Exodus 34

God Replaces the Tablets

(1) The LORD said to Moses, "Carve two tablets of stone like the first, and I will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke.

(2) 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 let any man be seen throughout all the mountain; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mountain."

(4) So he carved two tablets of stone like the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up to mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tablets of stone.

The Name of the LORD Proclaimed

(5) The LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

(6) And the LORD passed before him, and proclaimed, "The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

(7) keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the children’s children, to the third and to the fourth generation."

(8) And Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.

(9) He said, "Now, if I have found grace in your sight, O Lord, please, let my Lord go among us; for it is an obstinate people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance."

God Renews the Covenant

(10) And he said, "Behold, I make a covenant; before all your 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 you are shall see the work of the LORD; for it is an awe-inspiring thing that I will do with you.

(11) Observe that which I command you this day; behold, I will drive out before you the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.

(12) Watch yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go, lest it be a snare in the midst of you.

(13) But YOU shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves.

(14) For you shall worship no other god; for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

(15) Lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go whoring after their gods, and sacrifice to their gods, and one invites you, and you eat of his sacrifice.

(16) And you take their daughters for your sons, and their daughters go whoring after their gods, and make your sons go whoring after their gods.

(17) You shall make no molten gods for yourself.

(18) You shall keep the feast of unleavened bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, in the appointed time of the month Abib; for in the month Abib you came out from Egypt.

(19) All that opens the womb is mine, and every firstborn among your livestock, whether ox or sheep, that is male.

(20) But the firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you do not redeem him, then you shall break his neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before me empty.

(21) Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.

(22) And you shall observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end.

(23) Three times in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.

(24) For I will drive out the nations before you, and enlarge your borders; neither shall any man desire your land, when you shall go up to appear before the LORD your God three times in the year.

(25) You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left to the morning.

(26) The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring to the house of the LORD your God. You shall not boil a kid in its mother’s milk."

(27) And the LORD said to Moses, "You write these words, for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel."

(28) He was there with the LORD 40 days and 40 nights; he neither ate bread, nor drank water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

Moses Face Shines, and He Covers It With a Vail

(29) It came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai he had the two tablets of testimony in his hand, as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.

(30) When Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.

(31) But Moses called to them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned to him; and Moses talked with them.

(32) Then afterward all the children of Israel came near, and he gave them all the commandments that the LORD had spoken to him on mount Sinai.

(33) And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.

(34) But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the veil off, until he came out. And when he came out, he spoke to the children of Israel that which he was commanded.

(35) And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone; and Moses put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

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