Then He said to Moses, "1Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, 2Nadab and Abihu and 3seventy of the elders of Israel, and you shall worship at a distance.
2"Mosesalone, however, shall comenear to the LORD, but they shall not comenear, nor shall the peoplecome up with him."
Then Mosescame and recounted to the peopleall the words of the LORD and all the aordinances; and all the peopleanswered with onevoice and said, "4All the wordswhich the LORD has spoken we will do!"
45Moseswrotedownall the words of the LORD. Then he aroseearly in the morning, and built an 6altarbat the foot of the mountain with twelvepillars for the twelvetribes of Israel.
He sentyoungmen of the sons of Israel, 7and they offeredburntofferings and sacrificedyoungbulls as peaceofferings to the LORD.
68Mosestookhalf of the blood and put it in basins, and the other half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
Then he took9the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, "10All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient!"
So 11Mosestook the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, "Behold12the blood of the covenant, which the LORD has cmade with you din accordance with allthesewords."
Then Moseswent up ewith Aaron, 13Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel,
and 14they saw the God of Israel; and under His feetf15there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, gas clear as the skyitself.
Yet He did not stretch out His handagainst the nobles of the sons of Israel; and 16they sawGod, and they ate and drank.
Now the LORDsaid to Moses, "Come up to Me on the mountain and hremainthere, and 17I will give you the stonetabletsiwith the law and the commandmentwhich I have written for their instruction."
So Mosesarosejwith 18Joshua his kservant, and Moseswent up to 19the mountain of God.
But to the elders he said, "20Waithere for us until we return to you. And behold, 21Aaron and Hur are with you; whoeverlhas a legal matter, let him approach them."
Then Moseswent up to the mountain, and 22the cloudcovered the mountain.
1623The glory of the LORDmrested on MountSinai, and the cloudcovered it for sixdays; and on the seventhday He 24called to Moses from the midst of the cloud.
1725And to the eyes of the sons of Israel the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a 26consumingfire on the mountaintop.
18Mosesentered the midst of the cloudnas he went up to the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain27fortydays and fortynights.