And Mosessaid unto the people,Fear not: for God is cometoprove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
And the peoplestood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
And the LORDsaid unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.23
Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.24
An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not builda it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.