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Exodus 20:22-26 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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22 God said to Moses, "Give this Message to the People of Israel: 'You've experienced firsthand how I spoke with you from Heaven. 22 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites this: 'You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven:
23 Don't make gods of silver and gods of gold and then set them alongside me. 23 Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.
24 Make me an earthen Altar. Sacrifice your Whole-Burnt-Offerings, your Peace-Offerings, your sheep, and your cattle on it. Every place where I cause my name to be honored in your worship, I'll be there myself and bless you. 24 " 'Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you.
25 If you use stones to make my Altar, don't use dressed stones. If you use a chisel on the stones you'll profane the Altar. 25 If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with dressed stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it.
26 Don't use steps to climb to my Altar because that will expose your nakedness.' 26 And do not go up to my altar on steps, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.'