Exodus 19:13-23 NIV

13 He shall surely be stoned1 or shot with arrows; not a hand is to be laid on him. Whether man or animal, he shall not be permitted to live.' Only when the ram's horn2 sounds a long blast may they go up to the mountain."3

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14 After Moses had gone down the mountain to the people, he consecrated them, and they washed their clothes.4

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15 Then he said to the people, "Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain5 from sexual relations."

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16 On the morning of the third day there was thunder6 and lightning, with a thick cloud7 over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast.8 Everyone in the camp trembled.9

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17 Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.10

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18 Mount Sinai was covered with smoke,11 because the LORD descended on it in fire.12 The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace,13 the whole mountaina trembled14 violently,

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    • b 19:18 - Most Hebrew manuscripts; a few Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint "all the people"
      19 and the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder. Then Moses spoke and the voice15 of God answered16 him.b

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        • c 19:19 - Or "and God answered him with thunder"
          20 The LORD descended to the top of Mount Sinai17 and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up

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              21 and the LORD said to him, "Go down and warn the people so they do not force their way through to see18 the LORD and many of them perish.19

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              22 Even the priests, who approach20 the LORD, must consecrate21 themselves, or the LORD will break out against them."22

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              23 Moses said to the LORD, "The people cannot come up Mount Sinai,23 because you yourself warned us, 'Put limits24 around the mountain and set it apart as holy.' "

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