1 And He said to Moses, Come up to Jehovah, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and
seventy of the elders of Israel, and prostrate yourselves from a distance.
2 And Moses alone shall approach Jehovah, but they shall not approach; nor shall the
people go up with him.
3 And Moses came and told the people all the words of Jehovah and all the judgments.
And all the people answered with one voice and said, All the words which Jehovah has
spoken we will do.
4 And Moses wrote all the Words of Jehovah. And he arose early in the morning, and
built an altar at the base of the mountain, and twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes
5 And he sent young men of the sons of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and
slaughtered oxen for sacrifices of peace unto Jehovah.
6 And Moses took half the blood and put it in basins, and half the blood he sprinkled on
7 And he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the ears of the people. And they
said, All that Jehovah has spoken we will do and obey.
8 And Moses took the blood, sprinkled it on the people, and said, This is the blood of the
covenant which Jehovah has made with you according to all these words.
9 And Moses went up, along with Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders
10 and they saw the God of Israel. And there was under His feet as it were a paved work
of sapphire stone, and it was like the essence of the heavens in its clarity.
11 And He did not let loose His hand against the nobles of the children of Israel. And they
saw God, and they ate and drank.
12 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Come up to Me on the mountain and be there; and I
will give you tablets of stone, and the Law and commandments which I have written, to
13 And Moses arose with Joshua who ministered, and Moses went up to the mountain of
14 And he said to the elders, Wait here for us until we return to you. Behold, Aaron and
Hur, who are rulers, are with you. Whoever has a matter, let him go to them.
15 And Moses went up into the mountain, and a cloud covered the mountain.
16 And the glory of Jehovah settled down upon Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six
days. And on the seventh day He summoned Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
17 The appearance of the glory of Jehovah was like a consuming fire on the top of the
mountain before the eyes of the children of Israel.
18 And Moses went into the midst of the cloud and went up into the mountain. And
Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.