Exodus 19 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 On exactly the third-month anniversary of the Israelites' leaving the land of Egypt, they came into the Sinai desert. 1 In the third month after the Israelites left Egypt--on the very day--they came to the Desert of Sinai.
2 They traveled from Rephidim, came into the Sinai desert, and set up camp there. Israel camped there in front of the mountain 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 while Moses went up to God. The LORD called to him from the mountain, "This is what you should say to Jacob's household and declare to the Israelites: 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 saw what I did to the Egyptians, and how I lifted you up on eagles' wings and brought you to me. 4 'You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.
5 So now, if you faithfully obey me and stay true to my covenant, you will be my most precious possession out of all the peoples, since the whole earth belongs to me. 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 You will be a kingdom of priests for me and a holy nation. These are the words you should say to the Israelites." 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 So Moses came down, called together the people's elders, and set before them all these words that the LORD had commanded him. 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 The people all responded with one voice: "Everything that the LORD has said we will do." Moses reported to the LORD what the people said. 8 The people all responded together, "We will do everything the LORD has said." So Moses brought their answer back to the LORD.
9 Then the LORD said to Moses, "I'm about to come to you in a thick cloud in order that the people will hear me talking with you so that they will always trust you." Moses told the LORD what the people 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 take today and tomorrow to make them holy. Have them wash their clothes. 10 And the LORD said to Moses, "Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes
11 Be ready for the third day, because on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai for all the people to see. 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 Set up a fence for the people all around and tell them, ‘Be careful not to go up the mountain or to touch any part of it.' Anyone who even touches the mountain must be put to 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 No one should touch anyone who has touched it, or they must be either stoned to death or shot with arrows. Whether an animal or a human being, they must not be allowed to live. Only when the ram's horn sounds may they go up on 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 So Moses went down the mountain to the people. He made sure the people were holy and that they washed their clothes. 14 After Moses had gone down the mountain to the people, he consecrated them, and they washed their clothes.
15 He told the men, "Prepare yourselves for three days. Don't go near a woman." 15 Then he said to the people, "Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual relations."
16 When morning dawned on the third day, there was thunder, lightning, and a thick cloud on the mountain, and a very loud blast of a horn. All the people in the camp shook 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 Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they took their place at 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 Mount Sinai was all in smoke because the LORD had come down on it with lightning. The smoke went up like the smoke of a hot furnace, while the whole mountain shook violently. 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 The blasts of the horn grew louder and louder. Moses would speak, and God would answer him with thunder. 19 and the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder. Then Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him.
20 The LORD came down on Mount Sinai to the top of the mountain. The LORD called 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 The LORD said to Moses, "Go down and warn the people not to break through to try to see the LORD, or many of them will fall dead. 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 Even the priests who come near to the LORD must keep themselves holy, or the LORD will break loose against them." 22 Even the priests, who approach the LORD, must consecrate themselves, or the LORD will break out against them."
23 Moses said to the LORD, "The people aren't allowed to come up on Mount Sinai because you warned us and said, ‘Set up a fence around the mountain to keep 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 The LORD said to him, "Go down, and bring Aaron back up with you. But the priests and the people must not break through and come up to the LORD. Otherwise, the LORD will break loose against them." 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 told them. 25 So Moses went down to the people and told them.