Exodus 34:10-27 - Covenant Stipulations

10 And he said - Lo! I, am about to solemnise a covenant,-in presence of all thy people, will I do marvellous things, which have not been created in any part of the earth nor among any of the nations, - so shall all the people in whose midst thou, art see the work of Yahweh for a fearful thing, it is, which I, am doing with thee. 11 Take thou heed what, I, am commanding thee this day, - behold me! driving out from before thee - the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. 12 Take heed to thyself, Lest thou solemnise a covenant with the inhabitant of the land, whereupon, thou, art about to enter, - Lest he become a snare in thy midst; 13 For their altars, shall ye smash, And their pillars, shall ye shiver, - And their sacred-stems, shall ye fell. 14 For thou shalt not bow thyself down to another GOD, - For as for Yahweh, Jealous, is his name, A jealous GOD, he is:

15 Lest thou solemnise a covenant with the inhabitant of the land, - And then as surely as they go unchastely after their gods and sacrifice to their gods, So surely will he invite thee, And thou wilt eat of his sacrifice; 16 And thou wilt take of his daughters for thy sons, - And his daughters will go unchastely after their gods, And will cause thy sons to go unchastely after their gods.

17 Molten gods, shalt thou not make to thee.

18 The festival of unleavened cakes, shalt thou keep, seven days, shalt thou eat unleavened cakes, which I commanded thee, at the set time, in the month Abib, - for in the month Abib, camest thou forth out of Egypt.

19 Every one that is the first to be born, is mine, - and every one of thy cattle that is born a male, firstling of oxen or sheep. 20 But the firstling of an ass, thou mayst redeem with a lamb, and if thou wilt not redeem it, then shalt thou break its neck. Every firstborn of thy sons, shalt thou redeem, and he must not see my face, with empty hand.

21 Six days, shalt thou labour, but on the seventh day, shalt thou rest, - in plowing time and in harvest, shalt thou rest.

22 And the festival of weeks, shalt thou make to thee, the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, - and the festival of ingathering, at the closing in of the year: 23 three times in the year, shall every one of thy males see the face of the Lord Yahweh the God of Israel. 24 For I will root out nations from before thee, and will enlarge thy borders, - and no man shall covet thy land, when thou goes up to see the face of Yahweh thy God, three times in the year.

25 Thou shalt not slay, along with anything leavened, the blood of my sacrifice, - neither shall remain to the morning, the sacrifice of the festival of the passover.

26 The beginning of the firstfruits of thy ground, shalt thou bring into the house of Yahweh, thy God, Thou shalt not boil a kid, in the milk of its dam.

27 And Yahweh said unto Moses, Write for thyself these words, for according to the tenor of these words, have I solemnized with thee, a covenant, and with Israel.