The LORD said to Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone,1 with the law and commands I have written for their instruction."
Then Moses set out with Joshua2 his aide, and Moses went up on the mountain3 of God.
He said to the elders, "Wait here for us until we come back to you. Aaron and Hur4 are with you, and anyone involved in a dispute5 can go to them."
When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud6 covered it,
and the glory7 of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai.8 For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the LORD called to Moses from within the cloud.917
To the Israelites the glory of the LORD looked like a consuming fire10 on top of the mountain.
Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty11 days and forty nights.12