THE SECOND BOOK OF
E X O D U S
Exodus 34 ©
God commands Moses to hew two tables of stone, wherein He was ready now to write His law again, vs. 1, etc. With these two tables Moses goes up into the mount, 4. The Lord comes down in a cloud, and proclaims His Name aloud, 5. Moses prays the Lord that He would go with them, 8. Which He promises, and makes a covenant with them, and He warns them to beware of the idolatry of the Canaanites, and of marrying with them, 10. The commandment, touching unleavened bread, and the firstborn is renewed, as also that for the Sabbath and other feasts, 18. Some other laws yet, 26. After Moses had been forty days upon the mount, he comes down with the two tables, 28. His face shines, which he covers, 29. He acquaints them with all that the Lord had spoken with him upon Mount Sinai, 32. Moses had his face covered when he spoke with the people, 33.
AND the LORD saida unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.
And be ready 1in the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me in the 2top of the mount.
Andb3no man shall come up with thee, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neitherc let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount.
¶And he hewedd two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.
And the LORD descended in the 4cloud, and stood with him there, and 5proclaimed the name of the LORD.
Ande the LORD passed by before him, and 6proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, 7longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and 8truth,
Keepingf mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and 9that will by no means clear the guilty; visitingg the iniquity 10of the fathers 11upon the children, and upon the children’s children, 12unto the third and to the fourth generation.
And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.
And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O Lord, 13let my Lord, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thineh inheritance.
¶And he said, Behold, Ii make a covenant: beforej all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do 14with thee.
15Observe thou that which I command thee this day: behold, I drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite.16
Takek heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:
But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their 17groves:
Forl thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go 18a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;
And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, andm their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.
Thou shalt make thee no 19molten gods.
¶ 20The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, inn the time of the month Abib: for in the month Abib thou camest out from Egypt.
21Allo that openeth the matrixpis mine; and every firstling among thy cattle, 22whether ox or sheep, that is male.
Butq the firstling of an 23ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb: and if thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break 24his neck. All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem. Andr none shall appear before me 25empty.
¶Sixs days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earingt time and in harvest 26thou shalt rest.
¶And thou shalt 27observe 28the feastu of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the 29feast of ingathering 30at the year's end.
¶Thrice in the year shall allv your men children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.
For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou shalt go up to appear before the LORD thy God thrice in the year.
Thouw shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with 31leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning.
32The firstx of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. Thouy shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for 33after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.
Andz he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat 34bread, nor 35drink water. Andaa36he wrote upon the tables the 37words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
¶And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his faceab38shone 39while he talked with him.
And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they 40were afraid to come nigh him.
And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and 41all the rulers of the congregation 42returned unto him: and Moses talked with them.
And 43afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him in mount Sinai.
And till Moses had done speaking with them, heac put a vail on his face.
But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the vail off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded.
44And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak 45with him.