Everyone is doubting God, but God tells Moses he is revealing more to him than the great patriarchs, Abraham, Jacob and all. They had the promise, the covenant. Moses will see the promise fulfilled by this great saving act, and know more of the law of God.
The people remain negative. They have adopted the local gods and their life has only got worse for Moses’ meddling. Moses remains deeply unsure.
They run though his genealogy. Their Israelite pedigree. They are god’s people the right ones for the job.
This chapter is about god’s plans and power being bigger than all out weakness.
It’s plague time!