Encampment at Sinai
19:1 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth
out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they [into] the
wilderness of Sinai.
19:2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come
[to] the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness ; and
there Israel camped before the mount.
Moses on the mount
19:3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto
him out of the mountain, saying, This will you say to the house
of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel ;
19:4 Ya'll have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and [how] I
bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.
19:5 Now therefore, if ya'll will obey my voice indeed, and
keep my covenant, then ya'll shall be a peculiar treasure unto me
above all people for all the earth [is] mine
19:6 And ya'll shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an
holy nation. These [are] the words which you will speak unto
the children of Israel.
19:7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people,
and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD
19:8 And all the people answered together, and said, All
that the LORD has spoken we will do. And Moses returned the
words of the people unto the LORD.
19:9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto ya'll in a
thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with ya'll, and
believe ya'll for ever. And Moses told the words of the people
unto the LORD.
19:10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and
sanctify them to day and tomorrow, and let them wash their
19:11 And be ready against the third day for the third day
the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
19:12 And you will set bounds unto the people round about,
saying, Take heed to yourselves, [that ya'll] go [not] up into the
mount, or touch the border of it whom ever touches the mount
shall be surely put to death
19:13 There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be
stoned, or shot through; whether [it be] beast or man, it shall
not live when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to
19:14 And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and
sanctified the people ; and they washed their clothes.
19:15 And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third
day come not at [your] wives.
19:16 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning,
that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon
the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud ; so that
all the people that [was] in the camp trembled.
19:17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to
meet with God ; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
19:18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the
LORD descended upon it in fire and the smoke thereof ascended as
the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
God answers Moses from the mount
19:19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and
waxed louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a
19:20 And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount and the LORD called Moses [up]
to the top of the mount ; and Moses went up.
19:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the
people, unless they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many
of them perish.
19:22 And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD,
sanctify themselves, unless the LORD break forth upon them.
19:23 And Moses said unto the LORD, The people cannot come up
Sinai for you charged us, saying, Set
bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.
19:24 And the LORD said unto him, Away, get ya'll down, and
you will come up, you, and Aaron with you but let not the
priests and the people break through to come up unto the LORD,
unless he break forth upon them.
19:25 So Moses went down unto the people, and spoke unto
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16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18 || Chapter
19 || Chapter 20
21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23 || Chapter
24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter
26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28 || Chapter
29 || Chapter 30
31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33 || Chapter
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36 || Chapter 37 || Chapter 38 || Chapter
39 || Chapter 40