On the third new moon after the people of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that day they 1came into the wilderness of Sinai.
They set out from 2Rephidim and came into the wilderness of Sinai, and they encamped in the wilderness. There Israel encamped before 3the mountain,
while 4Moses went up to God. 5The LORD called to him out of the mountain, saying, "Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the people of Israel:
46You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how 7I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.
Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be 8my treasured possession among all peoples, for 9all the earth is mine;
and you shall be to me a 10kingdom of priests and 11a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel."