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Exodus 19 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In the third month after the people of Isra'el had left the land of Egypt, the same day they came to 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 After setting out from Refidim and arriving at the Sinai Desert, they set up camp in the desert; there in front of the mountain, Isra'el set up camp. 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 Moshe went up to God, and ADONAI called to him from the mountain: "Here is what you are to say to the household of Ya'akov, to tell the people of Isra'el: 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 carried you on eagles' wings and brought 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 Now if you will pay careful attention to what I say and keep my covenant, then you will be my own treasure from among 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 cohanim for me, a nation set apart.'These are the words you are to speak to the people of Isra'el." 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 Moshe came, summoned the leaders of the people and presented them with all these words which ADONAI had ordered him 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 All the people answered as one, "Everything ADONAI has said, we will do." Moshe reported the words of the people to ADONAI. 8 The people all responded together, "We will do everything the LORD has said." So Moses brought their answer back to the LORD.
9 ADONAI said to Moshe, "See, I am coming to you in a thick cloud, so that the people will be able to hear when I speak with you and also to trust in you forever."Moshe had told ADONAI 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 so ADONAI said to Moshe, "Go to the people; today and tomorrow separate them for me by having them wash their clothing; 10 And the LORD said to Moses, "Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes
11 and prepare for the third day. For on the third day, ADONAI 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 You are to set limits for the people all around; and say, 'Be careful not to go up on the mountain or even touch its base; whoever touches the mountain will surely 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 hand is to touch him; for he must be stoned or shot by arrows; neither animal nor human will be allowed to live.' When the shofar sounds, they may 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 Moshe went down from the mountain to the people and separated the people for God, and they washed their clothing. 14 After Moses had gone down the mountain to the people, he consecrated them, and they washed their clothes.
15 He said to the people, "Prepare for the third day; don't approach a woman." 15 Then he said to the people, "Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual relations."
16 On the morning of the third day, there was thunder, lightning and a thick cloud on the mountain. Then a shofar blast sounded so loudly that all the people in the camp trembled. 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 Moshe brought the people out of the camp to meet God; they stood near the base 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 enveloped in smoke, because ADONAI descended onto it in fire -its smoke went up like the smoke from a furnace, and 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 As the sound of the shofar grew louder and louder, Moshe spoke; and God answered him with a voice. 19 and the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder. Then Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him.
20 ADONAI came down onto Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain; then ADONAI called Moshe to the top of the mountain; and Moshe 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 ADONAI said to Moshe, "Go down and warn the people not to force their way through to ADONAI to see him; if they do, many of them will perish. 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 cohanim, who are allowed to approach ADONAI, must keep themselves holy; otherwise, ADONAI may break out against them." 22 Even the priests, who approach the LORD, must consecrate themselves, or the LORD will break out against them."
23 Moshe said to ADONAI, "The people can't come up to Mount Sinai, because you ordered us to set limits around the mountain and separate it." 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 But ADONAI answered him, "Go, get down! Then come back up, you and Aharon with you. But don't let the cohanim and the people force their way through to come up to ADONAI, or he will break out 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 Moshe went down to the people and told them. 25 So Moses went down to the people and told them.