Thomson(i) 1 Then the Lord said to Moses, Come up to the Lord, thou and Aaron and Nadab and Abiud and seventy of the elders of Israel; and let them at a distance worship the Lord; 2 and let Moses alone approach near to God. As for them they shall not approach near; nor shall the people come up with them. 3 So Moses came and told the people all the words of God and the rules of rectitude, and all the people with one voice answered and said, All the words which the Lord hath spoken we will perform and we will be obedient. 4 Then Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord. And rising early next morning Moses built an altar at the foot of the mount with twelve stones for the twelve tribes of Israel; 5 and he sent out the young men of the children of Israel and they brought up whole burnt offerings and slew young bulls for a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord. 6 And Moses took half of the blood and poured it into bowls, and the other half of the blood he poured out against the altar. 7 Then he took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people, and they said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do and we will be obedient. 8 Thereupon Moses took the blood and scattered it towards the people and said, Behold the blood of the covenant which the Lord hath made with you touching all these words. 9 Then Moses and Aaron and Nadab and Abiud and seventy of the senate of Israel went up; 10 and they saw the place where the God of Israel stood; and what was under his feet was like a pavement of Sapphire, and in clearness like the appearance of the firmament of heaven. 11 And of these chosen men of Israel not one uttered a dissenting voice. Now when they had appeared in the presence of God and had eaten and drunk 12 the Lord said to Moses, Come up to me on the mount and stay there and I will give thee the tables of stone, the law and the commandments which I have written to be promulgated to them. 13 Thereupon Moses arose with Joshua his attendant and they went up to the mount of God; 14 Having said to the elders, Remain quiet here till we return to you, and behold Aaron and Hur are with you, if any one hath a controversy with another let them go to them. 15 Moses then went up with Joshua to the mount and the cloud covered the mount. 16 And the glory of God descended on mount Sina and the cloud covered it six days; and on the seventh day the Lord called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. 17 Now the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like fire blazing on the top of the mount in the view of the Israelites; 18 and Moses went into the midst of the cloud and ascended the mount and remained there forty days and forty nights.