Exodus 19 Mount Sinai

Bible Reading
Exodus 19
At Mount Sinai
The people entered the Desert of Sinai and Israel camped in front of the mountain.
Moses went up to God and God said the people have seen what I can do.
God said, “I carried the people out of Egypt on eagles wings and brought you to me.”
If the people obey and keep my covenant, all the nations will be my treasured possession.”
God said, “The whole earth is mine, you will be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.”
Moses returned to the people and said what God told him.
The people said, “We will do everything God has said.”
God said, “Now go to the people and consecrate themselves for two days.’
On the third day, “I will come to the people from Mt Sinai in the sight of all.’
God said, “They are not to touch the mountain or approach it.’
Whoever does, “They are to be stoned or shot with arrows; not a hand laid on them.’
Only when the ram’s horn is sounded, they may approach the mountain.”
Moses returned down the mountain and consecrated the people and washed their clothes.
The people are to prepare themselves for the third day; no sexual relations.”
On the third day, there was thunder and lightening with a thick cloud of smoke.
There was a trumpet blast; everyone in the camp trembled.
Moses led the people out of the camp to meet God at the foot of the mountain.
Mount Sinai was covered with smoke because the Lord descended on it in smoke.
The smoke billowed up like a furnace and the whole mountain shook violently.
The trumpet blew louder and louder. Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him.
The Lord descended to the top of the mountain. Moses went up to meet God.
Tell the people not to force their way up here or God will break out against them.’
Moses told the people not to come up because God placed limits–the mountain as holy.”
God said, “Go down and bring Aaron up with you.”
God warned against the priests and the people coming near the mountain.
Moses went down to the people and told them what God said.


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