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Exo 19:1  In the third new moon after the children of Yisra’ěl had come out of the land of Mitsrayim, on this day they came to the Wilderness of Sinai. 
Exo 19:2  For they set out from Rephiḏim, and had come to the Wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness. So Yisra’ěl camped there before the mountain. 
Exo 19:3  And Mosheh went up to Elohim, and יהוה called to him from the mountain, saying, “This is what you are to say to the house of Ya‛aqoḇ, and declare to the children of Yisra’ěl: 
Exo 19:4  ‘You have seen what I did to the Mitsrites, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. 
Exo 19:5  ‘And now, if you diligently obey My voice, and shall guard My covenant, then you shall be My treasured possession above all the peoples – for all the earth is Mine – 
Exo 19:6  ‘and you shall be to Me a reign of priests and a set-apart nation.’ Those are the words which you are to speak to the children of Yisra’ěl.” 
Exo 19:7  And Mosheh came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which יהוה commanded him. 
Exo 19:8  And all the people answered together and said, “All that יהוה has spoken we shall do.” So Mosheh brought back the words of the people to יהוה. 
Exo 19:9  And יהוה said to Mosheh, “See, I am coming to you in the thick cloud, so that the people hear when I speak with you, and believe you forever.” And Mosheh reported the words of the people to יהוה. 
Exo 19:10  And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Go to the people and set them apart today and tomorrow. And they shall wash their garments, 
Exo 19:11  and shall be prepared by the third day. For on the third day יהוה shall come down upon Mount Sinai before the eyes of all the people. 
Exo 19:12  “And you shall make a border for the people all around, saying, ‘Take heed to yourselves that you do not go up to the mountain or touch the border of it. Whoever touches the mountain shall certainly be put to death. 
Exo 19:13  ‘Not a hand is to touch it, but he shall certainly be stoned or shot with an arrow, whether man or beast, he shall not live.’ When the Yoḇela sounds long, let them come near the mountain.” Footnote: aSee Explanatory Notes: Yoḇel. 
Exo 19:14  And Mosheh came down from the mountain to the people and set the people apart, and they washed their garments. 
Exo 19:15  And he said to the people, “Be prepared by the third day. Do not come near a wife.” 
Exo 19:16  And it came to be, on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain. And a voice of a shopharb was very strong, and all the people who were in the camp trembled. Footnote: bAnimal horn – traditionally a ram’s horn. 
Exo 19:17  And Mosheh brought the people out of the camp to meet with Elohim, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 
Exo 19:18  And Mount Sinai was in smoke, all of it, because יהוה descended upon it in fire. And its smoke went up like the smoke of a furnace, and all the mountain trembled exceedingly. 
Exo 19:19  And when a voice of the shopharb sounded long and became very strong, Mosheh spoke, and Elohim answered him by voice. Footnote: bAnimal horn – traditionally a ram’s horn. 
Exo 19:20  And יהוה came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And יהוה called Mosheh to the top of the mountain, and Mosheh went up. 
Exo 19:21  And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Go down, and warn the people, lest they break through unto יהוה to see, and many of them fall. 
Exo 19:22  “And let the priests who come near יהוה set themselves apart too, lest יהוה break out against them.” 
Exo 19:23  And Mosheh said to יהוה, “The people are not able to come up to Mount Sinai, for You warned us, saying, ‘Make a border around the mountain and set it apart.’ ” 
Exo 19:24  And יהוה said to him, “Come, go down and then come up, you and Aharon with you. But do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to יהוה, lest He break out against them.” 
Exo 19:25  And Mosheh went down to the people and spoke to them. 
Exo 20:1  And Elohim spoke all these Words, saying, 
Exo 20:2  “I am יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of slavery. 
Exo 20:3  “You have no other mighty ones against My face. 
Exo 20:4  “You do not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth, 
Exo 20:5  you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, יהוה your Elohim am a jealous Ěl, visiting the crookedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 
Exo 20:6  but showing loving-commitment to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands. 
Exo 20:7  “You do not bringa the Name of יהוה your Elohim to naught, for יהוה does not leave the one unpunished who brings His Name to naught. Footnote: aOr lift up, or take. 
Exo 20:8  “Remember the Sabbath day, to set it apart. 
Exo 20:9  “Six days you labour, and shall do all your work, 
Exo 20:10  but the seventh day is a Sabbathb of יהוה your Elohim. You do not do any work – you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. Footnote: bThere are other Sabbaths, but this is the weekly Sabbath. 
Exo 20:11  “For in six days יהוה made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore יהוה blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart. 
Exo 20:12  “Respect your father and your mother, so that your days are prolonged upon the soil which יהוה your Elohim is giving you. 
Exo 20:13  “You do not murder. 
Exo 20:14  “You do not commit adultery. 
Exo 20:15  “You do not steal. 
Exo 20:16  “You do not bear false witness against your neighbour. 
Exo 20:17  “You do not covet your neighbour’s house, you do not covet your neighbour’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, or whatever belongs to your neighbour.” 
Exo 20:18  And all the people saw the thunders, the lightning flashes, the voice of the shophar, and the mountain smoking. And the people saw it, and they trembled and stood at a distance, 
Exo 20:19  and said to Mosheh, “You speak with us and we hear, but let not Elohim speak with us, lest we die.” 
Exo 20:20  And Mosheh said to the people, “Do not fear, for Elohim has come to prove you, and in order that His fear be before you, so that you do not sin.” 
Exo 20:21  So the people stood at a distance, but Mosheh drew near the thick darkness where Elohim was. 
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Exo 20:22  And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Say this to the children of Yisra’ěl: ‘You yourselves have seen that I have spoken to you from the heavens. 
Exo 20:23  ‘You do not make besides Me mighty ones of silver, and you do not make mighty ones of gold for yourselves. 
Exo 20:24  ‘Make a slaughter-place of earth for Me, and you shall slaughter on it your ascending offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I cause My Name to be remembered I shall come to you and bless you. 
Exo 20:25  ‘And if you make Me a slaughter-place of stone, do not build it of cut stone, for if you use your chisel on it, you have profaned it. 
Exo 20:26  ‘Nor do you go up by steps to My slaughter-place, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.’ 

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