Deuteronomy 9:9

9 When I climbed the mountain to receive the slabs of stone, the tablets of the covenant that God made with you, I stayed there on the mountain forty days and nights: I ate no food; I drank no 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 Keep in mind and don't ever forget how angry you made God, your God, in the wilderness. You've kicked and screamed against God from the day you left Egypt until you got to this place, rebels all the way.
8 You made God angry at Horeb, made him so angry that he wanted to destroy you.
9 When I climbed the mountain to receive the slabs of stone, the tablets of the covenant that God made with you, I stayed there on the mountain forty days and nights: I ate no food; I drank no water.
10 Then God gave me the two slabs of stone, engraved with the finger of God. They contained word for word everything that God spoke to you on the mountain out of the fire, on the day of the assembly.
11 It was at the end of the forty days and nights that God gave me the two slabs of stone, the tablets of the covenant.