In the third month after the children of Israel had gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the Wilderness of Sinai.
For they had departed from Rephidim, and had come to the desert of Sinai and had pitched camp in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.
And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, "Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel:
`Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you unto Myself.
Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.
And ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel."