Exodus 34 - Prayer Tents



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Exodus 34
New Living Translation

A New Copy of the Covenant

34Then the LORD told Moses, "Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones. I will write on them the same words that were on the tablets you smashed.H3068H559H4872H6458H8147H3871H68H7223H3789H3871H1697H7223H3871H7665 2Be ready in the morning to climb up Mount Sinai and present yourself to me on the top of the mountain.H3559H1242H5927H1242H2022H5514H5324H7218H2022 3No one else may come with you. In fact, no one is to appear anywhere on the mountain. Do not even let the flocks or herds graze near the mountain."H376H5927H408H376H7200H2022H6629H1241H7462H4136H2022 4So Moses chiseled out two tablets of stone like the first ones. Early in the morning he climbed Mount Sinai as the LORD had commanded him, and he carried the two stone tablets in his hands.H6458H8147H3871H68H7223H4872H7925H1242H5927H2022H5514H3068H6680H3947H3027H8147H3871H68 5Then the LORD came down in a cloud and stood there with him; and he called out his own name, Yahweh.H3068H3381H6051H3320H7121H8034H3068 6The LORD passed in front of Moses, calling out, "Yahweh! The LORD! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.H3068H5674H6440H7121H3068H3068H410H7349H2587H750H639H7227H2617H571 7I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations. I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin. But I do not excuse the guilty. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children and grandchildren; the entire family is affected - even children in the third and fourth generations."H5341H2617H505H5375H5771H6588H2403H5352H5352H6485H5771H1H1121H1121H8029H7256 8Moses immediately threw himself to the ground and worshiped.H4872H4116H6915H776H7812 9And he said, "O Lord, if it is true that I have found favor with you, then please travel with us. Yes, this is a stubborn and rebellious people, but please forgive our iniquity and our sins. Claim us as your own special possession."H559H4672H2580H5869H136H136H3212H7130H7186H6203H5971H5545H5771H2403H5157 10The LORD replied, "Listen, I am making a covenant with you in the presence of all your people. I will perform miracles that have never been performed anywhere in all the earth or in any nation. And all the people around you will see the power of the LORD - the awesome power I will display for you.H559H3772H1285H5971H6213H6381H1254H776H1471H5971H7130H7200H4639H3068H3372H6213 11But listen carefully to everything I command you today. Then I will go ahead of you and drive out the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites.H8104H6680H3117H1644H6440H567H3669H2850H6522H2340H2983 12"Be very careful never to make a treaty with the people who live in the land where you are going. If you do, you will follow their evil ways and be trapped.H8104H3772H1285H3427H776H935H4170H7130 13Instead, you must break down their pagan altars, smash their sacred pillars, and cut down their Asherah poles.H5422H4196H7665H4676H3772H842 14You must worship no other gods, for the LORD, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you.H7812H312H410H3068H8034H7067H7067H410 15"You must not make a treaty of any kind with the people living in the land. They lust after their gods, offering sacrifices to them. They will invite you to join them in their sacrificial meals, and you will go with them.H3772H1285H3427H776H2181H310H430H2076H430H7121H398H2077 16Then you will accept their daughters, who sacrifice to other gods, as wives for your sons. And they will seduce your sons to commit adultery against me by worshiping other gods.H3947H1323H1121H1323H2181H310H430H2181H1121H2181H310H430 17You must not make any gods of molten metal for yourselves.H6213H4541H430 18"You must celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread. For seven days the bread you eat must be made without yeast, just as I commanded you. Celebrate this festival annually at the appointed time in early spring, in the month of Abib, for that is the anniversary of your departure from Egypt.H2282H4682H8104H7651H3117H398H4682H6680H4150H2320H24H2320H24H3318H4714 19"The firstborn of every animal belongs to me, including the firstborn males from your herds of cattle and your flocks of sheep and goats.H6363H7358H6363H4735H7794H7716H2142 20A firstborn donkey may be bought back from the LORD by presenting a lamb or young goat in its place. But if you do not buy it back, you must break its neck. However, you must buy back every firstborn son. "No one may appear before me without an offering.H6363H2543H6299H7716H6299H6202H1060H1121H6299H7200H6440H7387 21"You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but on the seventh day you must stop working, even during the seasons of plowing and harvest.H8337H3117H5647H7637H3117H7673H2758H7105H7673 22"You must celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the first crop of the wheat harvest, and celebrate the Festival of the Final Harvest at the end of the harvest season.H6213H2282H7620H1061H2406H7105H2282H614H8141H8622 23Three times each year every man in Israel must appear before the Sovereign, the LORD, the God of Israel.H6471H7969H8141H2138H7200H6440H113H3068H430H3478 24I will drive out the other nations ahead of you and expand your territory, so no one will covet and conquer your land while you appear before the LORD your God three times each year.H3423H1471H6440H7337H1366H376H2530H776H5927H7200H6440H3068H430H6471H7969H8141 25"You must not offer the blood of my sacrificial offerings together with any baked goods containing yeast. And none of the meat of the Passover sacrifice may be kept over until the next morning.H7819H1818H2077H2557H2077H2282H6453H3885H1242 26"As you harvest your crops, bring the very best of the first harvest to the house of the LORD your God. "You must not cook a young goat in its mother's milk."H7225H1061H127H935H1004H3068H430H1310H1423H517H2461 27Then the LORD said to Moses, "Write down all these instructions, for they represent the terms of the covenant I am making with you and with Israel."H3068H559H4872H3789H1697H6310H1697H3772H1285H3478 28Moses remained there on the mountain with the LORD forty days and forty nights. In all that time he ate no bread and drank no water. And the LORD wrote the terms of the covenant - the Ten Commandments - on the stone tablets.H3068H705H3117H705H3915H398H3899H8354H4325H3789H3871H1697H1285H6235H1697 29When Moses came down Mount Sinai carrying the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, he wasn't aware that his face had become radiant because he had spoken to the LORD.H4872H3381H2022H5514H8147H3871H5715H4872H3027H3381H2022H4872H3045H5785H6440H7160H1696 30So when Aaron and the people of Israel saw the radiance of Moses' face, they were afraid to come near him.H175H1121H3478H7200H4872H5785H6440H7160H3372H5066 31But Moses called out to them and asked Aaron and all the leaders of the community to come over, and he talked with them.H4872H7121H175H5387H5712H7725H4872H1696 32Then all the people of Israel approached him, and Moses gave them all the instructions the LORD had given him on Mount Sinai.H310H1121H3478H5066H6680H3068H1696H2022H5514 33When Moses finished speaking with them, he covered his face with a veil.H4872H3615H1696H5414H4533H6440 34But whenever he went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with the LORD, he would remove the veil until he came out again. Then he would give the people whatever instructions the LORD had given him,H4872H935H6440H3068H1696H5493H4533H5493H3318H3318H1696H1121H3478H6680 35and the people of Israel would see the radiant glow of his face. So he would put the veil over his face until he returned to speak with the LORD.H1121H3478H7200H6440H4872H5785H4872H6440H7160H4872H7725H4533H6440H7725H935H1696


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