24:1 And he said to Moses, Come up to the LORD, thou, and Aaron,
Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and
worship ye afar off.
24:2 And Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall
not come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.
24:3 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 perform.
24:4 And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose early
in the morning, and built an altar under the hill, and twelve
pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
24:5 And he sent young men of the children of Israel, who
offered burnt-offerings, and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen
to the LORD.
24:6 And Moses took half of the blood, and put [it] in basins;
and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
24:7 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the
audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath
said will we do, and be obedient.
24:8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled [it] on the people,
and said, Behold, the blood of the covenant, which the LORD
hath made with you concerning all these words.
24:9 Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and
seventy of the elders of Israel:
24:10 And they 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 [its] clearness.
24:11 And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not
his hand: also they saw God, and ate and drank.
24:12 And the LORD said to Moses, Come up to me on the mount,
and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law,
and commandments which I have written; that thou mayst teach
24:13 And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went
up upon the mount of God.
24:14 And he said to the elders, Tarry ye here for us, until we
come again to you: and behold, Aaron and Hur [are] with you: if
any man hath any matters to do, let him come to them.
24:15 And Moses went up upon the mount, and a cloud covered the
24:16 And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the
cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called to
Moses from the midst of the cloud.
24:17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD [was] like
devouring fire on the top of the mount, in the eyes of the
children of Israel.
24:18 And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and ascended
the mount: and Moses was on the mount forty days and forty