The LORD descended to the top of Mount Sinai1 and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up
and the LORD said to him, "Go down and warn the people so they do not force their way through to see2 the LORD and many of them perish.322
Even the priests, who approach4 the LORD, must consecrate5 themselves, or the LORD will break out against them."623
Moses said to the LORD, "The people cannot come up Mount Sinai,7 because you yourself warned us, 'Put limits8 around the mountain and set it apart as holy.' "
The LORD replied, "Go down and bring Aaron9 up with you. But the priests and the people must not force their way through to come up to the LORD, or he will break out against them."1025
So Moses went down to the people and told them.