The Scroll of the Covenant1 And to Moses he said, Ascend to the lord, you and Aaron and Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel! And they shall do obeisance far off to the lord. 2 And Moses shall approach alone to God, but they shall not approach, and the people shall not go up with them. 3 [3entered 1And 2Moses] and described to the people all the words of God, and the ordinances. [5answered 1And 2all 3the 4people 7voice 6in one], saying, All the words which the lord spoke, we will do, and we will hearken. 4 And Moses wrote down all the words of the lord. [3rising early 1And 2Moses] in the morning built an altar by the mountain, and with twelve stones for the twelve tribes of Israel. 5 And he sent out the young men of the sons of Israel, and they offered whole burnt-offerings, and they sacrificed a sacrifice of deliverance to God -- of young calves. 6 [3taking 1And 2Moses] half of the blood, poured it into a basin; and the other half of the blood he poured upon the altar. 7 And taking the scroll of the covenant, he read into the ears of the people. And they said, All as much as the lord spoke we shall do, and we shall hearken to. 8 [3taking 1And 2Moses] the blood, he scattered it upon the people, and said, Behold, the blood of the covenant of which the lord ordained for you concerning all these words. 9 And Moses ascended and Aaron and Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel. 10 And they saw the place where [4stood 1the 2God 3of Israel]. And the things under his feet were as [2work 1a brick] of sapphire; and as the form of firmament of the heaven in the cleanliness. 11 And of the chosen ones of Israel, none dissented -- not one. And they appeared in the place of God, and ate and drank.
The Writing-tablets of Stone12 And the lord said to Moses, Ascend to me unto the mountain, and you be there! And I will give to you the [2writing-tablets 1stone] of the law, and the commandments which I wrote to establish law to them. 13 And Moses rising up, and Joshua the one standing beside him, they ascended into the mountain of God. 14 And [2to the 3elders 1they said], Be still here until we return to you! And behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. If anyone should come for a judgment, let them go to them! 15 And Moses ascended into the mountain, and [3covered 1the 2cloud] the mountain. 16 And [4came down 1the 2glory 3of God] upon mount Sinai, and [3covered 4it 1the 2cloud] six days. And the lord called Moses on the [2day 1seventh] from out of the midst of the cloud. 17 And the sight of the glory of the lord was as fire blazing upon the top of the mountain before the sons of Israel. 18 And Moses entered in the midst of the cloud, and ascended unto the mountain, and was there in the mountain forty days and forty nights.
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