses of his covenant with the Israelites: “I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it you as a possession. I am the LORD.” (NIV, Exodus 6:7–9) The Israelites were broken in spirit and body. They did not believe Moses.