Exodus 33-35 Darby’s Translation

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The LORD's Presence Promised

33 1  And Jehovah said to Moses, Depart, go up hence, thou and the people that thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, into the land that I swore unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it, 2  (and I will send an angel before thee, and dispossess the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite,) 3  into a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in the midst of thee, for thou art a stiff-necked people,—lest I consume thee on the way. 4  And when the people heard this evil word, they mourned; and no man put on his ornaments. 5  Now Jehovah had said to Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiff-necked people: in one moment I will come up into the midst of thee and will consume thee. And now put off thine ornaments from thee, and I will know what I will do unto thee. 6  And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments at mount Horeb.

7  And Moses took the tent, and pitched it outside the camp, far from the camp, and called it the Tent of meeting. And it came to pass [that] every one who sought Jehovah went out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp. 8  And it came to pass, when Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose up, and stood every man at the entrance of his tent, and they looked after Moses until he entered into the tent. 9  And it came to pass when Moses entered into the tent, the pillar of cloud descended, and stood at the entrance of the tent, and [Jehovah] talked with Moses. 10  And all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent; and all the people rose and worshipped, every man at the entrance of his tent. 11  And Jehovah spoke with Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. And he returned to the camp; but his attendant, Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, departed not from within the tent.

12  And Moses said to Jehovah, Behold, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people; but thou dost not let me know whom thou wilt send with me; and thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in mine eyes. 13  And now, if indeed I have found grace in thine eyes, make me now to know thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thine eyes; and consider that this nation is thy people! 14  And he said, My presence shall go, and I will give thee rest. 15  And he said to him, If thy presence do not go, bring us not up hence. 16  And how shall it be known then that I have found grace in thine eyes—I and thy people? [Is it] not by thy going with us? so shall we be distinguished, I and thy people, from every people that is on the face of the earth. 17  And Jehovah said to Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast said; for thou hast found grace in mine eyes, and I know thee by name. 18  And he said, Let me, I pray thee, see thy glory. 19  And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thy face, and I will proclaim the name of Jehovah before thee; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. 20  And he said, Thou canst not see my face; for Man shall not see me, and live. 21  And Jehovah said, Behold, [there is] a place by me: there shalt thou stand on the rock. 22  And it shall come to pass, when my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand, until I have passed by. 23  And I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see me from behind; but my face shall not be seen.

The Second Tables of Stone

34 1  And Jehovah said to Moses, Hew for thyself two tables of stone like the first; and I will write upon the tables the words that were upon the first tables, which thou hast broken. 2  And be ready for the morning, and go up in the morning to mount Sinai, and stand there before me on the top of the mountain. 3  And let no man go up with thee, neither shall any man be seen on all the mountain; neither shall sheep and oxen feed in front of that mountain. 4  And he hewed two tables of stone like the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning and went up to mount Sinai, as Jehovah had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.

5  And Jehovah came down in the cloud, and stood beside him there, and proclaimed the name of Jehovah. 6  And Jehovah passed by before his face, and proclaimed, Jehovah, Jehovah God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7  keeping mercy unto thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but by no means clearing [the guilty]; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, upon the third and upon the fourth [generation]. 8  And Moses made haste, and bowed his head to the earth and worshipped, 9  and said, If indeed I have found grace in thine eyes, Lord, let the Lord, I pray thee, go in our midst; for it is a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for an inheritance!

10  And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels that have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people in the midst of which thou [art] shall see the work of Jehovah; for a terrible thing it shall be that I will do with thee.

Israel Warned of the Idolatry of Canaan

11  Observe what I command thee this day: behold, I will drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. 12  Take heed to thyself, that thou make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which thou shalt come, lest it be a snare in the midst of thee; 13  but ye shall demolish their altars, shatter their statues, and hew down their Asherahs. 14  For thou shalt worship no other God; for Jehovah—Jealous is his name—is a jealous God; 15  lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and then, when they go a whoring after their gods, and sacrifice unto their gods, thou be invited, and eat of their sacrifice, 16  and thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods. 17  —Thou shalt make thyself no molten gods.

The Three Appointed Feasts

18  —The feast of the unleavened bread shalt thou keep: seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread, as I have commanded thee, at the appointed time of the month Abib; for in the month Abib thou camest out from Egypt. 19  —All that openeth the womb [is] mine; and all the cattle that is born a male, the firstling of ox and sheep. 20  But the firstling of an ass thou shalt ransom with a lamb; and if thou ransom [it] not, then shalt thou break its neck. All the first-born of thy sons thou shalt ransom; and none shall appear before me empty. 21  —Six days shalt thou work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest; in ploughing time and in harvest thou shalt rest. 22  —And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the first-fruits of wheat-harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the turn of the year. 23  Thrice in the year shall all thy males appear before the Lord Jehovah, the God of Israel. 24  For I will dispossess the nations before thee, and enlarge thy border, and no man shall desire thy land, when thou goest up to appear before the face of Jehovah thy God thrice in the year. 25  —Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left over night until the morning. 26  —The first of the first-fruits of thy land shalt thou bring into the house of Jehovah thy God. Thou shalt not boil a kid in its mother's milk.

Moses and the Tables of the Law

27  And Jehovah said to Moses, Write thee these words; for after the tenor of these words have I made a covenant with thee and with Israel.

28  —And he was there with Jehovah forty days and forty nights; he ate no bread, and drank no water.—And he wrote on the tables the words of the covenant, the ten words. 29  And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai—and the two tables of testimony were in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mountain—that Moses knew not that the skin of his face shone through his talking with him. 30  And Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come near him. 31  And Moses called to them; and they turned to him,—Aaron and all the principal men of the assembly; and Moses talked with them. 32  And afterwards, all the children of Israel came near; and he gave them in commandment all that Jehovah had spoken with him on mount Sinai. 33  And Moses ended speaking with them; and he had put on his face a veil. 34  And when Moses went in before Jehovah to speak with him, he took the veil off, until he came out; and he came out, and spoke to the children of Israel what he was commanded. 35  And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone; and Moses put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

Regulations for the Sabbath

35 1  And Moses collected all the assembly of the children of Israel, and said to them, These are the things which Jehovah has commanded, to do them. 2  Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a sabbath of rest to Jehovah: whoever does work on it shall be put to death. 3  Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your dwellings upon the sabbath day.

Israel to Bring an Offering

4  And Moses spoke to all the assembly of the children of Israel, saying, This is the word which Jehovah has commanded, saying, 5  Take from among you a heave-offering to Jehovah: every one whose heart [is] willing, let him bring it, Jehovah's heave-offering—gold, and silver, and copper, 6  and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and byssus, and goats' [hair], 7  and rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and acacia-wood, 8  and oil for the light, and spices for the anointing oil, and for the incense of fragrant drugs; 9  and onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod, and for the breastplate.

The Tabernacle Articles

10  And all who are wise-hearted among you shall come and make all that Jehovah has commanded: 11  the tabernacle, its tent, and its covering, its clasps, and its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its bases; 12  the ark, and its staves; the mercy-seat, and the veil of separation; 13  the table and its staves, and all its utensils, and the shewbread; 14  and the lamp-stand for the light, and its utensils, and its lamps, and the oil for the light; 15  and the altar of incense, and its staves; and the anointing-oil, and the incense of fragrant drugs; and the entrance-curtain at the entrance of the tabernacle; 16  the altar of burnt-offering, and the copper grating for it, its staves, and all its utensils; the laver and its stand; 17  the hangings of the court, its pillars, and its bases, and the curtains of the gate of the court; 18  the pegs of the tabernacle, and the pegs of the court, and their cords; 19  the garments of service, to do service in the sanctuary, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to serve as priests.

The People Bring the Offering

20  And all the assembly of the children of Israel departed from before Moses. 21  And they came, every one whose heart moved him, and every one whose spirit prompted him; they brought Jehovah's heave-offering for the work of the tent of meeting, and for all its service, and for the holy garments. 22  And they came, both men and women; every one who was of willing heart brought nose-rings, and earrings, and rings, and bracelets, all kinds of utensils of gold: every man that waved a wave-offering of gold to Jehovah. 23  And every man with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and byssus, and goats' [hair], and rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, brought [them]. 24  All they that offered a heave-offering of silver and copper brought Jehovah's heave-offering. And every one with whom was found acacia-wood for all manner of work of the service, brought [it]. 25  And every woman that was wise-hearted spun with her hands, and brought what she had spun: the blue, and the purple, and the scarlet, and the byssus. 26  And all the women whose heart moved them in wisdom spun goats' [hair]. 27  And the principal men brought the onyx stones, and the stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate; 28  and the spice, and the oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the incense of fragrant drugs. 29  The children of Israel brought a voluntary offering to Jehovah, every man and woman whose heart prompted them to bring for all manner of work, which Jehovah, by the hand of Moses, had commanded to be done.

The Call of Bezaleel and Aholiab

30  And Moses said to the children of Israel, See, Jehovah has called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 31  and he has filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, 32  and to devise artistic things: to work in gold, and in silver, and in copper, 33  and in cutting of stones, for setting, and in carving of wood, to execute all artistic work; 34  and he has put in his heart to teach, he and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: 35  he has filled them with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work of the engraver, and of the artificer, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in byssus, and of the weaver, [even] of them that do every kind of work, and of those that devise artistic work

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