The elders of the Israelites conclude that they should follow Moses and Aaron. After suffering ten plagues, Pharaoh lets the Israelites leave Egypt. He changes his mind, and makes a vain attempt to bring them back.
Aaron is the brother of Moses. He tells of the hardships facing the Israelites after they are freed from being slaves in Egypt. God wants the Israelites to be dependent on him for their well-being, but they are intent on having physical comfort.
Moses explains that God and the Israelites make a bargain. God will provide for the Israelites, and they agree to obey all of his commands. From the start, the Israelites do not keep their side of the bargain.