Old Testament - Exodus
THESE are the names of the children of Israel, who came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob: 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. 5 And all the persons that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy persons; for Joseph was in Egypt already. 6 And Joseph died, and all his brothers, and all that generation. 7 And the children of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly, and multiplied and grew exceedingly strong; and the land was filled with them."
"8 Now there rose up a new king over Egypt who knew not Joseph. 9 And he said to his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more numerous and stronger than we; 10 Come, let us deal wisely with them, before they multiply, lest when we chance to be at war, they will be added also to our enemies, and fight against us, and so drive us out of the land.
13 So the Egyptians oppressed the children of Israel severely.
22 And Pharaoh charged all the people, saying, Every son that is born you shall cast into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive."
AND there went a man from the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of the house of Levi. 2 And the woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a handsome boy, she hid him for three months 3 And when she could no longer hide him, she took for herself an ark made of acacia wood, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child into it; and laid it among the reeds by the river’s bank. 4 And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him."
"5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe in the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maidens to fetch it. 6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child; and, behold, the babe was weeping. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children. 7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call for you a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse this child for you? 8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the girl went and called the child’s mother. 9 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages. So the woman took the child and nursed him. 10 And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses; for she said, I drew him out of the water."
23 And it came to pass after a long time that the king of Egypt died; and the children of Israel groaned because of severe oppression, and they prayed, and their cry came up to God because of severe oppression. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God noticed their oppression."
2 And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush; and he looked, and, behold, the bush was on fire, and the bush was not consumed.
6 Moreover he said, I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look at God."
14 And God said to Moses, I am AHIAH ASHAR HIGH (that is, THE LIVING GOD); and he said, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: AHIAH has sent me to you. 15 And God said moreover to Moses, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel: The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you; this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial to all generations."
"16 Go and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, I have surely remembered you and seen that which is done to you in Egypt;
AND Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor listen to my voice; for they will say, The LORD has not appeared to you. 2 And the LORD said to him, What is that in your hand? He said, A staff. 3 And the LORD said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. 4 And the LORD said to Moses, Put forth your hand and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand; 5 This is done that they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you.
10 And Moses said to the LORD. I beseech thee, O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore nor since thou has spoken to thy servant; for I am a stutterer and slow of speech. 11 The LORD said to him, Who has made man’s mouth? or who makes the dumb, or the deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? Is it not I the LORD? 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak. 13 And Moses said to him, O my LORD, send I beseech thee, by the hand of whomsoever thou wilt send. 14 And the anger of the LORD kindled against Moses, and he said to him, Behold, Aaron, your brother, the Levite. I know that he is a good speaker, and also, behold, he will come forth to meet you, and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart. 15 And you shall speak to him and put my words in his mouth; and I will be with your mouth and with his mouth, and will teach you what you shall do. 16 And he shall be your spokesman to the people; and he shall be an interpreter for you, and you shall be to him instead of God.
4 And Moses said, Thus says the LORD, About midnight I will go forth into the midst of Egypt; 5 And all the first-born in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first-born of Pharaoh who sits on his throne even to the first-born of the maidservant who sits behind the mill; and all the first-born of the animals. 6 And there shall be a great wailing throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall there be any like it any more. 7 But of the children of Israel no one shall be harmed, not even a dog shall bark against man or animals; that you may know that the LORD distinguishes between the Egyptians and Israel.
11 And thus you shall eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste; for it is the LORD’S passover. 12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and all the first-born of the land of Egypt shall die, both man and beast; and against all the idols of Egypt I will execute judgment; I am the LORD. 13 And the blood shall be to you for a sign upon the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will make you glad, and the plague shall not be among you to destroy you when I smite the land of Egypt. 14 And this day shall be to you for a memorial; and you shall keep it a feast to the LORD, a festival throughout your generations; you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. 15 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread; and from the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses; for whosoever eats leavened bread from your houses from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall perish from Israel.
29 And it came to pass that at midnight the LORD slew all the first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh who sits on his throne to the first-born of the captive who was in the prison; and all the first-born of cattle.
16 And as for you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it; and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the sea.
21 And Moses lifted up his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. 22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground; and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 23 And the Egyptians pursued and went into the sea after them, all of Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. 24 And it came to pass that in the morning watch the LORD appeared to the Egyptians army in a pillar of fire and of cloud, and threw the Egyptian army into confusion, 25 Thus clogging their chariot wheels that they drew heavily, so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from before the house of Israel; for the LORD fights for them against Egypt. 26 And the LORD said to Moses, Stretch out your hand over the sea that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and upon their horsemen. 27 And Moses lifted up his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its place when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
6 Behold, I will stand before you there on the flinty rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the flinty rock, and there shall gush water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
17 Then Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet God; and they stood at the base of the mountain. 18 And the whole mountain of Sinai was smoking because the LORD descended upon it in fire; and the smoke thereof ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly. 19 And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice. 20 And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, to the very top of the mountain: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mountain; and Moses went up.
AND God spoke all these words, saying, 2 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 You shall have no other gods except me. 4 You shall not make for yourself any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth; 5 You shall not worship them nor serve them; for I the LORD your God am a zealous God, visiting the offenses of the fathers upon their children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me; 6 And showing mercy to thousands of generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. 7 You shall not take a false oath in the name of the LORD your God; for the LORD will not declare him innocent who takes an oath in his name falsely. 8 Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy. 9 Six days shall you labor and do all your work; 10 But the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor the sojourner who dwells in your towns; 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the seas, and all things that are in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and sanctified it."
"12 Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God gives you. 13 You shall not kill. 14 You shall not commit adultery. 15 You shall not steal. 16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 17 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house, you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is your neighbor’s."
"18 And all the people observed the thunderings and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw all of this, they were afraid and they stood afar off. 19 And they said to Moses, You speak to us, and we will listen; but let not God speak with us, lest we die. 20 And Moses said to the people, Fear not; for God is come to prove you, that his worship may be before your faces, and that you may not sin. 21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was."
"22 And the LORD said to Moses, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, You have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. 23 You shall not make for yourselves gods of gold to be worshipped along with me, neither shall you make for yourselves gods of silver. 24 An altar of earth shall you make to me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen; in every place where I shall make a memorial to my name I will come to you and I will bless you. 25 And if you make me a stone altar, you shall not build it of hewn stones; for if you lift a tool of iron upon it, you will have polluted it. 26 Neither shall you go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness be not exposed on it."
NOW these are the judgments which you shall set before them. 2 When you buy a Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve you; and in the seventh year he shall go out free from your house without price. 3 If he came in single, he shall go out single; if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him. 4 If his master has given him a wife and she has borne him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be his master’s and he shall go out alone. 5 And if the servant shall say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free; 6 Then his master shall bring him to the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or to the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever. 7 And when a man sells his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out free as the menservants do. 8 If her master hates her, so that he will not take her to himself as a wife, then he shall let her be redeemed; he shall have no authority to sell her to a foreign people, because he has dealt deceitfully with her. 9 And if he takes her for wife to his son, then he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters. 10 If he takes to himself another wife, he shall not diminish her food, her clothes, and her conjugal rights. 11 And if be does not these three things to her, then she shall go out free without price."
"12 He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death. 13 But if he did not lie in wait for him, but God delivered him into his hand, then I will appoint for you a place to which he may flee. 14 But if a man ventures to attack his neighbor and slay him treacherously, you shall take him even from my altar to put him to death. 15 He who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. 16 He who steals a person and sells him, or he is found in his possession, he shall surely be put to death. 17 He who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. 18 And if two men quarrel, and one strikes another with a stone or with his fist, and he does not die but is put to bed from the injury: 19 If he rises again and walks in the street with his staff, then the one who struck him shall be acquitted, except that he shall pay for the loss of his time and the physician’s fee. 20 And if a man strikes his servant, or his maid with a staff, and he dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished. 21 But if the victim is well after a day or two, he shall not be punished; for he is his property."
"22 If two men quarrel, and strike a woman with child so that she miscarries, and yet no mischief follow; he shall surely pay a fine such as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23 But if any mischief follow, then you shall give life for life, 24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 Burning for burning, wound for wound, slap for slap. 26 land if a man strike the eye of his servant or the eye of his maid, and injure it, he shall let him go free for his eye’s sake. 27 And if he knocks out the tooth of his manservant or the tooth of his maidservant, he must let him go free for his tooth’s sake. 28 If an ox gores a man or a woman that he or she die; then the ox shall be surely stoned and its meat shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be blameless. 29 But if the ox were known to be in the habit of goring in the past, and its owner has been warned, and he has not kept it in, and it kills a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall be put to death. 30 But if a sum of money is imposed on him, then he shall give for the ransom of his life whatever they ask from him. 31 Whether the ox has gored a son or a daughter, according to this judgment it shall be done to him. 32 If the ox gores a manservant or a maidservant, the owner shall give to their master thirty shekels of silver and the ox shall be stoned. 33 And if a man shall open a wheat pit or a man shall dig a well, and not cover them, and an ox or an ass fall into it; 34 The owner of the pit shall pay money to the owner of the animal, and the dead animal shall be his. 35 And if one man’s ox gores another man’s ox so that it dies; then they shall sell the live ox and divide the money; and the dead ox also they shall divide. 36 But if it be known that the ox has been in the habit of goring, and his owner has not kept it in; he shall surely pay ox for ox; and the dead animal shall belong to him."
IF a man shall steal an ox or a ewe, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox and four ewes for a ewe. 2 If a thief is found breaking into a house and is wounded so that he dies, there is no penalty for bloodshed. 3 But if the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood penalty for him; and he should make full restitution; if he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. 4 If the animal is found in his possession alive, whether it is an ox or an ass, or a ewe, he shall restore double. 5 If a man shall cause a field or a vineyard to be eaten, and shall let his cattle loose to feed in another man’s field, of the best of his own field and of the best of his own vineyard, he shall make restitution. 6 If fire breaks out and catches in the thorns so that the shocks of grain or the standing wheat or the field is consumed, he who kindled the fire shall surely make restitution."
"7 If a man shall deliver to his neighbor money or stuff to keep and it is stolen out of the man’s house, if the thief is found, let him pay double. 8 If the thief is not found, then the master of the house shall be brought to the judges to see whether he had a hand in the theft of his neighbor’s goods. 9 For all manner of trespass, whether it be for an ox for an ass for a lamb for clothing or for any manner of lost thing which another man claims to be his, the case of both parties shall come before the judges; and whomever the judges shall convict, he shall make two-fold restitution to his neighbor. 10 If a man delivers to his neighbor an ass or an ox or a lamb or any kind of animal to keep; and it dies or is hurt or taken away in plunder and no man saw it; 11 Then there shall be an oath of the LORD between them both, that he had no hand in the theft of his neighbor’s property; and the owner of it shall accept the oaths and he shall not make restitution. 12 But if it is stolen from him, he shall make restitution to the owner thereof. 13 If it is torn in pieces, then let him bring it as evidence, and he shall not make good that which was torn. 14 And if a man borrow of his neighbor an animal, and it dies or it is injured, the owner thereof not being with it, he shall surely make restitution. 15 But if the owner thereof is with it, he shall not make restitution; and if it was hired, it came for its hire."
"16 And if a man entices a virgin who is not betrothed, and lies with her, he shall surely marry her. 17 If her father refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of a virgin. 18 You shall not suffer a witch to live. 19 Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death. 20 He who sacrifices to idols shall be utterly destroyed; but to the LORD alone shall he sacrifice. 21 You shall neither harm a stranger nor oppress him; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. 22 You shall not harm any widow or orphan. 23 If you harm them, and they pray before me, I will surely hear their prayer; 24 And my wrath shall kindle, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless."
"25 If you lend money to any of my people who are the poor among you, you shall not be to him as an usurer, neither shall you take any usury from him. 26 If you at all take your neighbor’s clothes as a pledge, you must give them back to him by sunset; 27 For they are his only covering, it is his raiment for his body; with what shall he sleep? And if he prays before me, I will hear him; for I am compassionate. 28 You shall not revile the judge nor curse the ruler of your people. 29 You shall not delay to offer the first fruits of the harvest of your threshing floor, and of your wine press; the first-born of your sons you shall give to me. 30 Likewise you shall do with your oxen and with your sheep: seven days it shall be with its dam; on the eighth day you shall give it to me. 31 And you shall be holy men to me; neither shall you eat any flesh that has been torn by beasts in the field; you shall throw it to the dogs."
YOU shall not confirm a false report: do not stretch out your hand taking oaths with the guilty to become a false witness for him. 2 You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you testify in a lawsuit so as to pervert justice, in order to side with a multitude which deviates from justice. 3 Neither shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit. 4 If you meet your enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again. 5 If you should see the ass of your enemy lying under its burden, and you are unwilling to help him lift it up, you should surely help him to lift it up nevertheless. 6 You shall not pervert the justice due to a poor man in his lawsuit. 7 Keep far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous you shall not slay; for I will not justify the wicked. 8 And you shall take no bribe; for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise in judgment and perverts the words of the righteous. 9 You shall not oppress strangers: for you know the life of a stranger; you were strangers in the land of Egypt."
"10 For six years you shall sow your land and shall gather in the crops thereof: 11 But the seventh year you shall leave it fallow, so that the poor of your people may eat of the fruits of it; and what is left the wild beasts may eat. You shall do in like manner with your vineyard and with your olive yard. 12 Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and your ass may rest and the son of your handmaid; and that the stranger in your towns may be refreshed. 13 Take heed of all things that I have said to you; and make no mention of the name of false idols, neither think of them. 14 Three times in the year you shall celebrate a festival for me. 15 You shall keep the festival of the unleavened bread (you shall eat unleavened bread for seven days, as I commanded you, at the time appointed of the month of Abib; for in the month of Abib you came out of the land of Egypt; you shall not appear before me without a gift offering:) 16 And the festival of the harvest, the first fruits of your grain which you sow in the field; and the festival of the ingathering, which is at the end of the year, when you have gathered your crop from the field. 17 Three times in the year all your gift offerings shall appear before the LORD your God. 18 You shall not offer the blood of a sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of the festival sacrifices remain until morning. 19 The best of the first fruits of your land you shall bring into the house of the LORD your God. You shall not cook the meat of a kid in its mother’s milk."
"20 Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you into the land which I have prepared. 21 Heed him and obey his voice; do not strive against him; perhaps he will not pardon your transgressions; for my name is upon him. 22 But if you shall indeed obey his voice and do all that he says to you, then I will hate those who hate you and oppress your enemies. 23 For my angel shall go before you and bring you against the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Canaanites and the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will destroy them. 24 You shall not worship their gods nor serve them nor do after their works; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break down their statues. 25 And you shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless your bread and your water; and I will take sickness away from your houses. 26 There shall nothing cast their young nor be barren in your land; the number of your days I will fulfil. 27 I will send my fear before you and will destroy all the peoples against whom you shall go to war, and I will make all your enemies flee from you. 28 And I will send fierce armies before you, and will destroy the Canaanites and the Hittites from before you. 29 I will not destroy them from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the wild beasts multiply against you. 30 Little by little I will destroy them before you, till you become strong and inherit the land. 31 And I will set your boundaries from the Red Sea as far as the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert to the river Euphrates; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hands; and you shall destroy them. 32 You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their idols. 33 They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin before me; you shall not serve their gods, lest they be a stumbling block to you."
12 And the LORD said to Moses, Come up to me to the mountain, and present yourself there; and I will give you tablets of stone, and the laws and commandments which I have written; that you may teach them.
16 And the glory of the LORD rested upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; and on the seventh day the LORD called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. 17 And in the sight of all the children of Israel he saw the glory of the LORD like a burning fire on the top of the mountain. 18 And Moses went into the midst of the cloud and went up to the mountain; and Moses was in the mountain forty days and forty nights."
13 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, My sabbaths you must keep; for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am the LORD your God who sanctifies you. 14 You shall keep the sabbath; for it is holy to you; every one who defiles it shall surely be put to death; and whoever shall do any work on it, that soul shall surely be cut off from among his people. 15 Six days you shall do work; but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD; whosoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death. 16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath to the LORD to observe the sabbath throughout all their generations for a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth and the seas and all that are therein, and on the seventh day he ceased from work and rested. 18 And he gave to Moses, when he had made an end of talking with him on mount Sinai, two tablets of testimony, the stone tablets written by the finger of God."
8 They have turned aside quickly from the way which I commanded them; they have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed to it, and said, This is your god, O Israel, who has brought you out of the land of Egypt. 9 And the LORD said to Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold it is a stiff-necked people.
13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou didst swear by thine own self and didst say to them, I will multiply your descendants as the stars in heaven, and all the land that I have spoken of I will give to thy descendants, and they shall inherit it for ever.
15 And Moses turned and went down from the mountain, and the two stone tablets of the testimony were in his hand, the tablets that were written on both sides; on the one side and on the other were they written. 16 The tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraved upon the tablets. 17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people fighting, he said to Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. 18 Moses said to him, It is not the sound of the cry of mighty men, neither is it the sound of the cry of weak men; but it is the sound of sin that I hear. 19 And it came to pass as soon as they came near to the camp, he saw the calf and the cymbals; and Moses’ anger raged, and he threw the tablets out of his hand and broke them at the foot of the mountain. 20 And he took the calf which they had made, and burned it in the fire, and filed it with a file until it was ground into dust, and he scattered it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it."
"21 And Moses said to Aaron, What has this people done to you that you have brought so great a sin upon them? 22 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord rage; you yourself know this people, that they are bad. 23 For they said to me, Make us gods that they shall go before us; as for this Moses who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.
31 So Moses returned to the LORD and said, I beseech thee, O LORD God, truly this people have sinned a great sin and have made for themselves gods of gold.
5 Then the LORD said to Moses, Say to the children of Israel, You are a stiff-necked people; I will come up among you in a moment, and consume you; therefore now put off your armor from you, that I may know what to do to you.
17 And the LORD said to Moses, I will do this thing also that you have spoken; for you have found grace in my sight, and I know you by your name. 18 And Moses said, Show me thy glory. 19 And he said. I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. 20 And he said, You cannot see my face; for no man can see me and live.
AND the LORD said to Moses, Hew two tablets of stone like the first ones; and write upon the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. 2 And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning to mount Sinai, and present yourself there to me on the top of the mountain. 3 And no man shall come up with you, neither shall any man be seen throughout all the mountain; neither let the flocks nor herds feed opposite that mountain. 4 And Moses hewed two tablets of stone like the first ones; and he arose early in the morning and went up to the top of mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two stone tablets."
"5 And the LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there and announced the name of the LORD. 6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD, The God merciful and compassionate, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7 Keeping mercy for thousands of generations, forgiving sins and transgressions, who by no means justifies the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, to the third and fourth generation. 8 And Moses made haste and fell on the ground and worshipped. 9 And he said, If now I have found mercy in thy sight, O my LORD, let now my LORD go with us; for it is a stiff-necked people; and pardon our offenses and our sins and our guilty conscience."
12 Take heed to yourself lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither you go, lest they become a stumbling block to you. 13 But you must destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their idols. 14 For you shall worship no other god; for the LORD whose name is zealous, is a zealous God.
21 Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; in the time of ploughing and during harvest you shall rest.
28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote upon the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten commandments. 29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tablets of testimony in his hand, when he came down from the mountain, Moses knew not that the skin of his face shone while the LORD talked with him. 30 And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses’ face, behold, the skin of Moses’ face shone; and they were afraid to come near to him. 31 So Moses called to them; and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him; and Moses talked with them. 32 And afterward all the children of Israel came near to him; and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him in mount Sinai.