Exodus 24:9-18 (Common English Bible)

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Covenant meal with God

9 Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy elders of Israel went up, 10 and they saw Israel's God. Under God's feet there was what looked like a floor of lapis-lazuli tiles, dazzlingly pure like the sky. 11 God didn't harm the Israelite leaders, though they looked at God, and they ate and drank. 12 The LORD said to Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain and wait there. I'll give you the stone tablets with the instructions and the commandments that I've written in order to teach them." 13 So Moses and his assistant Joshua got up, and Moses went up God's mountain. 14 Moses had said to the elders, "Wait for us here until we come back to you. Aaron and Hur will be here with you. Whoever has a legal dispute may go to them." 15 Then Moses went up the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. 16 The LORD's glorious presence settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days. On the seventh day the LORD called to Moses from the cloud. 17 To the Israelites, the LORD's glorious presence looked like a blazing fire on top of the mountain. 18 Moses entered the cloud and went up the mountain. Moses stayed on the mountain for forty days and forty nights.
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