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Introduction to Section 5

Introduction to Section 5

Two months after passing through the Red Sea, the Israelites came to Mount Sinai. There, Jehovah made a covenant with Israel to be his special nation. He protected them and provided everything they needed​—manna to eat, clothing that did not wear out, and a safe place to live. If you are a parent, help your child to understand why Jehovah gave the Israelites the Law, the tabernacle, and the priesthood. Emphasize the importance of keeping our word, remaining humble, and always being loyal to Jehovah.



A Promise to Jehovah

The Israelites made a special promise to God when they were camped at Mount Sinai.


They Broke Their Promise

While Moses was getting the Ten Commandments, the people committed a terrible sin.


A Tabernacle for Worship

This special tent contained the ark of the covenant.


The Twelve Spies

Joshua and Caleb were different from the other ten men who spied out the land of Canaan.


They Rebelled Against Jehovah

Korah, Dathan, Abiram, and 250 other men failed to realize an important fact about Jehovah.


Balaam’s Donkey Speaks

The donkey saw someone who was invisible to Balaam.