1 And he said unto Moses, "Come unto the LORD: both thou and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel, and worship afar off." 2 And Moses went himself alone unto the LORD, but they came not nigh, neither came the people up with him.
3 And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD and all the laws. And all the people answered with one voice and said, "All the words which the LORD hath said, will we do." 4 Then Moses wrote all the words of the LORD and rose up early and made an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars according to the number of the twelve tribes of Israel, 5 and sent young men of the children of Israel to sacrifice burnt offerings and to offer peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD. 6 And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and the other half he sprinkled on the altar. 7 And he took the book of the covenant and read it in the audience of the people. And they said, "All that the LORD hath said, we will do and hear."
8 And Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people and said, "Behold, this is the blood of the covenant which the LORD hath made with you upon all these words."
9 Then went Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu and the seventy elders of Israel up, 10 and saw the God of Israel, and under his feet as it were a brick work of sapphire, and as it were the fashion of heaven when it is clear, 11 and upon the nobles of the children of Israel he set not his hand. And when they had seen God they ate and drank.
12 And the LORD said unto Moses, "Come up to me in to the hill and be there, and I will give thee tables of stone and a law and commandments, which I have written to teach them."
13 Then Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua, and Moses went up into the hill of God, 14 and said unto the elders, "Tarry ye here until we come again unto you: And behold here is Aaron and Hur with you. If any man have any matters to do, let him come to them." 15 When Moses was come up into the mount, a cloud covered the hill, 16 and the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the cloud. 17 And the fashion of the glory of the LORD was like consuming fire on the top of the hill in the sight of the children of Israel. 18 And Moses went into the mountain. And Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.