The people come to Sinai.
Exodus 19:1 The thyrde moneth after the childern of Israel were gone out of Egipte: the same daye they came in to the wildernesse of Sinai. Exodus 19:2 For they were departed from Raphidim, and were come to the deserte of Sinay and had pitched their tentes in the wildernesse. And there Israel pitched before the mounte.
God's message by Moses unto the people out of the mount.
Exodus 19:3 And Moses went vpp vnto God. And the Lorde called to him out of the mountayne saynge: thus saye vnto the housse of Iacob and tell the childern of Israel, Exodus 19:4 ye haue sene what I dyd vnto the Egiptians and how I toke you vpp apon Egles wynges, and haue broughte you vnto my selfe. Exodus 19:5 Now therfore yf ye will heare my voyce and kepe myne appoyntment: ye shall be myne awne aboue all nations, for all the erth is myne. Exodus 19:6 Ye shall be vnto me a kyngdome of preastes and and holie people: these are the wordes which thou shalt saye vnto the childern of Israel.
Exodus 19:7 And Moses came and called for the elders of Israel, and layde before them all these wordes which the Lorde had commaunded him.
The people's answer returned again.
Exodus 19:8 And the people answered all together and sayde: All that the Lorde hath sayde, we will doo. And Moses broughte the wordes of the people vnto the Lorde. Exodus 19:9 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: Loo, I will come vnto the in a thicke clowde, that the people maye heare when I talke with the and also beleue the for euer. And Moses shewed the wordes of the people vnto the Lorde
The people are prepared against the third day.
Exodus 19:10 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: Go vnto the people and sanctifie them to daye and tomorow, and let them wash their clothes: Exodus 19:11 that they maye be redie agaynst the thyrde daye. For the thyrde daye the Lorde will come doune in the sighte of all the people vpon mounte Sinai.
The mountain must not be touched.
Exodus 19:12 And sett markes rounde aboute the people and saye: beware that ye go not vp in to the mounte and that ye twych not the bordres of it, for whosoeuer twicheth the mounte, shall surely dye Exodus 19:13 There shall not an hande twych it, but that he shall ether be stoned or els shot thorow: whether it be beest or man, it shall not lyue. when the horne bloweth: than let the come vp in to the mounten
Exodus 19:14 And Moses went doune from the mounte vnto the people and sanctifyed them, ad they wasshed their clothes: Exodus 19:15 And he sayde vnto the people: be redie agenst the thirde daye, and se that ye come not at youre wiues.
The fearful presence of God upon the mount.
Exodus 19:16 And the thirde daye in the mornynge there was thunder, and lightenynge and a thicke clowde apo the mounte, ad the voyce of the horne waxed exceadynge lowde, and all the people that was in the hoste was afrayde. Exodus 19:17 And Moses brought the people out of the tetes to mete with God. and they stode vnder the hyll. Exodus 19:18 And mounte Sinai was all togither on a smoke: because the Lorde descended doune vpon it in fyre. And the smoke therof asceded vp, as it had bene the smoke of a kylle, and all the mounte was exceadinge fearfull. Exodus 19:19 And the voyce of the horne blewe and waxed lowder, ad lowder. Moses spake, ad God answered hi ad that with a voyce. Exodus 19:20 And the Lord came doune vppon mounte Sinai: euen in the toppe of the hyll, ad called Moses vp in to the toppe of the hyll. And Moses went vppe. Exodus 19:21 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: go doune and charge the people that they prease not vp vnto the Lorde for to se hi, ad so many off the perissh. Exodus 19:22 And let the preastes also which come to the Lordes presence, sanctifie them selues: lest the Lorde smyte them, Exodus 19:23 Then Moses sayde vnto the Lorde: the people can not come vp in to mounte Sinai, for thou chargedest vs saynge: sett markes aboute the hyll and sanctifie it. Exodus 19:24 And the Lorde sayde vnto him: awaye, and get the doune: and come vp both thou ad Aaron with the. But let not the preastes and the people presume for to come vp vnto the Lorde: lest he smyte them. Exodus 19:25 And Moses wet doune vnto the people and tolde them.