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Exodus 19
New Living Translation

The Lord Reveals Himself at Sinai

19Exactly two months after the Israelites left Egypt, they arrived in the wilderness of Sinai.H7992H2320H1121H3478H3318H776H4714H3117H935H4057H5514 2After breaking camp at Rephidim, they came to the wilderness of Sinai and set up camp there at the base of Mount Sinai.H5265H7508H935H4057H5514H2583H4057H3478H2583H2022 3Then Moses climbed the mountain to appear before God. The LORD called to him from the mountain and said, "Give these instructions to the family of Jacob; announce it to the descendants of Israel.H4872H5927H430H3068H7121H2022H559H559H1004H3290H5046H1121H3478 4'You have seen what I did to the Egyptians. You know how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.H7200H6213H4714H5375H5404H3671H935 5Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth; for all the earth belongs to me.H8085H6963H8085H8104H1285H5459H5971H776 6And you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation.' This is the message you must give to the people of Israel."H4467H3548H6918H1471H1697H1696H1121H3478 7So Moses returned from the mountain and called together the elders of the people and told them everything the LORD had commanded him.H4872H935H7121H2205H5971H7760H6440H1697H3068H6680 8And all the people responded together, "We will do everything the LORD has commanded." So Moses brought the people's answer back to the LORD.H5971H6030H3162H559H3068H1696H6213H4872H7725H1697H5971H3068 9Then the LORD said to Moses, "I will come to you in a thick cloud, Moses, so the people themselves can hear me when I speak with you. Then they will always trust you." Moses told the LORD what the people had said.H3068H559H4872H935H5645H6051H5971H8085H1696H539H5769H4872H5046H1697H5971H3068 10Then the LORD told Moses, "Go down and prepare the people for my arrival. Consecrate them today and tomorrow, and have them wash their clothing.H3068H559H4872H3212H5971H6942H3117H4279H3526H8071 11Be sure they are ready on the third day, for on that day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai as all the people watch.H3559H7992H3117H7992H3117H3068H3381H5869H5971H2022H5514 12Mark off a boundary all around the mountain. Warn the people, 'Be careful! Do not go up on the mountain or even touch its boundaries. Anyone who touches the mountain will certainly be put to death.H1379H5971H5439H559H8104H5927H2022H5060H7097H5060H2022H4191H4191 13No hand may touch the person or animal that crosses the boundary; instead, stone them or shoot them with arrows. They must be put to death.' However, when the ram's horn sounds a long blast, then the people may go up on the mountain."H3027H5060H5619H5619H176H3384H3384H929H518H376H2421H3104H4900H5927H2022 14So Moses went down to the people. He consecrated them for worship, and they washed their clothes.H4872H3381H2022H5971H6942H5971H3526H8071 15He told them, "Get ready for the third day, and until then abstain from having sexual intercourse."H559H5971H1961H3559H7969H3117H5066H802 16On the morning of the third day, thunder roared and lightning flashed, and a dense cloud came down on the mountain. There was a long, loud blast from a ram's horn, and all the people trembled.H7992H3117H1242H6963H1300H3515H6051H2022H6963H7782H3966H2389H5971H4264H2729 17Moses led them out from the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.H4872H3318H5971H4264H7125H430H3320H8482H2022 18All of Mount Sinai was covered with smoke because the LORD had descended on it in the form of fire. The smoke billowed into the sky like smoke from a brick kiln, and the whole mountain shook violently.H2022H5514H6225H6440H834H3068H3381H784H6227H5927H6227H3536H2022H2729H3966 19As the blast of the ram's horn grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God thundered his reply.H6963H7782H6963H1980H2390H3966H4872H1696H430H6030H6963 20The LORD came down on the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses climbed the mountain.H3068H3381H2022H5514H7218H2022H3068H7121H4872H413H7218H2022H4872H5927 21Then the LORD told Moses, "Go back down and warn the people not to break through the boundaries to see the LORD, or they will die.H3068H559H4872H3381H5749H5971H2040H3068H7200H7227H5307 22Even the priests who regularly come near to the LORD must purify themselves so that the LORD does not break out and destroy them."H3548H5066H3068H6942H3068H6555 23"But LORD," Moses protested, "the people cannot come up to Mount Sinai. You already warned us. You told me, 'Mark off a boundary all around the mountain to set it apart as holy.'"H4872H559H3068H5971H3201H5927H2022H5514H5749H559H1379H2022H6942 24But the LORD said, "Go down and bring Aaron back up with you. In the meantime, do not let the priests or the people break through to approach the LORD, or he will break out and destroy them."H3068H559H3212H3381H5927H175H3548H5971H2040H5927H3068H6555 25So Moses went down to the people and told them what the LORD had said.H4872H3381H5971H559


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