Moses Makes New Tablets1The Lord said to Moses, a“Cut for yourself two tablets of stone like the first, band I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, cwhich you broke. 2Be ready by the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to me don the top of the mountain. 3No eone shall come up with you, and let no one be seen throughout all the mountain. Let no flocks or herds graze opposite that mountain.” 4So Moses cut two tablets of stone like the first. And he rose early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand two tablets of stone. 5The Lord fdescended in the cloud and stood with him there, and gproclaimed the name of the Lord. 6The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, h“The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and igracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast jlove and faithfulness, 7 kkeeping steadfast love for thousands ▼
▼Or to the thousandth generationmforgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but nwho will by no means clear the guilty, ovisiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.” 8And Moses quickly pbowed his head toward the earth and worshiped. 9And he said, “If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, please qlet the Lord go in the midst of us, for rit is a stiff-necked people, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for syour inheritance.”
The Covenant Renewed10And he said, “Behold, tI am making a covenant. Before all your people uI will do marvels, such as have not been created in all the earth or in any nation. And all the people among whom you are shall see the work of the Lord, for it is an vawesome thing that I will do with you.
11“Observe what I command you this day. Behold, wI will drive out before you the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 12 xTake care, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which you go, lest it become a ysnare in your midst. 13You shall ztear down their altars and aabreak their pillars and cut down their abAsherim 14(for acyou shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God), 15 adlest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and when they aewhore after their gods and sacrifice to their gods and afyou are invited, you eat of his sacrifice, 16and you take of agtheir daughters for your sons, and their daughters ahwhore after their gods and make your sons whore after their gods.
17 ai“You shall not make for yourself any gods of cast metal.
18 aj“You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in akthe month Abib, for in the month Abib you came out from Egypt. 19 alAll that open the womb are mine, all your male ▼
▼Septuagint, Theodotion, Vulgate, Targum; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertainlivestock, the firstborn of cow and sheep. 20The anfirstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, or if you will not redeem it you shall break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And aonone shall appear before me empty-handed.
21 ap“Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest. 22 aqYou shall observe the Feast of Weeks, the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year’s end. 23 arThree times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord God, the God of Israel. 24For I will ascast out nations before you and atenlarge your borders; auno one shall covet your land, when you go up to appear before the Lord your God three times in the year.
25 av“You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with anything leavened, awor let the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover remain until the morning. 26 axThe best of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring to the house of the Lord your God. ayYou shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.”
27And the Lord said to Moses, “Write these words, for in accordance with these words azI have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” 28 baSo he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights. He neither ate bread nor drank water. And he bbwrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments. ▼
▼Hebrew the ten words
The Shining Face of Moses29When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with bdthe two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face beshone because he had been talking with God. ▼
▼Hebrew him30Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the skin of his face bgshone, and they were afraid to come near him. 31But Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses talked with them. 32Afterward all the people of Israel came near, and he bhcommanded them all that the Lord had spoken with him in Mount Sinai. 33And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a biveil over his face.
34Whenever Moses bjwent in before the Lord to speak with him, he would remove the veil, until he came out. And when he came out and told the people of Israel what he was commanded, 35the people of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face was bkshining. And Moses would put the veil over his face again, until he went in to speak with him.
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