Then the instructed Moses: “Come up here to me, and bring along Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of Israel’s elders. All of you must worship from a distance.
Only Moses is allowed to come near to the . The others must not come near, and none of the other people are allowed to climb up the mountain with him.”
Then Moses went down to the people and repeated all the instructions and regulations the had given him. All the people answered with one voice, “We will do everything the has commanded.”
Then Moses carefully wrote down all the ’s instructions. Early the next morning Moses got up and built an altar at the foot of the mountain. He also set up twelve pillars, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Then he sent some of the young Israelite men to present burnt offerings and to sacrifice bulls as peace offerings to the .
Moses drained half the blood from these animals into basins. The other half he splattered against the altar.