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Exodus 24 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Lord said to Moses, "Come up the mountain to me, you and Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the leaders of Israel; and while you are still some distance away, bow down in worship. 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 You alone, and none of the others, are to come near me. The people are not even to come up the mountain." 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 Moses went and told the people all the Lord's commands and all the ordinances, and all the people answered together, "We will do everything that the Lord has said." 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 Moses wrote down all the Lord's commands. Early the next morning he built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve stones, one for each of 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 Then he sent young men, and they burned sacrifices to the Lord and sacrificed some cattle as fellowship offerings. 5 Then he sent young Israelite men, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed young bulls as fellowship offerings to the LORD.
6 Moses took half of the blood of the animals and put it in bowls; and the other half he threw against the altar. 6 Moses took half of the blood and put it in bowls, and the other half he sprinkled on the altar.
7 Then he took the book of the covenant, in which the Lord's commands were written, and read it aloud to the people. They said, "We will obey the Lord and do everything that he has commanded." 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 in the bowls and threw it on the people. He said, "This is the blood that seals the covenant which the Lord made with you when he gave all these commands." 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 Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the leaders of Israel went up the mountain 9 Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up
10 and they saw the God of Israel. Beneath his feet was what looked like a pavement of sapphire, as blue as the sky. 10 and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear as the sky itself.
11 God did not harm these leading men of Israel; they saw God, and then they ate and drank together. 11 But God did not raise his hand against these leaders of the Israelites; they saw God, and they ate and drank.
12 The Lord said to Moses, "Come up the mountain to me, and while you are here, I will give you two stone tablets which contain all the laws that I have written for the instruction of the people." 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 Moses and his helper Joshua got ready, and Moses began to go up the holy mountain. 13 Then Moses set out with Joshua his aide, and Moses went up on the mountain of God.
14 Moses said to the leaders, "Wait here in the camp for us until we come back. Aaron and Hur are here with you; and so whoever has a dispute to settle can 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 Moses went up Mount Sinai, and a cloud covered it. 15 When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it,
16 The dazzling light of the Lord's presence came down on the mountain. To the Israelites the light looked like a fire burning on top of the mountain. The cloud covered the mountain for six days, and on the seventh day the Lord called to Moses from 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.
18 Moses went on up the mountain into the cloud. There he stayed for forty days and nights. 18 To the Israelites the glory of the LORD looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain.
18 18 Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights.