The LORD's Presence Promised
33 1 And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, 'Go, ascend from this 'place', thou and the people, whom thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I have sworn to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, To thy seed I give it,' 2 (and I have sent before thee a messenger, and have cast out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite,) 3 unto a land flowing with milk and honey, for I do not go up in thy midst, for thou 'art' a stiff-necked people—lest I consume thee in the way.' 4 And the people hear this sad thing, and mourn; and none put his ornaments on him. 5 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Say unto the sons of Israel, Ye 'are' a stiff-necked people; one moment—I come up into thy midst, and have consumed thee; and now, put down thine ornaments from off thee, and I know what I do to thee;' 6 and the sons of Israel take off their ornaments at mount Horeb.
7 And Moses taketh the tent, and hath stretched it out at the outside of the camp, afar off from the camp, and hath called it, 'Tent of Meeting;' and it hath come to pass, every one seeking Jehovah goeth out unto the tent of meeting, which 'is' at the outside of the camp. 8 And it hath come to pass, at the going out of Moses unto the tent, all the people rise, and have stood, each at the opening of his tent, and have looked expectingly after Moses, until his going into the tent. 9 And it hath come to pass, at the going in of Moses to the tent, the pillar of the cloud cometh down, and hath stood at the opening of the tent, and He hath spoken with Moses; 10 and all the people have seen the pillar of the cloud standing at the opening of the tent, and all the people have risen and bowed themselves, each at the opening of his tent. 11 And Jehovah hath spoken unto Moses face unto face, as a man speaketh unto his friend; and he hath turned back unto the camp, and his minister Joshua, son of Nun, a youth, departeth not out of the tent.
12 And Moses saith unto Jehovah, 'See, Thou art saying unto me, Bring up this people, and Thou hast not caused me to know whom Thou dost send with me; and Thou hast said, I have known thee by name, and also thou hast found grace in Mine eyes. 13 'And now, if, I pray Thee, I have found grace in Thine eyes, cause me to know, I pray Thee, Thy way, and I know Thee, so that I find grace in Thine eyes, and consider that this nation 'is' Thy people;' 14 and He saith, 'My presence doth go, and I have given rest to thee.' 15 And he saith unto Him, 'If Thy presence is not going—take us not up from this 'place'; 16 and in what is it known now, that I have found grace in Thine eyes—I and Thy people—is it not in Thy going with us? and we have been distinguished—I and Thy people—from all the people who 'are' on the face of the ground.' 17 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Even this thing which thou hast spoken I do; for thou hast found grace in Mine eyes, and I know thee by name.' 18 And he saith, 'Shew me, I pray Thee, Thine honour;' 19 and He saith, 'I cause all My goodness to pass before thy face, and have called concerning the Name of Jehovah before thee, and favoured him whom I favour, and loved him whom I love.' 20 He saith also, 'Thou art unable to see My face, for man doth not see Me, and live;' 21 Jehovah also saith, 'Lo, a place 'is' by Me, and thou hast stood on the rock, 22 and it hath come to pass, in the passing by of Mine honour, that I have set thee in a cleft of the rock, and spread out My hands over thee, until My passing by, 23 and I have turned aside My hands, and thou hast seen My back parts, and My face is not seen.'
The Second Tables of Stone
34 1 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Hew for thyself two tables of stone like the first, and I have written on the tables the words which were on the first tables which thou hast broken; 2 and be prepared at morning, and thou hast come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and hast stood before Me there, on the top of the mount, 3 and no man cometh up with thee, and also no man is seen in all the mount, also the flock and the herd do not feed over-against that mount.' 4 And he heweth two tables of stone like the first, and Moses riseth early in the morning, and goeth up unto mount Sinai, as Jehovah commanded him, and he taketh in his hand two tables of stone.
5 And Jehovah cometh down in a cloud, and stationeth Himself with him there, and calleth in the Name of Jehovah, 6 and Jehovah passeth over before his face, and calleth: 'Jehovah, Jehovah God, merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in kindness and truth, 7 keeping kindness for thousands, taking away iniquity, and transgression, and sin, and not entirely acquitting, charging iniquity of fathers on children, and on children's children, on a third 'generation', and on a fourth.' 8 And Moses hasteth, and boweth to the earth, and doth obeisance, 9 and saith, 'If, I pray Thee, I have found grace in Thine eyes, O my Lord, let my Lord, I pray Thee, go in our midst (for it 'is' a stiff-necked people), and thou hast forgiven our iniquity and our sin, and hast inherited us.'
10 And He saith, 'Lo, I am making a covenant: before all thy people I do wonders, which have not been done in all the earth, or in any nation, and all the people in whose midst thou 'art' have seen the work of Jehovah, for it 'is' fearful that which I am doing with thee.
Israel Warned of the Idolatry of Canaan
11 'Observe for thyself that which I am commanding thee to-day: lo, I am casting out from before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite; 12 take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitant of the land into which thou art going, lest it become a snare in thy midst; 13 for their altars ye break down, and their standing pillars ye shiver, and its shrines ye cut down; 14 for ye do not bow yourselves to another god—for Jehovah, whose name 'is' Zealous, is a zealous God. 15 'Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitant of the land, and they have gone a-whoring after their gods, and have sacrificed to their gods, and 'one' hath called to thee, and thou hast eaten of his sacrifice, 16 and thou hast taken of their daughters to thy sons, and their daughters have gone a-whoring after their gods, and have caused thy sons to go a-whoring after their gods; 17 a molten god thou dost not make to thyself.
The Three Appointed Feasts
18 'The feast of unleavened things thou dost keep; seven days thou dost eat unleavened things, as I have commanded thee, at an appointed time, the month of Abib: for in the month of Abib thou didst come out from Egypt. 19 'All opening a womb 'are' Mine, and every firstling of thy cattle born a male, ox or sheep; 20 and the firstling of an ass thou dost ransom with a lamb; and if thou dost not ransom, then thou hast beheaded it; every first-born of thy sons thou dost ransom, and they do not appear before Me empty. 21 'Six days thou dost work, and on the seventh day thou dost rest; in ploughing-time and in harvest thou dost rest. 22 'And a feast of weeks thou dost observe for thyself; first-fruits of wheat-harvest; and the feast of in-gathering, at the revolution of the year. 23 'Three times in a year do all thy males appear before the Lord Jehovah, God of Israel; 24 for I dispossess nations from before thee, and have enlarged thy border, and no man doth desire thy land in thy going up to appear before Jehovah thy God three times in a year. 25 'Thou dost not slaughter with a fermented thing the blood of My sacrifice; and the sacrifice of the feast of the passover doth not remain till morning: 26 the first of the first-fruits of the land thou dost bring into the house of Jehovah thy God; thou dost not boil a kid in its mother's milk.'
Moses and the Tables of the Law
27 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Write for thyself these words, for, according to the tenor of these words I have made with thee a covenant, and with Israel.'
28 And he is there with Jehovah forty days and forty nights; bread he hath not eaten, and water he hath not drunk; and he writeth on the tables the matters of the covenant—the ten matters. 29 And it cometh to pass, when Moses is coming down from mount Sinai (and the two tables of the testimony 'are' in the hand of Moses in his coming down from the mount), that Moses hath not known that the skin of his face hath shone in His speaking with him, 30 and Aaron seeth—all the sons of Israel also—Moses, and lo, the skin of his face hath shone, and they are afraid of coming nigh unto him. 31 And Moses calleth unto them, and Aaron and all the princes in the company return unto him, and Moses speaketh unto them; 32 and afterwards have all the sons of Israel come nigh, and he chargeth them with all that Jehovah hath spoken with him in mount Sinai. 33 And Moses finisheth speaking with them, and putteth on his face a vail; 34 and in the going in of Moses before Jehovah to speak with Him, he turneth aside the vail until his coming out; and he hath come out and hath spoken unto the sons of Israel that which he is commanded; 35 and the sons of Israel have seen the face of Moses that the skin of the face of Moses hath shone, and Moses hath put back the vail on his face until his going in to speak with Him.
Regulations for the Sabbath
35 1 And Moses assembleth all the company of the sons of Israel, and saith unto them, 'These 'are' the things which Jehovah hath commanded—to do them: 2 Six days is work done, and on the seventh day there is to you a holy 'day', a sabbath of rest to Jehovah; any who doeth work in it is put to death; 3 ye do not burn a fire in any of your dwellings on the sabbath-day.'
Israel to Bring an Offering
4 And Moses speaketh unto all the company of the sons of Israel, saying, 'This 'is' the thing which Jehovah hath commanded, saying, 5 Take ye from among you a heave-offering to Jehovah; every one whose heart 'is' willing doth bring it,—the heave-offering of Jehovah,—gold, and silver, and brass, 6 and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and linen, and goats' 'hair', 7 and rams' skins made red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood, 8 and oil for the light, and spices for the anointing oil, and for the spice perfume, 9 and shoham stones, and stones for settings, for an ephod, and for a breastplate.
The Tabernacle Articles
10 'And all the wise-hearted among you come in, and make all that Jehovah hath commanded: 11 'The tabernacle, its tent, and its covering, its hooks, and its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets, 12 'The ark and its staves, the mercy-seat, and the vail of the covering, 13 'The table and its staves, and all its vessels, and the bread of the presence, 14 'And the candlestick for the light, and its vessels, and its lamps, and the oil for the light, 15 'And the altar of perfume, and its staves, and the anointing oil, and the spice perfume, and the covering of the opening at the opening of the tabernacle, 16 'The altar of burnt-offering and the brazen grate which it hath, its staves, and all its vessels, the laver and its base, 17 'The hangings of the court, its pillars, and their sockets, and the covering of the gate of the court, 18 'The pins of the tabernacle, and the pins of the court, and their cords, 19 'The coloured garments, to do service in the sanctuary, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons to act as priest in.'
The People Bring the Offering
20 And all the company of the sons of Israel go out from the presence of Moses, 21 and they come in—every man whom his heart hath lifted up, and every one whom his spirit hath made willing—they have brought in the heave-offering of Jehovah for the work of the tent of meeting, and for all its service, and for the holy garments. 22 And they come in—the men with the women—every willing-hearted one—they have brought in nose-ring, and ear-ring, and seal-ring, and necklace, all golden goods, even every one who hath waved a wave-offering of gold to Jehovah. 23 And every man with whom hath been found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and linen, and goats' 'hair', and rams' skins made red, and badgers' skins, have brought 'them' in; 24 every one lifting up a heave-offering of silver and brass have brought in the heave-offering of Jehovah; and every one with whom hath been found shittim wood for any work of the service brought 'it' in. 25 And every wise-hearted woman hath spun with her hands, and they bring in yarn, the blue, and the purple, the scarlet, and the linen; 26 and all the women whose heart hath lifted them up in wisdom, have spun the goats' 'hair'. 27 And the princes have brought in the shoham stones, and the stones for settings, for the ephod, and for the breastplate, 28 and the spices, and the oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the spice perfume; 29 every man and woman (whom their heart hath made willing to bring in for all the work which Jehovah commanded to be done by the hand of Moses) 'of' the sons of Israel brought in a willing-offering to Jehovah.
The Call of Bezaleel and Aholiab
30 And Moses saith unto the sons of Israel, 'See, Jehovah hath called by name Bezaleel, son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 31 and He doth fill him 'with' the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all work, 32 even to devise devices to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, 33 and in graving of stones for settings, and in graving of wood to work in any work of design. 34 'And to direct He hath put in his heart, he and Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; 35 He hath filled them with wisdom of heart to do every work, of engraver, and designer, and embroiderer (in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in linen), and weaver, who do any work, and of designers of designs.