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Moses receives the Two Tables. Aaron makes a Golden Calf put to death; for whosoever doeth 7 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, any work therein, that soul shall Go, get thee down; for thy people, be cut off from among his people. that thou broughtest up out of the 15 Six days shall work be done; land of Egypt, have corrupted but on the seventh day is a sabbath themselves: 8 they have turned of solemn rest, holy to Jehovah; aside quickly out of the way which whosoever doeth any work on the I commanded them: they have sabbath day, he shall surely be put made them a molten calf, and have to death. 16 Wherefore the chil- worshipped it, and have sacrificed dren of Israel shall keep the sab- unto it, and said, These are thy bath, to observe the sabbath through- gods, O Israel, which brought thee out their generations, for a perpetual up out of the land of Egypt. 9 And covenant. 17 It is a sign between Jehovah said unto Moses, I have me and the children of Israel for seen this people, and, behold, it is ever for in six days Jehovah made a stiffnecked people: 10 now thereheaven and earth, and on the fore let me alone, that my wrath seventh day he rested, and was may wax hot against them, and refreshed. that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation. 11 And Moses besought Jehovah his God, and said, Jehovah, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, that thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? 12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, saying, For evil did he bring them forth, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people. 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. 14 And Jehovah repented of the evil which he said he would do unto his people.


18 And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, the two tables of the testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God. And when the people saw 32 that Moses delayed to come down from the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him. 2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden rings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. 3 And all the people brake off the golden rings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. 4 And he received at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, and made it a molten calf and they said, 2 These are thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 5 And when Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To-morrow shall be a feast to Jehovah. 6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt-offerings, and brought peace-offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

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15 And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, with the two tables of the testimony in his hand; tables that were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written. 16 And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven_upon the tables. 17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. 18 And he said, It is not the voice of them that

Jehovah withdraws his Presence his son, and against his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.

The Anger of Moses. The People punished.
shout for mastery, neither is it the
voice of them that cry for being
overcome; but the noise of them
that sing do I hear. 19 And it
came to pass, as soon as he came
nigh unto the camp, that he saw the
calf and the dancing: and Moses'
anger waxed hot, and he cast the
tables out of his hands, and brake
them beneath the mount. 20 And
he took the calf which they had
made, and burnt it with fire, and
ground it to powder, and strewed it
upon the water, and made the chil-
dren of Israel drink of it.

30 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto Jehovah; peradventure I shall make atonement for your sin. 31 And Moses returned unto Jehovah, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. 32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. 33 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. 34 And now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine angel shall go before thee; nevertheless in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them. 35 And Jehovah smote the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.

21 And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought a great sin upon them? 22 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot thou knowest the people, that they are set on evil. 23 For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him. 24 And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off: so 33 And Jehovah spake unto they gave it me; and I cast it into Moses, Depart, go up hence, the fire, and there came out this calf. thou and the people that thou hast 25 And when Moses saw that the brought up out of the land of Egypt, people were broken loose (for Aaron unto the land of which I sware unto had let them loose for a derision Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, among their enemies), 26 then Moses saying, Unto thy seed will I give it : stood in the gate of the camp, and 2 and I will send an angel before said, Whoso is on Jehovah's side, thee; and I will drive out the let him come unto me. And all the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the sons of Levi gathered themselves Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, together unto him. 27 And he said and the Jebusite: 3 unto a land unto them, Thus saith Jehovah, the flowing with milk and honey: for I God of Israel, Put ye every man his will not go up in the midst of thee; sword upon his thigh, and go to and for thou art a stiffnecked people; fro from gate to gate throughout lest I consume thee in the way. the camp, and slay every man his 4 And when the people heard these brother, and every man his com- evil tidings, they mourned: and no panion, and every man his neighbor. man did put on him his ornaments. 28 And the sons of Levi did accord-5 And Jehovah said unto Moses, ing to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men. 29 And Moses said, 2 Consecrate yourselves to-day to Jehovah, yea, every man against

1 Heb. whispering. 2 Heb. Fill your hand. 3 Or, for every man hath been against his son and against his brother 4 Or, upon

Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people; if I go up into the midst of thee for one moment, Ishall consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee. 6 And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their

Moses remonstrates with Jehovah. The Two Tables renewed

ornaments from mount Horeb on- | I will do this thing also that thou ward.

7 Now Moses used to take the tent and to pitch it without the camp, afar off from the camp; and he called it, The tent of meeting. And it came to pass, that every one that sought Jehovah went out unto the tent of meeting, which was without the camp. 8 And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the Tent, that all the people rose up, and stood, every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the Tent. 9 And it came to pass, when Moses entered into the Tent, the pillar of cloud descended, and stood at the door of the Tent: and Jehovah spake with Moses. 10 And all the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the door of the Tent: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man at

his tent door. 11 And Jehovah

spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his minister Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the Tent.

12 And Moses said unto Jehovah, See, thou sayest_unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found favor in my sight. 13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found favor in thy sight, show me now thy ways, that I may know thee, to the end that I may find favor in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people. 14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. 15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. 16 For wherein now shall it be known that I have found favor in thy sight, I and thy people? is it not in that thou goest with us, so that we are separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth?

17 And Jehovah said unto Moses, 1 Or, him whom

hast spoken; for thou hast found favor in my sight, and I know thee by name. 18 And he said, Show me, I pray thee, thy glory. 19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and will proclaim the name of Jehovah before thee; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. 20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face; for man shall not see me and live. 21 And Jehovah said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock: 22 and it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand until I have passed by: 23 and I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see my back; but my face shall not be seen. And Jehovah said unto

34 Moses, Hew thee two tables

of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon the tables the words that were on the first tables, which thou brakest. 2 And be ready by the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me on the top of the mount. 3 And no man shall come up with thee; neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount. And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as Jehovah had commanded him, and took in his hand two tables of stone. 5 And Jehovah descended in the cloud,


and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of Jehovah. 6 And Jehovah passed by before him, and proclaimed, Jehovah, Jehovah, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth; 7 keeping lovingkindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin; and that will by no means clear the

2 Or, and he stood with him there, and called upon &c. 3 Or, Jehovah by name

Warning against Idolatry, Law of the Covenant. The Face of Moses shines guilty, visiting the iniquity of the the month Abib thou camest out fathers upon the children, and upon from Egypt. 19 All that openeth the children's children, upon the the womb is mine; and all thy catthird and upon the fourth genera- tle that is male, the firstlings of cow tion. 8 And Moses made haste, and sheep. 20 And the firstling of and bowed his head toward the an ass thou shalt redeem with a earth, and worshipped. 9 And he lamb: and if thou wilt not redeem said, If now I have found favor in it, then thou shalt break its neck. thy sight, O Lord, let the Lord, I All the first-born of thy sons thou pray thee, go in the midst of us; for shalt redeem. And none shall apit is a stiffnecked people; and par- pear before me empty. don our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.

10 And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been wrought in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of Jehovah; for it is a terrible thing that I do with thee. 11 Observe thou that which I command thee this day behold, I drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. 12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee: 13 but ye shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their 2pillars, and ye shall cut down their 3 Asherim 14 (for thou shalt worship no other god: for Jehovah, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God); 15 lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot after their gods, and sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee and thou eat of his sacrifice; 16 and thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters play the harlot after their gods, and make thy sons play the harlot after their gods. 17 Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.

18 The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, at the time appointed in the month Abib; for in

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21 Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in plowing time and in harvest thou shalt rest. 22 And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, even of the first-fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end. 23 Three times in the year shall all thy males appear before the Lord Jehovah, the God of Israel. 24 For I will cast out nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou goest up to appear before Jehovah thy God three times in the year.

25 Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning. 26 The first of the firstfruits of thy ground thou shalt bring unto the house of Jehovah thy God. Thou shalt not boil a kid in its mother's milk.

27 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel. 28 And he was there with Jehovah forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of the testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses knew not that the skin of his face 7 shone by reason of his speaking with him.

4 Or, kid 5 Heb. revolution. 6 Heb words. 7 Or, sent forth beams (Heb. horns). 8 Or, while he talked with him

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The Sabbath Ordinance. Gifts and Laborers for the Sanctuary 30 And when Aaron and all the chil- | Jehovah hath commanded: 11 the dren of Israel saw Moses, behold, tabernacle, its tent, and its covering, the skin of his face shone; and its clasps, and its boards, its bars, its they were afraid to come nigh him. pillars, and its sockets; 12 the ark, 31 And Moses called unto them; and the staves thereof, the mercyand Aaron and all the rulers of the seat, and the veil of the screen; congregation returned unto him: 13 the table, and its staves, and all and Moses spake to them. 32 And its vessels, and the showbread; afterward all the children of Israel 14 the candlestick also for the light, came nigh and he gave them in and its vessels, and its lamps, and commandment all that Jehovah had the oil for the light; 15 and the altar spoken with him in mount Sinai. of incense, and its staves, and the 33 And when Moses had done speak- anointing oil, and the sweet incense, ing with them, he put a veil on his and the screen for the door, at the face. 34 But when Moses went in door of the tabernacle; 16 the altar before Jehovah to speak with him, of burnt-offering, with its grating of he took the veil off, until he came brass, its staves, and all its vessels, out; and he came out, and spake the laver and its base; 17 the hangunto the children of Israel that ings of the court, the pillars thereof, which he was commanded. 35 And and their sockets, and the screen for the children of Israel saw the face of the gate of the court; 18 the pins of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face the tabernacle, and the pins of the shone; and Moses put the veil upon court, and their cords; 19 the finely his face again, until he went in to wrought garments, for ministering speak with him. in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office.

35 And Moses assembled all

the congregation of the children of Israel, and said unto them, These are the words which Jehovah hath commanded, that ye should do them. Six days shall work be done; but on the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a sabbath of solemn rest to Jehovah: whosoever doeth any work therein shall be put to death. 3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.

4 And Moses spake unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which Jehovah commanded, saying, 5 Take ye from among you an offering unto Jehovah; whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, Jehovah's offering gold, and silver, and brass, 6 and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, 7 and rams' skins dyed red, and sealskins, and acacia wood, 8 and oil for the light, and spices for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense, 9 and onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate.

10 And let every wise-hearted man among you come, and make all that

20 And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses. 21 And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and brought Jehovah's offering, for the work of the tent of meeting, and for all the service thereof, and for the holy garments. 22 And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing-hearted, and brought brooches, and 2ear-rings, and signet-rings, and 3 armlets, all jewels of gold; even every man that offered an offering of gold unto Jehovah. 23 And every man, with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, and rams' skins dyed red, and sealskins, brought them. 24 Every one that did offer an offering of silver and brass brought Jehovah's offering; and every man, with whom was found acacia wood for any work of the service, brought it. 25 And all 1 Or, Presence-bread 2 Or, nose-rings 3 Or, necklaces

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