Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO EXODUS 20\\

In this chapter we have an account of the giving of the law on Mount
Sinai; the preface to it, \\#Ex 20:1,2\\, the ten commandments it
consists of, \\#Ex 20:8-17\\, the circumstances attending it, which
caused the people to remove at some distance, \\#Ex 20:18\\,
when they desired of Moses, that he would speak to them and not
God, who bid them not fear, since this was for the trial of them;
but still they kept at a distance, while Moses drew nigh to God,
\\#Ex 20:19-21\\ who ordered him to caution the children of Israel
against idolatry, and directed what sort of an altar he would have
made whereon to offer their sacrifices, promising that where his name
was recorded he would grant his presence and blessing, \\#Ex 20:22-26\\.