Two months after the Israelites left Egypt, they came to the desert of Sinai.
Israel had moved from Rephidim and had come into the desert of Sinai. They had set up camp there in front of the mountain.
Then Moses went up the mountain to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, "This is what you must say to the descendants of Jacob. Tell the Israelites,
'You have seen for yourselves what I did to Egypt and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to my mountain.
If you carefully obey me and are faithful to the terms of my promise, then out of all the nations you will be my own special possession, even though the whole world is mine.
You will be my kingdom of priests and my holy nation.' These are the words you must speak to the Israelites."