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Exodus 19 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In the third month after the children of Israel went out from Egypt, on the same day, they came into the waste land of Sinai. 1 In the third month after the Israelites left Egypt--on the very day--they came to the Desert of Sinai.
2 And when they had gone away from Rephidim and had come into the waste land of Sinai, they put up their tents in the waste land before the mountain: there Israel put up its tents. 2 After they set out from Rephidim, they entered the Desert of Sinai, and Israel camped there in the desert in front of the mountain.
3 And Moses went up to God, and the voice of the Lord came to him from the mountain, saying, Say to the family of Jacob, and give word to the children of Israel: 3 Then Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain and said, "This is what you are to say to the house of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel:
4 You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I took you, as on eagles' wings, guiding you to myself. 4 'You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.
5 If now you will truly give ear to my voice and keep my agreement, you will be my special property out of all the peoples: for all the earth is mine: 5 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine,
6 And you will be a kingdom of priests to me, and a holy nation. These are the words which you are to say to the children of Israel. 6 you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites."
7 And Moses came and sent for the chiefs of the people and put before them all these words which the Lord had given him orders to say. 7 So Moses went back and summoned the elders of the people and set before them all the words the LORD had commanded him to speak.
8 And all the people, answering together, said, Whatever the Lord has said we will do. And Moses took back to the Lord the words of the people. 8 The people all responded together, "We will do everything the LORD has said." So Moses brought their answer back to the LORD.
9 And the Lord said to Moses, See, I will come to you in a thick cloud, so that what I say to you may come to the ears of the people and they may have belief in you for ever. And Moses gave the Lord word of what the people had said. 9 The LORD said to Moses, "I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people will hear me speaking with you and will always put their trust in you." Then Moses told the LORD what the people had said.
10 And the Lord said to Moses, Go to the people and make them holy today and tomorrow, and let their clothing be washed. 10 And the LORD said to Moses, "Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes
11 And by the third day let them be ready: for on the third day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai, before the eyes of all the people. 11 and be ready by the third day, because on that day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.
12 And let limits be marked out for the people round the mountain, and say to them, Take care not to go up the mountain or near the sides of it: whoever puts his foot on the mountain will certainly come to his death: 12 Put limits for the people around the mountain and tell them, 'Be careful that you do not go up the mountain or touch the foot of it. Whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death.
13 He is not to be touched by a hand, but is to be stoned or have an arrow put through him; man or beast, he is to be put to death: at the long sounding of a horn they may come up to the mountain. 13 He shall surely be stoned or shot with arrows; not a hand is to be laid on him. Whether man or animal, he shall not be permitted to live.' Only when the ram's horn sounds a long blast may they go up to the mountain."
14 Then Moses went down from the mountain to the people, and made the people holy; and their clothing was washed. 14 After Moses had gone down the mountain to the people, he consecrated them, and they washed their clothes.
15 And he said to the people, Be ready by the third day: do not come near a woman. 15 Then he said to the people, "Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual relations."
16 And when morning came on the third day, there were thunders and flames and a thick cloud on the mountain, and a horn sounding very loud; and all the people in the tents were shaking with fear. 16 On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled.
17 And Moses made the people come out of their tents and take their places before God; and they came to the foot of the mountain, 17 Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.
18 And all the mountain of Sinai was smoking, for the Lord had come down on it in fire: and the smoke of it went up like the smoke of a great burning; and all the mountain was shaking. 18 Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, the whole mountain trembled violently,
19 And when the sound of the horn became louder and louder, Moses' words were answered by the voice of God. 19 and the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder. Then Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him.
20 Then the Lord came down on to Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain, and the Lord sent for Moses to come up to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up. 20 The LORD descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up
21 And the Lord said to Moses, Go down and give the people orders to keep back, for fear that a great number of them, forcing their way through to see the Lord, may come to destruction. 21 and the LORD said to him, "Go down and warn the people so they do not force their way through to see the LORD and many of them perish.
22 And let the priests who come near to the Lord make themselves holy, for fear that the Lord may come on them suddenly. 22 Even the priests, who approach the LORD, must consecrate themselves, or the LORD will break out against them."
23 And Moses said to the Lord, The people will not be able to come up the mountain, for you gave us orders to put limits round the mountain, marking it out and making it holy. 23 Moses said to the LORD, "The people cannot come up Mount Sinai, because you yourself warned us, 'Put limits around the mountain and set it apart as holy.' "
24 And the Lord said to him, Go down, and you and Aaron may come up; but let not the priests and the people make their way through to the Lord, or he will come on them suddenly. 24 The LORD replied, "Go down and bring Aaron up with you. But the priests and the people must not force their way through to come up to the LORD, or he will break out against them."
25 So Moses went down to the people and said this to them. 25 So Moses went down to the people and told them.