In the third month after the people of Isra'el had left the land of Egypt, the same day they came to the Sinai Desert.
After setting out from Refidim and arriving at the Sinai Desert, they set up camp in the desert; there in front of the mountain, Isra'el set up camp.
Moshe went up to God, and ADONAI called to him from the mountain: "Here is what you are to say to the household of Ya'akov, to tell the people of Isra'el:
'You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.
Now if you will pay careful attention to what I say and keep my covenant, then you will be my own treasure from among all the peoples, for all the earth is mine;
and you will be a kingdom of cohanim for me, a nation set apart.'These are the words you are to speak to the people of Isra'el."