1 And heWhen he called him up to the mountain to give him the laws, beginning at the 20th chapter till now.said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off.
2 And Moses himselfe alone shal come nere to the Lord, but they shall not come neere, neither shall the people goe vp with him.
3 When he had received these laws in mount Sinai.And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.
4 And Moses wrote all the wordes of the Lord, and rose vp early, and set vp an altar vnder the mountaine, and twelue pillars according to the twelue tribes of Israel.
5 And he sent youngFor as yet the priesthood was not given to Levi.men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD.
6 Then Moses tooke halfe of the blood, and put it in basens, and halfe of the blood he sprinckled on the altar.
7 After he tooke the booke of the couenant, and read it in the audience of the people: who said, All that the Lord hath said, we will do, and be obedient.
8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled [it] on the people, and said, Behold theWhich signifies that the covenant broken cannot be satisfied without shedding of blood.blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.
9 Then went vp Moses & Aaron, Nadab, & Abihu, and seuentie of the Elders of Israel.
10 And theyAs perfectly as their infirmities could behold his majesty.saw the God of Israel: and [there was] under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in [his] clearness.
11 And upon the nobles of the children of Israel heHe did not make them afraid, nor punish them.laid not his hand: also they saw God, andThat is, rejoiced.did eat and drink.
12 And the LORDThe second time.said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give theeSignifying the hardness of our hearts, unless God writes his laws in it by his Spirit, (Jer_31:33; Eze_11:19; 2Co_3:3; Heb_8:10, Heb_10:16)tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teachThat is, the people.them.
13 Then Moses rose vp, and his minister Ioshua, and Moses went vp into the mountaine of God,
14 And said vnto the Elders, Tary vs here, vntill we come againe vnto you: and beholde, Aaron, and Hur are with you: whosoeuer hath any matters, let him come to them.
15 Then Moses went vp to the mount, and the cloude couered the mountaine,
16 And the glorie of the Lorde abode vpon mount Sinai, and the cloude couered it sixe dayes: and the seuenth day he called vnto Moses out of the middes of the cloude.
17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD [was] likeThe Lord appears like devouring fire to carnal men: but to them that he draws with his Spirit, he is like pleasant sapphire.devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
18 And Moses entred into the middes of the cloude, and went vp to the mountaine: and Moses was in the mount fourtie dayes and fourty nightes.