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Exodus 24:1-18

24  And to Moses he said “Come up to Jehovah, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and do reverence at a distance; 2  and let Moses alone approach Jehovah, but not they; and let the people not come up with him.” 3  And Moses came and told the people about all Jehovah’s words and all his laws, and all the people answered unanimously “All the things Jehovah has spoken of we will do.” 4  And Moses wrote down all Jehovah’s words, and the first thing in the morning he built an altar under the mountain, and twelve obelisks for the twelve tribes of Israel, 5  and sent the young men of the sons of Israel, who offered burnt-offerings and sacrificed steers as welfare-sacrifices to Jehovah. 6  And Moses took half the blood and put it in bowls, and half the blood he threw against the altar; 7  and he took the minutes of the covenant and read them in the hearing of the people, and they said “Everything that Jehovah spoke of we will do and obey.” 8  And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said “Here is the blood of the covenant Jehovah has made with you on all these terms.” 9  And Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, went up, 10  and they saw the God of Israel; and he had under his feet something like a sapphire tiling, like the very sky for purity; 11*  and to the representatives of the sons of Israel he did not put out his hand; and they gazed on God and ate and drank. 12*  And Jehovah said to Moses “Come up on the mountain to me and be there, and I will give you the stone tablets and the instruction and commandment that I have written down to instruct them.” 13*  And Moses and his assistant Joshuaʽ rose and went up to God’s mountain; 14  and to the elders he said “Stay here till I come back to you; here you have with you Aaron and Hur; whoever has business may apply to them.” 15  And Moses went up the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain; 16  and Jehovah’s glory alighted on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days, and he called to Moses on the seventh day out of the midst of the cloud. 17  And the appearance of Jehovah’s glory was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in sight of the sons of Israel. 18  And Moses went into the midst of the cloud and up the mountain, and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

Footnotes

24:11 (representatives) Unc.
24:12 Var. the stone tablets, the instructions
24:13 Var. rose, and Moses went up