In the third month after the children of Israel went out from Egypt, on the same day, they came into the waste land of Sinai.
And when they had gone away from Rephidim and had come into the waste land of Sinai, they put up their tents in the waste land before the mountain: there Israel put up its tents.
And Moses went up to God, and the voice of the Lord came to him from the mountain, saying, Say to the family of Jacob, and give word to the children of Israel:
You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I took you, as on eagles' wings, guiding you to myself.
If now you will truly give ear to my voice and keep my agreement, you will be my special property out of all the peoples: for all the earth is mine:
And you will be a kingdom of priests to me, and a holy nation. These are the words which you are to say to the children of Israel.