The Lord said to Moses, "Cut two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke.
Be prepared by morning. Come up Mount Sinai in the morning and stand before Me on the mountaintop.
No one may go up with you; in fact, no one must be seen anywhere on the mountain. Even the flocks and herds are not to graze in front of that mountain."
Moses cut two stone tablets like the first ones. He got up early in the morning, and taking the two stone tablets in his hand, he climbed Mount Sinai, just as the Lord had commanded him.
The Lord came down in a cloud, stood with him there, and proclaimed [His] name Yahweh.
Then the Lord passed in front of him and proclaimed: Yahweh-Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth,a7
maintaining faithful love to a thousand [generations], forgiving wrongdoing, rebellion, and sin. But He will not leave [the guilty] unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers' wrongdoing on the children and grandchildren to the third and fourth generation.
Moses immediately bowed down to the ground and worshiped.
Then he said, "My Lord, if I have indeed found favor in Your sight, my Lord, please go with us. Even though this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wrongdoing and sin, and accept us as Your own possession."
And the Lord responded: "Look, I am making a covenant. I will perform wonders in the presence of all your peopleb that have never been donec in all the earth or in any nation. All the people you live among will see the Lord's work, for what I am doing with you is awe-inspiring.
Observe what I command you today. I am going to drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites,d and Jebusites.
Be careful not to make a treaty with the inhabitants of the land that you are going to enter; otherwise, they will become a snare among you.
Instead, you must tear down their altars, smash their sacred pillars, and chop down their Asherah poles.
You are to never bow down to another god because the Lord, being jealous by nature, is a jealous God.