Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites this: 'You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven:123
Do not make any gods to be alongside me;2 do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.324
" 'Make an altar4 of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings5 and fellowship offerings,a your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name6 to be honored, I will come to you and bless7 you.
If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with dressed stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool8 on it.
And do not go up to my altar on steps, lest your nakedness9 be exposed on it.'