Moses is called up into the mountain.
Exodus 24:1 And, unto Moses, he saidCome up unto Yahwehthou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel,so shall ye bow yourselves down, from afar. Exodus 24:2 And Moses alone, shall draw near unto Yahweh, but, they, shall not draw near,and, the people, shall not come up with him.
The people promise obedience.
Exodus 24:3 So Moses came, and recounted to the people all the words of Yahweh, and all the regulations,and all the people responded with one voice, and said, All the words which Yahweh hath spoken, will we do.
Moses buildeth an altar, and twelve pillars.
Exodus 24:4 Then wrote Moses all the words of Yahweh, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar, under the mountain,and twelve pillars, for the twelve tribes of Israel; Exodus 24:5 and he sent young men of the sons of Israel, and they caused to go up, ascending-sacrifices,and slew peace-offerings to Yahweh, of oxen.
He sprinkleth the blood of the Covenant.
Exodus 24:6 Then took Moses, half of the blood, and put it in basins, and, half of the blood, dashed he over the altar; Exodus 24:7 then took he the book of the covenant, and read in the ears of the people. And they said, All that Yahweh hath spoken, will we do, and will hearken. Exodus 24:8 Then Moses took the blood, and dashed over the people,and said, Lo! the blood of the covenant which Yahweh hath solemnised with you, over all these words.
The glory of God appeareth.
Exodus 24:9 Then went up Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; Exodus 24:10 and they saw the God of Israel,and, under his feet, like a pavement of sapphire, and like the very heavens, for brightness; and, Exodus 24:11 against the nobles of the sons of Israel, put he not forth his hand,so then they had vision of God, and did eat and drink.
Exodus 24:12 Then said Yahweh unto MosesCome thou up unto me, in the mountain, and remain thou there,for I must give thee tables of stone, and the law, and the commandment, which I have written, to direct them. Exodus 24:13 And Moses rose up, and Joshua his attendant, and Moses went up into the mountain of God;
Aaron and Hur have the charge of the people.
Exodus 24:14 but, unto the elders, he saidTarry for us here, until we return unto you. And lo! Aaron and Hur, are with you, he that hath a cause, let him draw near unto them.
Moses goeth into the mountain, where he continueth forty days and forty nights.
Exodus 24:15 So then Moses wont up into the mountain,and the cloud covered the mountain. Exodus 24:16 And the glory of Yahweh rested upon Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days,then called he unto Moses, on the seventh day, out of the midst of the cloud. Exodus 24:17 And, the appearance of the glory of Yahweh, was like a consuming fire, on the top of the mountain,in the sight of the sons of Israel. Exodus 24:18 And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and ascended into the mountain. And it came to pass that Moses was in the mountain, forty days and forty nights.