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Exodus 34

1 And Jehovah said to Moses, Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and I will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets which you broke.
2 And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and station yourself next to Me there on the top of the mountain.
3 And no man shall come up with you, and let no man be seen throughout all the mountain; let neither flocks nor herds feed before that mountain.
4 And he cut two tablets of stone like the first ones. And Moses arose early in the morning and went up into Mount Sinai, as Jehovah had commanded him; and he took in his hand the two tablets of stone.
5 And Jehovah descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of Jehovah.
6 And Jehovah passed before him and proclaimed: Jehovah, Jehovah Mighty God, merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in goodness and truth,
7 keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons and the sons' sons to the third and the fourth generation.
8 And Moses made haste and bowed down toward the earth, and prostrated himself.
9 And he said, If now I have found favor in Your eyes, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray, go among us, even though we are a stiff-necked people; and forgive our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your possession.
10 And He said: Behold, I make a covenant. Before all your people I will do extraordinary things such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among whom you are shall see the work of Jehovah. For it is an awesome thing that I will do with you.
11 Observe what I command you this day. Behold, I am driving out before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.
12 Take heed to yourself, that you not make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, that it not be a snare in your midst.
13 But you shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and chop down their groves
14 (for you shall bow down to no other god, for Jehovah, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous Mighty God),
15 that you not make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and you go whoring after their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and they invite you and you eat of their sacrifices,
16 and you take of their daughters for your sons, and their daughters go whoring after their gods and make your sons go whoring after their gods.
17 You shall make no molten gods for yourselves.
18 The Feast of Unleavened Bread you shall keep. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I have commanded you, at the appointed time of the month of Abib; for in the month of Abib you came out from Egypt.
19 Everything that opens the womb is Mine, and every male firstborn among your livestock, whether ox or sheep.
20 But the firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb. And if you will not redeem him, then you shall break his neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And no one shall appear before Me empty.
21 Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.
22 And you shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year.
23 Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord Jehovah the God of Israel.
24 For I will dispossess the nations before you and enlarge your borders; neither will any man covet your land when you go up to appear before Jehovah your God three times in the year.
25 You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leaven, nor shall the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover be left until morning.
26 The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring unto the house of Jehovah your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.
27 And Jehovah said to Moses, Write these words; according to these words at My mouth, I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.
28 And he was there with Jehovah forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.
29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (the two tablets of the Testimony being in Moses' hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while He spoke with him.
30 And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.
31 And Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him; and Moses spoke with them.
32 And afterward all the children of Israel came near, and he commanded them with all that Jehovah had spoken with him on Mount Sinai.
33 And when Moses was finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.
34 But whenever Moses went in before Jehovah to speak with Him, he took the veil off until he came out; and he came out and spoke to the children of Israel whatever he was commanded.
35 And whenever the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone, then Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with Him.
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