The enactment of the covenant
Then He said to Moses, 1Come
up to Jehovah, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and aseventy
of the elders of Israel; and worship at a distance.
And Moses alone shall come near to Jehovah, but they shall not come near, nor shall the people come up with him.
And Moses came and told the people all the words of Jehovah and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice and said, 1All
the words which Jehovah has spoken we will ado
And Moses awrote
down all the words of Jehovah. And he rose up early in the morning and built an 1altar
at the base of the mountain and twelve 2bpillars
for the twelve tribes of Israel.
And he sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered 1burnt
offerings and sacrificed 1peace
offerings of bulls to Jehovah.
And Moses took half of the ablood
and put it in basins, and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
And he took the book of the acovenant
and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, 1All
that Jehovah has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient.
So Moses took the blood and asprinkled
it on the 1people
and said, Here is the 2bblood
of the ccovenant
, which Jehovah has made with you in accordance with all these words.
The vision of God
Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up.
And they 1asaw
the God of Israel, and under His feet there was something like a 2paved
work of bsapphire
, even like heaven itself for clearness.
And He did not stretch out His hand upon the nobles of the children of Israel. And they 1beheld
God and ate and drank.
Moses' stay with God under His glory
And Jehovah said to Moses, Come up to Me at the top of the mountain, and be there; and I will give you the atablets
of stone with the law and the commandment, which I have inscribed for their instruction.
rose up with aJoshua
his attendant, and Moses went up to the top of the bmountain
And he had said to the elders, Wait here for us until we return to you. Both Aaron and aHur
are here with you; whoever has a cause, let him come near to them.
And Moses went up to the top of the mountain, and the acloud
covered the mountain.
And the aglory
of Jehovah settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days; and on the seventh day He called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
And the appearance of the glory of Jehovah was like consuming afire
on the top of the mountain to the eyes of the children of Israel.
And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud and went up on the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain 1aforty
days and forty nights.