Moses is called up into the mountain.
Exodus 24:1 And he said to Moses, Come up to the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off. Exodus 24:2 And Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.
The people promise obedience.
Exodus 24:3 And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we perform.
Moses buildeth an altar, and twelve pillars.
Exodus 24:4 And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose early in the morning, and built an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel. Exodus 24:5 And he sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt-offerings, and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen to the LORD.
He sprinkleth the blood of the Covenant.
Exodus 24:6 And Moses took half of the blood, and put [it] in basins; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. Exodus 24:7 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient. Exodus 24:8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled [it] on the people, and said, Behold, the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning 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 [there was] under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire-stone, and as it were the body of heaven in [its] clearness. Exodus 24:11 And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and ate and drank.
Exodus 24:12 And the LORD said to Moses, Come up to me on the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayst teach them. Exodus 24:13 And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up upon the mount of God.
Aaron and Hur have the charge of the people.
Exodus 24:14 And he said to the elders, Tarry ye here for us, until we come again to you: and behold, Aaron and Hur [are] with you: if any man hath any matters to do, let him come to them.
Moses goeth into the mountain, where he continueth forty days and forty nights.
Exodus 24:15 And Moses went up upon the mount, and a cloud covered the mount. Exodus 24:16 And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called to Moses from the midst of the cloud. Exodus 24:17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD [was] like devouring fire on the top of the mount, in the eyes of the children of Israel. Exodus 24:18 And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and ascended the mount: and Moses was on the mount forty days and forty nights.