Deuteronomy 9:9

9 When I went up the mountain to receive the stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant the Lord made with you, I stayed on the mountain 40 days and 40 nights. I did not eat bread or drink water.

Deuteronomy 9:9 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 9:9

When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of
stone
The tables of the law, the same law which forbid idolatry, and which they had lately heard from the mouth of God himself: even

the tables of the covenant which the Lord made with you;
which they had agreed unto, and solemnly promised they would observe and do, ( Exodus 24:7 ) ,

then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights;
and this long stay was one reason of their falling into idolatry, not knowing what was become of him, ( Exodus 24:18 ) ( 32:1 ) .

I neither did eat bread nor drink water;
all those forty days and nights, ( Exodus 34:28 ) .

Deuteronomy 9:9 In-Context

7 "Remember and do not forget how you provoked the Lord your God in the wilderness. You have been rebelling against the Lord from the day you left the land of Egypt until you reached this place.
8 You provoked the Lord at Horeb, and He was angry enough with you to destroy you.
9 When I went up the mountain to receive the stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant the Lord made with you, I stayed on the mountain 40 days and 40 nights. I did not eat bread or drink water.
10 On the day of the assembly the Lord gave me the two stone tablets, inscribed by God's finger. The exact words were on them, which the Lord spoke to you from the fire on the mountain.
11 The Lord gave me the two stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant, at the end of the 40 days and 40 nights.