Exodus 24 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And he said to Moses, Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, and Nadab and Abihu and seventy of the chiefs of Israel; and give me worship from a distance. 1 Then he said to Moses, "Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel. You are to worship at a distance,
2 And Moses only may come near to the Lord; but the others are not to come near, and the people may not come up with them. 2 but Moses alone is to approach the LORD; the others must not come near. And the people may not come up with him."
3 Then Moses came and put before the people all the words of the Lord and his laws: and all the people, answering with one voice, said, Whatever the Lord has said we will do. 3 When Moses went and told the people all the LORD's words and laws, they responded with one voice, "Everything the LORD has said we will do."
4 Then Moses put down in writing all the words of the Lord, and he got up early in the morning and made an altar at the foot of the mountain, with twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel. 4 Moses then wrote down everything the LORD had said. He got up early the next morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve stone pillars representing the twelve tribes of Israel.
5 And he sent some of the young men of the children of Israel to make burned offerings and peace-offerings of oxen to the Lord. 5 Then he sent young Israelite men, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed young bulls as fellowship offerings to the LORD.
6 And Moses took half the blood and put it in basins; draining out half of the blood over the altar. 6 Moses took half of the blood and put it in bowls, and the other half he sprinkled on the altar.
7 And he took the book of the agreement, reading it in the hearing of the people: and they said, Everything which the Lord has said we will do, and we will keep his laws. 7 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it to the people. They responded, "We will do everything the LORD has said; we will obey."
8 Then Moses took the blood and let it come on the people, and said, This blood is the sign of the agreement which the Lord has made with you in these words. 8 Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, "This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words."
9 Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the chiefs of Israel went up: 9 Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up
10 And they saw the God of Israel; and under his feet there was, as it seemed, a jewelled floor, clear as the heavens. 10 and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear as the sky itself.
11 And he put not his hand on the chiefs of the children of Israel: they saw God, and took food and drink. 11 But God did not raise his hand against these leaders of the Israelites; they saw God, and they ate and drank.
12 And the Lord said to Moses, Come up to me on the mountain, and take your place there: and I will give you the stones on which I have put in writing the law and the orders, so that you may give the people knowledge of them. 12 The LORD said to Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and commands I have written for their instruction."
13 Then Moses and Joshua his servant got up; and Moses went up into the mountain of God. 13 Then Moses set out with Joshua his aide, and Moses went up on the mountain of God.
14 And he said to the chiefs, Keep your places here till we come back to you: Aaron and Hur are with you; if anyone has any cause let him go to them. 14 He said to the elders, "Wait here for us until we come back to you. Aaron and Hur are with you, and anyone involved in a dispute can go to them."
15 And Moses went up into the mountain, and it was covered by the cloud. 15 When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it,
16 And the glory of the Lord was resting on Mount Sinai, and the cloud was over it for six days; and on the seventh day he said Moses' name out of the cloud. 16 and the glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the LORD called to Moses from within the cloud.
17 And the glory of the Lord was like a flame on the top of the mountain before the eyes of the children of Israel. 17 To the Israelites the glory of the LORD looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain.
18 And Moses went up the mountain, into the cloud, and was there for forty days and forty nights. 18 Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights.