12 Now the LORD said to Moses, "Come up to Me on the mountain and remain there, and 1I will give you the stone tablets with the law and the commandment which I have written for their instruction."
13 So Moses arose with 2Joshua his servant, and Moses went up to 3the mountain of God.
14 But to the elders he said, "4Wait here for us until * we return to you. And behold, 5Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever has a legal matter, let him approach them."
15 Then Moses went up to the mountain, and 6the cloud covered the mountain.
16 7The glory of the LORD rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; and on the seventh day He 8called to Moses from the midst of the cloud.
17 9And to the eyes of the sons of Israel the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a 10consuming fire on the mountain top.
18 Moses entered the midst of the cloud as he went up to the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain 11forty days and forty nights.