Exodus 34
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1And the LORD said to Moses, "Cut out two tablets of stone like the first ones. And I will write upon the tablets the words that were in the first tablets which you broke. 2And 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. 3And no man shall come up with you, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mountain. Also do not let the flocks nor herds feed before that mountain." 4And he cut out two tablets of stone like the first ones. 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. 5And the LORD came down in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. 6And the LORD passed by before him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7Keeping mercy to the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but Who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, to the third and to the fourth generation." 8And Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped. 9And he said, "If now I have found grace in Your sight, O LORD, I pray You, let my LORD go among us, although it is a stiffnecked people. And pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for Your inheritance."

10And 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 in whose midst you are shall see the work of the LORD, for it is an awesome thing that I will do with you.

11Observe that which I command you this day. Behold, I drive out before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. 12Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the people of the land where you go, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you. 13But their altars you shall destroy, their images you shall break, and their groves you shall cut down, 14For you shall worship no other god; for the LORD, Whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God; 15Lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice to their gods, and call you, and you eat of his sacrifice; 16And lest you take from their daughters for your sons, and their daughters go whoring after their gods and make your sons go whoring after their gods. 17You shall make no molten gods for yourselves.

18You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. You shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, in the time of the month Abib, for in the month Abib you came out from Egypt.

19All that opens the womb is Mine; all firstlings of male livestock, of oxen or sheep. 20But the firstling of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb. And if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before Me empty.

21You shall work six days, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest. 22And you shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year's end. 23Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel, 24For I will cast 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.

25You shall not slaughter the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread. Neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the Passover be left to the morning.

26The 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."

27And the LORD said to Moses, "Write these words for yourself, for in accordance to these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel." 28And 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.

29And it came to pass as Moses was going down from the mountain of Sinai, the two tablets of the testimony being in Moses' hand as he went down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face had become luminous through His speaking with him. 30And Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the skin of his face had become luminous. And they were afraid to come near him. 31And Moses called to them. And Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned to him, and Moses talked with them. 32And afterward all the children of Israel came near. And he commanded them all that the LORD had spoken with him in Mount Sinai. 33And Moses finished speaking with them, and he put a veil on his face. 34But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with Him, he took the veil off until he came out. And he came out and spoke to the children of Israel that which he was commanded. 35And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face had become luminous. And Moses put the veil upon his face again until he went in to speak with Him.

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