Brought into the presence of God and into the knowledge of Him
In the third month after the children of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day they came into the wilderness of aSinai
And when they had journeyed from Rephidim and had come to the wilderness of Sinai, they encamped in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped in front of the mountain.
And Moses 1went
up to God, and Jehovah acalled
to him out of the mountain, saying, Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the children of Israel:
You have aseen
what I did to the Egyptians and how
I bore you on 1beagles
’ wings and brought you to Myself.
Now therefore if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My acovenant
, then you shall be My 1bpersonal
treasure from among all peoples, for call
the earth is Mine.
And you shall be to Me a 1kingdom
and a 1bholy
nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the children of Israel.
So Moses came and called for the elders of the people and set before them all these words which Jehovah had commanded him.
And all the people answered together and said, 1All
that Jehovah has spoken awe
will do. And Moses brought back the words of the people to Jehovah.
And Jehovah said to Moses, I am coming to you in a thick acloud
, that the people may bhear
when I speak with you and may also cbelieve
you forever. Then Moses told the words of the people to Jehovah,
And Jehovah said to Moses, Go to the people, and 1asanctify
them today and tomorrow; and have them wash their garments,
And be ready for the 1third
day; for on the third day Jehovah will acome
down on 2Mount
Sinai in the sight of all the people.
And you shall set 1limits
for the people all around, saying, Be careful that you do not go up on the mountain or touch the border of it. Whoever touches the amountain
shall surely be put to death.
No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be astoned
or shot through; whether beast or man, he shall not live. When the btrumpet
sounds a long blast, they may come up on the mountain.
And Moses went down from the mountain to the people and sanctified the people, and they washed their garments.
And he said to the people, Be ready for the third day. Do not go anear
And on the third day, when it was morning, there was athunder
and lightning, and a thick bcloud
upon the mountain, and a very loud ctrumpet
sound; and all the people who were in the camp trembled.
And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the base of the mountain.
Now the whole of Mount Sinai smoked because Jehovah descended upon it in afire
, and its bsmoke
ascended like the smoke of a furnace; and the whole mountain cshook
And as the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God aanswered
And Jehovah came down upon aMount
Sinai at the top of the mountain, and Jehovah called Moses to the top of the mountain; and Moses went up.
Then Jehovah said to Moses, Go down; charge the people not to break through to Jehovah to alook
, lest many of them perish.
And let the priests who come anear
to Jehovah also sanctify themselves, so that Jehovah does not bbreak
forth upon them.
And Moses said to Jehovah, The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai, for You charged us, saying, Set limits around the mountain, and sanctify it.
And Jehovah said to him, Go, get down; then you shall come up again
, you and Aaron with you; but do not let the priests and the people force a way through to come up to Jehovah, so that He does not break forth upon them.
So Moses went down to the people and told them.