24:1 And he a said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off.
(a) When he called him up to the mountain to give
him the laws, beginning at the 20th chapter till now.
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 do.
(b) When he had received these laws in mount
24:5 And he sent young c
men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed
peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD.
(c) For as yet the priesthood was not given to
Moses took the blood, and sprinkled [it] on the people, and said, Behold the d
blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these
(d) Which signifies that the covenant broken
cannot be satisfied without shedding of blood.
24:10 And they e
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 [his] clearness.
(e) As perfectly as their infirmities could
behold his majesty.
24:11 And upon the nobles of the children of Israel
he f laid not his hand: also they saw
God, and g did eat and drink.
(f) He did not make them afraid, nor punish them.
(g) That is, rejoiced.
24:12 And the LORD h
said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give
thee i tables of stone, and a law, and
commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach k
(h) The second time.
(i) Signifying the hardness of our hearts, unless
God writes his laws in it by his Spirit, (Jeremiah
11:19; 2 Corinthians
(k) That is, the people.
And the sight of the glory of the LORD [was] like l
devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
(l) The Lord appears like devouring fire to
carnal men: but to them that he draws with his Spirit, he is like pleasant