|Exodus 34 |
1 Now the LORD said to Moses, "Cut out two tablets of stone like the first, and I will write upon these tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke.
2 Be ready and come up to Mount Sinai in the morning, and present yourself there to me on the top of the mountain.
3 No man shall come up with you, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mountain; neither let the flocks or herds feed in front of the mountain."
4 So Moses cut two tablets of stone like the first, and he rose up early in the morning and went up to Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tablets of stone.
5 And the LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there and proclaimed the name of the LORD.
6 The LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, "The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in goodness, and truth,
7 Keeping mercy and loving kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and upon the children's children, to the third and fourth generation."
8 And Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth and worshipped.
9 And he said, "If now I have found favor in your sight, O LORD, let the LORD, I pray you, go with us, although this is a stiff necked people, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance."
10 And the Lord said, "Behold, I make a covenant. Before all your people I will do marvels such as have not been done in all the earth or in any nation; and all the people among whom you live shall see the work of the LORD; for it is a terrible, awesome thing that I will do with you.
11 Observe what I command you this day. Behold, I drive out before you the Amorite, Canaanite, Hittite, Perizzite, Hivite, and Jebusite.
12 Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go, and it be a snare in your midst.
13 But rather, you shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and cut down their Asherim [wooden images of a goddess];
14 For you shall worship no other god; for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God,
15 Lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go whoring after their gods and sacrifice to their gods and someone invites you, and you eat of his food that has been sacrificed to idols,
16 And you take might their daughters for your sons [to marry], and their daughters go a whoring after their gods and make your sons go whoring after their gods.
17 You shall make yourselves no molten gods.
18 The Feast of Unleavened Bread [Passover] you shall keep. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, in the month Abib; for in the month Abib you came out from Egypt.
19 All males that open the womb are mine, including every firstborn male among your livestock, whether ox or sheep.
20 But the firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, and if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And no one shall appear before me empty handed.
21 Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during plowing time and harvest you shall rest.
22 You shall observe the Feast of Weeks, the first fruits of wheat harvest [Pentecost], and the Feast of Ingathering at the year's end [Tabernacles].
23 Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD God, the God of Israel.
24 For I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders; neither will any man covet your land when you go up to appear before the LORD your God three times a year.
25 You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover be left until the morning.
26 The first of the first fruits of your land you shall bring to the house of the LORD your God. You shall not boil a kid in its mother's milk."
27 And the LORD said to Moses, "Write these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel."
28 So Moses was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he ate no bread and drank no water. And he wrote upon the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.
29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of Testimony in his hand, that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he talked with the Lord.
30 And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.
31 But Moses called to them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned to him, and Moses talked with them.
32 Afterward all the children of Israel came near, and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him on mount Sinai.
33 And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.
34 But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the veil off until he came out. And he came out and told the children of Israel what he was commanded.
35 The children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone; and Moses put the veil on his face again until he went in to speak with God.
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