The LORD also said to Moses, "Go to the people and 1consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them 2wash their garments;
and let them be ready for the thirdday, for on 3the thirdday the LORD will comedown on MountSinai in the sight of all the people.
"You shall setbounds for the peopleallaround, saying, 'aBeware that you do not go up on the mountain or touch the border of it; 4whoevertouches the mountain shall surely be put to death.
13'Nohand shall touch him, but 5he shall surely be stonedorbshotthrough; whetherbeastorman, he shall not live.' When the ram'shornsounds a longblast, they shall come up to 6the mountain."
So Moseswentdown from the mountain to the people and consecrated the people, and they washed their garments.
He said to the people, "Be ready for the thirdday; do not gonear a woman."
167So it came about on the thirdday, when it was morning, that there were cthunder and lightningflashes and a thickcloud upon the mountain and a veryloudtrumpetsound, so that all the peoplewho were in the camptrembled.
And Mosesbrought the people out of the camp to meetGod, and they stood at the dfoot of the mountain.
188Now MountSinai was all in smokebecause the LORDdescended upon it 9in fire; and its smokeascended like 10the smoke of a furnace, and 11the wholemountainequakedviolently.
When the sound of the trumpetgrewlouder and louder, Mosesspoke and 12Godanswered him with fthunder.
2013The LORDcamedown on MountSinai, to the top of the mountain; and the LORDcalledMoses to the top of the mountain, and Moseswent up.
Then the LORDspoke to Moses, "Godown, gwarn the people, so that 14they do not breakthrough to the LORD to gaze, and many of them hperish.
22"Also let the 15priests who comenear to the LORDconsecrate themselves, orelse the LORD will break out against them."
23Mosessaid to the LORD, "The peoplecannotcome up to MountSinai, for You iwarned us, saying, '16Setbounds about the mountain and consecrate it.' "