Exodus 19

CHAPTER 19

Israel Camps at Sinai

And in the [2month 1third] of the exodus of the sons of Israel from the land Egypt, on this day they came into the wilderness of Sinai. And they lifted away from Rephidim, and came into the wilderness of Sinai, and [2camped 3there 1Israel] over against the mountain. And Moses ascended into the mountain of God. And [2called 3him 1God] from the mountain, saying, Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and announce to the sons of Israel, [4to them 1You have seen 2as much as 3I have done] -- to the Egyptians. And I took you as upon wings of eagles, and led you to myself. And now, if in hearing, you should hear my voice, and guard my covenant, you will be to me [2people 1a prized] from all the nations. [6mine 1For 5is 2all 3the 4earth]. And you shall be to me a royal priesthood, and [2nation 1a holy]. These words you shall say to the sons of Israel. [3came 1And 2Moses], and called the elders of the people, and placed near them all these words which [2gave orders 3to them 1God]. [5answered 1And 2all 3the 4people] with one accord, and said, All, as much as God said, we shall do, and we shall hearken. [3offered 1And 2Moses] the words of the people to God. [3said 1And 2the  lord] to Moses, Behold, I come to you in a column of cloud, that [3may hear 1the 2people] me speaking to you, and may trust you into the eon. [3announced 1And 2Moses] the words of the people to the  lord. 10 [3said 1And 2the  lord] to Moses, In going down, testify to the people, and purify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments! 11 And let them be prepared for [3day 1the 2third]! For [3day 1on the 2third 5shall come down 4the  lord] upon mount Sinai before all the people. 12 And you shall separate the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves ascending unto the mountain, and [2lightly touching 1any] of it. All touching the mountain, by death he will come to an end. 13 [2shall not touch it 1His hand], for with stones they shall be stoned or with an arrow they shall be shot; if it be also cattle, or if it be also man, he shall not live. And whenever the voices, and the trumpets, and the cloud go forth from the mountain, they shall ascend to the mountain. 14 [3went down 1And 2Moses] from the mountain to the people, and sanctified them. And they washed their garments. 15 And he said to the people, Be prepared three days, come forward not to a woman. 16 And it came to pass [3day 1on the 2third], happening towards dawn, and there were voices, and lightnings, and [2clouds 1overcast] upon mount Sinai; the voice of the trumpet sounded greatly, and [7were terrified 1all 2the 3people 4in 5the 6camp]. 17 And Moses led the people for a meeting with God from the camp. And they stood by the mountain. 18 The mount Sinai smoked entirely on account of God coming down upon it in fire. [4ascended 1And 2the 3smoke] as smoke of a furnace. And [5amazed 1all 2the 3people 4were exceedingly]. 19 And there were the sounds of the trumpet advancing strong -- exceedingly. Moses spoke, and God answered to him by voice.

Moses and Aaron Called unto Mount Sinai

20 [3came down 1And 2the  lord] upon mount Sinai, upon the top of the mountain. And the  lord called Moses unto the top of the mountain; and Moses ascended. 21 And God said to Moses, saying, Go down to testify to the people! lest at any time they should approach to God to contemplate, and [3should fall 2of them 1a multitude]. 22 And the priests, the ones approaching to the  lord God, let them be sanctified! lest at any time [2should get rid 3of 4them 1the  lord]. 23 And Moses said to God, [3shall not 4be able 1the 2people] to ascend to mount Sinai, for you testified to us, saying, Separate from the mountain and sanctify it! 24 [3said 1And 4to him 2the  lord], Proceed, go down, and then ascend, you and Aaron with you! But the priests and the people shall not use force to ascend to God, lest at any time [2should destroy 3some of 4them 1the  lord]. 25 [3went down 1And 2Moses] to the people, and spoke to them.
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