Exodus 24

1 He said to Moshe, "Come up to the LORD, you, and Aharon, Nadav, and Avihu, and seventy of the Zakenim of Yisra'el; and worship from a distance.
2 Moshe alone shall come near to the LORD, but they shall not come near, neither shall the people go up with him."
3 Moshe came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice, and said, "All the words which the LORD has spoken will we do."
4 Moshe wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar under the mountain, and twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Yisra'el.
5 He sent young men of the children of Yisra'el, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen to the LORD.
6 Moshe took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
7 He took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people, and they said, "All that the LORD has spoken will we do, and be obedient."
8 Moshe took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, "Look, this is the blood of the covenant, which the LORD has made with you concerning all these words."
9 Then Moshe, Aharon, Nadav, Avihu, and seventy of the Zakenim of Yisra'el went up.
10 They saw the God of Yisra'el. Under his feet was like a paved work of sappir stone, like the skies for clearness.
11 He didn't lay his hand on the nobles of the children of Yisra'el. They saw God, and ate and drank.
12 The LORD said to Moshe, "Come up to me on the mountain, and stay here, and I will give you the tables of stone with the law and the commands that I have written, that you may teach them."
13 Moshe rose up with Yehoshua, his servant, and Moshe went up onto God's Mountain.
14 He said to the Zakenim, "Wait here for us, until we come again to you. Behold, Aharon and Hur are with you. Whoever is involved in a dispute can go to them."
15 Moshe went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain.
16 The glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. The seventh day he called to Moshe out of the midst of the cloud.
17 The appearance of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Yisra'el.
18 Moshe entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up on the mountain; and Moshe was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

Exodus 24 Commentaries

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