Êxodo 24

1 And he said to Moses, Come up to Yahweh, you, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and you{+} worship far off:

2 and Moses alone will come near to Yahweh; but they will not come near; neither will the people go up with him.

3 And Moses came and told the people all the words of Yahweh, and all the ordinances: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which Yahweh has spoken we will do.

4 And Moses wrote all the words of Yahweh, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar under the mount, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.

5 And he sent young men of the sons of Israel, who offered burnt-offerings, and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen to Yahweh.

6 And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basins; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.

7 And he took the Book of the Covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that Yahweh has spoken we will do, and be obedient.

8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Here is the blood of the covenant, which Yahweh has made with you{+} concerning all these words.

9 Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel.

10 And they saw the God of Israel; and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and as it were the very heaven for clearness.

11 And on the nobles of the sons of Israel he didn't lay his hand: and they saw God, and ate and drank.

12 And Yahweh said to Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give you the tables of stone, and the law and the commandment, which I have written, that you may teach them.

13 And Moses rose up, and Joshua his minister: and Moses went up into the mount of God.

14 And he said to the elders, You{+} tarry here for us, until we come again to you{+}: and, look, Aaron and Hur are with you{+}: whoever has a cause, let him come near to them.

15 And Moses went up into the mount, and the cloud covered the mount.

16 And the glory of Yahweh stayed on mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud.

17 And the appearance of the glory of Yahweh was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the sons of Israel.

18 And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.