Exodus 34

1And the Lord said to Moses, Hew for yourself two tablets of stone, like the first ones were, and come up to Me on the mountain; and I will write upon the tablets the words which were on the first tablets, which you broke. 2And be ready by the morning, and you shall go up to Mount Sinai, and you shall stand there before Me on the top of the mountain. 3And let no one go up with you, nor be seen in all the mountain; and let not the sheep and oxen feed near that mountain. 4And Moses cut out two tablets of stone, as also the first ones were; and Moses, having arisen early, went up to Mount Sinai, as the Lord appointed him; and Moses took the two tablets of stone. 5And the Lord descended in a cloud, and stood near him there, and called by the name of the Lord. 6And the Lord passed by before his face, and proclaimed, The Lord God, gracious and merciful, longsuffering and very compassionate, and true, 7and keeping justice and mercy for thousands, taking away iniquity and unrighteousness and sins; and He will not clear the guilty; bringing the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and to the children's children, to the third and fourth generation. 8An Moses hastened, and bowed to the earth and worshipped; 9and said, If I have found grace in Your sight, let my Lord go with us; for the people are stiff-necked: and You shall take away our sins and our iniquities, and we will be Yours. 10And the Lord said to Moses, Behold, I establish a covenant with you in the presence of all your people. I will do glorious things which have not been done in all the earth, or in any nation; and all the people among you shall see the works of the Lord, that they are wonderful, which I will do with you. 11Take heed to all things whatsoever that I command you. Behold, I cast out before your face the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Perizzite and the Hittite and the Hivite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite. 12Take heed to yourself, lest at any time you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are entering, lest it be to you a stumbling block among you. 13You shall destroy their altars, and break in pieces their pillars, and you shall cut down their groves, and the graven images of their gods you shall burn with fire. 14For you shall not worship strange gods, for the Lord God, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God; 15lest at any time you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and sacrifice to their gods, and they call you, and you should eat of their feasts, 16and you should take of their daughters to your sons, and you should give of your daughters to their sons; and your daughters should go a whoring after their gods, and your sons should go a whoring after their gods. 17And you shall not make to yourself molded gods. 18And you shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread: seven days shall you eat unleavened bread, as I have commanded you, at the season in the month of the new grain; for in the month of the new grain you came out from Egypt. 19The males are Mine, everything that opens the womb; every firstborn of oxen, and every firstborn of sheep. 20And the firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a sheep, and if you will not redeem it you shall pay a price: every firstborn of your sons shall you redeem. You shall not appear before Me empty-handed. 21Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. There shall be rest in seed time and in harvest. 22And you shall keep to Me the Feast of Weeks, the beginning of wheat-harvest; and the Feast of Ingathering in the middle of the year. 23Three times in the year shall every male of yours appear before the Lord, the God of Israel. 24For when I have cast out the nations from before your face, and have enlarged your coasts, no one shall desire your land, whenever you may go up to appear before the Lord your God, three times in the year. 25You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifices with leaven, neither shall the sacrifices of the Feast of the Passover remain till the morning. 26The firstfruits of your land shall you put into the house of the Lord your God. You shall not boil a lamb in his mother's milk. 27And the Lord said to Moses, Write these words for yourself, for on these words I have established a covenant with you and with Israel. 28And Moses was there before the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did not eat bread, and he did not drink water; and He wrote upon the tablets these words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments. 29Now when Moses came down from the mountain (there were two tablets in Moses' hand as he came down from the mountain), Moses knew not that the appearance of the skin of his face was glorified, when God spoke to him. 30And Aaron and all the elders of Israel saw Moses, and the appearance of the skin of his face was made glorious, and they feared to approach him. 31And Moses called them, and Aaron and all the rulers of the synagogue turned towards him, and Moses spoke to them. 32And afterwards all the children of Israel came to him, and he commanded them all things, whatsoever the Lord had commanded him in Mount Sinai. 33And when he ceased speaking to them, he put a veil on his face. 34And whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak to Him, he took off the veil till he went out, and he went forth and spoke to all the children of Israel whatsoever the Lord commanded him. 35And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that it was glorified; and Moses put the veil over his face, till he went in to speak with Him.
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