And the LORDsaid unto Moses,Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,11
And be ready against the thirdday: for the thirdday the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mountSinai.12
And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about,saying , Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death :
There shall not an handtouch it, but he shall surely be stoned , orshotthrough ; whether it be beastorman, it shall not live : when the trumpeta soundeth long , they shall come up to the mount.14
And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.15
And he said unto the people,Beready against the thirdday:come not at your wives.16
And it came to pass on the thirdday in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thickcloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpetexceedingloud; so that all the people that was in the camptrembled .
And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.18
And mountSinai was altogether on a smoke , becausetheLORDdescended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountquakedgreatly.19
And when the voice of the trumpetsoundedlong , and waxed louder and louder,Mosesspake , and Godanswered him by a voice.20
And the LORD came down upon mountSinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORDcalledMoses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up .
And the LORDsaid unto Moses, Go down , chargeb the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze , and many of them perish .
And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD,sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.
And Mosessaid unto the LORD, The peoplecannot come up to mountSinai: for thou chargedst us, saying , Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.