3 As Moses went up to meet God, God called down to him from the mountain: "Speak to the House of Jacob, tell the People of Israel:
4 'You have seen what I did to Egypt and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to me.
5 If you will listen obediently to what I say and keep my covenant, out of all peoples you'll be my special treasure. The whole Earth is mine to choose from,
6 but you're special: a kingdom of priests, a holy nation.' "This is what I want you to tell the People of Israel."
7 Moses came back and called the elders of Israel together and set before them all these words which God had commanded him.
8 The people were unanimous in their response: "Everything God says, we will do." Moses took the people's answer back to God.